Web Design Process – How we build websites

Web Design Process – How we build websites

In this entry, we’ll be going over our web design process. It’s really important to us that our clients have a level of understanding and transparency with how our work is conducted. This entry is written to show you how websites are created at Y-Designs.  We’ll be talking you through our steps to explain why […]

New Websites Summer 2016

New Websites Summer 2016

We’ve been working on a few sites since the spring.  There’s more in our portfolio, but here’s are the featured sites!

New Websites Spring 2016

New Websites Spring 2016

We’ve so far launched 7 websites this year.  There’s a lot more on the way! Below are some of the highlights of our most recent launches.

WP API Multiple Taxonomy Query

WP API Multiple Taxonomy Query

Before we get started, you will need to be running at least the following: WordPress: 4.4+ WP REST API (Plugin): 2.0+ The following examples will use a Custom Post Type named rental. When registering the CPT, we need to add the following argument: ‘show_in_rest’  => true. This allows us to query for our custom post type using the […]

Why we use WordPress now, and why we left Joomla

Why we use WordPress now, and why we left Joomla

This is a sad story. Thankfully, it’s mostly just PHP.   Introduction We used to swear by Joomla.  We loved the components, the modules, and the plugins.  We thought the MVC structure made a ton of sense.  We thought well of the Joomla model. We figured out how to make CCKs work (CCK = Content […]

Seattleite Guide: A Local’s Guide to Seattle

Seattleite Guide: A Local’s Guide to Seattle

We’ve built a version of this site before, but we didn’t have the resources, the skills or the time to make something more refined. This time, we have the resources, the skills and (more) time.  So, what’s the point of this guide to Seattle?  Why is it better? We’ll show you. TL;DR Just visit the […]

WordPress Instagram Plugin for Developers

WordPress Instagram Plugin for Developers

There are tons of Instagram Plugins. The issue is that we haven’t really found one that lets the developer change the view/html directly. Many of these plugins will do fine if you’re a normal user, but if you want full control, then this is the plugin for you. Its stupid simple and the idea is […]

ACF and Yoast SEO integration

ACF and Yoast SEO integration

There are two plugins that we most likely install on every single WordPress installation: ACF Pro (Repeater and Flexicontent are killer!) Yoast SEO Plugin While ACF is great for creating new content blocks, it never gets counted by Yoast’s SEO plugin for its “focus keywords” analysis.  This happens to be a pretty sore point for […]

WordPress Development: VVV, Consistency and Automated Deployments

WordPress Development: VVV, Consistency and Automated Deployments

At Y-Designs, as with other firms in our industry, we are often forced to develop client websites using WordPress.  Wordpress is like Windows in the late 90s, early 2000s; many tools are available, even though the operating system itself is kind of questionable. One of the biggest issues with WordPress Development is the fact that […]

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