Posts by Dave Kuhar


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WordPress Terminology

Here’s a beginning to what may turn into a few posts spelling out some WordPress terminology. As shared at the SJWP Meetup on June 5, 2017: WordPress Terminology: What’s a permalink? and other burning questions. At the Base Level Database: this is wher…

Features of Our WordPress Hosting+Maintenance Service

As WordPress has become more and more popular (currently powering around 75 million websites), it has also become a high-profile target for hackers. As a WordPress-only hosting company WP Engine is very proactive and aggressive in response to new attac…

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Gravity Forms Placeholder Text is Too Light

I feel your frustration. You’re trying to streamline your forms a bit by using placeholder text inside the fields instead of having the labels hanging outside, taking up all kinds of space. But you just can’t figure out how to override that light grey…

Creating a semitransparent intro area above page body.

Last night in the Beaver Builders Slack channel (if you’re into BB and Slack, go check it out, great place to hang around), @danfrybort asked me how I built the semitransparent intro area on this page, which is, by the way, a work in progress, so thing…

Beaver Builder and Simple Image Sizes don’t like each other

I had a variety of custom image sizes that I defined by using the plugin Simple Image Sizes (which, by the way, is really easy to use and a time-saver if you don’t want to muck with code). When I used Beaver Builder to rebuild the site I’m currently wo…

Replace WordPress default favicon – and add a full package of icons for mobile and desktop

There’s a really great favicon generator out there that will take your icon and turn it into every file size and type you need for a full range of  icons for mobile devices, desktops, and even a Windows tile. Prepare your artwork at least 260px square…

Blowing Smoke: Are HTML sites a better bet than WordPress?

It’s kind of painful to look at that title. But today, a new client of ours forwarded a comment made by his current web developer: [your site is] manually coded using HTML, CSS, Javascript, and JQuery in order to provide the greatest possible visibilit…

Flip position of site title and description in Genesis

You wouldn’t think this would be so hard to find, but it seems nobody has written how to put the site description above the site title in Genesis. Or my google-fu is exceptionally weak today. In any case, it’s actually quite easy, and this is a whole l…

Check for mobile and redirect

So today I needed to send users on mobile devices to an external URL. That’s easy enough, but the client needed users headed to a different external URL if they were headed to one particular section of the site. In the code below, I use wp_is_mobile to…