How to Limit BackWPup Storage Space Usage


While BackWPup might be a decent backup solution for WordPress in the right circumstances, one of its features which seems to be pointlessly difficult to figure out is how to restrict the number of backups it stores and the space they take up. You would think this would be incredibly obvious, but it actually isn’t! Once you know how to … Read More

Using Vector Shape as Layer Mask in Photoshop

Using Shape as a Layer Mask in Photoshop

If you’ve ever wanted to use a vector shape to mask any of your layers in Photoshop, look no further! It’s incredibly easy and quite useful. The video is pretty self-explanatory, but here are text instructions regardless: Select the layer you wish to mask Hold down ctrl (command on Mac, probably), left-click and hold on the shape, and drag it … Read More

Why Your .htaccess File Redirects Never Work

.htaccess Redirect Not Working

For years, I kept making simple .htaccess 301 redirects for old pages on my WordPress sites, and they never seemed to work! It was incredibly frustrating, especially since I would always test out my redirects with an .htaccess checker, and they would always pass. I kept thinking maybe I just didn’t have the required mastery of regular expressions, or possibly I was … Read More

How to Change Default Page Template in X Theme

Page Template Sidebar

Today we have a relatively simple task: changing the default page template within X Theme. You can use this to set all your misc. pages to be full width and hide the sidebar, or you could even change the side the sidebar is on. It’s really easy to do, so let’s begin! Setting the Default Page Template Go to X … Read More

Making Section Full Height in X Theme


Making full-height intro sections is awesome. And it’s easy! Many of the demos of X Theme take advantage of full-height sections but they never really explain how. If you’ve searched their forums, you’ll find that they used Revolution Slider to do it, but honestly that’s not nearly as good of a solution as what we’re going to do! You’re probably … Read More

Plugins Without Perpetual Updates are Ruining WordPress


If you’re a WordPress developer like me, you’ve probably seen it countless times: your client never renewed their Gravity Forms or Revolution Slider licenses, and now they’ve been hacked because those plugins are three years out-of-date. Unfortunately, this is far from uncommon. There are reasons those two plugins specifically are the cause of, in my opinion, the majority of all hacked websites: … Read More

Are FreshBooks and FreshDesk the Same Company?


I’ve been using FreshDesk for a while now to manage routine maintenance of all my clients’ websites. Recently, however, my accounting needs have grown and so I had been asking around about invoicing solutions. Someone suggested FreshBooks, and even told me that it was the accounting portion of FreshDesk. However, when I began researching it, I couldn’t find anything that … Read More

How to Add Reusable Content Block in X Theme & Cornerstone


Working every day with X Theme and Cornerstone, I frequently find myself needing to re-use sections of my content on different parts of my website. While I know that I could save a block of Cornerstone content as a template and re-use it, the problem is that it wouldn’t update whenever I redid the master template. So how do we solve this … Read More

How to Pause JavaScript – Chrome


When you are developing a website, sometimes you just need to pause JavaScript so that you can work on something. There’s nothing more annoying than that stupid image slider that just won’t sit still long enough for you to troubleshoot it. But how do we pause JavaScript? Internet trolls and people who don’t know any better will tell you to … Read More