Local SEO basics

You own a small business. It could be a restaurant or coffee shop, or you run a small auto repair shop. You already have a website but you've heard about this mysterious cheap marketing thing called SEO....

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Creating Custom Google Maps for Businesses

When creating a website for a local business, more often than not I include a google map. It's a great easy way for people who visually see where the business is located. However there are a few reasons why just embedding them on the page isn't always ideal:...

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Creating Custom Excerpts based on paragraphs

With a few of my clients, they wanted more than the standard excerpt. They wanted to display a paragraph or two of the post. without echoing out a whole post in an archive or landing page. Now Wordpress has great examples on how to do things similar to this with get_the_excerpt(); and the_excerpt(); .However i wanted to try a new method, using a mix of stand PHP functions and a few Wordpress functions I haven't used before....

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Creating External Link for Admin Submenu

Have you ever wanted to add a submenu that didn't link to a page you created? A while back, a client requested a link to a particular view and arrangement of a table in admin area of Wordpress. To the best of my knowledge, there wasn't a standard function within wordpress used to pair a submenu item, that you could customize, to a parent top level menu....

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Font Awesome 4.2.0 fixes for Firefox

Font Awesome is a great icon resource and I encourage everybody to give it a try at least once. It's my go to icon set whenever I'm using social media links on a website. One problem people run in to is that from time to time a random icon won't load correctly in Firefox. Here are a few solutions if you notice one or all of your font's aren't working:...

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Using Google Docs for hosting Forms

I use Wordpress a lot for the CMS of a site that I'm building or working on. This has come with it's ups and downs.Obviously the ups are way to much larger than the downs for the most part, or we wouldn't use it. However, one of the downfalls of letting someone else do the code is getting rusty, especially with coding websites....

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Bootstrap Sticky Footer

Every few once in a while, I have end up working on a website page for a site that doesn't have enough content on it. The site looks great, the content and styles are really working together, but then theres that one page, maybe an archive page that doesn't have a lot of posts, or the 404 page, or a search results page that doesn't have enough content to push the footer down to the bottom....

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6th Day Project

Web Development has been an ever growing part of my life for the past three years. As I dove deeper into the rabbit hole during my 2nd year of college, I began to love the structure and rules that programming brought with it. I began staying up late, learning  new HTML tags or reading posts on CSS Tricks. It was a wonderful world that I had discovered....

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