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Should you keep your outdated WordPress theme?

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If you have an old WordPress theme, say from 2009, and its code hasn’t been updated in years, chances are your WordPress website is experiencing problems. You may even see errors in your WordPress dashboard and your site probably doesn’t work properly. Why is this happening? The most likely reason is that your theme’s code …

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My WordPress Origin Story

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I was a journalist when I started my first WordPress blog. I didn’t want to start a blog but it was a condition for freelance contributors at OpenFile Montreal. I knew about WordPress because I’d attended Montreal Girl Geek events where WordPress was mentioned. I attended my first WordCamp Montreal (WordPress conference) in 2011. That …

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Debug and Resolve WordPress Bug Issues Fast

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Tricks for Debugging Common WordPress Errors For me, the trick to debug and resolve WordPress website issues is to act a bit like a detective. You look for clues as to why a site isn’t working. Some WordPress problems have obvious solutions. For instance, an error message in WordPress may mention a particular plugin, so …

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Gantt charts: a good choice for projects?

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I’m using a Gantt chart from TeamGantt for a project. From what I understand, Gantt charts used to be (still are?) the bible for project managers. I took the first level of Beth Livingston’s excellent The WP Project Manager’s Academy free course and it helped me understand the basics of WordPress project management. I first …

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The “new” Details Block

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Back in the day (a few years ago), I built a website that needed a show/reveal section for information. Below photos of individual instructors there was a Bio link that, when clicked, revealed text showing the biography of that particular instructor. It wasn’t hard to do, but it involved writing some JavaScript and enqueuing the …

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