What You Need to Build a Website – Checklist

category:  Web development, WordPress

To build a website, there are 4 things you need. Domain Name Business Email Address / Contact Email Address Platform Web Hosting # Domain Name What is a domain name A domain name is a digital address for your website. It is where people can find and access your website. For example, my domain name is applerinquest.com. When you type “applerinquest.com” into browsers such as Chrome, IE, Firefox or Safari and hit the enter key, you will see my website … Read More

How to fix WordPress not sending Emails issue

category:  WordPress

Issues with email sending are some of the most common questions that I have from my clients. Often, the clients are not seeing any of the expected WordPress notifications. This is usually due to problems with their server configuration or their contact form configuration. # Server configuration WordPress is built in PHP which is one of the most popular server script languages. WordPress uses the PHP mail function to send out the emails. Normally, web hosting that supports PHP and … Read More

Why you need LiveChat for your website

category:  Web development, WordPress

Have you ever used LiveChat to ask some questions before buying the products or services? Have you ever used LiveChat for getting your support? If the answer is no, let’s read on. LiveChat is not new. It is been around for over 10 years. LiveChat helps many businesses grow. You may be one of them. What is LiveChat? LiveChat is an online customer service software with live support, help desk software, and web analytics capabilities. Below it shows how LiveChat … Read More

How to Create a Custom WordPress Widget

category:  WordPress

In the previous post, I talked about how to create the custom sidebar. Today, I will talk about how to create custom widgets for the sidebar. You can add the PHP code below into your functions.php in your child theme or create the new widgets plugin which is the same concept as the previous post. In this post, I will add the PHP code into the functions.php in my child theme. That’s it. When you navigate to Appearance>Widgets, you will … Read More

How to create a custom WordPress sidebar

category:  WordPress

The sidebar is one of a popular feature on the website. Often, it uses for blog or news page. Some WordPress themes provide the ability to add the new custom sidebar for the theme. But some don’t. If your current theme doesn’t provide the ability to add a new sidebar on your site, you have two options to do. Option 1: Using the plugin. You can use the Custom Sidebars plugin which is free. Option 2: Add the new custom … Read More

Owl Carousel plugin – jQuery carousel slider with fully customizable and responsive

category:  Web development, WordPress

A carousel slider is another popular feature that you see often on the website. Often you will see the carousel feature on the travel agency website, e-commerce website, business website and portfolio website. There are so many slider plugins in the market but today we will talk about an Owl Carousel plugin which is one of the popular sliders in the market. The plugin can display the image and video. Why use the Owl Carousel plugin? Fully customizable Touch and … Read More

Export the data as Excel file in WordPress

category:  WordPress

Last month, I had a request from my client to create the export data as the excel file in WordPress. The client has their own server and they wanted to focus on memory usage. Plus, the client uses the PHP 5.5 which is pretty old. I found one PHP class that met the client’s requirement. The PHP class is PHP_XLSXWriter. Let’s say, we create an archive download template in which the download is a custom post type. On the template, … Read More

Create a custom table plugin in WordPress

category:  WordPress

For WordPress, most of the time you can create the custom post type, custom taxonomy or custom category that fits your need. But sometimes you may need your own table structure to store your data. For example, you sync the data from the external system into WordPress. Today I gonna share with you how to create a simple custom table via the plugin. In this tutorial, we will do three steps below write a PHP function that creates a database … Read More

How to pass Javascript value to PHP in WordPress

category:  WordPress

Working on customization in WordPress sometimes we need to pass the PHP value to Javascript or Javascript value to PHP. Today I will share how to pass Javascript value to PHP in WordPress. Let says we have a criteria form in which the users can fetch the data by the criteria. The data will query from the database by PHP and display on the screen as it shows below. We actually take the sample from one of my posts here. … Read More

Search by Custom Fields without a plugin

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Lately, my client requires me to add the ability to search by custom fields at the backend. Today I gonna share what I did. There are three filters we will use. posts_join posts_where posts_distinct Below what page will be implemented. You can add the code below into functions.php or your own plugin. $_GET[‘s’] is the search input on the edit page. The posts_distinct filter is needed to prevent duplicate data. Yeap! that’s it. If you are looking for adding the … Read More