Top Free DNS Tools

There are a variety of reasons you may need a tool box of functions to check the DNS records of a domain name. These include: Location of the web host Location of the mail host Obtaining a full list of DNS records Checking for DNS errors DNS record propagation Here are some free on-line tools […]

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Backdoor login to WordPress

For the situation where you do not have a WordPress admin login/password to an existing site, but do have FTP access, there is a solution. There is a snippet of code you can add to the functions.php file that will instantly create a user upon access to the site. Instructions: Determine the theme that the […]

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Beaver Builder Mobile Menu on Desktop

This requires the Beaver Builder theme, along with the Beaver Builder plugin. Go to Customize > Header > Nav Layout Select the following parameters: Responsive Nav Toggle – “Hamburger Icon” or “Menu Button” Responsive Nav Breakpoint – ALWAYS That’s it!  Be sure you are selecting the default page template, that includes the header. (NOT the […]

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Improving WordPress Performance

Remove query strings from static resources CSS and JavaScript files may have the file version on the end of their URLs, such as domain.com/style.css?ver=4.6. Some servers and proxy servers are unable to cache query strings, even if a cache-control:public header is present. So by removing them, this will improve caching. This will also fix that […]

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Configure SSL for a WordPress Site

Check the web host for their SSL process or any special requirements Backup the entire web site Obtain the SSL certificate Choose one of these process for the configuration: Choice 1 – Use the “Real Simple SSL” plugin. This plugin really works. Follow the directions, and it will take care of the site configuration.  You […]

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Overriding images sizes in a WordPress child theme

The WordPress function add_image_size allows the declaration of a size name to specific dimensions (see WordPress reference). Generally, these are declared in the functions.php file.  But what if there is a declaration in the parent theme that needs to be changed in the child theme?  Unfortunately, in this case, it will not be overwritten.   To […]

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Adwords Conversion Code for WordPress

The Adwords conversion JavaScript that is required on each tracking page must be within the body HTML tags.  Many WordPress themes will not accept the the script within the body.  Here is a process for managing. Create your Adwords Campaign Create the Conversion Code: In Adwords go to Tools > Conversions Click on the +CONVERSION […]

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How to Manually Activate a WordPress Plugin

Occasionally, deactivating a WordPress plug-in can bring on the white screen of death. This generally occurs if the site or other plug-in are interdependent on each other. Obviously, when this occurs, the admin is unable to access the plug-in screen to activate the plugin.  Hopefully, there is a backup with files AND database that you […]

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