Topic: WordPress

How to Add Different Sidebar Content For Each Page in WordPress

Adding Different Sidebar Content to Each Page in WordPress

Published May 29, 2014 by Brad Knutson

I’ve built my fair share of WordPress sites. My clients love WordPress because it makes updating their content extremely simple after our contract is up. Of all the project I’ve done and been asked to do, WordPress is by far the most requested. For all that WordPress is, it does have it’s flaws. I’ve written […]

WordPress Quick Tip: Load jQuery from CDN

WordPress Quick Tip: Load jQuery From a CDN

Published March 17, 2014 by Brad Knutson

Most people don’t realize that their websites are serving up a copy of jQuery to each and every visitor. This copy of jQuery is stored on their own servers, rather than through a CDN like Google’s Hosted Libraries. There are legitimate reasons to host your own copy of WordPress. The most obvious is legacy support […]

WordPress Quick Tip: Disable Plugin Update Notification

WordPress Quick Tip: Disable Plugin Update Notification

Published January 26, 2014 by Brad Knutson

How often do you log in to the admin area of your WordPress site and see a notification that one of your plugins has a newer version ready to update to? If you have more than a few installed, you’re probably familiar with these messages. If you ignore these updates, the notifications can pile up. […]

WordPress 3.8 Quick Tips

WordPress 3.8 Quick Tips

Published December 27, 2013 by Brad Knutson

WordPress 3.8 has been out for a little while now, and so far it’s been a huge success. The admin interface and design are flawless, and even responsive. WordPress runs fast and more efficient, and has closed some security holes. I know that many consider the jump from 3.7 to 3.8 a “minor” update, but […]

Cyber Monday for WordPress Enthusiasts

Cyber Monday for WordPress Enthusiasts

Published December 1, 2013 by Brad Knutson

Tomorrow is the best online shopping day of the year. Gadgets, computers, and other tech will be purchased in large volumes at great discounts on what has become known as “Cyber Monday” – online marketers follow up to Black Friday. In the spirit of the season, I decided to put together a list of deals […]

WordPress Quick Tip: Embed Google AdSense Shortcode

Google AdSense WordPress Shortcode

Published October 19, 2013 by Brad Knutson

It’s not uncommon for bloggers to put ads between paragraphs of their post. For experienced bloggers, adding in the Google AdSense code to your post isn’t a big deal, but what about someone who isn’t comfortable with any code? A client of mine asked how they could embed their ads into the body of their […]

How To Create a Custom WordPress Page Template With Custom Header and Footer

WordPress Custom Template with Custom Header and Footer

Published September 19, 2013 by Brad Knutson

I’ve always thought of WordPress as a blank canvas on which designers and developers can create anything they can dream up. The only limitation is your imagination (or perhaps your programming ability…). Whether you are using WordPress for a blog, a marketing campaign, a lead-generation page, an eCommerce site, or something else – you can […]

Learn Web Development at 2% the Cost of a College Degree

Learn Web Development with Treehouse

Published September 3, 2013 by Brad Knutson

When I first started college, I had every intention of becoming an Actuary and holding a fancy corporate job wearing suits and working on the 42nd floor of some high rise in a major city. 4 years of college later and I only recently realized that I could have saved a lot of money and […]

WordPress Quick Tip: Functionality Plugins

WordPress Quick Tip: Functionality Plugins

Published August 15, 2013 by Brad Knutson

Every WordPress Developer is guilty of writing functions and then placing them in their WordPress theme’s functions.php file. If you’ve read any of my blog posts, you are well aware I do it all the time! There isn’t necessarily anything wrong with it, but there is a better practice. To keep your WordPress installation as […]

WordPress Quick Tip: How To Use Shortcodes in Widgets

WordPress Quick Tip: Use Shortcodes in Widgets

Published August 4, 2013 by Brad Knutson

If you’ve read a handful of my blog posts, you’ve probably noticed that I like to use WordPress shortcodes. Whenever I am faced with a problem, the first place I look to solve it is with a custom shortcode. Recently, I came across a situation where I needed to use a shortcode in a sidebar […]

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