WordPress solutions for agencies and small businesses
Hi, my name is Alex Mansfield. I partner with agencies and small businesses to design, develop, and maintain high quality WordPress websites.
The canonical URL can be modified programmatically in WordPress using the get_canonical_url filter hook. Recently I was working on a site that needed custom canonical URLs on specific search result pages. I went looking for the documentation on filtering the canonical URLs, but while the existence of the filter is documented, I could not find […]
Sometimes you just want to style all the links pointing to a certain site, or containing a certain string in the URL. For example, styling all links to Wikipedia to stand out from regular links or hiding all links that include “registration” in the URL. It’s just a matter of using: href*= in the CSS […]
It took me quite a bit of research to figure out how to modify the home page query to use a custom post type archive. Here’s what it takes… 1. Set the home page to display a static page On the Settings > Reading page, make sure the “Your homepage displays” option is set to […]
What is a Widow/Orphan? When referring to text on a website, a “widow” or an “orphan” refers to the final word of a heading or paragraph that wraps to its own line. Like this: To prevent this from happening, we can use the HTML entity for non-breaking spaces between the last two words: A non-breaking […]
I was making an AJAX call and was getting a “Cross-Origin Request Blocked” error. It wasn’t clear where this error was originating, so I did a little research and here’s what I came up with. When the server determines that the script making the AJAX request is on a different domain, depending on the server […]
Google’s reCAPTCHA can easily overflow it’s parent at small screen sizes. Let’s fix that. Since the reCAPTCHA sits inside an iframe, we can’t target its individual elements with CSS. We can limit the iframe’s width, but that simply hides any part of the iframe that doesn’t fit within our new width. The code below reduces […]