Switch WordPress from utf8 to utf8mb4 retrospectively

The WordPress 4.2 upgrade changed the database character set from utf8 to utf8mb4 (for example necessary for full emoji support) if a few requirements were met. This article shows you how to make the switch manually if you did not meet the requirements at the time of the WordPress 4.2 upgrade. Continue reading Switch WordPress from utf8 to utf8mb4 retrospectively

Let images go beyond the content area

If you insert images into a post or something similar, in most cases, they will have the maximum width of the text content. If the pictures are good, it can be cool to let them go beyond the width of the content area, for example from one border of the browser to the other in a one-column layout. This post shows you how to make this happen — as well in one-column as sidebar layout. Continue reading Let images go beyond the content area