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WordPress

The 5 Best WordPress Add-Ons for Business

I work as a contractor for several companies, one of which has been using a couple of Ruby on Rails web applications. I worked with a small team of developers to write them: a payment site, and the actual product/service site. As time went by, I became the only developer doing the maintenance and building […]

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iPhone

White Magic

I think I’ve found the best free iPhone app: White Noise Whenever I turn it on, my two-month old baby instantly stops crying, it helps him get back to sleep without help, and he sleeps a lot longer at night. It puts me right to sleep too.

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WordPress

Don’t show a WordPress category on posts page

Have you ever used WordPress posts for something other than a blog post? I use them for FAQ pages, but I don’t want the FAQs to show up in the main blog, so I added this into the theme functions.php. It can also be used in a new plugin. (?? = category id number) function […]

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WordPress Plugins

Display Widgets WordPress Plugin

September 2017 Update: Major security vulnerabilities have been added to this plugin since we turned it over. If you are still using it, update to version 2.7. This plugin will not receive any updates in the future. The WordPress plugin team has shut it down, but added one last version so you can safely update […]

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WordPress Plugins

Contact Form 7 Widget WordPress Plugin

UPDATE: You can now use the Contact Form 7 shortcodes in text widgets. This plugin is no longer needed. If you’re looking for an easier alternative to Contact Form 7, try Formidable. If you’re using this widget for the styling, please note you can also use the Formidable shortcode in place of the Contact Form […]

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PHP

When MAMP servers won’t stop/start

Start the MAMP application. The start page will open a new web browser page, but will fail to connect, which is expected since the server isn’t really running although MAMP seems to think it is. Click the Preferences button. In the Preferences window, don’t make any changes. Just click the OK button. Results: The Apache […]