Category: Front-End Development
WordPress Page Builders, Reviewed: Beaver Builder, Divi Builder, WPBakery Page Builder
This article reviews three prominent WordPress page builder solutions: WPBakery Page Builder, Divi Builder, and Beaver Builder.
How to Create Hero Images with Beaver Builder
This is a guide to creating hero images with Beaver Builder.
How to Add Custom CSS Styles to Beaver Builder Elements
Beaver Builder is my favorite WordPress page builder by a mile, and it becomes significantly more powerful if you know CSS. This video guide quickly walks you through efficiently adding CSS styles to Beaver Builder elements—both modules, and the HTML elements inside those modules.
Using Beaver Builder to Create Medium-Like Layouts in WordPress
Beaver Builder is one of my all-time favorite additions to the WordPress ecosystem (see our full Beaver Builder review here). It’s the first drag-and-drop WordPress layout builder I can really recommend, and use without resentment on my own clients’ sites. Given how helpful a good WordPress layout builder is, that feels a bit like saying it’s the first working teleporter—a big deal.
Preventing a WordPress XSS Attack: Complete Guide to Validating, Sanitizing, and Escaping Data
When it comes to making your WordPress site secure as a developer, probably the most impactful thing you can do is make sure you always clean up data they get from users. That means, generally, two things, validating or sanitizing it on the way into your system, and escaping it on the way out, reducing the chance of a WordPress XSS attack.
Lazy Loading for Faster WordPress: Slow and Lazy Wins the Race
David wrote a really good article on WordPress site speed a few weeks ago. He also, casually, made WPShout a lot faster—up to an 89% desktop score on PageSpeed Insights, which is about as high as I’ve ever seen a WordPress site score.
Waaay Faster Text Editing with Multiple-Cursor Tricks
Life is short. Why read an article on text editor shortcuts and tricks?
Beaver Builder Review: A WordPress Developer’s Perspective
A few weeks back, I wrote about Squarespace. Specifically, I wrote about how good Squarespace is getting: for very simple projects with very few custom feature needs, I found that Squarespace is probably a better choice than WordPress.
The Four Languages You Must Know to Understand WordPress
Learning WordPress development starts with a lot of key questions, including this one: “What language is WordPress written in?”
Local WordPress Development: A Rundown of the Options
One of the first and easiest “tests” that distinguishes established WordPress developers from those who are still getting into it is whether or not they’re using a remote server for development. You can build lots of WordPress sites before you need to have an alternate, personal place to experiment with theme and plugin code. But eventually everyone tries local development, and then they rarely go back to remote-only.