How To Build A WordPress Child Theme Less Than A Minute

Doing extra customization on your website is pretty common especially if the chosen theme doesn’t support the style and functionality that you want. But most amateur website designers missed this portion which may result in losing all the extra codes every time there’s a new update on your theme. Of course, that’s not everyone’s cup of tea. It’s a waste of time, effort, and money. To avoid this, you need to make sure the parent theme is carrying a WordPress child theme version.

 

What is WordPress Child Theme?

child theme is a theme that inherits the functionality and styling of another theme, called the parentthemeChild themes are the recommended way of modifying an existing theme – WordPress Codex

WordPress codex did a very great job in explaining what child theme is.

Now, you know what’s WordPress child theme is.. Let’s build now!

A child theme needs three things:

  • Its own folder,
  • A style sheet name styles.css
  • functions.php file
  • screenshot.png (optional)

child theme directory

 

1. Create a folder under wp-content/themes
Like any theme, child themes are located in wp-content/themes in your WordPress installation. So, navigate there and create a new folder for your child theme.

A best practice is to give your theme’s folder the same name as the parent theme followed with -child phrase. Now, because we’re using the Divi theme, we will call our folder divi-child.

2. Screenshot
Upload your screenshot.png in the child theme folder, this will serve as preview under appearance > Themes

3. Functions.php
Create a blank functions.php using atom then upload in the folder you have created

4. Styles.css
Create a styles.css then write the following code below. You can modify the text field according to your preferred information.
Child Theme Syntax:
/*
Theme Name: Level Up Child
Theme URI: http://bookwormhead.com
Description: This is a child theme of Angelic site
Author: Angelic Sanoy
Author URI: http://bookwormhead.com
Template: Divi
Version: 0.1
*/
@import url("../Divi/style.css");

Lastly, go back to Appearance – Themes and press the activate button.

Download the child theme source file here

Evernote Tips And Tricks: The Best Way To Manage Your Client’s Login

There’s a lot of password management tools available throughout the cloud but neither of them quench my thirst until I come up with this 101 Evernote tips and tricks that dramatically improve my productivity rate.

If you are wondering why I shouldn’t be using Lastpass or Sticky Password? Actually, I tried but…. I cannot afford the glitches and it’s eating my precious time so instead of dealing those stuff; I created my own password storage that works both in offline and online – even in Incognito browser..

So let’s begin how this Evernote trick solved the hustle…

Step 1 – Evernote Tricks 101: Grouping the Notebooks

Sign up at Evernote and create a group for your client’s information. This help you to locate login details easily.

First, create a stack to merge the notebooks( Independence Title create a very brief tutorial how to create a stack in Evernote). I have the Evernote notebook called default contacts where I put all the clients that focuses only on their business which means their login details are exclusively all about their company.

Step 2 – Evernote Tips 101: Create A Note(s) Inside The notebook And List The Login Details from A to Z.

Add-on Evernote tips: Consider creating notebook if your client has a lot of customers that you are dealing with.

See how I did it on Johnny’s info.
Basically, he had 5 clients so I prefer to seperate him on my “default contacts” notebook so I can pile his customer’s details properly

Create a notebook
Create a notes by clicking the paper icon for your client’s login details. For clients similar to Johnny, you need to create individual notes for every client.

E.g Johnny has a clients named Melissa, Jennifer and Abby so the formula will be 3 notes:

M – melissa perace
A – abby meyer
J – jennifer johnson

PS: this is just a dummy names. 

How the notes look like? 
Listing your login details from a to z is searchable so rather than categorizing them, why don’t you try the traditional a-z way?

evernote tips and tricks infographic - how to organize client's login using evernote

Why I choose Evernote instead of others?
What I really like about Evernote is.. it’s very user-friendly and you can even download the app on your smart phone. Even though, it’s a cloud based tools; the autosync function allows you to add and edit some notes when you’re offline.

Do you want me to create a step by step video tutorial about organizing client’s login information using Evernote? Comment below or drop me a message!

How To Stay In Thailand Over 30 Days Without Doing A Visa Run

Thailand is the most pron visa run country for digital nomads and as a first timer, this is quite scary.

So way back 2016, I decided to travel to Thailand to study a microblading. It’s actually tough decision because it was my first time to stay away from my comfort zone yet an exciting moment.

Tips To Pass The Philippines Immigration

Traveling from the Philippines to Thailand doesn’t require a visa up to 30 days but since there’s a lot of Filipinos work illegally, the “offload” word brought to our attention.

Don’t carry too much luggage –  Based on my perception, carrying over-sized luggage as a tourist doesn’t make sense at all. You’re just hinting the immigration that there’s something smelly on your travel. In fact, we haven’t bring anything but our laptops and backpacks with a total of 3kls.

But heck! Don’t follow us..

That’s the worst decision we have ever made! I could absolutely save 20,000 baht If I can fetch my actions

Anyway,  you can get as much as 7kls to 15kls luggage..

We are travelling in thailand over 30days without having a visa run

Be Confident if they ask –  Just be confident, do not give anything unless they ask. I noticed some Filipinos are too defensive.

Scenario like – a lady immediately provide all her documents like TOR, Birth Certificate, Bank Statement and start her storytelling like she had an aunt in Thailand…. She’ll be staying their for good as tourist….blah blah…

Psychologically speaking, if I am the immigration officer, I will also feel overwhelmed.

So tip of advice: Do not speak until they ask you do so.

Most of the questions they will usually ask when traveling as a tourist in Bangkok

How long you will stay in Thailand – Be concrete, do not throw unsure words like “Maybe 15 days”. Just say “15 days”. If they ask you a returning ticket; just say you haven’t book yet.

If they ask a follow-up question, you can say “my schedule will be flexible because I want to visit a lot of tourist spot destinations in Thailand but I’ll definitely return before my visa runs out.”

If you’re not comfortable, you can buy a returning ticket.

For hotel accommodation alternative, you can find cheap rooms in Bangkok here. Make sure you’ve tick the lowest price.

Keep in mind, the key is just BE CONFIDENT.

Where will you stay?

Just write down the complete address and contact number.

But honestly, it rarely happens.

They might ask douments like:

  • Bank Statement
  • Returning Flight

Please, don’t give them a TOR or any school documents. That’s a huge red flag. You will travel as a tourist not other way around.

If you follow these step above, they will not bother to ask anything but just your passport unless you will look suspicious…. so just chill.

FYI: * This all works in all countries.

Fashion kills you – don’t be too fancy nor dull. Just mediocre.

Plus points: Having a lot stamps on your passport is a big plus.

Wondering some food street it Thailand? Check the sneak peek below. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram

Yummy

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When You Should Need To Do A Visa Run

So we arrived in Thailand and the microblading journey begins… until we figured out that the return ticket is not total of 30 days but 31 days. Worst thing, you only have 29 days to stay in Thailand because the “date on arrival” is counted, that’s equivalent to 2 days overstay.

At first, we planned to travel in Cambodia to get a 15 days extension but shits happened and I am so exhausted both to my work (I’ll be posting how to work online soon!) and school (I’ll posting microblading 101 soon) so we leave it as is and expect the unexpected.

Despite we went to the Thailand immigration located at the first floor of the Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) and asked for assistance on how we can fixed the problem without messing up our passports. The immigration officer was so friendly and told us that all nearby Asian passport holders have a 3 days grace period so luckily we saved 1,900 baht penalty/person.

Note: If you’re staying more than 32 days, you can either do a visa run before the expiration at the nearby countries like Cambodia or Laos.

How To Setup WordPress Offline Site Less Than A Minute | WP 101

Installing a WordPress on your desktop and computer is quite tricky than using One-click installation feature offered by most of the hosting company.

However, if you want to master WordPress, you might need to consider familiarizing the offline setup.

At first, I thought it’s really hard and it required programming knowledge but these 3 tricks can save three forth of your time. 🙂

Step 1 – Install and Configure The Xampp Console

  1. Install a xampp on  your desktop or laptop.
  2. After installation, you will see a console that’s composed of 5 modules.
  3. Run the Apache and MySQL module by clicking the start button.

Setup WordPress Offline Site

Beside Mysql row, click the admin button to create a database or you can simply go to localhost/phpmyadmin/ to access the phpmyadmin console.

  1. To add a database, click the New
  2. Name your database (right now I used wp, you can rename it whatever you want).
  3. Click the check all
  4. Hit the create button

phpmyadmin - localhost

Step 2: Placing The WordPress Files On The Right Directory

Download the WordPress file and unzip it into the htdocs folder. Usually, it is located at C:/Program Files/XAMPP/htdocs.

So basically, it looks like  C:/Program Files/XAMPP/htdocs/wordpress/

Note: you can rename the WordPress folder, just keep in mind that this will serve as the extension of your local link. Since we use WordPress, our front-end link will be localhost/wordpress

You can see the WordPress is already live but in order to make it work, you need to connect the database that we have created in step 1.

Step 3: Connecting the Database

In the process of installation, simply select a language and follow the instruction until you reach the database Q&A field. For other option, you can also edit the wp-config but for those new for coding, let’s just stick to front-end configuration. 🙂

how to setup wordpress offline

Here’s the format

  • Database Name: WP (this is the name we have used in the database
  • Username: Root (we’re using root since we’re installing the WordPress locally)
  • Password: leave it black
  • Database host: localhost
  • Table Prefix: wp_

Lastly, name the general settings.

And now, you have a demo site.

Local WordPress Installation Highlight Of The Day | Tweetable

WordPress installation is not tricky, you just need to do it slowly or else your site won’t be live quickly – Angelic Sanoy

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