Coding Explained

What is minification and how does it apply to my website?

I bet we’ve all played Tetris at least once.  When you play and you can fit those falling pieces together just right so that there are no trapped empty spaces tuck, a certain small thrill electrifies your brain, right? Minification is kind of like that. When code like Javascript and CSS (the design style sheets) […]

Allowing Unique File Extensions To Upload Within WordPress Media

BEAM ME UP, SCOTTY By default, WordPress accepts only a handful of common filetypes to be uploaded onto its system for security purposes. You've got JPGs, PDFs, DOCXs, MP4s, and the list goes on and on. However, what if you have a legitimate file that you need to upload, but is initially unaccepted by WordPress? [...]

Add Custom Code Into Your WordPress Website

THE DILEMMA There may come a time where you will need to insert a snippet of text to apply across your whole website. Whether it be a tracking code, stylesheets, or metadata, WordPress offers different solutions to this issue. In this tutorial we will be going over two methods on how to do so: using [...]

What Are WordPress Widgets?

TOOL TIME WordPress widgets are out-of-the-box content blocks that you can drag and drop into assigned sections that will display said content within that designated section throughout your website. In the latest WordPress theme, 2020, footer widgets are established for you. You can alter the current information or settings within that widget, delete the widget [...]

How To Create A WordPress Shortcode Part II

PREREQUISITE In our previous article, we learned how to create a WordPress shortcode in order to make our work lives simpler. In this tutorial, we are going to expand on that efficiency by learning how to apply custom attributes within the shortcodes themselves. We'll be creating a similar, yet new shortcode called buzzlightyear. WHAT ARE [...]

How To Create A WordPress Shortcode Part I

PREREQUISITE The following tutorial assumes that you have a child theme set up on your website. Click here to get up to speed on how to create a WordPress child theme. WORK SMARTER, NOT HARDER Automation is getting more prevalent in our day-to-day lives. Self-checkouts, drones, and smaht-pahking cars that can park themselves are slowly [...]

How To Create A Child Theme

THE APPLE DOESN'T FALL TOO FAR FROM THE TREE As much as we tell ourselves that we are not like our parents, there is a tiny part of us that can't help but acquire certain habits from them. Inheriting not only their genetic makeup, but also their mannerisms and behaviors. Nonetheless we are completely separate [...]

What Is A WordPress Plugin?

THERE'S A PLUGIN FOR THAT You might catch yourself saying this when thinking of adding a plugin to your website. The types of WordPress plugins that are out there can range anywhere from countdown timers to popup alerts to automated scripting. The world is your oyster in terms of how you want the interaction to [...]

What Is An API?

If you've been around websites long enough, chances are you've heard the term "API" (just say the three letters: A - P - I) by now... and you're still wondering what exactly an API is! The literal meaning of "API" is: Application Programming Interface. In layman's terms, though, an API is a set of rules [...]