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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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Metro Atlanta Web Designer, Brad Iroff of Kickstand Creative

A Tribute to Brad Iroff

By Tom Nguyen / April 19, 2016 /

On April 10th, 2016, Brad Iroff, a reputable WordPress designer/developer in the Atlanta area, passed away at such a young age of only 36 years old. He died of a heart attack. Brad is survived by a wife, a daughter, and a second child on the way. My deepest sympathies go out to his family. No family should have to go through this.

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How to Unlock a Locked Gravity Form

By Tom Nguyen / March 7, 2016 /

If your WordPress website has at least two users who can access and edit the Gravity Forms section (usually administrators), then you may have seen the locked form message. When this message appears, you cannot edit that particular form. Learn 3 ways to unlock a Gravity Form.

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2 Recommended WordPress Photo Gallery Plugins

By Tom Nguyen / November 22, 2015 /

If I am putting together a WordPress website that needs a photo gallery that will be updated frequently, I use one of these two plugins.

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3 Must Have WordPress Plugins

By Tom Nguyen / October 12, 2015 /

I use these three WordPress plugins in every one of my clients websites. Yoast SEO is for exactly what it says it is for. Wordfence and BackupBuddy are for security.

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3 Kick-Ass WordPress Form Plugins

By Tom Nguyen / August 31, 2015 /

Many WordPress theme providers have their own contact forms, but these forms are limited in capability. Not only that, you are limited to the amount of form fields the theme provides. As great as the Divi WordPress theme is, their form is very basic. It only has three fields: name, email, and message. The same holds true…

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How to Choose a WordPress Plugin

By Tom Nguyen / May 3, 2015 /

What makes WordPress so great is that you can find a plugin to fulfill almost any functionality that you need. You don’t have to be an expert programmer to get the functionality that you need with WordPress. If you want an online calendar, there are plugins for that. If you want to run a social network like…

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How To Get Admin Access to Your WordPress Site

By Tom Nguyen / February 8, 2015 /

Warning: Only use this method if you are sure that you do not have admin access to yourWordPress admin area and you cannot get it from anybody. Over the last few years, I’ve inherited some web design clients that had WordPress websites designed for them but didn’t have admin access because their web design company didn’t want them to…

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5 Highly Customizable Premium WordPress Themes

By Tom Nguyen / July 29, 2014 /

Canvas from WooCommerce (formerly WooThemes) and Thesis from DIYthemes have been removed from this list. I didn’t feel like giving you 50 themes to choose from because I didn’t want you to go through analysis paralysis. If you give a person too many choices, they won’t choose any of them. Out of the box, these…

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How to Rollback to a Previous WordPress Plugin Version

By Tom Nguyen / October 15, 2013 /

I’ve had to do this a few times. I provide website maintenance for quite a few of my web design clients, and I always keep their WordPress websites up to date (see my previous blog post on this). Most of the time, everything goes off without a hitch, but sometimes, a plugin won’t work properly…

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