Web design

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Determining the Web Host When Cloudflare Hosts the Nameservers

Last updated: 30-Oct-2021 As I began a new project for a new client this week, I was tasked with tracking down the web host for the client. The client did not have a record of where its site was hosted. What seemed like a simple enough task actually turned out to be a real challenge. …

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WordPress and Gutenberg

Community Recommendations for Gutenberg Blocks in WordPress

Last updated: 27-Mar-2021 As I began a new client website project, I was eager to build the site using the new block editor, commonly called Gutenberg. Since Gutenberg was officially added into WordPress a few years ago, it has become a powerful and flexible way for displaying and styling content on the front end of …

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Dipping into WP-CLI

The Power of WP-CLI

In the latter months of 2019, I began to explore more earnestly the command line tool for WordPress, WP-CLI. I quickly discovered that for someone who prefers the keyboard to the mouse, it’s a wonderfully powerful, quick, and robust tool for managing and updating WordPress sites. What follows below is a resource that I’ve building …

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WordPress to Static Site

Making Static Sites with a WordPress Plugin

In advance of my talk at WordCamp Niagara 2019, I am sharing a blog post where I will share further materials, information, and resources related to my talk. Keep It Simple: WordPress-to-Static Sites for Non-Developers View WordPress to Static Site: A Designer’s Leap into Something New on Notist. Here are my slides, which are posted …

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Liam Dempsey presenting at WordCamp Niagara

What Do You Want to Know about Making Static Sites with WordPress?

In advance of my talk at WordCamp Niagara, I wonder what people might be most interested in learning about. At the risk of letting the cat out of the bag a bit, I will walk through using plugins to convert locally installed WordPress sites into static sites. With that in mind, I wonder what information …

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Small Changes to a WordPress Theme to Deliver Big Results

Small Changes to a WordPress Theme to Deliver Big Results

In early September 2019, I was lucky enough to deliver a presentation to the Morris County NJ WordPress Meetup. Organized and arranged by Pam Aungst of Pam Ann Marketing in Denville, New Jersey, the presentation was delivered online, via a Zoom webinar. The meetup attendees were gathered in Pam’s offices in north Jersey, while I …

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