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How to Add a Full-Width Parallax Background Image to Dynamik

How to Add a Full-Width Parallax Background Image to Dynamik

One of our web design clients was using the Dynamik WordPress theme* which is a Genesis child theme. Dynamik is different from most child themes in that you can make CSS and structural changes via the admin panel. You can even write PHP code in its Custom section. I liked Dynamik so much that I included it in my list of highly customizable premium WordPress themes. Getting back to my client, he wanted to add… continue reading »

How to Edit a PDF File’s Title for Google Searches

How to Edit a PDF File’s Title for Google Searches

PDF files are indexed by Google, and they show up in its search engine result pages. It is possible to optimize PDF files for search engines. I didn’t know it was possible to specify the title for search engines as well as the meta description on a PDF file until a client informed me that his client’s name showed up in a PDF document in where it shouldn’t have. I asked my client for the name of… continue reading »

Disabling Alerts for a Specific Post Type with the Sucuri Plugin

Disabling Alerts for a Specific Post Type with the Sucuri Plugin

One our clients has a WordPress site that uses the YITH WooCommerce Request a Quote Premium plugin along with the WooCommerce plugin. Every time he received a quote request, I received an alert email with the following message: Message: Shop_order status has been changed; details: ID: [id number],Old status: new,New status: wc-ywraq-new,Title: Order – [Month Day, Year @ Time] Because my client’s website has the Sucuri plugin, by default, I received an email each time my… continue reading »

How to Set Up SSH Keys on a Mac

How to Set Up SSH Keys on a Mac

SSH stands for Secure Shell. If you set up your SSH public and private key pair on your computer, you can bypass entering a password to access your web server. Some tasks can be done faster on the command line interface than on a browser. WordPress uses WP-CLI and Drupal uses Drush. Updating a group of WordPress plugins and themes is much faster on the command line than logging in to update them in the admin… continue reading »

How to Troubleshoot WordPress with the Debug.log File

How to Troubleshoot WordPress with the Debug.log File

I learned about the debug.log file from Sucuri Security’s support team. We use Sucuri on many client sites that are on our WordPress Maintenance Plan. The debug.log file is not enabled by default. To enable it, you have to modify the wp-config.php file by adding these lines before the “That’s all, stop editing! Happy blogging.” comment. Adding this code to the wp-config.php file will allow WordPress to create a debug.log file in the wp-content directory…. continue reading »

How to Pre-Populate a Wufoo Form with Answers from a Previous Wufoo Form

How to Pre-Populate a Wufoo Form with Answers from a Previous Wufoo Form

There are two quote forms (a short one and a long one) on this website, and both of them are Wufoo Forms. Read my comment on Judy Knight’s website on why I chose to have two quote forms. Someone who had filled out both quote forms suggested to me that I should pre-populate the visitor’s answers on the second quote form for a better user experience. I agreed, so I contacted Wufoo Support to find… continue reading »