The Whiteley Designs Blog

Modify User Role When Easy Digital Downloads (EDD) Subscription is Cancelled

Posted by Matt Whiteley on January 5, 20180

In this tutorial I will show you how to modify the WordPress User Role when an Easy Digital Downloads (EDD) subscription is cancelled. Note that this assumes you are using Easy Digital Downloads with the Recurring Payments extension. Here is a little information about my specific case use for this: I created a custom WordPress […]

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Automatically Cache Bust When Updating CSS in Genesis Child Theme

Posted by Matt Whiteley on November 22, 20170

I can’t count the number of times I’ve had to tell people to empty their cache to see changes that were made on their site. This is a huge nuisance — not only for site owners, but more importantly, site visitors! It is vital to know your visitors are viewing the most current version of […]

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Create a WordPress Admin Video Tutorials Section with Advanced Custom Fields (ACF)

Posted by Matt Whiteley on November 7, 20170

A nice little finishing touch to each of my development projects is providing the client with some video tutorials. These videos show the end user how to edit different sections of the site; primarily custom areas that have some sort of special functionality. Users can use these as a quick reference guide when they want […]

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Update ACF Field After Easy Digital Downloads (EDD) Purchase

Posted by Matt Whiteley on October 9, 20170

Creating custom functionality that helps me work efficiently is vital to improving my overall productivity. Many of the functionality snippets I create are tedious to setup, but address long term productivity and automation. The tutorial below is an example of such functionality. The Goal – Automatically update the value of an ACF (Advanced Custom Fields) […]

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Redirect Custom Post Type Archive to First Post in WordPress

Posted by Matt Whiteley on August 23, 20179

In a recent project I was working with a Custom Post Type called Videos. In this specific layout, the single video page would show the embedded YouTube video with some other arbitrary information as well as a list of all other videos available. Instead of having an archive page showing all videos, and then duplicating […]

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The Variations of Networking

Posted by Matt Whiteley on August 8, 20170

A common theme discussed in the business world is the importance of networking. The importance of networking is not lost on me, but it isn’t something I actively think about on a daily basis. It isn’t something I actively think about because it seems instinctual to me to do! I am not an avid Twitter […]

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Using the FreelancePro Page Builder

Posted by Matt Whiteley on July 10, 20170

In this brief video you can see how quickly and easily you can create a beautiful page using the page builder that comes packaged with FreelancePro. In a matter of minutes you can create dynamic page layouts without the need for any code. The page builder is crafted using Advanced Custom Fields’ flexible content fieldset. […]

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Introducing DinePro : A Genesis Child Theme for Restaurants

Posted by Matt Whiteley on July 7, 20170

As my theme development continues to move along I’m quite proud to launch my third Genesis Child Theme DinePro. DinePro is a Restaurant WordPress Theme specifically for the Genesis Framework catering to restaurants, bars, coffee shops, bistros or any other venue that uses menus! DinePro offers a unique page builder that allows for dynamic page […]

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Creating a Simple Support Ticket System with Gravity Forms and Advanced Custom Fields (ACF)

Posted by Matt Whiteley on June 26, 20170

In the process of migrating all of Creative Pixels Media’s clients and framework directly in to Whiteley Designs the question of a support ticket system was on the table. I typically work very closely with all of my clients and don’t intend scale to a point that would require a robust support system in the […]

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The Value in a WordPress Maintenance Plan

Posted by Matt Whiteley on June 12, 20170

The WordPress Maintenance Plan. This is a service I offer all of my clients. Some use it, some don’t. Some say no, but after their first upgrade issue decide to make the move. Some would prefer to handle updates and maintenance themselves. I thought this would be a great topic to go in to more […]

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