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How to use CodeKit Hooks to Copy Sass and CSS Files

By Tom Nguyen / April 6, 2020 /

If you don’t know about CodeKit, it’s a local development Mac tool which auto-refreshes your local site every time a file is saved. You can also look at your local sites on any device that is connected to your network with CodeKit. Among many other features, it also compiles Sass and Less files. When I’m…

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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 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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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 a few post types: Posts, Pages, Attachments, Revisions, Navigation Menus, Custom CSS, and Changesets. The two default post types that you will work with are Posts and Pages. WordPress…

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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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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 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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Fixing Extra Break Tags in Beaver Builder

By Tom Nguyen / August 22, 2016 /

Brad Iroff, a known WordPress web designer/developer in the Atlanta area who passed away earlier this year, pitched Beaver Builder to me in a Skype call. He had told me (Tom Nguyen) that Beaver Builder was a game changer for people that work with WordPress. I didn’t believe him. Our company had its go-to premium WordPress themes, but we started coding our own WordPress themes with the Bootstrap framework for our clients that wanted a custom web design solution. With the exception of the Divi theme from ElegantThemes, I wasn’t a believer in drag and drop WordPress content editors. I had no interest in using Beaver Builder, so Brad’s words went in one ear and went out the other.

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