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I problem I occasionally see with Participants Database is dates that are entered end up being saved as 1 day later or earlier. This problem and it’s solution is a little bit complicated, so I’ll take a minute to explain how this happens. The basic reason for the problem has to do with timezone setting […]

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In authoring a plugin, I’ve found that it can be difficult to reliably find the path to the WordPress install root. The convention is to use the WordPress constant ABSPATH, and that works for most installations, but increasingly, people are using alternate directory structures. That is helpful for development, but can make things tricky for a plugin developer […]

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So far, we’ve covered some CSS Syntax, How CSS Rules Work, and How to Create New CSS Rules. In this article, we’ll look at how to add CSS rules to your WordPress site. Making Permanent Changes to the CSS Once you’ve determined how your CSS needs to change to get what you want, you’ll need […]

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At this point in the series, we’ve covered some basic CSS syntax, and learned to see how CSS rules are affecting the appearance of a web page element and test some changes. Now, we’re going to look at some techniques for creating new CSS rules to change the appearance of your page elements. Creating Effective CSS Rules Using […]

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OK, so we covered some essential CSS syntax in the previous article. Now, we’re going to see the CSS at work on a web page. Inspecting Page Elements To change the appearance of an element on a page, the first thing to do is understand why it looks the way it does. This means seeing […]

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WordPress CSS Basics I get a lot of support questions for making changes to the layout of my plugin, Participants Database. While the whole subject of the use of CSS to format web pages is vast, I’m going to try to describe some simple techniques so users with limited CSS skills can make changes. In […]

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I’ve got a few clients with e-commerce sites that i have set up and maintain. But this was all before I started using WordPress and decided to make it the CMS of choice for all my new projects and redesigns. Now, it will soon be time to upgrade one of my clients and I’m thinking […]

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Ah, the wonderful, wacky world of WordPress plugins. You never know what you’re going to get with these little snippets. The WordPress plugin repository is not all that helpful in determining the quality of the plugins available, so it’s a bit of install-and-test to find ones that do what you want them to do. This […]