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Trying to find the right size image for parallax can be a little frustrating. The image may look great as a standard background image, but then as soon as you select “Use Parallax Effect”, the image gets blown up and nothing looks right. To avoid this aggravation in the future, you need to understand what parallax is and what is happening to the image when it is put in parallax mode.

Today, I'm going to dive [...]

Mon, Jul 24, 2017
Source: WP Clipboard Category: TUTORIALS

You can find Ryan on LinkedIn or Twitter. This is our recent interview with him, as part of our Kinsta Kingpin series.

Q1: What is your background, & how did you first get involved with WordPress?

Before WordPress, I worked as a System Administrator for a health care network. It was a Microsoft world *shudder* in a big corporation and while I didn't hate what I did for work, I didn't particularly love it either and started [...]

Mon, Jul 24, 2017
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At this point, I don't know how many articles I've written about the importance of the WordPress Coding Standards (enough to link to them here, here, and here, I guess, which counts for something).

But after doing enough projects for clients and working with developers who are far smarter and familiar with advanced tooling than I am, I'm at a place where I'm opting to start using PSRs in WordPress WordPress development.

Oh the drama, right?

Seriously, though. [...]

Mon, Jul 24, 2017
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Now that so many of us carry around tiny pocket-size computers, more and more of our internet time happens on phones and tablets — not just browsing, but creating. You've been asking for a better publishing experience in the WordPress app to make mobile publishing smoother. Today we're introducing a new editor for iOS and Android, codenamed “Aztec.” It's speedy and reliable, works with posts and pages, and is ready for beta testing!

What's New?

At first [...]

Mon, Jul 24, 2017
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As a WordPress framework, it's hard to debate the effectiveness and sleek child themes of Genesis from StudioPress. Genesis offers a starting point for developers, bloggers and regular business people who would like to construct more than the average website. Not only can developers make themes and completely unique websites from the framework, but the average webmaster gains access to wonderful featured content widgets, an interface with customizable everything and a bunch of child themes [...]

Mon, Jul 24, 2017
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If you're using a WordPress Multisite network to host a number of related sites, it can be useful to include links to all of the sites in each of your sites.

This will help visitors who arrive at the wrong site in your group and also encourage people browsing any one of the sites in your network to visit others. If your network offers people the ability to create their own site, then being able [...]

Mon, Jul 24, 2017
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Even if your website focuses on your own original content, there's nothing wrong with adding external material to help spice things up. Including quotes on your site is a simple way to bring in an outside perspective and provide extra value to your readers. Plus, a random quotes section can be a fun, educational way to engage visitors and supplement your regular content.

Fortunately, you'll find that displaying random quotes on your WordPress website is incredibly [...]

Mon, Jul 24, 2017
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Welcome to the 29th edition of the monthly transparency report (for June 2017). This is a series where I share everything that's been going on at CodeinWP and ThemeIsle, business-wise. I try to get to as much detail as possible while also making it interesting for you to read. Click here to see the previous reports.

Let's do something unusual in this edition of the report. As you can see in the headline, it's our [...]

Mon, Jul 24, 2017
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A common theme I have noticed when working with restaurant websites over the past few years is the lack of a simple-to-use theme that has a solid, functional menu system. While I have built a few custom systems for specific sites I felt like there was a gap in the marketplace for this type of theme. Enter DinePro, a WordPress Restaurant Theme built with on the Genesis framework.

A WordPress Restaurant Theme built with [...]

Mon, Jul 24, 2017
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A slow loading website is a death sentence to your online business. It might sound a little harsh, but it's true. The moment a visitor lands on your site they're making judgments and decisions about whether or not you should be trusted.

And if you have a slow loading site, this is strike one against you. Using the power of a CDN can greatly improve site speed along with a host of other benefits. Still, [...]

Mon, Jul 24, 2017
Source: WP Clipboard Category: TUTORIALS