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Graphene Theme How-to Compendium

I make a fair bit of use of the Graphene theme, which has two features I frequently want: a non-scrolling menu and sidebar widget areas….

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Make menu items into buttons

Highlight selected menu items in your WordPress site by changing them into buttons.

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SVG File in a Web Page

The problem with raster graphics (such as your typical JPG, GIF, or PNG file) is that they don’t scale up very well. They get fuzzy…

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Plugin review: Hide Comment Author Link

This plugin frustrates spammers by removing the field in which they post their spammy links.

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New plugin announcement: Hide featured image on all single page/post

I made a new thing — a plugin to turn off featured image display in all single WordPress pages and posts, for use with themes that display them stupidly.

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Plugin review: Lightbox for the Default Gallery & Image Block…

This provides an essential function that really should be baked into WordPress. When you click to enlarge an image, a modern, professional site doesn’t navigate away from the current page to do that.

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Thoughts on Featured Images in WordPress

Where should themes display featured images, how can you gain some control over that, and how does that tie in to what images show up in social media shares?

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Mailchimp vs. Mailerlite

Two popular free subscriber list services go head to head. Main difference is whether your postal address has to be in your emails.

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Plugin Review: Featured Images in RSS for Mailchimp & Other Email

As described elsewhere on this site, you can use the RSS feature of WordPress, in conjunction with automatic newsletters in email service providers such as…

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Remove your mailing address from MailChimp newsletters

Bottom line: you can’t; use mailerlite instead. By law, a company sending email for you has to know your mailing address. The law doesn’t require revealing it to your subscribers. That’s MailChimp’s policy.

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