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WordPress Database and File Viewers

WordPress users are finding it more important than ever to be able to quickly view their WordPress files, media¬† and database directly within the WordPress admin area. Yes, file managers with your hosting serviceor FTP access or PhpMyAdmin provide access but often not on a convenient and/or timely basis. This WP Developer has found a …

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WordPress Editors Innovation

With the arrival of Gutenberg and rapid change in drag and drop PageBuilder capabilities, the humble WordPress Visual Editor is getting lots of attention and frankly welcome innovations from plugin developers. This starts with the TinyMCE Advanced with its improved Table and top menu bar commands. But Editor innovation extends to¬† Joom United’s WP Smart …

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Gutenberg Debates at the WPTavern

WPTavern is the watering hole for the latest news on WordPress. As the Gutenberg Editor approaches Release Candidate in early November and the WordPress 5.0 Launch, there are some roaring debates going on at WPtavern. This is¬†not quite Justice Kavanaugh stridency, but beyond the normal WP civility norms.¬†As an¬†example, the topic of¬†¬†WordPress Theme and Plugin …

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WordPress Classic Editor Made Classy

As Gutenberg approaches in the next few weeks to become the in-house/in-core WordPress Editor,¬† pundits are speculating on how long before the Classic Brontosaur gets clobbered by the full weight of¬† Gutenberg. This review is dedicated to the proposition that: A)The Classic Editor is far from being a vestigial organ and has many active add-ons …

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Divi Supports Gutenberg … Sort-of

As WordPress 5.0 and the new Gutenberg editor release date approaches, the topend PageBuilders continue to release new feature at a blistering pace. Thrive Architect has moved firmly into the SiteBuilder camp with more advanced header, footer and sidebar customization capabilities. Themify Builder has a whole new version 4.0 with a host of new features. …

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Creative Designs Possible with WordPress SiteBuilders

Okay what is a WordPress SiteBuilder? Shhh don’t tell anyone but this is the potent combo of¬† a Multilayout Theme [think free Astra, Generate Press, OceanWP] with a top-end PageBuilder [like the free BeaverBuilder lite, Elementor or VisualComposer.io] These combo tools have created a new category of WordPress Frontend UI development- the WordPress SiteBuilder. This …

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WordPress Invades Z-index Space with ToolTips

Now let us be clear, WordPress themes and plugins have been operating in Z-index space for many years. Sliders, animations, and popup modals have been on the WordPress UI scene placing images and objects above a web page. Also think of tabs, accordions,¬† gallery lightboxes, and background hero images revealed in parallax glimpses. But with …

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ARI Adminer: Pro WordPress Database Tool

Monitoring your WordPress database tables has long been a nuisance¬† – not any more. Within the past 3 years a steady stream of improved plugins allow users to view, optimize and even directly update¬† their WordPress tables. Instead of having to go into cPanel and run PHPMyadmin to see the underlying WordPress database tables, developers …

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WordPress PageBuilders Become SiteBuilders

It started with Beaver Builder creating its add-on Beaver Themer last year. What Beaver Themer does is allow developers and users to takeover creating the header and footer area of any page, post or custom post. Here is how Beaver Builder spotlights its theme building add-on: Beaver Themer¬† works with Beaver Theme plus a small …

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CSI Best Member’s Website: A Tour-de-force Design for a WordPress Newby

Your Head for the Hills Here New Website Challenge Creating a brand new website is a daunting task even if you are using the most popular website development tool, WordPress [29.3% of the world’s websites are done in WordPress]. First, WordPress tools and features are developing rapidly – in a 2016 Podcast review we cited …

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Gutenberg 2.1 Version Feb 1 2018

Gutenberg Review As promised in our previous Gutenberg posting, this is the first of a continuing “look see” at how Gutenberg is progressing. The 2.1 Gutenberg is showing much more refinement throughout. For example,¬† in the edit sidebar which shows the pervasive use of accordion toggles¬† throughout the Gutenberg editor. Also the sidebar is more …

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CSSHero and SiteOrigin: CSS Styling IDEs

Have you ever had the problem that you just can’t seem to correct the CSS on one of your WordPress websites? ¬†Your browser’s Inspect command¬† can get you started towards isolating the right CSS ¬†and stylesheet to change to correct the errant style. But ¬†the Inspect command will only allow you to temporarily test CSS …

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