Using Tinkerwell with Local by Flywheel

I have been using a wonderful web development tool, Tinkerwell, in my workflow to test and refine queries and code while I build out websites. For those not familiar with Tinkerwell, it is an application that allows you to run and test PHP code and immediately see the results. It is like Tinker for Laravel…

Using an enqueued file’s modified time to break the browser cache

If you’ve been a web developer for a while you’ve likely uttered the phrase, “Empty your cache,” or “Hold shift and click reload” to a user not seeing some of your newly-published changes. When you tell a client to take a look at some revisions, you want them to see the newest version of the…

Using Gravity Forms’ Constant Contact Function to Subscribe Users

I recently was working on a project where the client had a Constant Contact account and Gravity Forms installed on their WordPress site. Using Gravity Forms’ add-on for Constant Contact it was easy to subscribe users to Constant Contact lists for those forms created with Gravity Forms. However, the project was also utilizing The Events…

Adding Post Type and Slug to the Body Classes

When I first started working with WordPress, in order to style things on a particular page, I often would use the page or post’s ID to target the styles for that page. After all, out-of-the-box, WordPress gives you a class on the body tag containing the post type and the ID like postid-455 or page-id-525….

Simple WordPress PlugIn to Replace Excerpt With Full Post

I recently posted my lame joke video mashing together The Andy Griffith with Star Wars. In posting it, the excerpt for the post was showing on my site’s homepage and one had to click through to watch the video. There was nothing much to the text of the post – the only thing of note…

Troubleshooting the White Screen of Death in WordPress

One question that I see asked a lot in the WordPress Support Forums is what to do when their website simply displays a white screen. This most likely represents a PHP fatal error that stops the server from generating the HTML for the browser to display. How to Find the Problem When PHP has a…