WP-SCSS and Lemonade/Salt

WP-SCSS is a plugin that will convert your SCSS to CSS. It has useful advanced features, but other options are available. If you are using WP-SCSS and Lemonade, then you will want to update the settings page so that your SCSS is compiled to CSS. If you’ve not customised the […]

Setting Up a New Website Locally

NOTE: This tutorial is on the basis that you are using VVV and have converted to a Multisite instance. Firstly, log into your WordPress installation. If you already have multiple sites, logging into any of them is ok. In the top left you should see “My Sites” preceded with a key […]

Installing Your Theme Locally

For development purposes you will need to clone your theme which should be stored in a version control repository (GitHub, BitBucket and GitLab are popular hosted version control platforms). SMILE works on the basis of Parent/Child Theming, and has it’s own parent theme called “Lemonade”. There is a starter Child […]

Converting WordPress to a Multisite Instance

Multisite gives you the ability to create a network of sites. With Multisite you can create a new WordPress Site in just a few clicks and with minimal hassle. For those doing so in a development environment, particularly VVV, experience shows that choosing a subdomain based installation is advantageous. Converting […]

Setting Up Your Development Environment

The quickest way to get set up with a development environment for work at SMILE is using Varying Vagrant Vagrants (VVV). This is an open source Vagrant configuration focused on WordPress development. To get set up, you’ll need command line access (Example: Terminal on OSX), and your favourite Text Editor […]

Forgotten Your Password?

If you have forgotten your password, you can recover it in less than 60 seconds. Visit the log in page for your site and click on the link that says “Lost your password?”. From here you just need to enter your username or registered email address and you will be […]

What’s the difference between a Session and a Pageview?

Sessions A session is tracked from site open to site close, or when someone ‘backgrounds’ the sites for 15 seconds or more (maybe they opened another tab). Sessions are really useful when combined with other metrics to analyse true engagement rates. Sessions also have metrics for length of session and intervals between multiples. […]