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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: 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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Why You Should Never Have an ‘Admin’ User Account in WordPress

Why You Should Never Have an ‘Admin’ User Account in WordPress

13th February 2015

If you set up a WordPress installation with ‘admin’ as the default administrator username you’re opening up an easily exploited security hole. If your site is subjected to a brute force attack, you’re playing right into the hands of the attacker. A brute force attack is password guessing and it’s very common. An attacker will try various…

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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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How to: Create Your First Business Website With WordPress

How to: Create Your First Business Website With WordPress

3rd October 2014

If you’re setting up a new business and money is tight, this article is for you. I’m going to go over how to set up a simple brochure style business website using WordPress with only the cost of a domain name and web hosting to fork out for. I’ve chosen WordPress, which is a content management…

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The Importance of Permalinks

The Importance of Permalinks

11th July 2014

This is just a quick piece, written off the back of an assessment I did earlier in the week of someone’s current WordPress setup. One of the points I made was to do with permalinks, which are the permanent URLs to your posts. When you first set up your WordPress website, the default format of…

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WordPress 3.9: Setting Image Crop Positions

17th April 2014

Of all the improvements to existing WordPress functionality in the latest core update (3.9) there was one that caught my eye – the ability to set image crop positions. By default thumbnails crop center both horizontally and vertically, which means that if you upload a portrait and it crops square the head gets cut clean…

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