Manage Image Galleries with iPad

Just got an iPad Air 2 running iOS 8.4 and need to find an image gallery plugin for a WordPress site that has good admin features on the iPad. I had NextGEN Gallery setup and running; it displays galleries fine on computers, iPhone, and iPad, but has severe problems when trying to manage the galleries […]

Theme Development

Making the twentythirteen header responsive

The twentythirteen theme worked well for a couple recent projects, but the header is huge and not responsive. It looks good on big monitors, but the header is too large on my laptop, and then it gets hidden altogether when the screen gets just a bit smaller.  Here is one way to make it responsive.

Weirdness WordPress

Image Upload of Same Named File

On a client’s website that sells artwork, I accidentally had 2 images with the same name uploaded to the Media library, call them file1 and file2. Same picture, different names.

Plugin Notes

Usage Notes: WordPress eCommerce

  To remove a product image: Admin -> Products -> pick product -> Edit -> Manage Product Image Gallery From next screen, select image to remove, then look at the Attachment Details. Find the ‘Delete Permanently’ link and click it Close the pop up window and the image still shows up on the product page. […]


Why doesn’t Featured Image work?

I’m creating a new theme, very basic and simple.  But I’ll be darned if I can get the Featured Image function to show up for pages and posts.


WordPress Uploads folder

The /wp-content/uploads folder in WordPress is usually the default destination for media files uploaded through the admin interface in WordPress. Thus /uploads is outside any individual theme, and accessible to all themes on the site.

Website Backup/Restore WordPress

Can’t get to Shopping Basket after ShopperPress migration

I took a backup of my live WordPress/ShopperPress site and used it to load up a test version of the site on my local wamp server. When I thought I had everything complete, I could no longer display the shopping basket by clicking on the shopping basket icon, and the Checkout button no longer took […]

Upgrade Problems

Internal site navigation stopped working on localhost

Internal site navigation stopped working on one of my websites on localhost. Links to archive pages, product pages, and the contact page just redirected to the wamp home page.


Apostrophes (single quote) in image file names

A client called telling me he got an HTTP error when trying to upload an image to use in a product post on his WordPress/ShopperPress site. Then he could no longer access any pages on his website.



An archive in WordPress is a list of posts, often times sorted by category, tag, or date.  When you hear ‘archive’ you think it must be time sensitive, but it doesn’t have to have anything to do with time at all. That’s just a carry-over in terminology because of WordPress’ roots as a blog engine. […]