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Breadcrumb Blues: Old Yoast Breadcrumbs plugin not working on Thesis with Custom Post Types

| December 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Sometimes we inherit old sites that clients need help with, but weren't built by us. And often they come with lots of old, outdated and even deprecated plugins. Clients often just want to fix the glaring issues, so unless an old plugin poses a security risk, we'll let it keep running. But sometimes they just ... View Post

Recently Active plugin tab in WordPress – little noticed, little understood

| November 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
We at illuminea HQ were discussing the newly released Bulk Deactivated plugin reviewed by WP Tavern and how useful it is for tracking which plugins have been deactivated as opposed to those which were already deactivated. Rebecca then said "but the Recently Active tab in the ... View Post

How to import a CSV file into a WPML site with custom post types in WordPress

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
I am working on a site that is multilingual (English and Hebrew) and we are using the WPML plugin to handle the translations/localization. We are using a custom post type on the site that has many entries and the client needed to import a bunch of entries in both languages. After trying several CSV importer plugins, ... View Post

WordPress notifications not working with Office 365 – and the magic fix!

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Problem: All of a sudden, WordPress notifications (and Gravity Forms notifications as well) weren't working from our client's site. It turns out that WordPress admin notifications stopped working when they switched over to Office365. To try and solve the problem, we installed the Easy WP SMTP plugin with the following SMTP settings:... View Post

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
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