Author: James LePage

James LePage is the founder of Isotropic Design, a digital agency that builds WordPress websites. I read, write and design constantly!
October 24, 2020
Published X Minutes/Days Ago On Oxygen Builder

If you're looking for an easy way to display a “this article was published 6 minutes ago” on your WordPress website built with Oxygen Builder, this article is for you. This guide is specifically created for the Oxygen Builder repeater element, but it can definitely be expanded to easy posts, and even a non-Oxygen WordPress […]

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October 24, 2020
Building A “Most Popular” Posts Section In Oxygen Builder

In this article we are going to build out a most popular post section for Oxygen Builder. The Oxygen Builder repeater element as well as the easy posts element both come with advanced query features, and with just a little bit of work, you can easily display the most popular posts by page views for […]

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October 19, 2020
Piotnet Forms Review: Better Than Legacy Competitors

Piotnet Forms is a relatively new addition to the super crowded “WordPress form plugins” niche. We wanted to see how it stacked up to its legacy competition, and determine if this new player deserves more hype. Piotnet Forms Is New Like, really new. They launched in mid September, which is probably why you haven’t heard […]

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October 10, 2020
Our Responsive Website Creation Workflow In Elementor

In this article, we wanted to discuss how we create highly responsive websites for all device types and screen sizes when building with Elementor. This is our individual agency workflow, and we've developed it over the past couple of years of operations. If you think this could be helpful to your business and design, feel […]

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October 2, 2020
Cloudflare Advanced Platform Optimization Results In A Noticeable Speed Increase

Cloudflare just announced their new automatic platform optimization tool for WordPress. After writing about its release, we wanted to test it out on our own website to get some quantitative data about the impact that it would have on a WordPress installation. Our website is created with Oxygen Builder, and uses WP Rocket as well […]

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October 2, 2020
How To Install Cloudflare’s Automatic Platform Optimization (APO) for WordPress

In this article we're going to discuss how to install and activate the new Cloudflare automatic platform optimization for WordPress. For a self hosted WordPress website, this requires a couple of steps, but the payoff is massive. According to Cloudflare testing, the new automatic platform optimization was able to reduce time to 1st byte by […]

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September 28, 2020
Better Search Solutions For WordPress

If you're involved with a content site for WordPress, either building one or owning one, you probably know that the default WordPress search utility isn't the best. After completing several projects that had over 5,000 individual blog posts, we came to this conclusion as well. To fix the rather clunky WordPress default search, we decided […]

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September 23, 2020
Staging A WordPress Website: Why and How

In this article we're going to discuss how to stage a WordPress website, why you want to do it, and the potential headaches that it could save you in the long run. Before founding this WordPress agency, I freelanced for several years. In that time, I discovered what a staging website was (and why I […]

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August 27, 2020
10 Most Popular WordPress Ad Management Plugins of 2020

Advertising is the best option if you want to monetize your website. But, pulling ads from an advertising network or hosting banners on your site is not as easy as it seems. You need minimum technical knowledge for that. But, what if you don’t? No need to worry. There are many WordPress advertising management plugins […]

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August 27, 2020
5 Free WordPress Plugins To Speed Up Your Design Workflow

If you're a developer/designer building one of the 500+ WordPress websites launched daily, you're probably well versed with the CMS. It's an extremely powerful platform that allows you to easily build out websites for all use cases. With more than 54,000 free plugins and 4000 free themes, you have a robust collection of ways to […]

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