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WordPress Hack Becoming More Common – Symptoms and Solution

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We’ve been dealing with an uptick in hacked WordPress websites lately, and they all appear to have the same symptoms. If you’ve seen these symptoms, you have probably been hacked too, unfortunately. Luckily, we will outline not only how this particular hack works but also the steps you can take to resolve it. But fair warning: most of these steps … Read More

How to Make Second-Level Indents for Lists in Gmail

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This is a nice and easy one today. I found myself unable to figure out how to indent an item in a bulleted or numbered list further so that it was a sub-item of the item above it. Like so many things, if I had just just looked around little bit and thought about it, I would have figured it … Read More

Redirect Method Greyed-Out – Really Simple SSL Solution

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I ran into a situation today where the “redirect method” dropdown option in Settings -> General for the Really Simple SSL plugin was greyed-out. Given that there’s always a red exclamation point there, I assumed that maybe they require you to read their warning first, but actually (and confusingly), it’s entirely unrelated.   Now, call me an idealist, but obviously it should … Read More

How to Dismiss those Stupid Premium YouTube Popup Ads on Chromecast

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If you’re like me, you use Chromecast regularly and were getting infuriated by those idiotic “Get ad-free YouTube and more” ads that popup seemingly on every single video and, despite having a “Dismiss” button, have no discernable way to actually dismiss them. Do they expect us to press on our TV screen? I mean, come on, Google. Use that big, … Read More

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