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February 26, 2014 0

My WordPress Hosting Account Has Been Suspended. Now What?

What to do when your host provider suspends your website for performance issues “Your account has been abusing CPU resources for an extended period of time and has been disabled in order to ensure continued performance stability of the account and server. While we do limit each account to no more than 25% of a […]

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July 31, 2013 2

How to Create a Fluid MailChimp Sign Up Form Without a Plug-in

Alright.  I’ve been “rehoning” this website to get ready for the move from the catalyst framework to genesis (catalyst is getting deprecated) and as a result, I am actually going to add some things to the website, such as a sign up form for email updates (it will be basically blog updates).  I use Mailchimp […]

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July 9, 2013 1

How to make YouTube Videos Resize According to Device

One of the biggest problems with placing videos on your website is that if you aren’t careful, your videos will be unwatchable on devices with smaller screens. For example, YouTube videos on this website are 850px or so wide.  Imagine what that would look like on an iPhone for a second. Of course, the snap […]

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July 1, 2013 1

How to Create Anchor Points in Your Articles with WordPress

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In this article (The links below are “anchored” points in this article. Feel free to click on them.) Understanding the difference between anchor text links and anchor text points Do Anchor Points Have SEO Benefits? 2 Steps to Creating an Anchor Point Let’s pretend you have a very long article with lots of sub sections […]

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May 7, 2013 0

How to Create a Unique Navigation Button in WordPress with CSS

Creating navigation is pretty cut and dry and straight forward.  You can adjust the navigation wrap and colors and add a customized menu in the menu settings.  But this is global.  Every one of the navigation tabs will look the same.  So what do you do when you want one tab button to stand out […]

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April 15, 2013 0

WordPress Security- How to keep the hackers out.

This is probably old news by now but recently there has been an increase with hackers hacking wordpress and joomla websites.  If you haven’t read it and run a website using the Joomla or WordPress platform, you should. I’m going to keep this brief and you can watch the video at the end (which dre […]

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March 28, 2013 2

How to Add Social Media Icons to your Header in WordPress

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Adding social media buttons to your wordpress header is easier than you may think. In this article, I am going to go over three different ways to add the icons to your header. Since I use a variety of themes, I am going to go over how to add these icons in most wordpress themes […]

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December 21, 2012 0

How to Build Your WordPress Database for Offline Work (pt. 2)

This is the second (and final) part of building a wordpress platform offline.  If you missed part 1, you can click here.  If you are wondering why you would want to do this when you could just as easily build a test site online, consider this ; it’s offline so you can play around with […]

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December 19, 2012 1

How to work on WordPress (or any PHP files) Offline

This is the first part of a 2-part series on how to build a wordpress platform locally.  The first part will show you how to install XXAMP, delete certain files, etc.  The second part goes over how to install wordpress on your computer (you can find part 2 here.) I just got a new computer […]

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March 6, 2012 0

How to Customize the AddThis Plugin

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The Add This plug-in is crazy simple to use and almost perfect if you want to have social buttons on your website.  I say almost because out of the box, anytime someone “tweets” your message, @ addthis will be at the end of the message rather than your name. If you are lucky enough to […]

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