Difficulty: 1/5 (Most people could handle this by themselves. If you’d prefer me to handle it for you, this is something I handle for members on my membership programs.) In this video, I show you how to easily create a dropdown menu in WordPress.
How to Change Stubborn Design Elements in WordPress with X-Theme
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
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 Change Contact Form 7 Colors in Cornerstone from X-Theme
Contact Form 7 and Cornerstone from X-Theme are two of my favorite plug-ins. Contact Form 7 is my go-to contact form solution because it’s so light. This comes at the sacrifice of some customization. Not to fear! This video will show you how you can change the font colors of contact forms using X-Theme. In reality, you can do this … Read More
How to Open WordPress Menu Items in a New Tab
In this video I will show you how you can set items in the WordPress navigation menu to open in a new window or tab. Difficulty: 1/5 (This one is pretty easy, though I am still happy to help you do it on my membership plans.)
How to Check that Google Analytics is Installed Correctly on WordPress
In this video, I am going to show you how you can get a definitive answer as to whether or not Google Analytics is installed correctly. It seems like there are a billion-and-one ways to install Google Analytics, and this adds some confusion to mix when certain plug-ins aren’t updated or you install Google Analytics in multiple places by accident. … Read More
How to Fix WordPress “Briefly Unavailable for Scheduled Maintenance” Error
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
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.
How to Hide Pages from Google on WordPress
Sometimes you don’t want a page to show up in a Google Result. Here’s a video that shows you how you can use Yoast SEO to hide a WordPress page from Google (or, rather, stop it from being indexed in their search results).