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How to: Add UK Counties to Gravity Forms Predefined Choices

This is just a quick snippet I put together so that I could add UK Counties as a predefined choice in Gravity Forms. Out of the box you get Countries, Continents, US States and Canadian Territories. Simply add this code to functions.php in your theme:


How to: Move Jetpack’s Related Posts Module

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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Who Owns Your Domain Name?

You probably answered ‘well I do, of course’, but it’s not always that simple. Read on to find out more. If you registered the domain yourself Individuals If you’ve registered your domain name yourself, directly with a domain registrar (for UK domains this means a Nominet Member and for .com domains it’ll be ICANN) then…

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

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

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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5 Free Web Design Resources For Commercial Projects

Image from Gratisography 1. Creative Market Creative Market sellers pick their own prices and yes, you usually have to pay for the resources you find in their shops. There is also, however, an ever changing offering of free downloads including photos, illustrations, Photoshop brushes and graphics. Not loads, but what is put up for free download…

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

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: Record a Simple Photoshop Action

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

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: Use Custom Shapes and Text as a Clipping Mask in Photoshop

In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to use a really simple technique to create some great looking effects that appear a lot more impressive than they really are. Using custom shapes and text we’re going to create clipping masks which effectively constrain our image to the shape we’ve created.