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Interesting guides & posts from the people behind the Bootstrap 5 + WordPress framework.

How to choose, install and customize the WordPress theme.

WordPress plugins are PHP scripts that enhance WordPress’ functionality. They improve WordPress’s features or introduce whole new ones to your site. WordPress themes provide you with a lot more flexibility over how your content is presented visually. A theme changes the appearance of a website without changing the underlying software. Plugins are, in a nutshell,

How to install WordPress for beginners?

Domain name First, you’ll need a domain name. This is the unique name that people will type into a browser to access your website. (e.g. something.com).  Hosting Account Then you’ll need a hosting account that stores the files for the website. When you set up and install WordPress, you are doing it on your server.

Understrap 1.1 Release: Bootstrap 5 Support

The latest update to Understrap, the WordPress theme framework, has been released. The banner feature for Understrap 1.1 is support for Bootstrap 5, including a new “off-canvas” style mobile menu. You can find these new options in the Theme Layout Settings of the Customizer.  Understrap will still load Bootstrap 4 by default, so Bootstrap 5

Version Control Best Practices

I wrote this quick guide on best practices for version control for our internal team and I’m sharing it here because it can easily apply to your own projects, whether you’re working solo or as part of a team. The guide focuses on how we manage and store our custom child themes specifically, but the general rules can be applied more broadly.

How to Find a WordPress Developer Job

You’ve learned many different skills and languages on your journey into tech, and now comes the hardest part of all — the job search. We’ve put together this quick guide on how to find your perfect WordPress developer job.

How To Translate Your WordPress Theme or Plugin

Translating your WordPress theme or plugin into different languages is a great way to increase its reach and adoption. However, it’s not as easy as simply dropping the text into a translation tool and publishing the results.

10 of the Most Important Bootstrap Variables

Save time by using some of Bootstrap’s most popular variables, rather than weighing your site down by adding extra CSS. Here are ten of the ones we use most often.

🚀 Understrap 1.0 is here!

We’re thrilled to announce the release of Understrap 1.0, our biggest release since taking over the project in May. The update does NOT include breaking changes, so you can safely update any site using the Understrap parent theme via the WordPress theme directory. For your new projects, Understrap 1.0 comes with a new build process and lots of

Is your site ready for the Americans with Disabilities Act?

Today we’re excited to share our new, free guide to Optimizing your Website for the Americans with Disabilities Act. It’s an absolutely free, 19-page PDF guide – about a 20-minute read. As you may have heard, recent court decisions have made the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) a big deal for all businesses with websites. In short, most businesses