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WooCommerce: User Registration Spam

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Here is a quick tip for WordPress web site owners that use WooCommerce. Have you ever noticed that you are receiving dozens of user registrations on your WooCommerce web site? In the early times, I would dedicate one day a week to cleaning up and deleting the user registration spam accounts. They are easy to spot in a WooCommerce website because the user registration spam accounts are marked as “Subscribers”. Whereas, valid user accounts are marked as “Customers”. Needless to say, I got tired of deleting these user registration spam accounts weekly and decided instead to install a CAPTCHA on […]

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Create a Simple Accordion Slider

One of the greatest challenges facing web site owners is information overload. This cannot always be avoided but can result in a very long web page or a cluttered web page, which can ruin the experience for your visitors. So we are going to introduce you to the simple accordion slider. Because you know all of the information on your web page is relevant. It just needs to be presented in a fashion that is much more user friendly and appealing to the visitor.

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How-to: Using Your Own Fonts in a Web Site

Do you have a great design idea for web site that uses a very nice looking or special font face? For Web Designers, this has been a problem because the only way a visitor can view your work of art is if they have the same font installed on their computer. If they don’t your beautiful web design is ruined with a standard looking font face. Well now you can force your font face styles to be loaded with a web page so the visitor can appreciate your design skills to the fullest.

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Add Custom Backgrounds to any WordPress Theme

First, my apologies for not writing for so long. There has been so much happening and so many cool things out there now. We especially enjoy finding new features that anyone can implement. Even someone without any coding knowledge what-so-ever. With the new releases of WordPress, it is now extremely easy to customize the background of your WordPress theme, for self hosted installations. From your Admin Dashboard, click on the Appearance button on the left and then click Editor. Locate the file called functions.php in the list on the right and click the file name. In the editor window, scroll […]

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Creating Your own WordPress Plug-in and Widget

Until now, whenever I needed to have something displayed on the sidebar of my WordPress blog, I simply input my HTML code into a Text Widget and added it to the sidebar. This worked fine until I needed something with a bit of intelligence to it.

But what I discovered was that there did not seem to be a ready made, easy to use template for creating a Sidebar Widget or a WordPress plug-in. So I have created this easy to use template

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WordPress: Sticky Posts

Recently, someone posted a question on one of the forums asking if there was a way to make a particular blog post sticky, or always the first post displayed on the home page of the blog. I know of a way to edit the theme files to add static content, but that is the extent of my knowledge. So I got to thinking, there must be other ways to add static content … and perhaps I had missed something with this “sticky post” issue. So I set out to find some alternative methods for adding static content to a WordPress […]

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