How to Change Default Page Template in X Theme

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their Gravity Forms or Revolution Slider licenses, and now they’ve been hacked because those plugins are three years out-of-date.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

Affiance Coaching Website Complete

We are happy to report that we recently completed a brand new website for the Minneapolis-based business coaching organization Affiance Coaching. We worked closely with the owner to produce something that was attractive, modern, and easy-to-use. The resulting website is full responsive, mobile-friendly, and pleasing to the eye. We also built it in WordPress and utilize the Cornerstone plugin which … Read More

9 Tips for Writing Effective Clickbait Headlines for Your Garbage Content

If you’re anything like me, you know that the only way to trick people in to visiting your crappy website is to manipulate them using clickbait titles on all of your articles. Of course you recognize that producing quality content would be better, but quality content doesn’t grow on trees and you can just as easily deceive people into thinking … Read More

New WordPress Website Design for K9 Connection

We actually completed this site last year, but I’ve got a backlog of sites I’d love to share! This one was a fun one. For those who don’t know, K9 Connection is a unique business that basically puts on events where dog-lovers can go and socialize with each other and with their dogs. Venues typically include popular bars throughout the … Read More