How to Scrape Info from Google Serps with Screaming Frog

By Tom Nguyen / January 16, 2020 /

To do this, you need to have an understanding of a little bit of XPath and Google search queries. You also need to know how to use the Screaming Frog SEO tool. I first learned about doing this from Rory Truesdale’s blog post on Search Engine Journal. Before proceeding, I wanted to tell you that…

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How to Remove Avada’s Auto Generated EID Parameter from the Gravity Forms Confirmation URL

By Tom Nguyen / November 26, 2019 /

I was able to get this problem solved in November 2018 with the help of Avada’s support team. When using Gravity Forms* with the Avada WordPress theme, I would see an eid parameter automatically added to the confirmation page url with an extra long value like this: /thank-you/?ref=583&eid=me6t014eZIqlcZPJ9TinHkmre+HumzmjyFu8eV6sbxuqUSvwbV8vPmy5UqBQhzNgY72TNbEW0wFn6Ph5KIc/IY6mwZHkWOZ8dMLECgJyx1ANvz0= The eid parameter and its value would…

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How to Remove Part of a Stroke in Illustrator

By Tom Nguyen / November 5, 2019 /

There are a couple of ways that you can do this. Using the Scissor Tool Using the Pathfinder Panel Using the Eraser Tool Removing Part of a Stroke with the Scissor Tool This is what I did in the above screen recording: Select the Scissors Tool () from the toolbar or press the keyboard shortcut…

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How To Set Up a Self-Signed SSL Certificate on MAMP Pro on a MacBook Pro

By Tom Nguyen / October 29, 2019 /

Glad to be back blogging and providing you guys with helpful web development tips. If you’re a regular visitor of Mr. Technique®, then you’ll notice that I just redesigned the website. I redesigned this site using Beaver Builder which is one of my favorite WordPress themes. Pretty much all of my clients’ websites use https,…

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Gravity Forms Conflict Tester

How to Debug Plugin Errors on a Live Site

By Tom Nguyen / February 6, 2019 /

By using the Gravity Forms Debug Add-On, you can deactivate all WordPress plugins on a live website and reactivate them one-by-one to find which plugin is causing a conflict. This can be done behind the scenes without your website visitors noticing.

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Yoast Content Type SEO Title Template

Setting Up SEO Meta Tag Templates for Post Types on Yoast SEO

By Tom Nguyen / December 3, 2018 /

The Yoast SEO plugin allows you to define a template for your SEO titles and meta descriptions for all of your post types. By default, WordPress has two post types: Posts and Pages. WordPress posts and pages are both post types. This may be a little confusing to you, so for the sake of avoiding confusion,…

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

By Tom Nguyen / November 12, 2018 /

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…

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Editing Title Tag in PDF Docuemnts

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

By Tom Nguyen / September 19, 2018 /

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…

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Disabling Alerts for a Specific Post Type with the Sucuri Plugin

By Tom Nguyen / August 28, 2018 /

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…

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SSH Key Generation Illustration

How to Set Up SSH Keys on a Mac

By Tom Nguyen / August 10, 2018 /

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…

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