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.

6 January 2019
How to list out your WordPress categories with a post count for each

Here's a useful snippet of code to automatically list out all your WordPress categories as links - with a post count for each one.

1 January 2019
How to set styles in Oxygen 2 for WordPress - four different ways

The Oxygen 2 site builder for WordPress has many ways to set styles. Here are four of them, and my own personal way of working.

27 December 2018
Creating multi-paragraph blockquotes in WordPress's Text Editor

Creating a blockquote with multiple paragraphs in WordPress's Text Editor is simple - but the markup is a bit different to HTML.

26 December 2018
How to list out your WordPress tags with a post count for each

Want to list out all your WordPress tags as links with a post count for each? Here's a snippet of code that will do that with no need to update manually.

24 December 2018
Adding a Google Ads responsive ad unit to an Oxygen template

Adding a Google Ads responsive ad unit to an Oxygen site builder template and no ads appear? This might be why...

23 December 2018
Forcing the browser to display a vertical scrollbar - how and why

Here's why you should add this to your CSS stylesheet to force the browser to display a vertical scrollbar, even on web pages that are too short to need one.

2 September 2018
Be careful renaming elements in Oxygen site builder for WordPress

This WordPress site is built using a visual website builder called Oxygen 2. It's great, but sometimes a case of trial and error. Here's one 'error' you can easily avoid. Oxygen sites are built from templates that consist of a number of elements - divs, columns, that sort of thing. By default each element you […]

29 August 2018
WordPress not centring images when you tell it to? Here's how to fix that

Your image looks centered in the WordPress editor... but when you publish the post, it's still left aligned. What gives?

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