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Getting into Genesis: How to use Custom Post Types and Taxonomies in the Featured Post Widget

| July 13, 2014 | 1 Comment
I've started dabbling with the Genesis framework lately, trying to see what all the rage is about. For one of my recent projects, I created a Custom Post Type called "Classes" using WPGenerate (the guys behind WPGenerate spoke at WordCamp Israel 2014). I wanted to display posts from said Classes custom post type via the Genesis Featured ... View Post

Gravity Forms not sending email notifications? Here’s the Super Notification Sauce for Google Apps and Gmail with SMTP

| July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
Well, here's some Awesome Gravity Forms Notification Sauce (we'll have to see if this usage will pass the Urban Dictionary critics). It's been years now since we've been using Gravity Forms, and we're still very much in love. All that dragging and dropping and integrating with PayPal, MailChimp, even ... View Post

Genesis: Pagination, Offsets, Custom Queries and More

| July 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
We had an issue with pagination in a Genesis theme, and found an inelegant workaround that might help others. I'm currently using a Genesis child theme that sets up the homepage using the Genesis Featured Posts Widgets that comes with Genesis. There are 4 widget areas used to create the homepage - three are to highlight ... View Post

How to turn off Mobile View and remove Proudly Powered by WordPress. Hint: Jetpack.

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Although I love me some good responsiveness, we needed to launch a site without a mobile version since the responsive design wasn't totally ready yet. Our client's site looked good on my desktop browser when I minimized the screen, but when I viewed the site on my phone, on the bottom of the homepage ... View Post

WordPress 3.9 Multisite = Soblaugh

| April 24, 2014 | 1 Comment
Cry? Laugh? I did a little of both with a good ol' soblaugh. So, yeah. WordPress 3.9 wreaked major havoc on some of our WordPress Multisites, and I can only breathe again now that I rolled them back to 3.8.3. Here are the two hair-pulling scenarios I encountered in case you bump into these too. You are ... View Post

Stop stripping line breaks in the WordPress Editor

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
In Elegant Themes, like many other themes, the line break <br /> br tags were not being preserved when used within shortcodes. For example, we have a page with tabs using shortcode [tab][/tab] and we wanted to use Shift+Enter to enter line breaks. Although  the content looked fine in the Editor, the line breaks were getting ... View Post

How to insert Act-On form code into a WordPress site with shortcodes using Global Content Blocks

| December 31, 2013 | 0 Comments
Recently we built a WordPress website for one of our clients that needed to integrate contact forms with Act-On, a marketing automation tool. In case anyone else is looking for this, here are step-by-step instructions on how to insert Act-On forms into a page or post using a shortcode. 1. In Act-On, find the “Get ... View Post

WordPress Multisite and wildcard subdomains not working because of DNS settings

| December 30, 2013 | 3 Comments
Subdomains, wildcards, multisite oh my! One of our clients bought their domain name from GoDaddy and hosts their site with us. At the time of the site launch, we only pointed the domain's A records to our server. Many months later, our client decided to use WordPress Multisite. We set the wildcard domains in cPanel on ... View Post

Jetpack Slideshow not working on WordPress site and getting it to work

| November 7, 2013 | 0 Comments
I love the Jetpack Slideshow! It is so pretty, and I love that it integrates so nicely with the native WordPress gallery. Here's what the Jetpack slideshow looks like: slideshow So I was all excited to use it on our client's site but it just wouldn't work! Here's are ... View Post

How to Unarchive an Archived or Suspended Site in WordPress Multisite

| November 4, 2013 | 3 Comments
On one of our clients' site which is running on WordPress MultiSite, I saw that the primary (main) site was archived in the Network Admin and I wanted to unarchive or reactivate it but there wasn't an Unarchive link for the main site (I only saw that option on sub-sites). Worst of all, I couldn't ... View Post
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