How to Change Stubborn Design Elements in WordPress with X-Theme

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Sometimes design elements on your Website are STUBBORN. They seemingly don’t want to change no matter what you do. X-Theme makes it easy to introduce custom CSS into your theme, which is what I am going to demonstrate on Kristi’s site. Difficulty: 3/5 (This one depends. In most cases it will be faster for me to make changes like this, but in a pinch … Read More

How to Install WordPress Manually in 2018

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It’s fashionable these days for Web hosts to offer “one-click installations” of WordPress. Unfortunately, these are sometimes problematic in that they introduce third-party scripts that may slow your site down. It’s also much harder to fix something when it inevitably goes wrong if your WordPress installation is managed by your Web host. This is why I always recommend installing WordPress … Read More

How to Fix WordPress “Briefly Unavailable for Scheduled Maintenance” Error

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The “Briefly Unavailable for Scheduled Maintenance” Error in WordPress is common, especially on sites that are currently running slow or are overloaded in their resources. This happens when you try to update a plug-in, theme, or WordPress itself and the process ends prematurely. In the video below, I show you how to fix the error. It’s important that after you … Read More

How to Hide the Navigation Menu in X Theme

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Sometimes you don’t want to be able to see the navigation menu on a WordPress page. X-Theme, which is a flexible modern theme that I recommend most of my clients use, makes it easy to hide these elements. This is useful especially if you have a landing-page or are trying to protect sensitive content on a membership site.

PSA: Starting October, Google Will Show Security Warnings On Non-SSL Sites. Is Your Site Safe?

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One of my clients recently forwarded me this startling Email from Google: The following URLs on your site include text input fields (such as < input type="text" > or < input type="email" >) that will trigger the new Chrome warning. Review these examples to see where these warnings will appear, so that you can take action to help protect users’ … Read More