WordPress theme – is custom-made or pre-built best for my site?

It’s becoming commonplace that people go to one of the many commercial WordPress theme marketplaces, search through the list for a theme that suits what their business does, purchase that, and use it on their site. In theory, this is great. It lets you get a head-start in functionality as everything you need is “all included” in that theme. But there are also downsides to it. Continue reading WordPress theme – is custom-made or pre-built best for my site?

Woocommerce – Hide ‘Hidden’ products from site search

This problem has been around for a while, and none of the resources that I could find online gave me any sort of idea  how it could be done. The worst result that I found was this one, where a representative of WooThemes themselves said that this couldn’t be done… That led me to believe that they were right, and it really couldn’t be done. Admittedly, that answer was given in 2012, so it’s a few years past now, so I wanted to see if anything had changed since then. Continue reading Woocommerce – Hide ‘Hidden’ products from site search

How to draw an owl…

As a developer or a designer, we’ve all heard this way to many times to remember. Someone comes to you, asks how much to do X, and then gets almost offended that you have to charge for your time to do the work. Even worse are the ones that say “It can’t be that hard, just tell me how to do it and I’ll do it myself” and expect your years of training and hard work in just a couple of hours of your time, and all for free… “because you’re not doing it, just showing me how to do it”.

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WordPress gallery only links to image files? Help!

This was a cry for help that I got from a client a short while ago when they wanted to change their galleries to link from the image files to the attachment pages so they could get more content on the site, and offer a bit more functionality than displaying only a standard image could. While it seems to be a  very quick and easy fix, it turned out to be a little more complicated than it should have been.

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