elegant themes

Stop stripping line breaks in the WordPress Editor

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
In Elegant Themes, like many other themes, the line break <br /> br tags were not being preserved when used within shortcodes. For example, we have a page with tabs using shortcode [tab][/tab] and we wanted to use Shift+Enter to enter line breaks. Although  the content looked fine in the Editor, the line breaks were getting ... View Post

How to insert Act-On form code into a WordPress site with shortcodes using Global Content Blocks

| December 31, 2013 | 0 Comments
Recently we built a WordPress website for one of our clients that needed to integrate contact forms with Act-On, a marketing automation tool. In case anyone else is looking for this, here are step-by-step instructions on how to insert Act-On forms into a page or post using a shortcode. 1. In Act-On, find the “Get ... View Post

WordPress Multisite and wildcard subdomains not working because of DNS settings

| December 30, 2013 | 3 Comments
Subdomains, wildcards, multisite oh my! One of our clients bought their domain name from GoDaddy and hosts their site with us. At the time of the site launch, we only pointed the domain's A records to our server. Many months later, our client decided to use WordPress Multisite. We set the wildcard domains in cPanel on ... View Post

Jetpack Slideshow not working on WordPress site and getting it to work

| November 7, 2013 | 0 Comments
I love the Jetpack Slideshow! It is so pretty, and I love that it integrates so nicely with the native WordPress gallery. Here's what the Jetpack slideshow looks like: slideshow So I was all excited to use it on our client's site but it just wouldn't work! Here's are ... View Post

How to Unarchive an Archived or Suspended Site in WordPress Multisite

| November 4, 2013 | 2 Comments
On one of our clients' site which is running on WordPress MultiSite, I saw that the primary (main) site was archived in the Network Admin and I wanted to unarchive or reactivate it but there wasn't an Unarchive link for the main site (I only saw that option on sub-sites). Worst of all, I couldn't ... View Post

How to create a yearly archive for a category with custom fields in WordPress

| October 23, 2013 | 1 Comment
One of our clients has a category of special research papers that needs to display the number of the paper next to the title of the paper. In order to style this research paper's number differently than the title, we created a custom field using the Types plugin. Silly girl, you don't need a ... View Post

Behind the scenes at WordCamp Europe: interview with organizer Zé Fontainhas

| October 11, 2013 | 3 Comments
This past weekend I was fortunate to attend and speak at the first WordCamp Europe. It was amazing: the sessions were interesting and varied and the people were super-friendly. Also, the concept was revolutionary: WordCamps are generally local, tied to a particular city. This conference was for all of Europe, and offered ... View Post

5 Ways To Maximize Effectiveness of Your WordPress Subscribe Plugin

| September 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
Mad Mimi email Growing your email list is important whether you're a service, seller or blogger. Your email list is a directory of the people who are most likely to buy from you, view you as an expert or are just plain interested in what ... View Post

6 reasons Yoast’s WordPress SEO plugin is even more awesome then you realize

| July 19, 2013 | 11 Comments
Yoast's WordPress SEO PluginA few weeks ago, Tom Ewer over at ManageWP wrote a post asking whether Yoast’s WordPress SEO plugin was broken because it was having issues on some sites, and his request for support from ... View Post

Troubleshooting tip: if a plugin isn’t working, make sure wp_head is in the right place

| June 28, 2013 | 0 Comments
WordPress function: wp_head I was recently working on optimizing a site with Yoast’s WordPress SEO plugin (it’s the only SEO plugin in my books), but my optimized titles - <title> - and meta descriptions weren’t being updated on the site. ... View Post
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