How To Fix A Broken WP Astra Theme Customizer

I recently went to edit the copyright on a WordPress site running Astra and the place to make edits was blank: The same thing happened when I tried to edit a HTML block: I was able to add the blocks and move them around. I just couldn’t edit their contents. To fix a broken WP

How To Display A Message On Every Post In WordPress Astra

I had a request from a reader for a tutorial on how to add a message to every post, but not to archives, categories or the blogroll. Specifically, they wanted an affiliate disclaimer to appear on every post, below the post title. They were using the Astra theme. But they didn’t want the affiliate disclaimer

How To Add An Icon To Astra Meta Date

A reader of this site requested this tutorial. He was after something like this, where there is a custom icon in the Astra post meta just before the date. The best way to do this is either with Font Awesome or with a custom SVG. If you are already loading Font Awesome and one of

How To Make A Full Width Divi Template For Gutenberg

Sometimes we want to use the Gutenberg editor for some of the simpler pages on a Divi site. I know, there are better ways, like using GeneratePress or Astra with Elementor or Beaver Builder. Those are my usual combinations when I know I’ll be building out a bunch of Gutenberg pages. But sometimes, you just

How To Make Divi Sections Be Full Width

Your web design layout will often call for full width rows. By default, Divi rows are set to a maximum width, usually 1080px. There are two main ways to get that full width look: Set the background color on the section, instead of the row Change the width and max-width of the row You’d go

How To Fix WordPress Theme Customizer Not Saving

I’ve been building WordPress websites since 2006 and hadn’t come across this one until today. I would make changes to the Advanced CSS in the Theme Customizer and it would show in the preview window. I’d hit publish and everything looked normal, but when I refreshed the page, the changes weren’t there. I tried everything

How To Change Astra Theme Default Text

As part of making your site feel more like your own, you might want to change some of the default text that the WordPress Astra theme adds. Common things I’m often asked to change are: Leave a Comment Your comment is awaiting moderation Sorry, but nothing matched your search terms. Please try again with some

How To Add A Blank WordPress Shortcode

Sometimes when you’re building a site you know you’re going to add particular functionality later, but you don’t want to delay launching the site while you build that functionality. You know exactly where it needs to go, and you’re going to use a shortcode to hook it in, but you don’t want to leave the

How To Add An Item To WordPress Theme Customizer

If you’ve not worked with it before, the WordPress Theme Customizer can be frustrating. The documentation assumes you already understand how it works. I’ll save a long discussion on how everything works for another day and dive right into adding a super basic item. The basic default Theme Customizer looks like this: We’re going to

How To Change Footer Widget Title Heading Levels In Divi

For accessibility reasons, I needed to change the heading levels in the WordPress Divi footer widget titles on one of the sites I’m building. They are set to <h4> by default, but I needed them to be <h2>. The code to change the heading levels is: How This Works Divi’s setup for widget titles is