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Add a Subscription Form with Jetpack Shortcodes

Add a Subscription Form with Jetpack Shortcodes

I'm a fan of the Jetpack plugin by the makers of WordPress. Did you know there are a plethora of shortcodes you can use with Jetpack to enhance your site? Yep, and they are HERE. For this example of usage, we are going to create a subscription form to new...

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Block ’em

Block ’em

Who doesn't want more website traffic? You, if it's coming from the wrong sources. Too many simultaneous "hits" in a short time span can overload your host server slowing your site to crawl or totally taking it off line due to exhausted resources.Finding...

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Return to the Classic Divi Builder

Return to the Classic Divi Builder

I'm a fan of the WordPress Divi Theme by Elegant Themes as their team provides constant enhancements and easy updates. But, the peculiar behavior in the latest iteration of the Divi Builder left me frustrated. Seems as though you must use the builder on...

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How to Update PHP

How to Update PHP

Watch my short video for a guide to updating using your web hosting control panel. If your web host does not offer this DIY option, ask them to perform the update for you. If they do not offer updates, seriously consider getting a new host. Note: not all themes and...

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How To Fix the Divi Builder

How To Fix the Divi Builder

Undoubtedly, Divi by Elegant Themes is among the most popular WordPress themes available. It is packaged with a robust drag-and-drop page builder which is also available as a stand-alone WordPress plugin. Elegant Themes frequently updates Divi and its builder, perhaps...

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Add a Favicon with the Divi Theme

Add a Favicon with the Divi Theme

If it ain't broke, why did they "fix it?" Beats my why Elegant Themes, developer of  the highly popular Divi Theme decided to make it more difficult to complete the simple task of adding a Favicon to a site. In the earlier iterations of Divi, prior to...

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Is It Safe?

Is It Safe?

Remember Laurence Olivier asking Dustin Hoffman; "is it safe," in the old movie Marathon Man? The same question can be asked of your WordPress theme; "is it safe?" If you are uncertain as to the legitimacy of a theme, its developer and source -...

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Christmas Plugins

Christmas Plugins

GET YOUR SITE FESTIVE FOR CHRISTMAS: Might not be so hard to believe since the big box retailers reminded us that Christmas is right around the corner by stocking decorations after Halloween, or earlier! Anyhow, Christmas is indeed upon us with less than...

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Web Colors – Color Pickers

Web Colors – Color Pickers

I remember when: OK, I'll date myself. Way back in the early days of the web, the 1990's, only a relative handful of colors could "safely" be displayed by web browsers across monitors which were only capable of displaying 256 colors. Although there is no...

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Recent Post Slider

Recent Post Slider

The WP Responsive Recent Post Slider - It's Awesome! Looking for a truly great recent post slider? Look no further than The WordPress Responsive Recent Post Slider from the folks at OnlineSupport. I needed a slider for a client's home page that focused...

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