What to do when you need help with WordPress

It happened to everyone, at least once: you’re experiencing an issue on your WordPress website. A new plugin you installed that conflicts with your installation, a custom code your wrongly added in the functions.php file. Whatever could go wrong, it did. At that moment, we find ourself sweating bullets because we think we’ve broken our…

Get your custom taxonomy URLs in order

Let’s face it, taxonomy-based URLs look much nicer without the actual name of the taxonomy (/recipes/pizzas versus /recipes/recipe_categories/pizzas – assuming you have a recipe custom post type and recipe_category custom taxonomy), add nothing to the value, make your URLs longer and more complex and Google doesn’t like it either (and you want to please Google,…

5 tips to communicate better with outsourced experts

At Codeable, remote working is an important aspect of our lives and business: we’re a remote team, spread across Europe and US, and our core business is providing the best WordPress Experts to small businesses, agencies and bloggers around the globe. Without remote working, Codeable wouldn’t have existed. We use tools like Slack and Skype…

In pursuit of the perfect WordPress server

I know I missed my last week’s Tuesday tutorial and it was for a good reason; I’ve been working on a tool (or rather a script) that will set up a server, perfectly suited and optimized for WordPress, in one minute. Yes, you read that right. Developer, meet Ansible In order to achieve that goal,…

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How to work effectively with WordPress Experts

We’ve limited resources in our lives. That’s why we look for help when we can’t make it to picking up kids at school, don’t know how to cook something new or just don’t have any idea on how to fix that leaky pipe. We look for help and most of the time we realize we…

How to write more content for your website

No matter what your business is about, it looks like everyone is telling you you need more content on your website. And most of the “content” people think of and talk about is either written content or visual content. In this post I’ll talk about the former and walk you through all the key aspects…

WordPress accessibility: Creating accessible dropdown menus

Since WordPress introduced native support for navigation menus in version 3.0, we can find them on almost every website. Undoubtedly they are popular, intuitive and easy to use for most of your website visitors. But at the same time a mouse-hover dropdown navigation menu anticipates that your visitors will sit in front of the screen…

How to create a WordPress testimonial widget with Backbone

There are plenty of tutorials online about creating custom widgets, but unfortunately, most of them rarely go beyond the basics. Which is why, in today’s tutorial, I’ll show you how to build a testimonial widget with support for unlimited amount of testimonials. The issue with repeating fields is that you need to take care of…

How much does a WordPress site really cost?

You can download it for free, so WordPress sites should be really cheap, right? It should just take a couple of hours to build a website! Sounds familiar? I’ve been on the opposite site of this argument so many times I decided to explain the proper process of building a website and costs related. Note:…

How to watermark WordPress images with ImageMagick

When bloggers post their images online, sometimes they want them watermarked – usually by adding a small, unobtrusive logo (or copyright info) to the image in one of the corners. While one may use one of the graphic tools to do that prior to uploading, it’s much more effective to do it programmatically, after upload….