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5 Essential Plugins for Every WordPress Site

5 Essential Plugins for Every WordPress Site

Posted by Ian Miller on Oct 13, 2014

The Plugins You’ll Wish You Installed Every designer has their starting-line rituals when building a new WordPress site.  After reviewing our portfolio of recent projects, it became clear that these 5 plugins were an essential part of that ritual for the designers at Tower Agency. We’ve decided to share this secret blend of herbs and spices in the hopes that it will make building your WordPress site easier and give you a more attractive, functional final product. Experienced developers will probably recognize several of these favorites; if you fall into this category we’d love to hear about your favorite WordPress plugins in the comments section below the post. As for the rest of you designers-in-training, small business owners, and curious friends, Tower Agency is always looking for new clients and employees to join our team. Contact us to explore the ways that we could grow and thrive together. Duplicate Post Adds the “Clone” button in WP-Admin and other tools to easily make copies of posts or pages. This plugin helps save time when trying to keep a consistent format across a website. During the initial build process, one-click duplication of pages means you don’t have to start “from scratch” with each new static page of the website. Once you’ve established the site, cloning posts can help you keep a consistent look and feel where it counts while reminding you to keep intros, calls-to-action, and other content fresh. Learn more about Duplicate Post. Comments Evolved Adds the ability to enable native WordPress, Google+, Facebook, Disqus, and Livefyre comment systems easily. It converts the standard WordPress comments area into a tabbed social...

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VIDEO: How To Troubleshoot WordPress

VIDEO: How To Troubleshoot WordPress

Posted by Roger Tower on Aug 15, 2014

FACT: You Will Encounter Site Errors. Understanding how to solve problems with WordPress and where to find the solutions is half the battle. We have compiled the resources you should use when troubleshooting, some of the errors that will lead to these resources and where to find them on the internet. For more advanced troubleshooting, please contact the agency Learn more about our company and the digital marketing services we’ve used for our past client success stories. When updating your site and you receive a white screen of death it is not time to freak out, take a deep breath, get your detective’s hat on and start debugging. There are many answers on the internet, not always correct, and this can make it difficult. Your theme will have helpful resources as well as your host and should be checked first after searching on Google for the problem. Below we have listed the 4 areas you will need to investigate to find the root of the issue.   Troubleshooting WordPress Errors & Resources Video There are several references to check for solutions to your specific WordPress problem. Always make sure that your themes, plugins, and framework are up to date as that could be an easy fix to your issue. Before attempting any troubleshooting, be sure to back up your site so you will not lose any data.     Top 4 Most Common Sites To Find Solutions Host/Server (Database Errors) Theme (Visual Errors) Plugin (Formatting Conflicts and Security Flaws) WordPress Codex/Framework (Function and Back-End Issues) If your host is not working, you may need to contact your host or read through their documentation. If...

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CSS Tips and Tricks for WordPress

CSS Tips and Tricks for WordPress

Posted by Ian Miller on Jul 28, 2014

Learn CSS Tips and Tricks for use specifically in WordPress Development/Design In this article you will learn basic css tips for an intro in WordPress development and design. These are common our team uses on new designs, please contact Tower Agency for more assistance. A Brief Introduction to CSS A CSS (cascading style sheet) file allows you to separate your web sites (X)HTML content from it’s style. Per usual use your (X)HTML file to arrange the content, but all of the presentation (fonts, colors, background, borders, text formatting, link effects & so on…) are accomplished within a CSS. In this article, we will discuss a few hints related to some of the trickier CSS aspects of creating a WordPress document. Our goal is to simplify these aspects in order to allow the user to implement them more easily.   1. display:none Property This action will be commonly used when removing extra visual aspects included in a theme. Hiding an element can be done by setting the display property to “none” or the visibility property to “hidden”. However, notice that these two methods produce different results: visibility:hidden hides an element, but it will still take up the same space as before. The element will be hidden, but still affect the layout. display:none hides an element, and it will not take up any space. The element will be hidden, and the page will be displayed as if the element is not there.   2. How to Center an Image Sometimes you need a section (or image) to be centered. Phrased differently: we want the left and right margin to be equal...

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