How To Put A WordPress Site Into Maintenance Mode
(With Countdown Timer)

Sometimes you need to do some work on a live site that might break the layout or functionality. You should always test any changes on a staging site, but eventually the changes will make their way to the live site. The standard practice is to put the website into maintenance mode while you make the

How To Fix Yoast Sitemap XML Declaration Error

I was working on a new client’s website today, checked sitemap_index.xml and saw this error: The XML sitemap was rendered using the Yoast SEO plugin. This is what it should look like: Viewing the source of the page, the error was being caused by an errant space at the top of the XML sitemap. The

How To Install Elementor

My favorite page builders for WordPress are Beaver Builder and Elementor. They’re easy to setup and quickly get to designing great looking pages. There are three main ways to get started. How to install Elementor: Use one of the following methods. Download from Elementor and upload through the WordPress Dashboard Install directly from the WordPress

How to Find Code Using Inspect Element

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

How to Hide the Page Title with Elementor

If you’re building a page with Elementor, you might not want the title of the page to be visible. Basically, we want to hide this: Different themes handle hiding the title differently. For example, in Astra, there’s a checkbox on the page editor to hide the title. Thankfully, Elementor has the ability to do this

How To Move Astra Post Meta

This tutorial is in response to a question from one of our readers. This tutorial will work with both the free and paid versions of Astra. We also have a tutorial on customizing the post meta appearance for Astra. You’ll need to have a child theme active. See our tutorial on building a child theme

How to Make a Sticky Header in Elementor

A lot of websites use sticky headers. This is where the header appears to “stick” to the top of the browser window as the user scrolls down the page. If you have Elementor Pro, you can create a sticky header across the whole site, replacing the current theme header. This has been a feature since

How To Change Header Text In GeneratePress

I needed to change the header text in GeneratePress by adding a span around one of the words. I was trying to change the color of the last word of the title to a different color as illustrated below: Under most circumstances, to do a basic change to the header text in GeneratePress, go to

How to Define the Upload Path in WordPress

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

Google Analytics & Google Search Console: How To Give Access

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