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Styling Gravity Forms

Styling Gravity Forms

...the easy way: If you are using the most excellent form builder Gravity Forms on your WordPress site, as far as I am concerned, you've selected the best. However, if you are CSS challenged, you will likely find styling your forms a bit daunting. Changing...

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Another Facebook Bummer

Another Facebook Bummer

Autoblogging Roadblock: Facebook announced, starting August 1, 2018, third-party tools can no longer share posts automatically to Facebook Profiles. This includes Publicize, the tool for WordPress.com and Jetpack-powered sites that connects your site to...

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HTTPS or Die

HTTPS or Die

Have you been "condemned" by Google? If you have not installed a SSL (Secure Socket Layer) Certificate to your site's server by now, the answer is YES! Without it, the Google Chrome browser version 68 just launched a couple of days ago displays "Not...

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Slide Anything Carousel

Slide Anything Carousel

CAROUSELS FOR DIVI? If you are using the most excellent Divi Theme from Elegant Themes, chances are you'll notice the built-in Divi Builder does not offer a module for creating Carousel Sliders. Bummer. There are some tutorials out there illustrating...

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Use Google As Your Images CDN – For FREE!

Use Google As Your Images CDN – For FREE!

A FREE CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK - WHAT? If your website is rich in images, that's a good thing for your site's visitors. However, each image you add weighs on your site, meaning a slower loading site - a really bad thing when it comes to retaining...

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Country Blocking In WordPress

Country Blocking In WordPress

HOW TO BLOCK COUNTRIES FROM ACCESSING YOUR SITE: Simple analogy: North Korea is not interested in you visiting their country, why would you be interested in having them visit your website? You may have a simple boutique website that sells custom wares to...

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Fix Mixed Content SSL Errors

Fix Mixed Content SSL Errors

WHY IS MY SSL NOT WORKING: Perhaps you've added an SSL to your site via the freebie; Let's Encrypt. Excellent! But then you notice certain of your pages indicate they are secure, and some do not, indicating there is "mixed content" on the page. Chances...

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Is Google Getting Greedy?

Is Google Getting Greedy?

Pay for Google Maps - What's Up With This? I received a disturbing email from Google advising they will now be charging website developers such as me for using their Google Maps API when used on my client sites. Here's the email: "Today we are announcing...

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Display Today’s Date

Display Today’s Date

How to display today's date in the header of your WordPress site: Sometimes it's nice to display the current date in the header of your WordPress site. If for no other reason, site visitors will get the impression your site's content is current and fresh....

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Video Screen Captures

Video Screen Captures

A GREAT BUSINESS TOOL: Make superb video screen recordings with this powerful and totally free tool from Apowersoft. Checkout my demo video below: Apowersoft Free Online Screen Recorder affords options such as: Set the screen capture to any size, from full...

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