Category: Web Development

WordPress Child Theme – Getting Started Guide

In this article, I shall be discussing WordPress child themes: what they are, their advantages (and disadvantages), as well as how to get started with WordPress child theme development, and additional resources that you should surely check out! What is...

/ April 26, 2014

11 Ways to Integrate and Embed YouTube in WordPress

This is all the more powerful when you combine YouTube and WordPress together. YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world. Thousands, and even millions, of people can watch your video. WordPress is the largest content management system...

/ April 24, 2014

How to Create a WordPress Custom Dashboard

WordPress is fantastic. But it has a few shortfalls — especially with it’s back end UI. For one, you can’t personalize it without the use of an external plugin. Secondly, the UI centers itself around the WordPress.org website, which can become...

/ April 23, 2014

How To Add Social Icons To Your WordPress Navigation Menu

I’m loving this new plugin I recently discovered called Menu Social Icons. In a simple and elegant fashion it allows you to easily add icons to the major social networks directly into your WordPress menus. There has always been a...

/ April 15, 2014

Elegant Glossy Text Effect

This tutorial will show you how to use Photoshop’s Layer Styles and some simple Brush settings to create an elegant, slick text effect. Tutorial Assets1- Sofia font.2- ZnikomitNo24 font.3- Gradient-shapes for Photoshop ilnanny (Load the RS_Chrome.grd and the CHROMES.grd files).4-...

/ April 1, 2014

How To Create High Converting Email Opt-Ins: Magic Action Box Review

Do any of these problems sound familiar to you? 1) You want to place a high impact email opt-in in key places such as your sidebar, or post footer2) You want to make forms you’ve built with Gravity Forms or...

/ February 27, 2014

Simple Banner Ad Management For Your WordPress Site

Running advertising on your WordPress site can get pretty complicated and so can the plugins available. This particular post is aimed at those whose needs are on the lower end so I’m only looking at free plugins here. If you’re...

/ January 23, 2014

Dramatic Light Beam from Scratch

When you’re seeking to add drama to a night scene, one of the most powerful approaches is to add light beams. In today’s tutorial, we’ll create a dramatic light beam from scratch using a series of Curves adjustment layers. Step...

/ January 21, 2014

The Most Flexible Featured Posts Widget You’ll Need

Recently I had a client that needed to display a grid of images in a sidebar widget, each one of which would link to a different page. Previously they had hard coded all the images and links as HTML in...

/ January 7, 2014

Impressionistic Multiple-Exposure Effect

As a photographer who wishes I were also a painter, I’m constantly tinkering with Photoshop techniques that are capable of producing authentic-looking painterly effects. In my experience with in-camera multiple-exposure techniques, I’ve discovered that it’s possible to produce a painterly...

/ December 25, 2013

Shiny Mosaic Text Effect

This tutorial will show you a simple way of using some Photoshop Filters to create a metallic mosaic tiles inspired text effect. It will also explain how to create some background elements to finish off the effect. Tutorial Assets 1-...

/ December 20, 2013

Do You Need A Child Theme?

Creating a child theme is generally the best practice  for modifying or customizing an existing theme. However in a couple of cases there may be another, easier way, especially for beginners and non-coders. Why Use A Child Theme? If you...

/ December 18, 2013

How To Make Sure Your WordPress Site Looks Good on Facebook

Here’s an interesting factoid for you. Approximately once every 13 seconds* another blogger posts on an internet forum or group a variation on the following question: “Why does Facebook always show the wrong image when I post a link to...

/ December 3, 2013

Bleach Bypass Effect

Nik Software (now owned by Google) is the developer of a spectacular Photoshop plug-in called Color Efex Pro. When Nik introduced the Bleach Bypass filter to Color Efex a few years ago, it was an overnight sensation. The edgy, bleached...

/ November 22, 2013