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Call Tracking using GTM

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I’ve noticed onClick tracking can be troublesome and sometimes doesn’t work as expected on WordPress websites, so its never 100% accurate. To get around these errors, I use Google Tag Manager to track call events. How to Track phone calls using Google Tag Manager: 1. If you haven’t already, install GTM on…(Read More)

Force SSL on a WordPress

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I’ve noticed that a .htaccess redirect works from the root folder down, but if you access the website from an old link you won’t be forced to HTTPS. Updating the WP URL structure does not help: This will work to force the redirect: If you are running WordPress in a sub folder, the…(Read More)

Starting off, let’s all admit, you are going to crash into stuff, so more space you have the better. How-to: Program Tello to do backflips with Scratch 2.0! Install brew.sh on your Mac, If you are unfamiliar with brew! Homebrew is a free and open-source software package management system that…(Read More)

Cyber Security Tips

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1. You are a target. This may be hard to believe, but you are a target. Maybe not from North Korea or your local government, but scammers do want your money, and they hope you will unwittingly hand it over. 2. P@ssword1 is not enough. Weak passwords are extremely easy to figure out. Its…(Read More)

Not sure how I feel about Roots.io –> The tutorials seem super easy, but I noticed you can quickly run into issues. What doesn’t help is that I can’t really find any reviews / user tutorials past 2016, the Roots discourse forum appears to be a bubble (not accepting new or differing ideas…(Read More)

Now that my VestaCP install is north of 100GB, backups are becoming more challenging. To achieve an extra level of security, I started backing up my server to S3 using Restic. Here are the steps I took to achieve this. 1. SSH into your box. ssh root@IP 2. Install Restic apt install restic *if…(Read More)

This tutorial assumes you have some prior knowledge of PHPmyAdmin, adding Domains, and copying files. How-to Create a WP Staging Website: 1. First thing you need to do is to create a subdomain (subdomain.example.com). This allows your staging website to run in a separate folder, not affecting your main website files. 2…(Read More)

I constantly test “disable Javascript” in my web design work. To make the process a lot faster, I added a quick key. Here is how I did it: Go to System Preferences, Click on the Keyboard icon. In Shortcuts, go to the App Shortcuts tab, adding your desired shortcut by clicking on the “+” icon in…(Read More)

If you want to add support to hide field labels on a field by field basis, simply add the following line of code to your themes (functions.php). Make sure to remove the opening and closing php tags add_filter( ‘gform_enable_field_label_visibility_settings’, ‘__return_true’ ); What this code does is adds a Field Label Visibility dropdown under the Appearance…(Read More)

Quick code to define what content shows up based on page type. I had to have different containers show up depending on page. <?php if( is_front_page() ): ?> <?php elseif( is_page() ): ?> <?php elseif ( is_single() ): ?> <?php elseif ( is_home() ): ?> <?php endif; ?&gt…(Read More)

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