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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 26, 2013 0

If you used the Catalyst WordPress Framework…

…it is getting deprecated in 17 months.  What that means is that there will be no more updates for it.  Which is terrible news if you use it as a developer (I am going to have to change frameworks for 50ish websites). Long story short, the developer of Catalyst, Eric Hamm, is going to concentrate […]

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July 22, 2013 0

SEO: Beginner’s Guide to “Optimizing” Your WordPress Website

So you have just built your website using the wordpress platform and now your friend’s uncle’s cousin has told you that in order to “rank” in the search engines, you need to optimize your website for the search engines.  And because you are a local business / blogger / random hobby junkie, all the stuff […]

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July 16, 2013 0

Looking for a Responsive Lightbox for Your Images? Foobox Does it Right

picture of a beautiful sunset

This past week, I have been going over responsive design and how to figure out how to do things like make youtube videos resize according to media queries.  Today, I am going to give you a nifty solution for making your photos “responsive” as well that I use for client work. The challenge with working […]

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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 8, 2013 0

Understanding Responsive Design for the Average Webmaster

In this article: What Makes a Website Responsive? When You Should Consider a Responsive Design Does Responsive Design affect SEO? Options for Making Your Website Responsive (wordpress plug-ins, themes, and frameworks) How to Make Your Website Responsive with CSS (for Free) So, you run your own website and also happen to do everything yourself and […]

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July 1, 2013 1

How to Create Anchor Points in Your Articles with WordPress

anchor points

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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June 10, 2013 0

Different Layouts for Different Sections on WordPress? No problem.

I have a client who has a monthly magazine that is supported by advertisers.  Usually, the layout is pretty predictable;  content on the left, ads on the right.  However, over the past few months, she has been doing 2 magazines a month with one being a “special” edition.  The special edition has different advertisers which […]

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