What a difference a year makes

A lot has happened this past year. Obviously a lot has happened in the bigger sense but I’m talking about the WordPress world where millions of websites live. The block editor has advanced considerably and is headed towards full site editing. Elementor had a difficult rollout of their 3.0 release but has gotten it stable … Read more

Improving our own site performance

The old story goes that the cobbler’s children don’t have good shoes because the cobbler prioritizes customers over his own family. Web designers and developers often fall into the same situation. The slewis.org website has been too slow for too long. We were just too busy working on client sites to pay attention to our … Read more

Gutenberg: block based editing coming to WordPress soon

Some Trail Websites customers are now using the Elementor page builder for enhanced page layouts and widgets that make complex pages easier to create. Others use the WordPress editor and use WordPress galleries to add nicely organized groups of images. All WordPress sites will soon have another option. Gutenberg is the project name for an … Read more

When anchor tags go wrong (in Divi in this case)

Anchor Tags Anchor tags are useful bits of html. We use anchor tags to jump to a specific place on the page we’re on or on another page. A link can jump to any bit of content with an id assigned but we most commonly use div, p, a or span elements as the targets … Read more

How’d you do that? WordPress, HTML, CSS and more

We’ve shared a few tips recently in the Facebook WordPress for Nonprofits group and Give Community that are worth re-sharing here. Before we get to the tips, here’s a setting we recently found: In your user profile in WordPress, there is a box you can check to disable the Code Mirror syntax highlighting, auto-completion / … Read more