How to Include & Indent Subcategories Using wp_dropdown_categories

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I was using wp_dropdown_categories() this week to, well… Create a dropdown menu that links users to the category archives page on a WordPress website, obviously. And I couldn’t figure out how to indent the subcategories, even though that seemed like a very obvious thing you’d want to do. Google was amazingly useless in this task. Though it almost always is, … Read More

All Pages Have Home Page Content – WordPress Caching Issue

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While migrating a new client website over to our premium WordPress hosting this week, I ran into a problem that I don’t think I’ve ever seen before: every page that you would navigate to had the same content as the home page. What’s weird is that the URLs seemed to be correct, but the content was not. In our case, … Read More

Gmail: How to Prevent Your Signature from Getting Added to Every Reply

For years, I just assumed it was a fact of life that every time I responded to an email, my signature (and everyone else’s, too) would get added to the message. Ordinarily, you don’t actually see them. But for whatever reason, it seems that Office 365 / Outlook users don’t have the correct settings and Gmail doesn’t know to hide … Read More

How to Easily Embed a Twitter Feed in WordPress Without Plugin

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As a web developer, using social media plugins which are famously prone to breaking are the bane of my existence. That’s why, when I figured out that you could very easily embed a Twitter feed of your timeline directly on your WordPress website without using any plugins, I knew I had to write about it immediately. This incredibly lightweight solution … Read More

Migrate Comments from Disqus Back to WordPress

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If you’re anything like me, you’ve been fed up with Disqus and the asinine ads ruining your beautiful website. Maybe you’ve been putting off figuring out how to migrate all of the comments back to WordPress, thinking it’s going to be a nearly-impossible task. I’ve got great news for you! It’s actually quite simple. Disqus tried to make it very … Read More

Helpful .htaccess Redirect Code That Actually Works

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I’ve been doing this around 12 years now, and I still get so frustrated that the code I find online for .htaccess redirects never seems to work. I don’t know if everyone is just using old methods, or if maybe they only apply to certain hosting environments, or what the problem is. So for my own reference, I have saved … Read More

“Record Could Not be Added” DNS Error in GoDaddy – Solution

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The other day, while working with the DNS records of a client who uses GoDaddy’s nameservers, I got the cryptic message: “record could not be added” when trying to save a new record or change an existing record. Besides being a prime example of how not to write error messages, it truly just didn’t give me any indication of why I couldn’t change the … Read More

How to Full-Screen Adobe Lightroom

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Short answer? It’s shift+f to toggle through the three different modes. If you’re here, it’s because you simply want to know how to use Lightroom in full-screen mode. Inexplicably, virtually every answer on the web shows you only how to full screen a single photo. Which is not hard to do (just press ‘f’). But using full-screen for the application … Read More

Ongoing Elementor Vulnerability and Hack – Solution

Two of my client’s sites have recently been hit with the exact same website hack that I believe exploits a vulnerability found in versions 3.6.0 through 3.6.2. While the vulnerability has been fully described as a “remote code execution vulnerability,” I have not seen anyone describe any widespread attacks actually exploiting it. Until now! Well, friends, I am here to … Read More

Doesn’t Load Until I Scroll – Delayed JavaScript

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I solved a somewhat strange issue on a client’s WordPress website the other day. On their products page, none of the products would load until the visitor scrolled or otherwise interacted with the site. A “loading” icon showed up, but nothing would load until an action was taken. In this case, they were using the Essential Grid plugin on a … Read More