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Pirenko Studio is known for its beautifully designed and easy to manage WordPress themes like Hook, Verve and Shout. No matter which one of these Pirenko themes you’re using for your website, you can easily translate it with Weglot!  This is important because with the rise of ecommerce, it became easier than ever to acquire [...]
You're probably here, because the Instagram widget that is included on one of our themes stopped working. If that is the case, for starters we're really sorry about that! The good news is that this small article will show you how to quickly fix that. The problem Some days ago Instagram made some changes to [...]

Wondering how you can create those cool WordPress auto-login links where you don’t need to enter your username/password combination?

The title says it all: last week I attended my third WordCamp in Berlin and I wanted to share my thoughts on another (great!) WordPress event. Why am I doing this? Mostly because I want to encourage everyone to attend at least one, but also to highlight some parts which I particularly enjoyed. First things [...]
If you are reading this article you probably already know this, but WordPress Multisite Domain Mapping allows your_subsite.your_mainsite.com to be mapped to show as anydomain.com. This means that you can have multiple domains pointing to the same WordPress Multisite install. How cool is that? The main advantage in my opinion is updating WordPress and plugins [...]
SaaS stands for Software as a Service and it is a software licensing and delivery model in which software is licensed on a subscription basis and is centrally hosted. Spotsy - Monetize Your Instagram - is powered by WordPress and I decided to follow this approach to have full control over the features available. I [...]
Gutenberg, codename for the new WordPress content editor, is here. Pros and cons have been endlessly debated and, right or wrong, it is here to stay. In my opinion it is a step in the right direction and a much needed improvement on the WordPress Classic Editor. According to Matt Mullenweg, "the editor will create [...]
Most people today know that Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is critical to having a successful on-line business. What they may not know is exactly how to use it in their marketing plan. Incorporating strategically chosen keywords, with valuable content, can dramatically increase your world-wide-web presence, and ultimately, your bottom line. Even more important, knowing how [...]
Saturday evening... A beautiful and poetic sunset in Paris. I'm currently heading home (Portugal) and I'm still a bit overwhelmed by the whole WordCamp experience. When you have a low expectation about an event and it turns out to be great, it takes some time to settle down. In fact, I liked it so much [...]
I get a reasonable number of support requests when a theme update is needed. For my themes I highly recommend a plugin called Envato Market. This plugin has been completely revamped in 2018 and it works really well now. So here’s how to update the theme in small and easy steps: Install and activate this plugin https://envato.com/market-plugin/ Follow [...]
There's a requirement for using Google Maps and other Geolocation features in our websites. Since June 22, 2016 we need to have a Google Maps API Key to be able to use these features. At this moment, there's a free plan that should be good for most of the websites, but if you get a (really!) large number [...]
WordPress has a really cool feature that you can't miss. It is called Revisions and it works like a time-machine for your posts/pages content. When enabled, this feature allows you to restore an older version of your post/page content. This may come handy if you have erased content and want to have it back. It [...]
WordPress default search feature basically sucks. If you think that I'm wrong just give it a try... Done? Happy with the results? Most probable answer is "No, I'm not!". This is a true headache for any client that needs a decent search feature. The thing is that the search works relatively well with posts and pages, [...]
Yes, I know... Just another post about Search Engine Optimization (SEO). To make it a bit more original and interesting I'll try to highlight what really matters so that after a (really!) quick read you know the basics. Also, in this particular post I'm going to focus on WordPress whenever it is possible. Time is short [...]
There are thousands of Wordpress Plugins available, but unfortunately a lot of them suck. Why? The most common issues that I find are removing/changing some of the Wordpress Core functions and incorrect CSS code that breaks the theme layout. Here are 6 plugins that are absolutely great (each one doing his own job): W3 Total [...]
Did you ever face trouble managing menus on Wordpress? Well, who hasn't? With this small tutorial I should be able to give answer to the most common errors and doubts that arise within this matter. If you understand the connection between menus and their locations and also the importance of the "Screen Options" button you [...]
So I decided to add self-hosted video support on my new theme, but I have faced a limitation: I can't upload files with more than 1MB into the Wordpress Media Library. After doing some research here's what I needed to do: a) Because I'm running a multisite installation I had to do this: 1. At the top [...]
One of the most frequent requests on my themes is how to add new fonts to the options panel. I decided to spend some hours with this and I developed a simple plugin. You can grab it here. For now this plugin works only with themes developed by me. If you don't know where to [...]

This is an old request that I get a lot of times on my themes. Usually posts are ordered by date so …

Wordpress 3.5 is here and those who are using the great Victor Teixeira image resize script some warnings might have appeared on …

I ran across a small problem the last days. I needed to obtain image attributes (title and alt) from Wordpress library and …

Let's start with simple stuff. Well at least apparently... It's incredible how Wordpress is such a powerful tool and sometimes you can't do the simplest things. Here's a small screencast that will show you how to disable comments on any scenario.

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