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So a new client wants me to add a new section to his site. Shouldn't be a problem I said, thinking I could just go into the code and develop what I like.
So anyway, you might have guessed it, turns out it's built using the WP Visual Composer. I had a lot of trouble adding a full height video and thought I'd share the solution:
So what do you think? Does the visual composer make it easier or harder to set up your pages as a developer?
WordPress is easy to manage. When built properly clients can update image gallery's, image sliders, accordions and more all in the page they are looking at.
Because it's so easy on clients to manage, they often start to believe everything is easy in WordPress.
It's all at a click of a button.
So when it comes to updating their WordPress site they think it's just the click of a button.
And that's because it is.
However as all WP developers know, you can update it at the click of a button. Hell, you can even set all your themes, plugins and core WordPress to update automatically.
But it's not safe.
So if you're reading this because you are wondering why your designer is changing you for WordPress updates, read this article --> http://askwpgirl.com/updating-wordpress-plugins-themes-core/
That covers the steps most designers take when updating WordPress.
Thanks for reading.
It always makes me laugh inside when clients in the past have questioned why I have charged them a few hours to install a plugin. You just click plugins, add new and upload it - how does that take 2 hours, they'd say.
What takes time is finding the right one, and then setting it up.
I'll admit - I hate using most plugins. I always build it myself if I can because of the amount of time you waste trying to get a one size fits all plugin to do something specific.
They're buggy and generally suck a good 60% of the time. And that's where the hours get spent.
Here's an article that explains the process: https://smallbiztrends.com/2015/03/how-to-install-a-wordpress-plugin.html