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Permissions Editor for Ninja Forms

By Andrew McDonald 29th January 2018


Ever wanted to add a form to your WordPress site? A basic requirement of almost all websites, no matter their purpose, is a contact form that enables customers or potential customers to complete a few basic fields to send an enquiry through. Sometimes you will also need more complex forms that request multiple types of data from a user. If you have ever wanted to create a custom form on a WordPress site you will know that there are a lot of p...

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Doing more with Advanced Custom Fields

By Ollie Reardon 17th November 2017


A few months ago, we covered the basics of Advanced Custom Fields, a powerful plugin for WordPress that enables you to expand the basic content editing fields supplied by default by WordPress website to display content on your website. Going Pro In this article, we’ll be taking a look at the more advanced features of Advanced Custom Fields. While Advanced Custom Fields offers a free plugin, there is also a Pro version which offers extended fu...

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WordPress plugins for a successful CMS

By Kirsty Gasston 4th October 2017


WordPress has always been a very powerful blogging platform, but for website developers and those looking to update and add to their website on a regular basis, it can also be used as a very powerful content management system (CMS), with the implementation of the right plugins. Here's a summary of the plugins that we consider to be crucial in the setup of a website that will be using WordPress as a full CMS. Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) As web ...

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Advanced Custom Fields Basic Introduction

By Kirsty Gasston 24th August 2017


Advanced Custom Fields is a particularly useful WordPress plugin which allows you to take full control of your WordPress edit screens & custom field data, making content editing much easier. Installation You can install the free version of the Advanced Custom Fields plugin in the same way as you would any other WordPress plugin - login to your WordPress administration and search/install the Advanced Custom Fields plugin from the plugins pag...

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Securing your WordPress website

By Tim Lees 6th July 2017


WordPress is by far and away the most popular content management system. However, due to it’s popularity it also attracts huge numbers of attacks. Thankfully, it’s popularity and versatility also means that it’s core system is always worked on in the way of regular updates. Many of these updates continually improve the security of WordPress. However, regularly updating WordPress with core updates doesn’t mean that you should ignore other ...

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Creating Custom Post Types in WordPress

By David Foley 5th May 2017


Custom post types are the same as a basic post type that are already present in WordPress. However, the beauty of custom post types is that you can tweak them to your individual needs, allowing for great customisation. Custom post types are perfect for those projects where the default post type just isn't up to the task. In this blog post, I will be going over how to create a simple custom post type in WordPress and then provide a number of ex...

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Creating mail templates in WordPress and using Mailtrap to test and preview them

By David Foley 14th March 2017


If you're creating your own WordPress theme and you want to include functionality to enable users to send out emails, then you will need to set up a mail template. Before we get into creating a mail template, we need a way to test the mail functionality and a way to preview the created emails. Fortunately for us there's Mailtrap. Mailtrap is a fake SMTP server for development teams to test, view and share emails sent from the development a...

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New website go live for Littywood Farm

By Tim Lees 20th April 2016


Local award winning, soft fruit growers, Littywood Farm approached Rapid Web to re-design their website to bring it up to date.  Using their existing logo the brief was to give the website a more modern look, easy to navigate and to serve as a reference point for prospective employees and buyers alike.  The client requested the website to be responsive across all devices and specified that they wanted to update the content on the website themse...

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Our essential list of setup plugins for WordPress sites

By Tim Lees 8th March 2016


The maturity and flexibility that WordPress has grown in to in the last two to three years means that the platform is now is a primary option when we look at development and deployment of websites. With each WordPress development we undertake there a number of core WP plugins that we look to install as a matter of course that not only aides’ site development but also our work flow on the project. 1) WPCore Plugin Manager https://wpcore....

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Our Top 5 WordPress Plugins

By Christopher Horton 15th July 2014


WordPress has grown so much in recent years and has moved from a basic blogging system to a CMS (Content Management System). At Rapid Web, we often use WordPress to create websites for our clients, taking advantage of its unique template system to create bespoke designs with easy options for content management for our clients. WordPress also features a plugin architecture which allows for a lot of customisation to a WordPress website. We've been...

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