Speed Matters. The X Theme web hosting review.

Michael BourneUpdated:

As we continue on the topic of website speed, it’s important to note one of the biggest contributing factors: your host. A great host can launch your site to speeds unimaginable by others, and a poor host can hold you back by great lengths. But as many of our readers know, there’s a lot of selection out there. That’s why we set out to help you make that choice, by completing in-depth reviews of 11 hosting packages. We tested them for speed, scripting benchmark scores, and their ability to handle … Read More

Size Matters. The X Image Guide

Roy AngerUpdated:

The low down on this article: It has about 3400 words and will take 16-20 minutes to read. You probably want a coffee to go with it. As we chase site performance all too often we find that image size and quality clash with site performance. We want our sites to look amazing, but that comes with a cost. Images can quickly become the largest part of the site. For fun, I dropped the text from a 18 page article draft into a post. That 18 pages of content increased … Read More

ACF Pro Repeater in a Shortcode

Roy AngerUpdated:

The addition of ACF Pro offered up a ton of new power for websites built with X. This tip is a tutorial on setting up a ACF Pro Field Group and an associated shortcode, which you can then drop into Cornerstone. As covered in the next video, you don’t have use a page template. There are many ways to setup your Location Rule. The key is that you only have your Field Group appear for the pages or posts you want it to appear for. I’ve created a copy of … Read More

Where In The World Do I Put My Custom CSS?

Roy AngerUpdated:

I wanted to take a few minutes to talk about where to put your custom CSS, since we will be talking about it a ton on this site. This is less of a tip, and more of a reference document. With X there are 4 places we can place custom CSS, and each place has its own pros and cons. We will walk through them and answer your questions. Anytime I talk about the places where you can put CSS, someone chimes in and says ‘I always put mine in … Read More