Today I had my second client who was not receiving their notifications from our Gravity Form on their website. This was a simple form with only a few fields on their contact page. We would fill out the form, submit the form, I could see the form in the back end of the website, but the client would never receive the email!
We did the usual: look in junk mail on the computer; look in the spam mail folder; try again!
In our case, our website and our email were not being hosted on the same server. What was happening was that Read more →
Every WordPress developer has their favorite plugins. Over the years developing on WordPress, there are some that we really love and find ourselves using over and over again. We have given our Top 10 list below (with a bonus), and divided the list up between “Mandatory” and “Optional”. Mandatory plugins are, of course, not mandatory, but we find that we use them on almost every site we build, so we install them by default.
You are working away on your WordPress site. You go to your theme options or some other options where you can add a logo or special image, like a post category image, or a portfolio category image, or a theme option such as a logo.
You click the button to upload image or browse your Media Library. You find your image. You click Insert into Post and nothing happens! The place where the path to the image should appear stays blank like this:
You may or may not notice it right then, but when you see that the box for the file URL stays blank you try over and over and can’t figure out why!
This may not be the only reason why this is happening, but this has happened many times to us and hopefully the fix is this easy for you! Read more →
One of my clients, Web Corner Stores, has many ecommerce websites using WordPress and Woocommerce selling rug pads like all Wool Rug Pads. We noticed that when we launched the original websites, they sites were slow. Moving from page to page was slow and loading the home page sometimes took 10 or 15 seconds! This really is not acceptable! At that point, we had a shared hosting account, and realized that we needed something a little faster.
We found Rackspace’s Cloud Sites, which was reasonable priced for many sites and had a guaranteed uptime, which mattered a lot to us. So we moved all the sites. After a while, we realized that again the sites were slow!
Do Hosting Plans Control How Fast Your Website Is?
Now we are in the process of moving to Rackspace’s Cloud Server hosting and the result is night and day. Before the final move, I did some screencasts so you can see for sure the difference. This is what I did: Read more →
Event Espresso is a powerful and super plugin. If you are thinking of adding event registration on your website with the ability to purchase tickets, make reservation choices, categorize events, and display calendar events on your WordPress website, Event Espresso may be the application or plugin for you. Read more →
Have you noticed that on some websites when you make a comment or when you sign up for a membership, you have a spot for a profile photo? If you have signed up using Facebook connect, which means there was an option to create your id using your Facebook account, you will automatically have the profile photo from your Facebook account right there next to your name. If you sign up just by entering in your email and answering a few questions, your profile photo may look plain or generic like this:
That profile photo, whether generic or of you, is called an avatar.
What is a Gravatar?
A GRAvatar is a “Globally Recognized Avatar”. A Gravatar enables you to create an avatar for your email address one time, and then websites which are Gravatar-enables sites will pull your photo, or avatar, from the Gravatar database automatically.