How to disable category description on hovers and have smaller pages in WordPress

The WordPress category widget, by default, creates an on hover category description when you move the mouse over a category. You can see an example in the image above. To do this, WordPress adds the description of each category on each page where the widget is. So, you end up having the category descriptions in … Continue reading “How to disable category description on hovers and have smaller pages in WordPress”

How to create a child theme for Twenty Sixteen

A child theme, in WordPress, according to the definition in the Codex, is …a theme that inherits the functionality and styling of another theme Creating a child theme is the recommended way to change the appearance of your theme. These are the basic  instructions to create a child theme for the Twenty Sixteen theme: create … Continue reading “How to create a child theme for Twenty Sixteen”

How to use React from the browser

React, as you probably know having reached this page, is a visualization framework created by Facebook. This small guide explains how to use react from the browser without any additional tool. Professional development with React nowadays includes the usage of npm (node package manager) to install packages like React and ReactDOM, and that of module bundlers … Continue reading “How to use React from the browser”

How to insert breadcrumbs into WordPress with Yoast

A breadcrumb gives information about  the category under which the current page is in a site.  So if the post we are reading is in the category Internet, we will see thanks to the breadcrumb an indication like  Home >> Internet >>Current article Other types of breadcrumbs exist, as the ones related to the path … Continue reading “How to insert breadcrumbs into WordPress with Yoast”

How to remove the left column in Twenty Sixteen

The Twenty Sixteen WordPress theme is composed of three columns. In the left column, you have meta information like author, date, tags and categories. If you want to remove the left column and have a two columns layout, you have to add the following code. Removing the left column has the effect of moving the … Continue reading “How to remove the left column in Twenty Sixteen”

Excerpts and thumbnails on the homepage with WordPress

I’m going to explain how to  insert excerpts with their thumbnails into the homepage of a site made with WordPress. The code to add the excerpts Its easy to add a post listing, using the Display Posts Shortcode  plugin. Just add the following code to the page you use as your homepage with the editor: … Continue reading “Excerpts and thumbnails on the homepage with WordPress”

How to troubleshoot a slow network with Linux

Where to start from to solve network problems? I believe that most of the times they are related to software issues, however I found myself suddenly with a slow network and it was caused by an hardware problem. I’ll give a description of what happened and how I solved it. The network problem I used to … Continue reading “How to troubleshoot a slow network with Linux”

How to display excerpts in the categories of the WordPress Twenty Sixteen theme

How to display excerpts instead of full posts in the category pages (archives) of the WordPress Twenty Sixteen theme? Find the archive.php file Open the WordPress dashboard, then go to Appearance -> Editor, select the archive.php file on the right. Click to open the archive.php file Edit the file to show the excerpts Find the following … Continue reading “How to display excerpts in the categories of the WordPress Twenty Sixteen theme”

How to generate a sitemap for a static WordPress site

I’m using WordPress with the Simply Static plugin to generate the static version of my site and the Yoast plugin to generate the sitemap, a map of the site. Simply Static doesn’t fetch the sitemap from the site, so you don’t have one to upload to the Google search console. But I solved this problem. … Continue reading “How to generate a sitemap for a static WordPress site”

A curated startup content search engine with great articles

There is a new search engine around, a search engine about startups: First Search. From the First Search database description on Product Hunt: First Search is the largest database of curated, high-quality advice for building startups ever created. We’ve vetted, tagged and organized 10,000+ articles about every facet of company-building, written by the best minds … Continue reading “A curated startup content search engine with great articles”