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Auto-Resize WordPress Featured Image and Crop if Necessary

By Keith on November 01, 2011

If you are creating a WordPress site for a user, you want to make sure everything is as easy as possible for them. One trick that can make things easier is to have images automatically resize when they are used for a featured image in WordPress. Resizing images may be easy for developers and graphic […]

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Forms – Web Developer Toolbar Series Part 4

By Keith on October 25, 2011

This is the fourth installment on my series of posts on the Web Developer Toolbar. This post focuses on the forms series of tools. If you do any work with forms in your website endeavors you will find this section of the toolbar very useful. I must admit that I have been working with forms […]

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Events Manager Extended – Displaying conditional information

By Keith on October 18, 2011

Events Manager Extended is a great WordPress plugin that allows you to do all sorts of things events related on your website. I recently was trying to figure out a way to only display an event end date if there was one, otherwise don’t display it at all. Luckily, Events Manager Extended has a feature […]

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Youtube Embed Overlap Issue [Resolved]

By Keith on October 11, 2011

Are you having issues with things overlapping your embedded Youtube videos? I recently embedded a Youtube video on a website and saw that my CSS drop down menus were overlapping the video. I tried setting some z-indexes and didn’t have much luck. Luckily I stumbled on a simple solution. The Solution Just add ?wmode=transparent to […]

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Become an email power user with Gmail’s “Canned Responses”

By Keith on September 27, 2011

Gmail’s Canned Responses feature is a very helpful tool for email users. Canned Responses allow you to save emails that you send over and over so that instead of typing out repetitive emails you can use a pre-formed template. Benefits Gmail’s Canned Responses have many advantages: Save yourself time while managing emails. Some people may […]

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Easy solution to styling input elements based on their type

By Keith on September 19, 2011

Your styling of HTML forms is important in order to have creative and good-looking web forms. Applying styles with CSS to all input forms is pretty simple, but sometimes you may need to style specific input fields and not others. Styling input forms You may know how to style all input fields using css. For […]

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How to add an image to a page in WordPress

By Keith on June 07, 2011

Adding an image to a page in WordPress is a simple and common process. Step 1: Open the page that you want to add an image to When you log into your WordPress dashboard, you will see a “Pages” menu on the left sidebar. Click the “Pages” menu, which will open the list of pages […]

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Crop Button Inactive in WordPress Image Editor [Resolved]

By Keith on May 31, 2011

I recently had a problem with cropping images in WordPress using the Image Editor. When I would click and drag my mouse on the image in the editor, the crop button would be inactive. After a lot of trial and error, I realized that I could only make the crop button active if the width […]

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Removing the WordPress Admin Bar

By Keith on May 24, 2011

If you have updated WordPress to its 3.1 version, you will notice that when you view your site while you are logged into the admin section you will see an admin bar. Some users may like this new addition, but others may find it kind of obtrusive. If you are in the latter group, there […]

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Custom Post Type Ordering Issue [Resolved]

By Keith on May 13, 2011

I recently had the need to be able to manually set the order of WordPress Custom Post Types on a WordPress site. There are many neat plugins that you can use to set the order of Custom Post Types, but for some reason all of the plugins that I used did not seem to work. […]

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How to access key WordPress theme files

By Keith on April 19, 2011

There are a lot of times where you may need to FTP into your server and work with the code in a WordPress theme directly. This post is aimed at WordPress users who are familiar with using the WordPress Dashboard, but have never logged onto the server. You should know a little something about coding […]

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CSS – Web Developer Toolbar Series Part 3

By Keith on April 06, 2011

You guessed it, this section of the toolbar allows you to play with the styles of a website. Frontend web developers and designers will find a lot of value with these tools. Be sure to check out the other posts in the series as well. Disable Styles – Disable styles allows you to disable different […]

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