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How to: Create an Accordion Using Advanced Custom Fields Pro Repeater Field and Bootstrap

How to: Create an Accordion Using Advanced Custom Fields Pro Repeater Field and Bootstrap

11th October 2018

A bit niche, but may be a useful snippet of code for some. First I’ve setup a repeater field in ACF Pro, and called it ‘accordion’. The sub fields are ‘title’ and ‘content’. The title sub field is going to label the accordion button that controls the toggle, the content sub field is what drops…

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How to: Use 301 Redirects When You Launch a New Website

How to: Use 301 Redirects When You Launch a New Website

17th May 2018

When you go live with a content reshuffle or complete redevelopment, chances are that not all of your pages will remain in their old locations. But it’s those old locations that will still be indexed in Google, linked from other sites, and possibly in your visitor’s bookmarks. If the addresses no longer exist, your users…

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How to: Move to HTTPS in WordPress

How to: Move to HTTPS in WordPress

23rd January 2018

If you’re looking to install an SSL certificate and switch your WordPress website to HTTPS, you’re not alone. As far back as 2014 Google was calling for all sites to be encrypted, to make the web a safer place to browse. Since then they’ve confirmed that security is a marker in determining placements, and that…

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How to: Add UK Counties to Gravity Forms Predefined Choices

How to: Add UK Counties to Gravity Forms Predefined Choices

4th October 2017

Out of the box Gravity forms gives you the ability to add a predefined list of Countries, Continents, US States and Canadian Territories to your field, but for a recent project I needed an alphabetised list of UK counties. This is just a quick snippet I put together to achieve that. Simply add this code…

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How to: Move Jetpack’s Related Posts Module

How to: Move Jetpack’s Related Posts Module

6th July 2017

Jetpack’s Related Posts module currently doesn’t come with any settings allowing you to control where it is placed. Activate it, and you will get three suggested posts in a row directly at the bottom of your content, underneath the Jetpack sharing icons (if you’ve got them enabled – see below). To move them here’s what…

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How to: Sequentially Number ACF Pro Repeater Field Results in WordPress

How to: Sequentially Number ACF Pro Repeater Field Results in WordPress

31st January 2017

Today I really needed to sequentially number the output of a repeater field created using the Advanced Custom Fields Pro plugin. Although this is a bit of a niche requirement, I thought I’d post the result here. My original code, used to pull through all of the images in the photo gallery I’d set up…

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How to: Set Up Free Website Tracking Using Google Analytics

How to: Set Up Free Website Tracking Using Google Analytics

3rd July 2016

Before you embark on any sort of marketing campaign or SEO work it’s vitally important that you have a way of gauging whether your efforts are working. That’s what tracking tools like Google’s free system, Analytics, do for you. They gather data about your site visitors so that you can assess how well your website is…

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How to: Record a Simple Photoshop Action

11th November 2014

In this brief tutorial I look at how to record and run a simple Photoshop Action. I’m using Photoshop CS6 Extended for Mac.

How to: Replace Absolute URLs in WordPress Posts Using PHPMyAdmin

30th October 2014

If you’ve moved your WordPress website from one domain to another, one of the associated headaches is changing all of the absolute file paths in your posts and pages. If you’ve inserted an image or a link to another page, they’ll all now be incorrect. One way to fix the problem is to go through…

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