Posts by Jordan Schelew

How to hire a web designer / developer

We see a lot of websites pass through our systems, and often even just questions about sites we never end up hosting. Sometimes they’ve been hacked and need a cleanup and secure home. Other times the developer disappeared and the client needs help with maintenance. Some are trapped in a proprietary ecosystem, making other services, like…

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How to change the post author in WordPress

When working with posts in WordPress, a common question is “how do I change the author?!” Single Posts At first glance it doesn’t seem like an option. This is because WordPress hides the post author changing box by default! When editing the post, look for the “Screen Options” tab at the top right corner (you’ll…

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Integrating New User Approve WP Plugin with WooCommerce

I originally wrote this guide to work with the WP Approve User plugin, however it appears to not be well maintained any longer, so this is a similar guide for the “New User Approve” plugin instead. When building an ecommerce website with wholesale functions, there were two key modifications that needed to be completed to…

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Adding a fly-in side menu to the BeaverBuilder theme

A few months ago we were provided a design spec for a client site that required a button which, when clicked, would open a ‘fly-in’ menu appearing from the side — in this case the right side of the screen. This guide will show you how to add such a menu to the BeaverBuilder theme,…

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Adding select2 to WP Forms

Select2 is a great jQuery library that allows for ajax selection of elements in a long list. It’s wonderful functionality allows for the ability to live search the list. This guide will show you how to easily add support for Select2 to WP Forms. Note that this refers specifically to the WP Forms plugin, and not general…

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Getting started with a Plesk reseller account

Plesk 12.5 and newer come with some extremely powerful reseller account controls. Unlike cPanel (and WHM), it’s not necessary to learn how to use two completely different panels, Plesk integrates everything beautifully into one easy to manage panel. That said there are a few things to know about the feature set and best practices for…

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Overlapping images when using a content grid?

If you’re seeing overlapping images, or odd grid display issues when using a content grid plugin, look for a plugin that enables lazyload of images and disable it on the page. For example, we use WP Rocket on most of our sites, and while it’s a fantastic caching plugin, occasionally you can run into the…

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How do I configure Plesk to use G Suite for email?

If you are transferring your existing mail accounts found within Plesk over to G Suite, make sure you have configured the email accounts you have in Plesk within your G Suite Control Panel (Google provides the information to access this. If you do not have it, please contact Google support). Since the following changes are to your domain’s DNS…

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