Set Default Styling for Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) Block Editor in Edit Mode

Posted by Matt Whiteley on January 30, 2019

I’ve been starting to heavily use custom Gutenberg Blocks created with Advanced Custom Fields in all new projects. This post won’t cover how to create custom Gutenberg Blocks with ACF (See this post from Bill Erickson for that). In this post I will give you some simple SCSS to ensure the block editor (when in […]

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Change post_content and post_title labels on front end ACF form (acf_form)

Posted by Matt Whiteley on January 18, 2019

The acf_form() functionality is a pretty amazing tool. It allows you to quickly and easily create front end forms for users to do a wide variety of things from submitting posts and custom post types to editing current posts. In this tutorial we’ll go over how to modify the lables for the post_content and post_title […]

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Auto-Populate Gravity Forms Select Dropdown with values from Advanced Custom Fields (ACF)

Posted by Matt Whiteley on January 4, 2019

In a recent project I was tasked with populating a custom post type with user submitted forms for active members. This handy plugin takes care of allowing CPT creation directly via Gravity Form submissions, so that part was simple. One of the fields in the form was a department dropdown. While creating the select field […]

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2018 Year in Review

Posted by Matt Whiteley on December 24, 2018

2018 was a milestone year for me, personally and professionally. I figured I would take a few minutes to recap my year and take a look at the future of Whiteley Designs. Oh, hey Callum! The first, and most significant change of 2018 was in May when my wife and I welcomed our second child […]

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6 Tips for Website Designers, from a Developer

Posted by Matt Whiteley on October 30, 2018

The description of a “website designer” has drastically changed over the years. When I first started building websites a designer didn’t touch code or really have any knowledge of it. Designers worked in their preferred design program and when their design was complete, they passed the design files on to the developer and their part […]

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Are you willing to invest in your website (it’s not all about money)?

Posted by Matt Whiteley on October 18, 2018

Businesses need to be willing to invest in their website if they want to achieve their online goals — and this doesn’t just mean investing money. After building and launching over 100 websites over the past decade I’ve come to find that there are a wide variety of clients. Some clients are willing to invest […]

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Customize Content on The Event Calendar Category Archives

Posted by Matt Whiteley on September 17, 2018

As much as I LOVE Modern Tribe’s “The Events Calendar” plugin, theming with it can be a bit tricky. It is such an advanced plugin with so much functionality that sometimes relatively basic tasks can become difficult. The normal route of creating page templates or archive templates in your child theme simply doesn’t work all […]

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Simplification of my Website & my Business

Posted by Matt Whiteley on April 11, 2018

For the past few months I’ve been on a bit of a journey to decide on a more targeted vision for Whiteley Designs. Over that time I’ve realized I need to niche down a bit and simplify my offerings. I find myself catering to an wide range of requests, offering too many combinations of hosting/maintenance […]

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Advanced Custom Fields with Gutenberg – A Vision

Posted by Matt Whiteley on March 28, 2018

First and foremost, this post is simply my vision for what ACF could be with Gutenberg. None of this is actually in production, development or anything of the sort, nor does the team at ACF have anything to do with this post. It would simply be REALLY COOL if this is how it turned out. […]

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Send Easy Digital Downloads Subscription Cancellation Email to Admin

Posted by Matt Whiteley on February 28, 2018

This tutorial will show you how to have an automated email sent to a site administrator upon the cancellation of an Easy Digital Downloads (EDD) Recurring Payments Subscription. Note that this assumes you are using Easy Digital Downloads with the Recurring Payments extension. This need came about when I was working on a project that […]

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