To make a four column layout in the WordPress Gutenberg editor, select the equal three column layout, hover over a gap between the columns and add the fourth column. Start by choosing the “Columns” block. Assuming you want four equal columns, choose the three equal columns variation. It’s the 33 / 33 / 33 one.
There are times when you want to personalise a user’s experience, perhaps in a membership site or in a marketplace style site. In those cases, it’s handy to be able to display a users name. You probably don’t want to display the actual usernames, especially when WordPress provides a way for people to customize how
There comes a point in every business, when it’s time to close down. I closed down a business website for a client today and figured I’d walk through how I did it, for people who’ve not done it before. It’s not as simple as just deleting the website and walking away. You want to leave
From time to time, when I’m updating WordPress, I get hit with the error message “Another update is currently in progress”. This is caused by a line (possibly two) in the database that is supposed to stop clashing updates, but sometimes gets stuck. You could leave the site alone for 15 minutes and it will
I often use a Gravity Form connected to Stripe to take payment for things like web design jobs. The problem is that the pricing on the form is static by default. I need the same information from every web design client, but the price will change based on the size or scope of the job.
We had an unusual situation where we deleted a page and wanted to serve a 404 error page in its place. Instead, anyone who went to that URL was redirected to another page on the site. That hadn’t happened with any other URLs. Then it happened with another page we deleted. There were no redirect
WordPress does a lot of things for us automatically. However, because it tries to be all things to all people, there are a few bits of code in the header that I always take out. Reducing the code can speed up the site and make it easier for a developer to see what’s actually important
One of the most useful tools for a web developer is the Inspect Element tool. It allows you to quickly jump to the important part of the code to see what’s going on there. It’s something I use probably more than any other tool. The best part is it allows you to see what’s going
Most of the time, you don’t have to worry about the upload path in WordPress. It’s just handled automatically with a fallback. A plugin on a site I was working on had a problem with wp_upload_dir(), which is supposed to fetch the location of the uploads. It resulted in the error you see in the
When someone is helping you with your website, you might want to give them access to your Google Analytics and Google Search Console (formerly called “Google Webmaster Tools”). But you might have other websites in your account, or you might just want to give them access to view the data, but not change anything. In