Simple Grid for WordPress

The Problem

Many builders; think Divi, Elementor, Visual Composer may only allow for x maximum columns. What does one do when the need is for columns within columns?

The Solution

Simple Grid to the Rescue

A basic responsive grid for winners. This project is based on Chris Coyier’s post on grids http://css-tricks.com/dont-overthink-it-grids/. Simple Grid is a basic lightweight grid, not a CSS framework. There are no styles for buttons, tables, typography etc. etc. Responsive – Built with responsive sites in mind, Simple Grid allows developers to build websites on a foundation suited for mobile and tablet browsers.

  • Lightweight – Simple Grid is simply that, a grid. This is not a framework with everything from forms to buttons styled but a lightweight simple CSS grid.
  • 1140px- No longer do we develop for 1024px monitors. Simple Grid is designed to make sites look great on larger monitors with higher resolutions.
  • 12 Columns- The twelve column structure of Simple Grid easily divides into columns of two, three, four or six, giving developers numerous layout possibilities.

Simple Grid was created for developers who need a bare bones grid. Simple Grid works well with 1140px layouts but easily adapts to any size of layout. With fluid columns, Simple Grid is responsive down to mobile.

Dallas Bass

Developer

DEMOS

5 Column Grid

Here is the simple grid code I’m using:

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Pricing Plans via Toggle Module

Pricing Plans via Toggle Module

Pricing Plans

Starter

 

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$30/mo

 

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Professional

 

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$65/mo

 

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Enterprise

 

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$99/mo

 

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Background Change Upon Page URL

Background Change Upon Page URL

Expertise:
Using simple css code on a page we can force that page to display a custom background of our choosing. On any WordPress website, every page has a CSS ID set on the Body tag. Looking at the page source the opening body tag looks like this for this page:

Body Tag CSS ID for Post

I can add css to the theme’s style.css to tell this specific page to use a custom background for the ‘body’. Something like this:

body#postid-1405{background-image: url('https://flashalexander.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Balloon-through-the-Clouds.jpg') no-repeat center top;}

This website’s content area is already using CSS to set the Coffee Cup background.

Coffe Cup Background

ERGO, if I am going to set a custom background for the page I’ll have to hide the content area background that is laying on top of the page. I use this css to accomplish the task:

#content-area{background:transparent;}

Putting it altogether, adding the following css to my stylesheet gives this page its own unique background:


body.postid-1405{
background-image: url(https://flashalexander.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Balloon-through-the-Clouds.jpg)!important;
background-size: cover;
}
body.postid-1405 #content-area{
background:transparent!important;
}

Take note of this: !important – It forces my css to override the existing css 🙂

All this assumes your using a child theme, where edits to the style.css file won’t be overwritten when the theme is updated. You ARE using a child theme aren’t you?!

Wang Chung
Wang Chung Chinese Philosopher

You’re an IDIOT if you don’t use a child theme.

Cover Swing

Cover Swing

Fooling around the past couple days I came up with a fun CSS3 graphic. The first incarnation was a simple html page, but after some thought I decided to integrate it into a WordPress theme as a shortcode by adding to the existing themes functions.php file. This worked great and further motivated me to create a plugin as well.

Cover Swing CSS Fun

Usage: Use shortcode

Where cover = complete file path to your cover image, link = url to more info website/page/post, title = Brief title.

Now in three exciting flavors!

  1. Shortcode by adding to any WordPress theme.
    • Copy code in functions.php to your themes functions.php file
    • Copy css from cover-swing-style.css to your theme’s style.css file.
    • Copy images to your themes images folder. If one does not exist, simply copy the entire images folder to your theme folder.
  2. HTML – Requires no explanation.
  3. Plugin – Upload the plugin to your WordPress plugins folder and activate.

Demo

Raspberry Tea

You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.
-C S Lewis
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Flashy Click to Call Plugin

Flashy Click to Call Plugin

WordPress click to call plugin shortcode to add call to action buttons; mobile phone call buttons to WordPress posts and pages, allowing users to click the button and invoke any native phone call applications; Skype, mobile phones, tablets with call apps etc. This tool is great to easily add a handsomely style click to call button on any WordPress site.

  • Add The Click to Call shortcode to your WordPress posts and or pages with ease
  • Single click Skype calls for users viewing the site on a Mac, PC, table or mobile phone
  • Single click phone calls for people visiting your site on a call enabled device
  • Install the plugin to your WordPress site to receive calls with ease
  • Add call buttons to link phone numbers to staff for selling your products
  • Add a call button with voice-mail number to capture sales leads

Usage

Use shortcode [ clicktocall number=xxxxxxxxxx ]xxx xxx-xxxx[ /clicktocall ] where xxxxxxxxxx is the phone number and xxx xxx-xxxx can be any text.

Installation

1. Upload flashy-click-to-call folder to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory
2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
3. Add shortcode Mobile Users Click to Call
xxx xxx-xxxx
where xxx xxx-xxxx is a phone number.

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