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Custom Child Themes: Solving A Common Dev Dilemma

I see it all the time. The angst that comes from that age old question…should I use a Child Theme for my WordPress web design projects? And the answer is about as long as it is multifaceted with many caveats. But I think I can tackle the basics in about a paragraph or two, so let’s jump right in. Read more “Custom Child Themes: Solving A Common Dev Dilemma”

Clarifying The Recent Changes To Our Pricing Structure

These are always exciting posts, right? You know, logistics and what not. Woo Hoo!! 😀 But sometimes it’s necessary to help everyone accurately understand changes that have occurred or just to make sure I’m being clear in my previous explanations. So bear with me as I answer some common question that have come up since our recent pricing changes and structure have been implemented. Read more “Clarifying The Recent Changes To Our Pricing Structure”

New Design, Plugins, Pricing, And Framework

Last week I released Freelancer, our new WordPress Theme Framework. Since then I’ve been hard at work creating a fresh new design for CobaltApps.com using this super minimal professional platform. In addition to the site design I’ve finished up a few new Plugins, and then we’ll get to some pricing tweaks.

First, The Framework

Freelancer is a very minimal, pure theme framework specifically developed for the freelance WordPress developer. It includes a free, lifetime license so that you can use it for as many client sites as you’d like and have the confidence that those sites will have an updated and supported theme foundation for the long haul, with no strings attached. To learn more be sure to check it out at FreelancerFramework.com. Read more “New Design, Plugins, Pricing, And Framework”

Introducing Freelancer: The Framework For The Freelancer WordPress Developer

I’m writing this candid blog post after many months of intense, focused framework development, and I must say that I couldn’t be more excited! This particular project is quite near and dear to my passionate pursuit for that perfect dev tool to present to WP freelancers everywhere. Everything about it, from the code that forms its foundation to the system that distributes it all, has been purposefully presented to ideally meet the needs of its intended audience. You could say for sure that Freelancer is not meant for everyone, but that’s absolutely a good thing! There are plenty of theme solutions out there that are a good fit for the masses, but Freelancer strives to live up to its name and suit itself solely for those making a living (or looking to start doing so) through WordPress freelance development. Read more “Introducing Freelancer: The Framework For The Freelancer WordPress Developer”

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! 😀 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”