Nicepage WordPress template generator – review

Last Updated on August 24, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

I had been using Artisteer for years. Development pretty much ended around 2015. The WordPress 5.5 update caused issues that required some major changes to the template. That was impossible with Artisteer. After some research, I switched to Nicepage. 

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Migrating from Blogger to WordPress

Last Updated on January 19, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

I’m in the process of migrating three sites from Blogger to WordPress including this site.  The process is tedious and a little complicated, but it is manageable.  Once you have physically migrated, you need to tweak the posts, categories and tags a bit.  The most important part though, is to carefully apply 301 redirects to ensure that existing search listings will lead to the current content. 

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Preventing images from overflowing a column in WordPress with an Artisteer theme and possibly other themes.

Last Updated on January 19, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

I use Artisteer to create themes for my WordPress sites. As I was testing the sites, I noticed a major issue.

  • The monitor I use for development is 1920 x 1080.
  • I revised the WordPress large image to 800 x 800 in the WordPress Media Settings.
  • The layout is three columns, a wide column for content and two thinner columns for navigation and ads.

I noticed that when I resized the browser to a more square aspect ratio, the image would start to overlap the two right columns. As I researched there were a lot of solutions posted about modifying functions.php and using plugins. The issue was that none of the instruction were really clear as to where to put the code in functions.php much less which functions. php to use.

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Responsive Headline and Slogan in WordPress with an Artisteer Template

Last Updated on January 19, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

I was building a WordPress site where the headline and slogan were relatively long. At certain aspect ratios, the text overlapped the logo image in the header.

The solution was to add some custom CSS and to make use of the Artisteer responsive design.

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Joomla, Artisteer and graphical buttons for the top menu

Last Updated on December 2, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

We use Artisteer to create templates for our Joomla projects. It does a great job overall.

We were trying to create a top menu and it was rendering as text, not as a graphical menu.

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Artisteer for Joomla Vertical Graphical Menu

Last Updated on December 1, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

If you use Artisteer to generate a template for your Joomla sites, you may find it frustrating when dealing with a graphical vertical menu. When you look at your site, you see your vertical menu displayed as text, not as the graphics you intended.

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Bullets not lining up with text in Artisteer 4 joomla templates

Last Updated on December 1, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

We just switched to Artisteer 4. For many of my Joomla Templates, the text was not lining up with the bullets. Instead of

* Item 1 * Item 2 * Item 3

I was seeing

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Width of Fabrik Fields in Joomla with an Artisteer Template in IE and FIrefox

Last Updated on December 1, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

We use Fabrik to build forms and applications in our Joomla sites (www.Fabrikar.com). It’s a great extension. We also use Artisteer to design our templates. (www.artisteer.com) . Both are excellent applications.

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How to override table settings for Joomla sites with Artisteer generated templates

Last Updated on December 1, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

We had a bit of trouble figuring out how to modify the settings of tables in sites that use an Artisteer generated table. We use JCE as our content editor.

The solution was quite simple:

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Centering Tables in Joomla with an Artisteer Template

Last Updated on December 1, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

Yes, I know.. Tables are deprecated.. However, they can be useful in certain cases.

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