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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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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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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How to Troubleshoot WordPress with the Debug.log File

By Tom Nguyen / July 24, 2018 /

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.”…

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

By Tom Nguyen / July 10, 2018 /

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…

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How to Track Different Google Analytics Goals with the Same Thank You Page

By Tom Nguyen / June 26, 2018 /

If you use the Redirect Query String feature in Gravity Forms, you can create and track different form submission goals on Google Analytics without having to create a different confirmation page for each form. This means that you could use the same confirmation page for as many forms that you want. If you have the same…

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How to Quickly Recolor an Image in Illustrator

By Tom Nguyen / June 19, 2018 /

I want to start off by saying that I am not an advanced Adobe Illustrator CC user. I know enough to do minor edits and make basic icons, but that is it, so if you happen to be more versed in Illustrator and know of a better way to do this, feel free to comment…

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Photoshop Blending Mode Cheatsheet

By Tom Nguyen / June 12, 2018 /

I get a confused about what blending mode does what in Photoshop, so I’m creating a cheatsheet. I’m creating this cheatsheet not just for our readers, but for me as well. I’ll keep adding to this blog post as I learn more about blending modes. For the blending modes to work, you have to have…

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Illustration of commenting as yourself on a Facebook page

Post and Comment as Yourself on Your Facebook Company Page

By Tom Nguyen / November 13, 2017 /

Table of Contents Create a New Post on a Facebook Company Page as Yourself (Desktop) Comment on an Existing Facebook Company Page Post as Yourself (Desktop) Comment on a Visitor’s Post on a Facebook Company Page as Yourself (Desktop) Create a New Post on a Facebook Company Page as Yourself (iPhone) Comment on an Existing…

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