All posts by Savanna Lord

I live in the city of Battle Ground. I love cats but currently own none.

Slideshow Gallery WordPress Plugin

This is a review of the Slideshow Gallery WordPress Plugin. It is designed to add a slideshow to your WordPress site.

After installing the WordPress Plugin, you will see on the sidebar a new option for the Slideshow Gallery WordPress Plugin options and customization.

This is a screenshot of the new button added with the plugin slideshow gallery.

From here you want to navigate to manage slides and create a new slide.

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WPTarvern: How To Create A Dropdown Menu of WordPress Categories Without Using Code

On WPTarvern, Jeff Chandler talks about How To Create A Dropdown Menu of WordPress Categories Without Using Code. This is very helpful for people who do not prefer code.

He gives a step by step tutorial on how to make a dropdown menu without code.  It just a few steps you can learn how to, then do it to your own website.

Jeff Chandler writes that “By using this technique, I can modify which categories and what order they are displayed using the WordPress menu manager. I don’t have to worry about it disappearing via plugins or by switching themes. ” This can be super helpful for people who like to change their theme of their site a lot or for the people who are plugin happy. Changing a theme or adding a plugin will not make this disappear.

So now for everyone who wants to add a dropdown menu for all the categories you have on your site, you now can.

If you like what Jeff Chandler has to write, don’t hesitate to check out his other articles.

Interview with Jeff Starr: Perishable Press

I was given the opportunity to interview Jeff Starr, the author of Perishable Press

How long have you been using WordPress?

I’ve been using WordPress since 2004. At the time, WordPress was at version 1.2, just a baby. I’ve been working on the Web designing and developing since around 1999.

What made you start using WordPress?

I had been hand-coding database-driven sites before discovering that

This is a profile picture of Jeff StarrWordPress could save a lot of time by doing it out of the box. WP was very basic back then, but you could use themes and plugins to extend and customize things depending on what was available. Eventually I got into writing my own themes, plugins, tutorials, and was utterly hooked. Continue reading Interview with Jeff Starr: Perishable Press

What’s on the WordPress Kitchen Sink?

Many of you may be wondering “Whats the WordPress Kitchen Sink??” But after I tell you, don’t be too disappointed if you already knew what it was.  The Kitchen Sink is located on the Visual editor for Posts/Pages. This is a picture locating where the "Kitchen Sink" is.

Now, upon clicking this icon, it will bring up more options to edit your Post/Page. Continue reading What’s on the WordPress Kitchen Sink?

How to Embed a Google Map

There are a lot of tutorials on how to use Google Maps in WordPress, so here is a very simple and detailed way of doing it.

Embed a Map

It’s quite simple actually. Begin by going to Google Maps. From there you can type in the exact address you’re looking for or a general location and click enter on your keyboard (or click the little blue search button).

This is a picture of Google maps and how to use the search button. Continue reading How to Embed a Google Map