Christina Creative Design Genesis WordPress Website Developer and Designer Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:47:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Hug the Day Ethically Sourced T-shirt Mon, 19 Mar 2018 19:01:27 +0000 After 22 years of hugging the day, Knitters kitty died on the evening of March 16th. I miss her squeaky voice, watching her soak up the sun, smelling the grass, and her sweet personality. She was super smart and very affectionate. The day after she died, this t-shirt idea popped into my brain. It’s a happy design which is unusual for me since I haven’t had any t-shirt ideas since my Mother died in 2013. I have had years of]]> 0 Random Hero Image from Directory for WordPress and Genesis Mon, 05 Mar 2018 23:36:14 +0000 If you’d like to create images for a hero section of a website and put those images in a directory and have them appear as random background images that change each time a person visits a page, this is how you do it with WordPress. The more images you have, the more random it is. If this saved you time, and I’m sure it did, consider a donation via PayPal to This gist has]]> 0 I’m #9 in the top 10 influential female developers on Traackr Wed, 31 Jan 2018 14:54:06 +0000 I’m #9 and I barely help anyone these days on StackOverflow. No time. I built my rep while Mom had brain cancer and after she died (from the treatment, not the actual brain cancer) and my own brain was tired of thinking. It was cathartic to think about other things. Mostly the answers were because I actually know CSS quite well, while many, many others use a front-end framework without knowing the underlying concepts. Full]]> 0 Add Custom Post Types and Taxonomy Terms to WordPress link selection Mon, 29 Jan 2018 19:02:15 +0000 When you add a link in the WordPress editor, the default is posts, pages, and single posts of custom post types. If you want to link to an archive page of a custom post type, or link to a taxonomy term (a category for example), then you would need to visit that page and grab the url from the browser bar and paste in the url (that’s one way of doing it). With this code]]> 0 Remove Beaver Builder link and tab in Admin for WooCommerce pages Mon, 29 Jan 2018 19:36:38 +0000 For a current project, I decided to use Beaver Builder for certain pages that the client can edit with a drag and drop editor. I ended up using Elementor Pro*. However, many people use Beaver Builder and WooCommerce together. In this situation you’ve got WooCommerce pages that are core (required) and generated when you go through the installer. These pages have shortcodes in them and they are also specified in the WooCommerce settings. These pages]]> 0 Clean up widgets page in WordPress Mon, 29 Jan 2018 18:40:04 +0000 I don’t know about you, but a lot of projects don’t require every single widget that comes with the core, frameworks, or plugins. Once you know the widget class, then you can add it to the array and remove it. If you want to keep one, just comment it out with two // before the class.]]> 0 How to Bulk Replace the 4.8 WordPress Text Widget with the Classic Text Widget Fri, 09 Jun 2017 19:28:34 +0000 If you updated to 4.8 WordPress you’ll notice a lot of nice improvements, but there is one thing that was done that I felt was like an artist over-working her painting: changing the Text widget to use a rich text editor. There are already plugins for that. The old pre 4.8 text widget was a way to add little snippets of html in your widgetized areas (aka sidebars). In many Genesis child themes, we rely]]> 21 Sukha Lifestyle Logo Tue, 09 Aug 2016 23:06:30 +0000 This logo was a joy to design. It’s so pretty and makes me happy. Which is appropriate since… Sukha is a Sanskrit and Pali word that is often translated happiness, ease, pleasure or bliss. Well, that’s all I have to write.]]> 0 Four equidistant inline-block columns that break into 4, 2, 1 as the viewport gets skinny Thu, 31 Mar 2016 12:24:56 +0000 In the forum a person asked about having her columns naturally collapse so that the content will be 4 columns where there’s the width for it and, as the viewport decreases in width, the columns will start stacking in to 2 and then 1 column. The column classes that come with Genesis, Bootstrap, and others don’t do that. They use floats. You can use Flexbox or you can use inline-block. Flexbox is still buggy]]> 0 Updated: WordPress RSS feeds and MailChimp Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:33:35 +0000 Do not send me a bug report. Become a paid member of MailChimp and after reading their documentation, if you have an issue, use their support. The original code last week was messed up in that the the same image was used in all posts, I should have noticed it. Anyway, this code is updated and it works great. Apparently hardly anyone is reading my blog to let me know of issues, which is disheartening.]]> 6 Fix blurry images in your WordPress oEmbed and use your own logo Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:47:16 +0000 I noticed that some WordPress sites I embedded, including my own, had blurry images for their featured image and had the WordPress logo for their Site Identity icon. This post will instruct you how to correct this. First let’s get some history, you are not going to touch the WP core. If you look at the /wp-includes/embed-template.php file (4.4) or the /wp-includes/theme-compat/embed-content.php (4.5), you’ll notice that the script is working some php math to find the ratio for rectangular images. If your best fit for that rectangular image ratio is an image size (add_image_size) that is small, then the resulting embed will be blurry across the web. To check if your site’s embed is blurry (you must be updated to WordPress 4.4x), paste in a url to one of your blog posts in another post in draft mode. You can use the visual mode for this test. In a couple seconds, your post will show up like the one below. If you have a featured image on that post, that will show up as well.]]> 3 Just finishing up my very first site where I’ve use another designer’s theme Thu, 17 Mar 2016 02:12:56 +0000 I’m using a theme made by another designer as a starting point for the very first time since I started in 1999. I’m finishing up on this and am waiting for some content and a few other things. The client and I agreed that Outreach Pro by StudioPress is the one that would best fit their organization, which is really the Royal family in-exile and their friends who are trying to get the world to]]> 0 If the date is modified, show modified date in your Genesis Child theme posts Mon, 14 Mar 2016 20:06:17 +0000 In the Short Code reference there are a couple shortcodes missing. The first one below is the shortcode for the modified date. January 29, 2018 1:20 pm To indicate that the date was last updated on, I check to see if it was modified. This is so all the posts, even new ones, don’t show the text “Last updated on” before the date: This modified from the one I use on this blog since I]]> 0 Logo that hangs outside the .site-header in Genesis with CSS Tue, 08 Mar 2016 21:48:06 +0000 A week or so ago someone in a Genesis forum had a CSS situation where the client’s logo designer suggested placement outside the .site-header. This example is using Outreach Pro. If you use this in another theme, you may have to make adjustments to the CSS. View Demo Software requirements: Photoshop or Illustrator or equivalent FTP Code Editor Set up the Logo Get the vector logo and either open it in Illustrator or place it]]> 2 Fast and Free WordPress Database migration without losing serialized data Thu, 10 Mar 2016 14:32:27 +0000 If you don’t want to lose your widgets, your CMB2 content, or other serialized data, the Search and Replace for WordPress Databases by interconnect/it is amazing! I had a BUNCH of CMB2 fields and when I did a standard find and replace or a SQL query, my content was just not showing up when I moved my site. Widgets and CMB2 use serialized data. That stuff is completely over my head. Check out this descriptive]]> 0