Introducing OceanWP Extender And The All New Extender Bundle!

We’ve been expanding the reach of our Extender Plugins over the past year or so as we’ve ported it over to several new WP Theme Frameworks. Our most recent supported theme is OceanWP, an excellent free WordPress Theme Framework worth checking out if you haven’t already. This latest iteration of Extender is called OceanWP Extender and it, like our other Extender Plugins, greatly enhances the customization capability of the theme it “extends”. Read more “Introducing OceanWP Extender And The All New Extender Bundle!”

How To Create A Social Media Banner And Fix It To The Top Of Your Site

In this tutorial I show you how to create a Custom Widget Area, add my Social Media Icons to it, and then fix it to the top of my site with some basic styling. I also go into some of the various aspects of how WordPress implements its own fixed top banner on different screen/viewport widths. Read more “How To Create A Social Media Banner And Fix It To The Top Of Your Site”

How To Add CSS Animation Effects To Your Mobile Hamburger Menu Icons

Someone posted a link to the following page in the Beaver Builder Facebook group regarding Hamburger Icon Animations:

The instant I saw it I knew I had to implement that into Dynamik! šŸ˜€ Especially with the recent 2.1.0 update which added the Responsive “Vertical Toggle” menu shortcodes feature which allows you to easily add custom content to those responsive menus, it was a not brainer. Read more “How To Add CSS Animation Effects To Your Mobile Hamburger Menu Icons”

How To Display Different Header Background Images On Different Pages

In this tutorial I show you how to display different Header background images on different pages, offering two different solutions based on the tools used and your own preference. I also show how to display the logo image to the far left of the page based on a member’s request so you can take or leave that bit of info as needed. Read more “How To Display Different Header Background Images On Different Pages”

Having Fun With jQuery: A Hands-On Introduction

I know at least some of you may find javascript code, and even jQuery code, to be confusing or simply that mysterious code library that you just accept as necessary, but never really come to understand. Well that’s a shame because jQuery is actually not that difficult to at least understand and even use in basic ways once you understand some foundational aspects of how it works. Read more “Having Fun With jQuery: A Hands-On Introduction”

An Introduction Into The Use Of WordPress Action Hooks

In this screencast I walk through some basic use-cases of adding custom content to various locations of your site through the use of WordPress Action Hooks. I show both Extender Plugin Custom Hook Box scenarios as well as use my Child Themer Plugin to show you how the actual PHP code looks and how you can write your own Custom Functions and add_action them into your frameworks action hooks. Read more “An Introduction Into The Use Of WordPress Action Hooks”

How To Create Custom Beaver Builder Theme WordPress Templates

There are many different scenarios that could lead to this tutorial proving itself useful, but in the screencast that follows I focus on two specific ones to try and provide a foundation that you can build off of to address your specific needs. These include creating a custom 404.php template file as well as a custom category archive template file inside your Beaver BuilderĀ Child Theme folder, to override the default Beaver BuilderĀ Parent Theme templates. Read more “How To Create Custom Beaver Builder Theme WordPress Templates”

GP Extender Plugin Is The GeneratePress Add-On That Power Users Won’t Want To Pass Up

GeneratePress is an excellent WordPress Theme Framework option for those creating websites for both themselves and their clients.Ā It’s well coded, well supported, and growing in popularity. And the fact that it’s free is just icing on the cake! So it was only natural for us to add this theme to our list of supported frameworks. That, and the fact that more and more Cobalt members requested this latest iteration of our Extender Plugin. Read more “GP Extender Plugin Is The GeneratePress Add-On That Power Users Won’t Want To Pass Up”

Dynamik And Extender Updates: Template Post Types And More

We just pushed out updates for both Dynamik Website Builder and our Extender Plugins and I wanted to take a few minutes to go over the notable points.

Template Post Types

First let’s talk about a new feature found in all three tools in keeping up with some of the latest offerings found in WordPress version 4.7+. In 4.7 we were given the ability to make Page Templates available to all post types, not just WordPress pages. This means you can not only make them available in regular blog posts, but any post type you like. And this is easy enough to add in since you simply includeĀ a single line near the top of your template file, but since Dynamik and the Extender Plugins control the templates through their UI this needed to be added through a new option. So this is what we did. Read more “Dynamik And Extender Updates: Template Post Types And More”

New Cobalt Apps Plugins: Child Themer And FE CSS Builder

The past few months have been busy for Cobalt Apps. New Plugins have been released, and as of a few days ago our flagship products were updated with notable new features and refinements. And in all the hustle and bustle I wanted to make sure that these new Plugins get the spotlight for a moment to ensure that our members not only know about them, but understand how they might benefit their WordPress endeavors. So let’s take a look at these new tools and see what they have to offer. Read more “New Cobalt Apps Plugins: Child Themer And FE CSS Builder”