I can’t wipe this smile off my face. I’m serious, I’ve been grinning for the past week. 🙂 And not just because I’ve been anticipating the launch of this awesome new Premium Dynamik Resource, but because I’ve really had a re-birth of appreciation and excitement regarding this amazing website building theme! I know, it probably sounds corny, but I’ve been like a kid in a candy store with this thing. And what’s crazy is that I haven’t pushed out any new update or anything like that for Dynamik, but have simply re-connected with all that makes Dynamik awesome. And I think the reason for this is because the Skin aspect of Dynamik really provides the foundation for all of the other built-in DEV tools. In other words, if you’re working with solid Skins then you’re already ahead of the game with Dynamik itself.
This is where my excitement for this new Dynamik offering comes into play. Here I get to dedicate some of my web development time to essentially pre-package my expertise into high quality Premium Dynamik Skins. And I’m doing so over at the Official Dynamik Skins Store! There you will find the beginnings of efforts to provide our Dynamik members with the very best design starting points and hopefully helping those Dynamik Freelancers up their game and increase their revenue. I know how much time really is money, and these Skins should save you a ton of time! Read more “Calling All Dynamik Users! The Dynamik Skin Store Is Here!”
It’s been a busy couple of months to say the least, but I have some exciting new tools and features to show for it! So without further ado let’s get straight to it…
Instant IDE And The Instant IDE Manager Plugin
Last month we started beta testing my latest dev tool called Instant IDE. This is a powerful web-based development environment that works completely outside/independent of WordPress, giving you full control over your WP-powered websites. It’s actually so independent that you can use it on ANY website, not just those running WordPress. Having said that, our target market has always been WordPress freelance developers and that hasn’t changed with Instant IDE. And that’s where the Instant IDE Manager Plugin comes in. Read more “Introducing Instant IDE And A Notable New Dynamik Update”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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 include 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”
This update was a long time coming, but it’s finally here. Not earth shattering, but not too shabby either. I wanted to provide something that you could smoothly transition into, yet enjoy notable refinements and new features. So let’s see what I came up with. Read more “Introducing Dynamik Website Builder 2.0”