How to Prepare Your Photos and Manage Image Sizes in WordPress

By Dave Kuhar | March 10, 2018
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It’s been a long time coming – at long last, here are my notes from our Meetup on September 4, 2017. You may also remember this as “the Meetup we had to sit outside for because it was Labor Day and the restaurant was closed.” I covered photo-related topics that…

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More Control over Embedded YouTube Videos

By Dave Kuhar | March 1, 2018
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Dropping a YouTube video into WordPress couldn’t be easier: just copy the URL from YouTube, paste it into the post, and WordPress takes care of the rest, wrapping it up in an HTML5 video player. Easy peasy. Like this clip of Rodney Dangerfield on Carson in 1979. Oh, the things you find…

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Adding Audio to Google Slides

By Dave Kuhar | February 3, 2018
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You may ask yourself “why write about Google Slides on a website about WordPress,” and who can blame you?(1)test footnote I have two reasons – first, my nephew asked me how to do this for a school assignment he’s working on and I like recycling content; and second, because it’s not…

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How do I know my WordPress website has been hacked?

By Patrick Duffek | February 2, 2018
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3 Danger Signs Your WordPress Website Has Been Hacked Far too often, people ask this question when it is too late. Hackers have already injected your website with ugly mischievous code. Unfortunately, this situation occurs terribly often, but most sites can be restored. These following danger signs will definitely be…

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Making your Website Login More Secure

By Patrick Duffek | February 1, 2018
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Want to add more security to your website login? Want to only allow those you want to enter your website? Adding in 2-Factor Authentication will drastically help to make your website more secure. Two Factor Authentication (often shortened to 2FA) is a basic process to give you access to enter and…

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Why Should Small Businesses Use WordPress to Build their Websites?

By Patrick Duffek | December 21, 2017
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These days there are plenty of options for building websites. A lot of web hosts have “site builders” that have basic, if not outright rudimentary tools to use. Freemium tools like Wix, Weebly, and Squarespace offer more advanced tools and may work for your needs initially, but you’ll likely find…

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Media Attachment Pages. Who needs ’em, right?

By Dave Kuhar | October 17, 2017
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One of the oddities of WordPress is that just about everything is a post. Posts are posts. Pages are posts. The menu is a type of post. You can create any number of Custom Post Type (I’ve made CPTs for people, recipes, rental items, sponsors, clients, &c). And one that can…

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Building Your Own Professional Website

By Jorge Zavala | September 12, 2017
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You’re a successful engineer, medical professional, consultant, or lawyer with a lot to share with people who’d benefit from your knowledge, your professional services, or who’d just want to learn from your experience in life. It seems like these days having a presence on the Internet is so easy that…

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WordPress Terminology

By Dave Kuhar | June 5, 2017
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As presented at the SJWP Meetup on June 5, 2017: WordPress Terminology: What’s a permalink? and other burning questions. Base Level WordPress Terminology Database: All your content lives here, hidden in the dark recesses of a web server. Your database consists of, at minimum, the 11 core tables that are required for a WordPress…

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Gravity Forms Placeholder Text is Too Light

By Dave Kuhar | June 1, 2017
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I feel your frustration. You’re trying to streamline your forms a bit by using placeholder text inside the fields instead of having the labels hanging outside, taking up all kinds of space. But you just can’t figure out how to override that light grey text that’s all but impossible to…

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