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4 Things to Ask Before You Hire a Website Designer

4 Things to Ask Before You Hire a Website Designer

There are lots of new businesses starting up and looking for a new website in America now that 2022 is looking better than 2021. There are even more businesses looking to upgrade their online presence with a new website or a custom website design. We’ve been designing and developing websites and applications for almost 20 […]

WordPress – Order/Group Posts by Category or Taxonomy

WordPress – Order/Group Posts by Category or Taxonomy

Sometimes, we get requests to create very custom displays of WordPress Posts. Other times we need to display a WordPress custom post type and group it by it’s category or custom taxonomy. WordPress category pages don’t have any customization in the normal WordPress admin dashboard, but through the template files, we’re able to customize to […]

Force a CSS Refresh in WordPress

Force a CSS Refresh in WordPress

WordPress Development for clients can have a number of different common problems. One problem I used to run into regularly is after I’ve completed a website update or programmed a new plugin for their website, and I send it to the client to check out. when clients don’t do a hard refresh, and so don’t […]

WordPress Plugin Settings: Contact Form 7

WordPress Plugin Settings: Contact Form 7

NOTE: This plugin is still being updated, but we currently recommend using Ninja Forms for our WordPress website contact form plugin. I’ve used Contact Form 7 on a number of websites. I dislike the default settings for the contact form because I like to realize when emails I get are from my website. (Also email […]

Websites in a Flash CSS Reset v1

Websites in a Flash CSS Reset v1

As one does more and more work with CSS, you start to create a CSS Reset that work well for you and your workflow. There is some important code that I always recommend having on any website, so it’s more of “CSS Starter Code” that a “CSS Reset”. I’ll probably update this more in the […]

PHP Mail Fail on Windows IIS Server

Over the years I’ve transferred a number (too many) PHP websites to Windows servers running PHP (or have had to install PHP apps on a windows server, etc.). One of the biggest problems I always run into when using PHP on a Windows IIS Server is that the PHP Mail Function doesn’t work. The solution […]

Development Temporary Image Placeholder

Development Temporary Image Placeholder

I found this great website that helps you instantly create temporary image placeholders for your development websites. Here’s the default example of the temporary image: I create this image by making the image source (src=) “http://dummyimage.com/480×108”. The website automatically creates the temporary image with the number. Just looking at their home page, I found that […]

WordPress: Redirect Blog to First Post

I just created a simple WordPress installation. It was only going to be short pages and a simple shopping cart, but at the last minute, they decided to add a blog. Since the area for text was so small, we decided to only have one post for every page. As it would only act as […]

SQL – Delete Similar or Identical Records

Deleting similar or identical records in SQL is a lifesaver. I found Brian Cryer’s “SQL How To…” about deleting similar or identical records in SQL. It’s got a lot of information, including the code for MS-Access SQL. Here’s a quick explanation of what the following code does: It searches MyTable for and deletes all rows […]