Search Engine Optimization Courses at Boulder Digital Arts

Boulder Digital Arts is offering several excellent Search Engine Optimization (SEO) courses this Spring at their Boulder location (1600 Range Street, Boulder, Colorado). Don’t miss out! Use discount code Angela2014 for 10% off. Introduction to Search Engine Optimization Date: Monday, January 26, 2015, 6-9 pm Instructor: Dave Taylor Description: This class is a great big-picture […]

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Firebug

Why you need to install and use Firebug for Firefox when editing WordPress Themes

How Firebug for Firefox can help you edit and customize your WordPress theme I receive many questions about how to change the styling of WordPress themes (such as font sizes, colors, and background images). Many people try to change the styles on their site by going to Appearance > Editor >  Stylesheet (style.css) but simply […]

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Enabling Two Factor Authentication for WordPress

Simple WordPress Security Using Strong Usernames and Passwords and Two-Step Authentication The most common WordPress hacks result from the use of poor usernames and passwords. To protect your site from brute force attacks (forced log in to your administrative account), you can do the following: 1 – Change your admin username. To do this: 1 […]

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How to Choose WordPress Plugins

As of today there are 29,118 plugins on WordPress.org and counting! There are also numerous premium or paid plugins available on other sites such as Code Canyon and many other private companies. With so many choices, where do you begin? Here are some simple tips to help make your selection process easier: 1 – Start with a […]

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Single Image Lightbox

Single Image Lightbox

Q: Is there a plugin that can activate a lightbox-style (or thickbox-style) effect for individual images? Or are they all gallery related only? Yes, Simple Lightbox is a great, free lightbox plugin that allows you to insert an image or group of images on a post or page and view them in a lightbox effect […]

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Create a WordPress Gallery

Create an Image Gallery in WordPress Using a Lightbox Plugin

[Note: I updated the list of lightbox plugins below to include more current plugins on 29 May 2015. I only recommend plugins that have a high download number and ongoing support and maintenance. If you run across a plugin you really like, please comment. Thanks. ~Angela] WordPress supports image galleries without having to use any […]

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Fancy Borders for NextGEN Gallery Galleries

Inspired by fancy CSS image borders on Web Designer Wall, I wanted to see if I could get the same CSS to work with a NextGEN Gallery gallery. Below are the results. If you’d like to use these borders, here’s what you need to do: 1 – Download this zip file and unzip/decompress it. 2 […]

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Gravity Forms Placeholder Text that Works with IE

Surprisingly Gravity Forms hasn’t implemented the placeholder feature for Gravity Forms input elements. The placeholder allows you to show placeholder text inside the field instead of using field labels to create more concise looking forms like this: On June 22, 2011, Jorge Pedret, a freelance web developer, came up with a solution to the Gravity […]

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Moving WordPress from Subdirectory to Root – FAQ

If you followed the instructions in my post “How do I move WordPress from a subdirectory to the root directory?” and you encountered any issues, please read the following list of frequently encountered issues. This FAQ is not for the process of physically moving WordPress from the subdirectory to the root but for troubleshooting the […]

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Customizing Studio Press Child Themes

Q: I’ve just started a blog. I’m new at it. The blog is set up using the Genesis theme Lexicon. I would like tags to show under my posts, but for some reason they don’t. Maybe this particular theme doesn’t enable it. How can I address this? I am not a coder so is there […]

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