Redirection Plugin Not Working for HTML Pages

Today I want to focus on a very simple problem that’s pretty easy to solve. This problem occurs when using the Redirection plugin for WordPress and attempting to redirect .html or .htm pages and having it not work. This could also apply to any instance of a static page ending in .php, .txt, .zip, or whatever else you might have. … Read More

Why Your .htaccess File Redirects Never Work

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

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their Gravity Forms or Revolution Slider licenses, and now they’ve been hacked because those plugins are three years out-of-date.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

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

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

Solutions to Common WordPress Problems

I’ve learned a lot of tricks over the years about WordPress, and I’ve found that many of the same issues come up over and over again. I figured I would explain how to solve these issues all in one place. This list is ongoing and I will add to it as more issues come up! Only the Home Page Comes … Read More

Top 10 WordPress Content Sources

Changing out WordPress content is usually pretty simple, but every once and a while it’s easy to get stuck. I have assembled a list of places to check, in order from most likely to least likely that should help you to change anything on your website. Here we go! 1. The Post / Page Content This is the normal place … Read More

WordPress: How to Manage Site Files Without FTP Access

As a web developer, I frequently encounter situations where I need to have access and modify files in the root directory or within the WordPress install and I don’t have FTP access. Often, I simply want to update some plugins but don’t want to do it without access to these, in case something goes wrong. Well now you can do … Read More