Category Archives: programming

Supercharge Your WordPress Development – Part 1

For WordPress development I normally use a local development environment utilizing either XAMPP or WAMP.  I then push my files and database to the remote server where the website is hosted. There

Bananas! Change WordPress import XML to GZip.

Ran into an issue this afternoon while playing around with the export / import from WordPress into a free standing WordPress site. When I ran the import of the WordPress.com generated export

Fix the width for Jetpack Tiled Galleries

One of the best features of the updated Jetpack by WordPress.com plugin is the Tiled Galleries where you can create elegant magazine-style mosaic layouts for your photos without having to use an

Gmail 400 Error Bad Request

This evening I was getting a 400 Error Bad Request after logging into Gmail.   I’m not sure what was up, but I cleared my browser cache and cookies and still nothing.

Google Analytics as External JavaScript in WordPress

A pet peeve of mine — and yes I’m also guilty of it sometimes — is JavaScript on a web page.  There are a number of reasons not to do this, the most

My Site Got Hacked! Redirecting to SellClassics.com — What Now?

I’m embarrassed to say that a site I host was recently hacked and any request coming from a search engine was being redirected to a less then desirable location. I thought that I’d share what happened

NameCheap Shared Hosting shell_exec() error message

I ran into an issue in the last couple of days on NameCheap.com Shared Hosting while using the WordPress Plugin named backwpup. I noticed that the last few days backups have given

NameCheap Shared Hosting & Remote MX

I ran into an issue this week with a site I have hosted at NameCheap.com on their shared hosting plans. NameCheap.com has seen it fit to: “disabled sending any emails with the

Encode Email Address in WordPress Posts with a Shortcode

Placing an email address into a page is not a good idea in this day and age – actually for a number of years now – where harvest bots are trolling the

jQuery goToByScroll()

This was a little JS snippet that was passed to me by a co-worker at Mannix Marketing, Inc. that allows you to build the UI into a scrolling page. Get the code…