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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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Organizing Your Posts with Categories and Tags

By Tom Nguyen / July 11, 2015 /

This post is for people that know how to add pages and posts. If you don’t know how to add a page or a post, read my starter WordPress tutorial that I wrote a few years ago and come back here. Let’s imagine that you bought a cookbook and the recipes are in random order.…

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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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Week 31: Press Mentions and Website Redesign

By Tom Nguyen / May 28, 2014 /

It’s been quite a while since I’ve updated this blog, and a lot has happened since then. At the end of my last blog post, I said that I had submitted my website to the Yahoo Directory. Did it help? You bet! The Yahoo Directory comes at quite a steep price at $299 per year, but I…

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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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