Being long-time WordPress developers in Las Vegas, we know almost everything there is to know about WordPress! WordPress is the leading Content Management System (CMS) on the web, it has gotten there because of its extremely straight forward backend editing system. If you can use Microsoft Word, you can use WordPress.

Another great perk to using this CMS is the enormous plugin library. Plugins on WordPress are like apps for your website. Anytime you want your website to do something new, you install a new plugin and voila! Your website can suddenly do new tricks!

WordPress also comes with an extensive theme library. If you decide not to go with a custom design on your website, you can always choose a predeveloped theme from a number of different sources. These predeveloped themes allow you to change up the look and feel of your site without having to change the entire content on each of the pages.

Developing WordPress with Roots Bedrock/Sage

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This is a running document that I’m maintaining as an ongoing learning process for my junior developers. Please feel free to comment and leave feedback if I can do anything better. from iTerm, navigate to your “code” folder composer create-project roots/bedrock {sitename} *{sitename} should be replaced with the folder name for the client project cd … Continued

How to Install an SSL Certificate on WordPress in 8 Steps

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With the recent announcement from Google that they will be requiring security certificates on websites (or face the consequences of being deemed “insecure), we have found ourselves installing certificates on many websites even in the past few days. Since we’ve gotten the process pretty dialed in, we thought that others might find our process valuable as … Continued

Pizza Calculator

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We host a lot of meetups (for SEO and Social Media), and we always provide pizza. Well, I was doing the math over and over and over again every time we placed an order. So I decided to make it into a simple WordPress plugin. By installing the plugin, you too can have a pizza … Continued

All of the Top Ways to Speed Up Your WordPress Website

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After having put this whole, very long blog post together, I got to thinkin’. It would be really slick if you could track your progress here. So I built a little checkbox tracker for anyone who logs in. It actually allows you to save your progress so you don’t have to sit and do the … Continued

Auto Trash Delete

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The purpose of this plugin is to provide a way to automatically delete your trash at a certain number of days, over-riding the default 30 day limit imposed by WordPress. Fewer days in the trash results in a more optimized database. How to Install the Auto Trash Delete Plugin Method 1: Upload auto-trash-delete folder to … Continued

5 Crucial Tips for WordPress Newbies

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You’ve heard all the talk about WordPress: you know it’s the tool to help you self-publish your web content and get you the search engine ranking results you’ve been looking for. You know that it’ll help you engage your customers and win more customers through online engagement. But you don’t know what you’re doing. Cheer … Continued

How to Completely Disable a WordPress Plugin Update

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Around here we build all of our sites to handle 99.99999% of all updates that come along, including updates to the WordPress core, themes and plugins. We do that by making sure we follow a strict programming structure that will comply with those updates, like using child themes and not modifying anything in plugin files. This is … Continued

How to Post Your WordPress Blog

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So you’re finally using WordPress – Awesome! WordPress is absolutely the best tool out there for self-publishing. Even if you’re new to the platform, you probably know that WordPress originated as a blog platform. Although it’s evolved to much more, its blogging capabilities are pretty stellar. In fact, there’s hardly anything that you can’t do … Continued

10 Reasons Your Business Needs WordPress

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Let’s be honest; you’re good at your business, but you might not be good at everything it takes to run that business. After all, you likely didn’t get into your business because you had a love of overhead and management. As we’ve worked with businesses of all sizes, one thing we’ve learned is that business … Continued

13 Tweets We Enjoyed from WordCamp 2014

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WordCamp Las Vegas 2014 We had a great time this weekend attending the 6th annual WordCamp Las Vegas at the Innevation Center! Made a lot of great connections and learned a ton of great things about WordPress. A special thanks to all those who helped make it an awesome experience. Stay tuned for information on our … Continued