I have been using WordPress for my website for over [show-years-since ysdate="01/03/2009"] years so have gained a lot of experience using the CMS (Content Management System) and have learned many WordPress tip and tricks.

I have had to do a lot of research to find out how to accomplish the things I want WordPress to do, getting it to run faster and to try and make my life easier.

So I have decided to start sharing my experiences with visitors to my website and whoever finds it through google etc :)

Why make a WordPress Plugin

When adding functionality to your WordPress website you would usually add a pre-made plugin, usually for the WordPress Repository if you can find what you need. You may find a piece of code you want to add to your sites…

How to Force https on WordPress

To force https: on a WordPress Website without a plugin, you can add the code below to the top of your current .htaccess file. I would do this when you first install your WordPress site to avoid the mixed content…

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Adding Social Icons to Blocksy

I wanted to include a social media icon for the Blocksy Theme Customizer. I contacted the theme creators to request Messenger as one of the available social icons, and they had already implemented a New Filter for that purpose the…

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Blocksy, My Search is Over

I have used WordPress for many, many years I have been looking at the Theme repository on a weekly basis and always felt let down. I did on occasion find something nice that I sort of liked, but there have…

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