WordPress: Website chat

Wordpress chat plugins, let your visitors speak to you!

I use two plugins on sites for live contact, but you should only see one – One for mobile, and one for desktop (as mobile devices can usually use the phone functions, and desktop would use a chat client) For mobile, I use the Call now plugin which lets visitors on their mobile devices ring […]

WordPress: Simple websites

Wordpress, simple websites and a powerhouse of plugins

WordPress is a great place to enable the complex needs of a businesses. My early experiences were not so great with it, but now it’s proving invaluable, becoming a stable place for creating a variety of sites (would be great to create apps for apple/droid direct from WP, but it’s not possible without a limited […]

WordPress: Childify plugin

Childify Me, create child themes for wordpress easily

Childify Me is used in WordPress for creating a theme that doesn’t get overwritten when your main theme is updated. When installed, folders and files are created that let you add scripts and CSS to your site. This saves you from having to re-enter CSS etc, that will get lost if you update your main […]

WordPress: Optimisation tips

Wordpress optimisation tips and tricks

Creating WordPress sites can be a breeze, but all those plugins soon turn the load time into a bloated experience for the people loading it for the first time. All the CSS, JS scripts, and images that get added increase the load time. There are a few things that can begin to help, firstly you […]

Masonry: Slick product sorting

Masonry, the standard in fancy grid display

Masonry is a dream come true for a responsive site that uses small blocks of content. It allows content to move gracefully as the browser size changes, or mobile device is rotates to landscape or portrait view. You can also add cool loading animations as object load dynamically (lazy loading, or infinite scroll being an […]

WordPress: What the file plugin

What the File plugin for wordpress, see what files are being used

What the file is a wordpress plugin that lets you see the files used in the construction of your wordpress site. This is useful for finding the files used on specific pages for editing purposes. The plugin works immediately upon installation, and subsequently accessed in the wordpress top bar (see below). Personal experience I used […]