Genesis: Add Previous / Next Arrows After Single Posts

Add this to your functions.php file to add Prev/Next arrows after your single post. Simply use a different Genesis Hook to add them somewhere else. /** Genesis Previous/Next Post Post Navigation */ add_action( 'genesis_after_comments', 'eo_prev_next_post_nav' ); function eo_prev_next_post_nav() { if ( is_single() ) { echo '<div class="prev-next-navigation">'; previous_post_link( '<div class="previous">%link</div>', '&#60; Previous' ); next_post_link( '<div… Read More

Review: Testimonial Rotator

Recently I needed a testimonial slider for a couple projects and I went through several plugins looking for the best one. I wanted something super easy and basic – just a quote, an author, and some arrows. And, of course, it had to be responsive. Not too much to ask, right? Well, seems like all… Read More

How to Make YouTube Videos Responsive in WordPress

I just found this great article that uses only CSS to make videos responsive: http://www.wpstuffs.com/youtube-videos-responsive-wordpress/ Here’s the gist: Add this to your style.css file: .video-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; padding-top: 30px; height: 0; overflow: hidden; } .video-container iframe, .video-container object, .video-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }… Read More

Website Testing: Check Your Customer’s Web Browsing Environment with YourBrowser.is

Just found this little gem of a site and I wanted to share it with you: YourBrowser.is. Have you ever been testing a site and a client says they are having a certain problem you can’t replicate? You ask them what browser they are using and they say something like “AOL”? There are other sites… Read More

Before & After: NavarraLandscaping.com

Here’s part two in my Before & After series. Before & After: Click on the images to see them bigger. Please visit the actual website to see the parallax affects. Check out my last Before & After post here: http://wpdecoder.com/before-after/before-after-mybombinizz-com/. More sites coming soon!

How to Use Gravity Forms as an eCommerce Solution

Did you know you can use Gravity Forms to sell items on your WordPress site? If you already have the developer’s version of Gravity Forms, or if you were looking for a reason to buy it, Gravity Forms might be a good eCommerce solution for you. See my full article on TutsPlus here: http://code.tutsplus.com/articles/how-to-use-gravity-forms-as-an-ecommerce-solution–cms-23075

If You’re Site’s Not Mobile Friendly It’s About to Take a Big Hit on Google

Google announced recently that beginning April 21, 2015 it will be giving preferential treatment to mobile friendly sites on mobile devices. See the article here. Now with well over half of websites being viewed on mobile, this could be a big hit to your traffic if your site is not mobile friendly. If you’re not… Read More

Smush.it Alternative

If you’ve been using the Smush.it plugin on your site to optimize your images, you’re now seeing the notice that Yahoo smushing this service. Here’s the notice at the top of my site: Urgent Smush.it Notice Yahoo appears to be either discontinuing or not supporting their free Smush.it service – bah! So, WPMU DEV is… Read More

Use Icons Instead of Text in Your WordPress Menu with Font Awesome

First Choose to use the Plugin or Just a Little Script First, if you don’t already know about Font Awesome, you should really check it out. It makes it super simple to use great icons on your site that scale to whatever size you need. I did a quick post about using a plugin to… Read More

Best WordPress Slider Plugin: Smart Slider 2 – Tutorial

Finding a good slider plugin for WordPress is more difficult than it should be. Here are my requirements: My slider requirements Must be responsive Should be able to edit text separately from image Should not use “posts” Should allow HMTL Should be able to link to whatever I want (no restrictions to only linking to… Read More

Spring Cleaning for Your WordPress Website

It’s finally that time of year – the snow is starting to melt and we are beginning to see signs of Spring. I know you are used to making sure your home is in order this time of year – but when’s the last time you did a little spring cleaning on your website? See… Read More

How To Use Google Analytics To Drive More Traffic To Your Website

The amount of information available through Google Analytics can really be overwhelming. There is some incredible information there. But the big question is – what to do with it? The article below gives some great information on what data to pay attention to and how to give your viewers more of what they love the… Read More

CSS Puns

A friend recently introduced me to this website and this is just the crazy kind of humor I love. http://saijogeorge.com/css-puns/

The Big Problem with Small Business Websites

I found this infographic from MakeUseOf.com interesting. Are you making any of these mistakes?

How Can I Change the Fonts on my WordPress Site?

One of the most common requests I get from customers is to change the fonts on their site. WordPress has a very nice visual editor and it is easy to make text bold, italic, underlined, and even to change text color, but changing fonts is a bit more complicated. Unfortunately, WordPress doesn’t give users a… Read More