Our Latest Blog Posts

Below are our latest web design blog posts - simply click a title or image to read the entire story.

Setting up Custom Post Types (and Custom Fields) using Toolset

Custom Post Types allow you to have advanced functionality in WordPress.  Combine that with custom fields and you’ve got yourself a system to create complex database driven websites. It’s one thing to create a “brochure” website. A brochure website is simply a website that looks pretty and exists to distribute information. These types of website…

Say hello to OutsmartCarbs.com

It’s one thing for us to write about designing websites… it’s another thing to actually do it and then show you exactly what we did. OutsmartCarbs.com will be our new teaching tool and great example of what’s possible. Like all great stories, this one starts with pizza. After a terrible week of clients freaking out…

Dynamic population (via URL variables) to Gravity Forms

Dynamic population in Gravity Forms is an easy way to get pieces of data from Page A to Page B… like when you order a pizza and then it gets delivered to your house.  You didn’t make the pizza at home, but yet here it is. Before we get into the HOW of dynamic population of…

Install a premade Beaver Builder template

To install Mayfair or Northside please follow these instructions: Make sure you have Beaver Builder installed and activated and Ultimate For Beaver Builder. Login to your WordPress site and go to Tools > Import On the import screen click on “Install Now” under the WordPress heading (it’s at the bottom). This will install the import…

Install a premade Gravity Forms file

To install a premade Gravity Forms (like the ones in your Web Designers Academy account) please follow these instructions: Make sure you have Gravity Forms installed and activated in your WordPress site. Go to Forms > Import/Export. Once there, click on the “Import Forms” heading. Click the “Choose file” button and browse to the form…

Add An Announcement Bar To Your Entire WordPress Website (Without A Plugin)

An Announcement Bar is an easy way to get the word out about a limited time special offer across your entire website.  The best part is that you don’t need any additional plugins. It’s very EZ to put a message on your homepage about that special deal you are having BUT unless the visitor goes…

Beaver Themer Tutorial: Create A Custom 404 Error Page

What does a swearing dog, firing incompetant employees and a ladder have in common? They are all hella-great ideas for custom 404 error pages that you can create with this Beaver Themer Tutorial. Now sure how to use Beaver Themer? This article will show you. WTF is Beaver Themer? The very first thing you need to…

top wordpress plugins

27 Of The Top WordPress Plugins For 2018

With tens of thousands of WordPress plugins available, finding the ones you need can be a challenge to say the least.  When we were putting together the list of what we think are the top WordPress plugins, we took many things into consideration.  We wanted to create a comprehensive list that includes everything from the…