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Introducing WorkoutPro : A Premium Genesis Child Theme

Posted by Matt Whiteley on April 10, 2017

I’m extremely excited to announce the launch of my first Premium WordPress Theme WorkoutPro. This theme is centered around the fitness / wellness industry and is perfect for gyms, fitness centers, yoga studios, personal trainers, chiropractors, group fitness centers and more! This Fitness WordPress Theme makes managing your stunning website simple, with no coding skills […]

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All About Creative Pixels Media WordPress Hosting

Posted by Matt Whiteley on March 20, 2017

Disclaimer: I am the lead developer for Creative Pixels Media so I am certainly biased with my opinions. What is Creative Pixels Media Managed WordPress Hosting? When it comes to WordPress hosting there a wide variety of options available today. In this post I am going to focus on what sets Creative Pixels Media apart […]

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Plotting Locations on a Google Map using Advanced Custom Fields

Posted by Matt Whiteley on March 3, 2017

In this tutorial I will go over plotting locations on a Google Map using Advanced Custom Fields. The base of the code used to accomplish this is directly from the Advanced Custom Fields documentation found here. Creating the Google Map Fields with Advanced Custom Fields First, let’s create an ACF repeater field. Inside this repeater […]

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Date Controlled Lightboxes With Advanced Custom Fields

Posted by Matt Whiteley on February 21, 2017

In a recent project I was asked the best way to promote upcoming camp programs for an athletic facility. One option was to add a new section to the home page. This would be a bit out-of-flow and we felt it wasn’t the best approach. We decided to use a simple light-box that would show […]

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Conditional Notifications with Gravity Forms

Posted by Matt Whiteley on January 19, 2017

The most powerful form plugin for WordPress is Gravity Forms, hands down. Along with Advanced Custom Fields and my Core Functionality Plugin, it is one of the three plugins I include in every WordPress website I build. The options of what can be done with Gravity Forms are endless. This tutorial will go over how […]

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The WPEngine Staging Site – My Favorite WPEngine Tool

Posted by Matt Whiteley on January 16, 2017

WPEngine is one of my go-to hosting solutions. Their platform is second to none, their customer service is top-notch and they offer a strong set of features that can make hosting, migrating, backing-up and all the other mundane tasks of running a website simple and safe. Today I’m going to talk about one of my […]

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Move WordPress blog posts with featured images

Posted by Matt Whiteley on January 1, 2017

Over the years I have been asked to move WordPress blog posts many times. The most frequent need for blog post migration is during the development of a new site where the client needs to keep all blog posts, but has no need for other things from the old site. Instead of migrating the entire […]

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Using WordPress get_template_part in Shortcode Loop

Posted by Matt Whiteley on August 27, 2016

I came across a project recently that required the use of a custom post type for ‘News’ articles. No problem. It was also required that the news articles show on various other pages throughout the site within the page content. Again, no problem, a simple shortcode can handle this without issue. The issue comes with […]

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Responsive YouTube Embed

Posted by Matt Whiteley on July 23, 2016

One frustrating thing I’ve run in to multiple times is the difficulty in working with YouTube embed codes when it comes to responsive design. Typically you can make an image, or video, responsive by simply assigning a 100% width with a variable height, but that doesn’t work with YouTube embeds. If you use this tactic […]

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Show Loading Graphic During Page Load

Posted by Matt Whiteley on May 3, 2016

There are circumstances where it may be a better user experience if you display a loading graphic during page load. In a recent project I was tasked with displaying a page that included 12 posts, each of which had 3-5 high resolution images that needed to rotate when the user hovered over the featured image. […]

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