Web development

Web development is a huge topic - both in scope and popularity. It is often divided into 'front end' development (focusing on the presentation of the site), and 'back end' development (focusing on the infrastructure of the site). Many website owners and product managers would not class themselves as web developers but are still able to use front end or back end languages to varying degrees.

18 November 2020
Using Oxygen's Conditions to hide an element on your WordPress homepage

There's no 'homepage' condition in Oxygen as such, so how do you selectively show or hide an element on your WordPress homepage?

8 March 2020
Comment replies not working on your WordPress Oxygen website? It could be Yoast removing replytocom

If your WordPress website is built with Oxygen, you may find that the 'Reply' link underneath comments is not working. Yoast SEO may be the cause...

2 November 2019
Embedding YouTube video with Oxygen WordPress sites (or, why is my video displaying at 500px max?)

If your WordPress theme does not define a Content Width, oEmbed videos default to 500px wide. Oxygen websites do not use themes, so default to this.

25 October 2019
Five reasons to have FTP access to your WordPress website

You've just set up your self-hosted WordPress website. I would always advise that you know how to access your site files via FTP! But why?

21 September 2019
How to show posts that are in BOTH of two categories on a WordPress search results page

What if you want to show only WordPress posts that are in both category A and category B (rather than either category A or category B)? That's possible...

1 August 2019
How to show posts from multiple WordPress categories on one search results page

With just a simple URL parameter, spin up a WordPress search results page that includes posts from two or more categories.

24 July 2019
How to filter WordPress search results by category

This post could just as easily be called 'how to filter a WordPress category page by keyword search term'!

14 July 2019
Adding a breadcrumb (crumbtrail) to an Oxygen website using Yoast SEO

Want to add a breadcrumb to a WordPress site built in Oxygen? You can use the free Yoast SEO plugin for that, and it's pretty simple to do

9 June 2019
Resolving a WordPress plugin conflict between Oxygen and Enlighter

I hit a WordPress plugin conflict between the Oxygen 2 website builder and the Enlighter syntax highlighter. Here's what happened and how I fixed it.

7 June 2019
Highlighting specific lines using Crayon Syntax Highlighter

When using the WordPress plugin Crayon Syntax Highlighter to display code snippets, it's possible to mark lines as important so they appear highlighted.

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