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The Comment Form is not Showing Up on my WordPress Blog Page

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In this session we discuss why the comment form is not showing up on a WordPress Blog page and show how to use the “More” tag to split the posts up so that they go to the actual post page where comments can be made. Member: On my Blog page with just a custom WordPress

A Rationale for Using Custom Post Types and Custom Taxonomies

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In this session we talk about the rationale for using custom post types and custom taxonomies and show different examples of these in BYOBWebsite. We also talk about switching query boxes to a custom post using its own template system to copy it over. Member: You know, if you read my question it relates to

Which Search Widget Should I Use?

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In this session we discuss various search widgets and make a few recommendations for search widgets that are easy to customize. The default search widget has the least amount of customization while the Thesis search widget lets you do things like create a button and a place for the text. Both of those and most

The Bullet Proof Safe Way to Upgrade WordPress

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In this session we demonstrate the bullet proof safe way to upgrade WordPress. We show how to backup the site first using BackupBuddy to update files, folders and database. This gives you a mechanism for recovery if a problem occurs. Then we go through the process of upgrading plugins some of which can be done

Troubleshooting Image Alignment in WordPress

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In this session we troubleshoot image alignment in WordPress by setting all images to align none to automatically align them to the left. Member: I had a question for you. On my site, all my images are not lining up for me. They seem to line up better on Firefox and when I try to

How Should I Secure my WordPress Website?

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In this session we discuss how to secure WordPress websites. We recommend to use Sucuri because it scans the site for vulnerability.  We also discuss the basics of using strong passwords, the use of virus protection to make sure viruses are not passed from the computer to the website when logging in to the dashboard,

How to Disable Automatic WordPress Updates

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In this session we discuss how to disable the WordPress automatic updates using the The Definitive Guide to Disabling Auto Updates in WordPress. There are a lot ways to adjust automatic background updates but we can disallow the entire automatic updater by adding code to the wp-config file. Member: Just a couple of questions for

Using a Custom Post Type to Organize and Display Testimonials

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In this session we discuss the use of a custom post type to organize and display testimonials. We talk about different examples of organizing the testimonial for display such as using specific providers or by type of work but they could be grouped by any taxonomy. We discuss how to consider what you are going

How to Create a Row of Images and Make it Responsive in WordPress

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In this session we demonstrate how to create a row of images and make it responsive in WordPress using custom CSS. We wrap the images in a div tag to make them align left with the text and discuss the difference between inline block, display inline and display block base. For more information also see

How to Remove Unwanted Ads from Your Website

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In this session we show how to remove unwanted ads from your website caused by the malwares in the browser. We show how to disable some extensions that caused the problem and uninstall them in the control panel to avoid letting them reinstall themselves. Member: Okay what happens is this is somehow... I'm running a

How to Style HTML Links as Buttons

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In this session we show how to style HTML links as buttons by creating the button and then customizing it in Custom CSS. Member: I’ve been playing around with some buttons on the site, I’m not sure I were to use buttons or a slider. Rick: Okay. Member: With the buttons, they’re basically images inside

Troubleshooting Line Spacing Issues in the WordPress Text Editor

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In this session we troubleshoot line spacing issues in the WordPress text editor. Whenever WordPress sees a new line, it recognizes it as a new paragraph so we remove the paragraph marker and put in a non-breaking space. Member: One of the things I've been messing around with or not really, I haven't done any

What’s Involved in Creating Custom Taxonomies in WordPress?

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In this session we discuss what’s involved in creating custom taxonomies in WordPress using the Types plugin and applying it to post types. We also talk about the hierarchical and non-hierarchical taxonomies and how they are created. Member:  Okay, one of the other things that you talked about in your How To Build A Business

What is the Difference Between the Local Path and the URL of a File?

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In this session we talk about the difference between the local path and the URL of a file. Both of these are two different kinds of pointers that point to the same place. We discuss what a local path is and give some examples of how it is being used depending upon the hosting environment.

How to Add Java Script Roll Over Effects in Thesis

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In this session we discuss how to add java script roll over effects in the Thesis theme. We suggest constructing this in Dreamweaver or Expression Web and then cutting and pasting it into WordPress. In one of those programs you can create the regions, assign them different images and give them properties. This will give