Creating Custom Blocks for the WordPress Block Editor

WP Engine just announced the launch of a new plugin called, Genesis Custom Blocks, this is not to be confused with their page builder plugin, Genesis Pro. This new plugin is awesome! It will save you a ton of time when building custom blocks for the WordPress block editor, and allow you to reduce the … Read more

Building Websites with the WordPress Block Editor

In this article I want to show you what is possible with the default WordPress Block Editor and a few free plugins. The site I will be showing throughout this article was built without custom code and without spending any money on plugins. Where It Starts For Me Because I am not a designer, I … Read more

Easiest Way To Get Started With Elementor

The easiest way to get started with a WordPress page builder, like Elementor, is to use existing templates. A template is a prebuilt page used for a specific page builder that can be imported and manipulated with, in this case, the Elementor page builder. Elementor has always provided several templates within their plugin, however, they … Read more

WordPress Page Builders: Elementor or The Block Editor?

In this article I want to provide you with a little bit of insight on each of these WordPress page builders so that you can know which is right for you and your projects. I’m going to avoid getting too technical in this article. It is important that you understand one or two technical aspects, … Read more

Using Elementor with Genesis Child Themes

I’m writing this article because I’ve been getting a lot of questions about using Elementor with the Genesis Framework after writing an article titled, Why I Started Using the Elementor WordPress Page Builder Plugin. People want to know if Elementor will work with any of the Genesis Framework child themes. The simple answer is, Yes. … Read more

WP Engine Launches New WordPress Page Builder ‘Genesis Pro’

In this article I’ll share behind the scenes look at this new Page Builder, Genesis Pro, and some insights into what I think WP Engine and the Genesis team are doing to enhance the use of Gutenberg and the StudioPress themes. Ok Look. let’s talk about the elephant in the post first. Yes, I’m a … Read more

Mailchimp’s Website Builder…?

In this article, I want to address this new website builder form Mailchimp. Is this the right direction, are there really enough benefits to take their focus off email with a new “kinda related” software offering? Mailchimp’s Website Builder You read that right!! I received this email (pictured below) from Mailchimp today and I was … Read more

How to fix mixed content in Elementor built websites

In this article, you’ll learn (in 2 steps) how to fixed mixed content caused when adding an SSL or https to websites built with the Elementor WordPress plugin. Most page builders have this issue. And if you’re a web developer or designer building sites for clients, you often use a development domain before migrating the … Read more

Why I started using the Elementor WordPress page builder plugin

In this article I’m going to make a bold confession, as I discuss my conversion to the Elementor WordPress page builder plugin and why I believe it will win and dominate all other page builders. Plus I’ll share my strategy, the how I use Elementor and with what themes. The Confession It’s really no secret … Read more

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