Using Jetpack’s Photon CDN to host images in custom WordPress themes

Photon is a great free image CDN that you can use with any self-hosted WordPress install via Automattic's Jetpack suite of plugins. Photon uses wordpress.com's infrastructure to host your site's images on one of the fastest CDN globally. I highly recommend enablingĀ it on every WordPress install. If your site is on cheap shared hosting, it … Continue reading Using Jetpack’s Photon CDN to host images in custom WordPress themes

How To: Tweak Disqus CSS for Twenty Fifteen Theme

After installing the twenty fifteen theme I found that disqus' comments were butting up against the edges of the layout. You can fix this by adding the following Custom CSS   @media screen and (min-width: 59.6875em) { #disqus_thread { margin-top: 8.333%; margin-left: 8.333%; margin-right: 8.333%; } } @media screen and (min-width: 38.75em) { #disqus_thread { … Continue reading How To: Tweak Disqus CSS for Twenty Fifteen Theme

Stop Abusing WordPress Shortcodes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqAISs59Zss Above is an eight and a half minute video from the developer of the Avada WordPress theme. The video demonstrates how to configure pages within the theme using shortcodes. Jump around the video a bit to get feel for the "workflow." WordPress' shortcode API is designed to be simple and power. It allows WordPress … Continue reading Stop Abusing WordPress Shortcodes

The Best Way to Synchronize WordPress Uploads

One of the most annoying things about setting up a dev environment for an existing WordPress site is syncing the content. Pulling down the database is trivial, even a large site will have a relatively small database dump. I often use the WordPress Duplicator plugin. But a site with years of photos and other uploads … Continue reading The Best Way to Synchronize WordPress Uploads