WPTools

jQueryUI Plugin for WordPress

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W3techs latest numbers show that WordPress is used on 26.6% of all world’s websites. And Matt Mullenweg, the Curator-in-chief of WordPress last November revealed the new pivotal role for JavaScript in WordPress. Right now on WordPress.com all of the site management and creation routines run in JavaScript not PHP traditionally used by WordPress. And Matt…

Best Free Slider Plugin for WordPress

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Cyclone 2 Slider Delivers Fast, Capable SlidersManaging and displaying  images in various gallery formats and as sliders is becoming a vital ingredient of good WordPress interface design.The next two tutorials will look at two free WordPress plugins that deliver great features and functionality for the right price – free. First we consider sliders here followed…

Justified Image Grid with Shortcodes

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Image Grids with Masonry Layout have become very popular WordPress plugins. Some of the many image grids include  Essential Grid,the masonry Grid tools in Visual Composer,  Mikado and Final Tiles. But I have gravitated towards Justified Image Grid because it supports so many image sources, lightbox choices, lazy loading, easy responsive layout, and extensive styling…

Web Sliders Bad Rap

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Sliders Succeed Despite Bum ReviewsThe Web Design community has slid strongly against use of Sliders and Carousels in the last 2-3  years. Some of these articles read like those television commercials promoting the latest wonder drugs – but in reverse. Sliders and carousels will lead to Blatant Banner Blindness, Acute Animation Anxiety and certainly poopingly bad…

Image Protection in WordPress

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As a Web Developer the most frequent complaint I get from prospective clients is that their images, media and even layout plus contents are so easy to steal on the Web. But partially that is inherent in the way the Web works –  Web browsers are designed to display media and content as quickly as possible. Putting in…

WP Plugin: Easy Google Fonts

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One of the features I have been waiting for in the WordPress Customize command for Theme management is a Typography menuitem. This menuitem would at least allow users to set the Font Family, Color, Font-size and Font Weight for the default web fonts as used in a theme. Better would be if the Typography command included…