Category WordPress

The Acumen software design blog provides you with helpful articles about WordPress.

WordPress is an open-source content management system based on PHP and MySQL. WordPress is very user-friendly and a great content management tool for both small and large businesses. Business owners can install a variety of WordPress plugins to customize their site as much or as little as they’d like. WordPress allows its users to choose from hundreds of themes, and the CMS site even adds new additions to its theme selection weekly. Acumen provides software development services for WordPress.

Several web sites provide a good overview:

Official WordPress Features page  WordPress Wikipedia


Nov
21
2017

Using Contact Form 7 with Google Analytics in 2017

The old mechanism of submitting form events to Google Analytics involved using the “Additional Settings” tab of a specific contact form using code similar to: on_sent_ok: “ga( ‘send’, ‘event’, ‘Contact Form’, ‘submit’ );” In WordPress, it will look like this: Note the “Deprecated settings are used” message. Contact Form 7 has deprecated the on_sent_ok hook […]

Jan
25
2017

Smarter Analytics Update

Google is constantly improving their systems and we’ve updated the Smarter Analytics WordPress Plugin to be current with the latest version of Google Analytics. The updates move the analytics code to the Header where they are more readily observed and also ensure it will work with the latest version of WordPress. Update today!  

Nov
1
2016

Why is WordPress Development best for business websites?

The latest variation of WordPress is packed with your typical functions, maintaining ease-to-use functions and for that reason, the listing of functions has increased greatly over the years, along with theme variety makes it easy to generate income. If you also include excellent plug-ins, Constant Updates, a WP Support community that is second-to-none, SEO made […]

Oct
24
2016

8 Awesome WordPress Web Apps Paving the Way for WordPress as a SaaS Platform

Sometimes you need a web app and don’t have the time, skill, or budget to do custom development. Developing from scratch can be the solution for many problems, but it can take much longer than starting from an existing code base. WordPress was originally designed as a blogging platform, and it continues to be well […]

Sep
21
2015

Garbage Text in WordPress Editor

We recently had a spat of our clients have trouble with garbage text appearing in the Visual Editor of WordPress and eventually tracked the problem back to the Preserved HTML Editor Markup plugin. It seems to have issues with the updated version of WordPress. The telltale sign was it created a whole bunch of garbage text […]

Jul
25
2014

Resolving MediaFileManager Notice Issue

Our WordPress development team ran into a problem with the Media File Manager plugin by Atsushi Ueda in which the code was attempting to read from an array index that did not exist. This resulted in a Notice level error from PHP, and thus broke the file manager.  We think this utility is very useful to […]

Jun
18
2014

Using OneLogin’s Embedded API and Launch API in PHP

OneLogin is a great service that allows companies to use Single Sign On to allow their employees or customers to access a multitude of other applications using a single username and password. We are currently using OneLogin to do just that for a client – allow their customers to sign into their WordPress platform and […]

May
8
2014

We’re sorry. It looks like you’ve already submitted that

When developing WordPress websites we like to use the Formidable Pro plugin for creating forms. Its quite handy but we’ve had it stop working on two sites. We get a: We’re sorry. It looks like you’ve already submitted that Error message every time a form is submitted. There’s a fix but it took a while […]

Mar
4
2014

Find Template Used with WordPress

My boss was kind enough to allow me to attend WordCamp 2014 in St. Louis last weekend and I learned a lot of things but one thing that has already proved useful is a plugin called What The File. This plugin identifies what template a particular page is using. It can be a real hassle […]

Oct
11
2013

Adding Multiple Google Analytics Codes to WordPress Installations

At Acumen, we want to add Google Analytics on our WordPress installation, and we want the ability to track our posts and our pages separately using Google Analytics properties. We also want to keep our analytics more accurate by filtering out visits from our team members. To do this, we decided to build a free […]

Sep
23
2013

Creating a WordPress Menu with Descriptions

While moving a client over to WordPress, we wanted to take a hard-coded menu with icons and descriptions into a WordPress-controlled menu that allowed the administrator to update the menu with ease from the WordPress control panel. Unfortunately, this functionality is not completely offered by WordPress. While updating the Screen Options in the WordPress control […]

Sep
13
2013

The Descriptive Menu Widget

  Today, we released the Descriptive Menu Plugin on the WordPress.org plugin repository. This plugin allows us to display a menu with the menu item descriptions using a simple widget. It also provides an optional icon element. With simple and clean markup, you can easily style to make it look the way you need it […]

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