How to See What Fonts a Website is Using
If you’ve ever wondered how to see what fonts a website is using, the answer is as simple as opening your browser inspector. Since every bit of a website is interpreted in your browser, if you know how to use your browser inspector properly you can figure out fonts, images, CSS properties, and anything else on the page.
WordPress.com Business Hosting Review — It’s Good
A few months back, we were asked what we thought about WordPress.com’s Business Plan. It now allows people to bring their own plugins and themes, so it’s newly relevant to us and our readers, they said. They were right.
How to Find and Remove Large Files on cPanel Hosting
Most web hosting today will have some limitation on the amount of storage they’ll allow you. Maybe it’s 1GB or 20, but at some point, you’ll get near the border of using too much disk space. When you do, you’ll probably have some large files on a cPanel hosting account. And when that’s true, you’ll want to remove them to get back under your storage quota. But it’s not very clear or intuitive how.
Beaver Builder Review: A WordPress Developer’s Perspective
Update 6/13/2018: This Beaver Builder review has been revised and expanded to reflect an additional year of using the plugin, and to review the new features in Beaver Builder 2.
How to Undo Changes in Beaver Builder
The Menace of WordPress Theme Creep
One of the first topics I ever wrote about on WPShout, I kind of thought that the topic of “theme creep” had died long ago. But a few times in the last few months–once with someone I’m mentoring in WordPress development, once with someone who was asking how to buy themes–I felt a need to mention this idea. So I’m revising and updating the original essays.
The Small-Business WordPress Developer Code of Honor
WordPress is a wonderful technology, but most small business website owners are not having wonderful experiences with it.
How to Clear Your SiteGround Cache
One reason we love SiteGround is its comprehensive caching solution, SuperCacher. It sits on SiteGround’s own servers so it’s much faster and better tailored to your site than plugin-based solutions like W3 Total Cache, and so if you’re using it you basically don’t need any other WordPress caching solution.
New Email Series: Seven Great WordPress Plugins
While I (David) was away on a recent trip, Fred put together a great free email series for our readers. It’s a seven-day course profiling plugins that have had a major positive impact on his work as a WordPress developer.
Making Quick Custom Fields Interfaces with Pods
Custom fields are one of the more powerful aspects of WordPress. They’re also, by default, victims of just about the worst interface ever designed. The idea of capturing and using metadata is great, but a better interface helps a ton. Keeping up my current infatuation with the Pods plugin, here’s how it can help you make great interfaces to WordPress post meta data.