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

Email Deliverability, or Why Your Website Emails Aren’t Showing Up

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The bane of every website developer’s existence: email deliverability. While it may be easy to think that email functions much the same way as real mail – you send a letter to someone, it takes a relatively simple path and eventually arrives in the recipients mailbox – in reality it doesn’t at all. Imagine a world in which there was … Read More

Redirect Entire WordPress Website Except One Page

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Redirecting or forwarding an entire WordPress website except a single page (such as the home page) to another address is actually quite easy. If you’re here, I’m guessing you followed a number of tutorials and tried your hand at crafting the perfect .htaccess file only to be let down every single time when it inevitably didn’t work at all. Well … Read More

Fake DDoS Attack Email

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In the same day, I had two clients recieve the same, fake DDoS email with a link to a suspicious Google Drive folder. The sender was different for both, but both claimed to be from a major company (in the two I saw, Intuit and Hubspot). The email seems pretty much legitimate other than a few grammar errors that seem … Read More

Fully Customize Chromecast Background in Ambient Mode

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Google appears to have quietly added a new feature to Chromecast ambient mode that allows you some mechanism to manually chose custom photos that show up there. And it’s super easy to do! Recently I’ve seen tons of articles showing how you can use “Recent Highlights” from your Google photos to let Google automatically choose from your most recently uploaded … Read More