How to Import and Export a WordPress Database with Godaddy Properly: Tutorial

DISCLAIMER: Unless you know exactly what you are doing, please back up your database in multiple ways before attempting this. I am not responsible for any lost data if you remove or otherwise change your database without it being backed up properly. See also: What to do if your WordPress site does go down. If you’re like me, you have … Read More

How to Enable and Use Custom Fields in WordPress Without Plugins

An annoying problem I’ve had lately that somehow is almost impossible to troubleshoot online, is enabling or finding custom fields in WordPress without adding a plugin like Advanced Custom Fields (which is typically what I recommend using). This should work I believe with any version of WordPress after about 3.1 as well, where the Custom Fields are hidden by default. … Read More

How to Remove the Bezier Handle in Photoshop CS5

If you are like me, you have spent many frustrating hours working with Photoshop and the pen tool trying to figure out the same thing. How can you get rid of, delete, or otherwise remove the Bezier Handles attached to an anchor point?

Going Through the Phases of a New Business

I am happy to report that things here at Brian Johnson Design are going well. I have a full workload of new websites and jobs to work on. Now my job is to figure out how to manage my time and get all of this done, so that I can go out and get even more new business As recently … Read More

New Website for Lakeville Insurance Agent Josh Havlik

I am pleased to present my newest site to go live! Josh Havlik is an insurance agent based out of Lakeville, MN, dealing with insurance policies for home, auto, etc. He wanted a very basic, one page site where he could say what he needs to say and generally have a place where people could find his contact information. The … Read More

Website for Minneapolis Musician Jamison Murphy

This website has actually been up for quite some time now, but I am just getting to writing about it today. If you haven’t heard of Jamison Murphy before, check out his debut music video here. If you notice, I am actually in the first shot of the video sitting at a table! Why is this, you ask? Because I … Read More

Fix: Unable to Approve, Edit, or Spam Comments in WordPress

This is a common problem for people using the plugin, “Advanced Access Manager.” If you do not have this plugin, your problem is something else. If you use Advanced Access Manager and have noticed that since installing, the checkbox next to each comment is missing, there is an easy fix for you. It took me a while to track down … Read More

Use Photo as Layer Mask in Photoshop: Tutorial

Have you ever wondered how to use an image as a mask in Photoshop but just couldn’t figure out how to do it? The solution is actually fairly simple, but Adobe hasn’t done you any favors with how unintuitive it is. With just a few easy steps, you can use any picture or graphic to mask specific parts of a … Read More