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Elegant Themes Shortcodes

Elegant Themes has an excellent suite of shortcodes to enhance your WordPress site’s functionality, however shortcode examples are difficult to find. Do you want to view and then copy and paste Elegant theme shortcode examples into your site? Here’s the link:...

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Event Espresso Shortcodes

Event Espresso is a very robust event registration system for WordPress that is available as both a free and premium plugin.  There are also a number of add-on companion plugins available to enhance Event Espresso’s functionality. Below is a comprehensive list of Event Espresso shortcodes available for displaying Event Espresso information within your website pages and posts: Single...

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WordPress Navigation: How to edit your site’s navigation and drop down menus

WordPress added navigation menu management to it’s core features, however it’s not in the most easy to find location in your site’s admin area. The screenshot below shows where to find the menu editor in WordPress. The video tutorial below the screenshot illustrates how to use the WordPress menu editor to manage your site’s navigation menus. Steve...

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Add an Admin User in WordPress

Adding an admin user in WordPress is quite simple. Navigate to the “Users” menu item in your WordPress site’s admin area and mouse over it. In the flyout menu that appears, click on “Add User”. The thirty second video below shows the process. Steve Kozyk

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BuddyPress Member Directory: Show Users by Role/ S2Member Level

The Problem We recently had a software development project requirement where we needed to show certain BuddyPress members in the BuddyPress Members Directory. Specifically, BuddyPress members who belonged to certain roles/levels needed to be displayed. For example you may only want to show Administrators or Editors in the members directory or in our case, show only S2Members of a certain...

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Change your WordPress Home Page

To set your home page on your WordPress site, login to your website’s admin area and expand the “Settings” menu.  Next select “Reading”.  On the “Reading Settings” screen, in the “Front page displays” area at the top of the page, click on the “A static page” radio button and select an already existing page in the “Front...

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How to Add a Quote with the WordPress Quote Rotators Plugin

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iModules: Adding Images to the Image Rotator

How to add images to the iModules image rotator.

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Point Your GoDaddy Domain Name to Dreamhost

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Google Places Optimization

What is Google Places? Google Places is a free tool provided by Google for your business that can pay abundant dividends by amplifying the traffic flow to your website, increasing your website visibility in Google searches, and growing your company’s sales.  Google recently claimed that one out of five searches on Google are related to a geographic location.  Google Places allows you to...

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Dreamhost IMAP Email Setup in Outlook

Outlook 2010 Setup Instructions 1. From the main navigation menu, select “File” and in the dropdown menu, select “Info“. To the right of “Info” in “Account Information” pane, click on the “New Account” button. 2. After the “Auto Account Setup” window pops up, select the “Manually configure server settings or additional server types” radio button. 3. In the next...

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Finding Images for Your Website: istockphoto.com

istockphoto.com is an excellent and inexpensive resource for finding images and other types of media for use on your website or for print.  In addition to photos, istockphoto.com also has video, audio, flash, and vector images available for purchase.  Once you buy an image or other asset from istockphoto.com, in most cases you can use it on your website legally. The method you use to buy images...

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Dreamhost POP3 Setup in Outlook

Outlook 2010 Setup Instructions 1. From the main navigation menu, select “File” and in the dropdown menu, select “Info“. To the right of “Info” in “Account Information” pane, click on the “New Account” button. 2. After the “Auto Account Setup” window pops up, select the “Manually configure server settings or additional server types” radio button. 3. In the next...

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Show Full Image in WordPress When a Visitor Clicks on an Image

Show the full size image in WordPress when your visitors clicks on on one of your images.

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Disable Personalized Google Search for SEO- The “&pws=0″ Parameter

Major search engines like Google are constantly tweaking their search algorithms to produce higher quality, more relevant search results for us when we perform a search for a particular keyword or keyword phrase.   One of Google’s search innovations was creating instant search and other personalized search capabilities which examine your search habits and then use this information to...

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Access GoDaddy Web Email

Accessing your GoDaddy hosted email for your website via the web is very simple. Navigate to https://login.secureserver.net in your web browser and enter your user name and password for your email account. Your user name is your full email address, for example myemail@mysite.com. If you don’t have access to your Outlook or other email client like Thunderbird, accessing your email through...

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Dreamhost: Access Your Email Via the Web

Dreamhost Webmail Access It’s very easy to access your Dreamhost email account through the web from any web browser anywhere in the world. Simply navigate to http://webmail.YOURDOMAIN.com and enter your email user name and password. Remember your user name is your full email address. For example, if your email address was sjones@example.com, you’d navigate to...

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WordPress Website Homepage- How to Change it

Do you want to change your WordPress website or blogs homepage? Is your homepage showing the wrong page or post? Changing and setting your WordPress website’s homepage can be accomplished by logging in to your website admin area and navigating to the “Reading” option under the “Settings” tab. Next choose the “Front Page Displays” (your homepage) option...

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Adding Hyperlinks to Your WordPress Website

Internal Page and Post Cross-Linking Best Practices When a colleague recently asked me about best practices for linking between pages on his WordPress site, I decided to do some research to see if there was a better way to accomplish this than the built in WordPress standard HTML URL linking tool.  Adding internal links throughout your website is enhances user experience, marketing, and search...

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Organizing Your Pages in WordPress: pageMash

When using WordPress “out of the box” as a CMS for your website, organizing your pages and site navigation can be a bit unwieldy. Fortunately, their is a simple way to accomplish this using a few WordPress plugins, pageMash and Multi-level Navigation. For purposes of this article, we’ll assume you’ve already installed the pageMash plugin, have properly configured the...

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Thunderbird Email Setup

Thunderbird is a free, open source e-mail client developed by Mozilla, the producers of the Firefox web browser.  Thunderbird has a rich set of email management features very similar to Microsoft Outlook and can be used with either Windows or Mac.  Whereas Outlook must be purchased, Thunderbird is completely free.  An increasing number of Outlook users are switching to Thunderbird for similar...

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Add a PDF to WordPress

Do you want to upload your PDF files to your WordPress website for your visitors to view in their web browser? Here’s how you do it. To add a PDF to WordPress for your visitors to download into their web browser and view in Adobe Reader, you’ll be uploading your PDF file to WordPress and adding a link to it on your post or page. First, log in to the Admin area of WordPress. Next...

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Managing Multiple Email Accounts in Outlook

Managing more than one email account in Outlook can become a bit cumbersome at times, but there is a way to make things easier. The first thing you’ll want to do, if you haven’t done it already, is to add a second email account to Outlook (read about how to initially setup an email account in Outlook). After you’ve added another account, you’ll need to set one of the...

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Add Email Addresses From Your Website Domain to Outlook

Do you want to use an email address with the domain name of your website in the address like, my-name@my-website.com? Would you like to use Microsoft Outlook to view and manage your emails? Setting up your email accounts for your website usually involves two main steps, 1) setting up your email accounts with your website hosting company and 2) setting up Outlook to connect to your hosted email...

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Add PowerPoint Presentations to WordPress

Do you want to upload your PowerPoint presentations to your website for your visitors to download? Or do you just want them to view your PowerPoint presentations directly on your website without providing access to your original PowerPoint file? Here are a few different methods you can use to upload your presentations to WordPress. 1. Downloadable PowerPoint Presentation from WordPress In this...

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Add an Image to a WordPress Post or Page

There are a number of steps involved with adding an image or other media file to your WordPress website and many formatting options to choose from. It may seem a little complicated at first, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll be glad all of these options are available to you to help fine tune the appearance of your website. To insert an image or other type of media into a WordPress...

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Add a Post to your WordPress Website

Adding a new post to your WordPress website is very similar to adding a new page. The main difference between a post and a page is that a page, as the name implies, is simply a webpage on your site. A post is a blog entry, or journal entry, that appears in a specified area of your website. It can be placed on your homepage or in a different section of your website, for example under...

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Add a Page to Your WordPress Website

Adding a new page to your WordPress website is very similar to adding a new post. To add a new page, log in to the Admin area of WordPress and click on “Pages” in the left navigation. In the expanded “Pages” area in the navigation, click on “Add New”. Now you’re ready to begin adding a new page to your website. Once you’ve finished adding your page,...

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Microsoft Word Formatting in WordPress- How to add a properly formatted Word Document to WordPress

When you copy and paste your Microsoft Word document content into a WordPress post (or page), the hidden proprietary Microsoft text formatting code is retained. This can have unintended consequences when you publish your post. Fortunately WordPress has a built in feature to recognize Microsoft text formatting code and convert it to browser friendly HTML formatting (click here to learn how to...

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Microsoft Word Formatting in WordPress- How to remove it when copying your content to WordPress

In Microsoft Word, have you created an article, blog entry, or page content for your website which you’ve attempted to copy and paste into WordPress and have problems with formatting the text? Does the text you just copied from your Microsoft Word document appear different when you try to add it to WordPress? This problem occurs because of invisible “Microsoft formatting tags”....

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CSS vs. Tables- 9 Reasons Why CSS Tableless Designs are Better

CSS tableless design is a great method for developing modern websites and offers many valuable advantages over traditional table based design. Using CSS tableless design will provide your website visitors better usability and accessibility, faster page load times with greater, more elegant design possibilities. For the web developer and website owner, CSS tableless websites are easier and less expensive to redesign, update and maintain. When given a choice, CSS tableless design will be the best option for most present day website designs...

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Validation of Viewstate MAC Failed

The Validation of Viewstate MAC failed error commonly occurs when an ASP.NET application developer uses the Membership, Roles and/or Profile Providers included with the .NET Framework. The usual scenario is the developer creates the application on their local machine and stores the project files in a local directory. When the developer copies or publishes the project files to another local...

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Website Privacy Policy Generators- Easily Generate a Privacy Policy

A privacy policy is one of the most important documents on any website. A privacy policy is technically a legal document or notice placed on a website providing information about how a website owner uses personal information collected throughout their website when someone visits it. Privacy policies usually contain details about what types of personal information are collected, how the personal...

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Google Analytics- 10 Essential Google Analytics Features

Google Analytics is an enterprise-class web analytics solution offered free by Google. Google Analytics generates detailed statistics about the visitors and web traffic generated for a website. Using Google Analytics with your website is a great idea because it takes minutes to sign up for and will provide you all the necessary metrics you’ll need to determine what is working, or not...

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Website Maintenance- How to Maintain Your Website After You Launch It!

Maintenance is essential whether it applies to your car, your garden or your website. A successful website requires ongoing maintenance so it can attract, educate and expand its client base and generate revenue for your business. This means a website is never completely finished. It is a work in progress just like keeping your garden weed free and producing food for your dinner table. Simply...

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Website For Your Business – 9 Critical Reasons to Build a Website

A website is an online representation of your company and is the most cost effective way to connect with customers all over the world, not just your physical geographic region. With competition increasing within many business industries on a global scale and with general business market trends shifting towards increased technology adoption, having a website for your business is of vital...

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Alexa Toolbar – How to Add it to Your Browser and Why You Want to Do It

A web browser toolbar is of great help for people who frequently surf the Internet for information. Toolbars do not eliminate the work of searching. Instead, they assist in cutting your browsing time significantly so that you can devote more time to do what you want to with the information you gather. There are numerous tools available on the Internet to help online surfers with web searching....

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Google Toolbar – How to Add it to Your Browser and Why You Want to Do It

In simple terms, a web browser toolbar is any group of buttons or icons that activate a given program function when clicked. They are designed to offer shortcuts to commonly used functions when you browse the Internet. It’s a worldwide accepted fact that Google is the most popular search engine amongst thousands of Internet search engines. But if you have to pull up Google’s home page...

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What is ASP.NET? -Top 12 Advantages of ASP.NET

What is ASP.NET? ASP.NET stands for Active Server Pages .NET and is developed by Microsoft. ASP.NET is used to create web pages and web technologies and is an integral part of Microsoft’s .NET framework vision. As a member of the .NET framework, ASP.NET is a very valuable tool for programmers and developers as it allows them to build dynamic, rich web sites and web applications using...

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Dependent CheckBox Group

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Add an Email Account in GoDaddy Hosting

The first thing to point out is that the directions in this tutorial about adding email addresses to your GoDaddy account may vary slightly depending on what type of GoDaddy account you have and how it’s already setup.  However, most of these differences are minor.  If you do encounter a problem not covered in this guide, you can always make a free call to GoDaddy customer service and...

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Late credit card payment: Another year in the dorms or maybe back with Mom & Dad.

Good grades may help you land your dream job after you graduate, but there is something else you’ll be graded on throughout college that may be just as important… …how well you use credit. Did you know that many companies now check your credit history when you apply for a job? Landlords also check your credit when applying for a lease. Good credit, you get...

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Who Invented Google? Google's Phone Number?: Google Inc. Quick Facts

Who invented and started the search engine Google? Who is the creator of Google? Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Larry was born in Lansing, Michigan and Sergey in Moscow, Soviet Union both in 1973. Larry and Sergey first met at Stanford University, one of the world’s leading research and teaching institutions located in Palo Alto, California. A recent University of Michigan graduate, Larry...

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Captivate 4 Mono / Stereo Problem

Are you having the same problem I’m having in Captivate 4 with recording in mono but playback comes through the left speaker only.  I’m a professional sound engineer and I had to come up with a work around to reprocess the audio and then re-import, but what an unnecessary hassle.  This is a major flaw with Captivate 4. Also, the first machine I tried installing Captivate 4 on...

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Red Circle Outlook Email Setup

Start up Outlook. In the main menu at the top of the Outlook screen, go to Tools–>Account Settings. A new window will pop-up with some options. With the “E-Mail” tab active, click on “new” the icon. Another new window will appear prompting you to enter information about how Outlook will connect to your hosted email account and how it will appear to others...

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TS Custom Widgets 2.0

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Flash Carousel Designer Troubleshooting

Questions about your Flash Carousel Designer?  Ask them here.

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Red Circle Thunderbird Email Setup

To download Thunderbird, go to http://www.mozillamessaging.com .   To install Thunderbird for Windows, simply click on the “Download Thunderbird Icon”.  If you are using Mac or another operating system, or you want to install Thunderbird in a different language, click on the link below icon, “Other Systems & Languages” . After you’ve finished downloading and...

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Hostek ASP.NET Hosting Account- How to Add a New Account

First, goto www.Hostek.com . The 5th choice for hosting on the page is ASP.NET Hosting. Click on the ORDER button next to ASP.NET. On the next page click the ORDER button for BASIC hosting. Fill out the form as shown above and choose your payment method. Click Continue and fill out the form on the next page. Choose any password and record it. Next enter your payment info. Once...

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