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While the items below can sometimes be done within plugins, adding them to the .htaccess file is more secure and often easier. If you already know what you’re looking for, the cheatsheet is below. Otherwise, let’s explain briefly what a .htaccess file is. What is .htaccess? The .htaccess file is a file that controls users...
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If you have a website, you’ve probably heard about SSL in the last couple of months. Everybody’s talking about how you need to add it to your site and how it will hurt your Google rankings if you don’t do it NOW. But what exactly is SSL? Why do you need it? Why now? How...
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Refreshing only a section of a page instead of reloading the entire page can be a nice touch for the user experience. Beyond reloading a Div when the user does something (say, clicks a button), you can also use this technique to automatically reload a Div based on time intervals. So if you want to refresh...
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This post is a Solution Post for those who might run into the following problems: Are you trying to update URLs and there’s an error? (ie. using Velvet Blues Update URLs plugin) Are you getting errors on the site like: cannot create directory? Are you getting permission errors on files that shouldn’t have permissions errors?...
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When you have WordPress set up on your localhost (see link below if you don’t), you’ll want to start using SASS. There are programs you can download and use to watch your coding and make changes, but before you use one of those, it’s important to know what SASS is and how it works on...
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  If you’ve been working in WordPress for any amount of time, you know that you can install WordPress directly onto a live server hosted at any number of hosting companies, including Godaddy or A2hosting. For smaller sites with a quicker development timeframe, this setup is ideal. But for larger sites or sites with more...
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Ajax has become very popular because of the ease of use it incorporates into a website for the user. It isn’t a single language, but more a conglomeration of css, ajax, javascript and html. Basically, I’m going to show you how to get the iframe effect (not reloading the whole page, only part of it)...
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A couple of months ago, I received a phone call from a business owner who needed their site re-skinned. The design was a couple of years old and wasn’t holding up to WordPress updates – it needed to go. It was a fairly customized site, not just with the theme on the front end, but...
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It’s the most coveted spot online: the first page of Google. Getting there is no easy task; you have to make sure you’ve got heading tags and meta descriptions, keywords and synonyms, backlinks and interlinks, blog posts, pages, stats, GooglePlus pages, social media integration… the list goes on. But in the midst of all the...
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Last week I was casually browsing through Tumblr and came across a design with an awesome sidebar effect. I took a look at the coding, as you do, and was delighted that it was done entirely through CSS3. Now in normal everyday business I don’t get tons of opportunities to use effects like these, but...
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