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Development Divi WordPress

Using anchor links to open accordions and tabs in Divi

Once of the more useful things about web design is the ability to use anchor tags (those things that create links to other pages or websites) to link to sections within the same page. Once clicked the page will jump to (or you can animate it) the content it is linked to.  This is achieved by […]

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Divi WordPress

Opening your Divi Header and Footer icons in a new window.

A few weeks ago I released the Atlantic Wave Social Media plugin for Divi. The plugin extends the built in Divi header and footer social media icon set by adding up to 13 additional social media icons. A customer recently asked me how it would be possible to open the social media links in a new […]

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Development Divi WordPress

Make your Divi Page Builder go large.

I tend to prefer to use the full extent of whatever screen I am on to it’s fullest effect. Typically I have two screens, my 23inch widescreen monitor and my 17inch laptop screen. The monitor is for coding and all coding related things and the laptop screen is for testing in browsers as well as the […]

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Development Divi WordPress

Adding CSS to your Custom Divi Modules

Recently I posted on the topic of Building your own Divi Builder Modules. As a PHP developer first, in that article I focused lightly on the PHP side of things, how to setup the module code etc. Michelle Nunan from DiviSoup pointed out that it might be handy to know how to add custom CSS to […]

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Development Divi WordPress

Building your own Divi Builder Modules

I’ve recently been spending some time extending modules in the Divi Page Builder. I had a few requests from clients to either make changes to an existing module or create a new module with custom functionality. As always my first port of call was a Google Search. The results, while not abundant, did eventually lead me […]

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WordPress

Automattic Code Wrangler Application

My application for a position as a Code Wrangler at Automattic, the company started by WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg. Good day I’ve written this email in my head about 5 times, one for each year since 2010, when I first became aware of Automattic. Each time I never actually sit down, type it up and send […]

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Development Divi WordPress

Divi Page Builder Cache

The latest versions of the Divi Page Builder includes very smart caching. This can sometimes lead to problems where users find they can’t add or delete rows or modules or use custom modules. Disclaimer: I’ve only really experienced this issue when developing module customisations. So this may not work for your specific Page Builder caching […]

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Development WordPress

5 SEO Mistakes to Avoid

A little background… Recently I was in the interesting position where plugin I had always used started giving me some hassles. For basic SEO functionality my go to install is the Yoast SEO plugin as it gives me the basic features I need and comes highly rated on WordPress.org. For my first client of the year I […]

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Experiences WordPress

Word Camp Cape Town 2015

So this year I was fortunate enough to attend my first Word Camp. I’ve been meddling (at best) with WordPress for the better part of the last decade, I’ve set up a few blogs and sites and even completed some custom development using WordPress as the base but I’ve never been someone who was ‘focused’ […]