My experience with WordPress Page Builders

For a long time I have disliked Page building tools, specially the Visual Composer. Visual Composer, now called WPBakery Page Builder was one of the earliest ones of the kind and came with almost every second premium theme on themeforest. So no matter what you bought, you'd be getting Visual Composer prebuilt. It had a little or no competition in the market with only SiteOrigin Page Builder being one of an alternative at WordPress repo. There have been reasons why…

Creating Custom Wp Widgets

Newbie’s Guide : Creating Custom WordPress Widgets

Sarah Parker teaches the basics of plugin development with how to create custom WordPress widgets for your customary needs.
For those who run WordPress powered websites understand the importance of adding widgets on their site. Widgets are a great way to add content and additional features on your website. They make it extremely easy for you to simply drag and drop several elements such as sidebar, header, footer, of your website and thus making the most out of its functionality. By utilizing widgets correctly, you can make your website useful for your visitors. And the best thing about them is, you can use them anywhere you want, thus helping users to find more content on your website. Many of the WordPress users always search for the perfect WordPress widget that will help them do exactly what they want, but with a little technical knowledge and coding skills, you may find it easier for you to create your own WordPress custom widget. In this tutorial, I am going to show you the ways through which you can create your custom widget. For a better understanding, I'll be covering some extra points that you need to understand before you actually start creating the widget itself.
Ghost On Wp

Experience Ghost blogging platform on WordPress

Ghost or WordPress : Which is better? Ghost is a neat publishing focused blogging platform. Ghost allows you to write and publish your own blog, giving you the tools to make it easy and even fun to do. While WordPress works on a multi dimensional philosophy and not just limited to publishing. I was excited to try Ghost when it first released. I thought that it would be a little more nice than WordPress. But definitely, it didn't come that strong.…

Useful Php Scripts

Effective PHP Scripts to use for your WordPress blog

WordPress plugins are effective and easier to use. They do what they are meant to. You can get WP plugins for almost any tweak you want to do with your site. But there are still a few tweaks that can't be done by plugins. Or, if they could be done -- plugins might build seriously more load on your site. To solve this, you can always place some PHP scripts which run into your WordPress' site's front-end to offer wanted results. This process doesn't need installation of plugins and hence strengthens your site's security and keeps bloat away. Here is the list of some highly useful PHP scripts to use for your WordPress blog. This list is expandable and will surely expand to larger number of scripts as time moves on. All the codes listed below are error-proof and tested by me on my blogs.
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A bug in DW Question & Answer makes all comments ‘Anonymous’

While I was busy with semester exams, my colleague figured that all comments are showing to be posted by Anonymous author. How weird? Anonymous name is given to the writer of a comment in which 'author-name' field is kept blank. I did not allow to post 'anonymous' comments on this blog and everything was okay until I installed the latest update (1.2.9, possibly) of Design Wall's Question Answer (DWQA) plugin. This Q&A tool has proven to be a tonic to the interactivity of my website since I…