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Adding Blur to Quicktime Videos in Post-Production is Easy in Youtube’s Free Browser-based Editor!

By Toby Cryns / February 24, 2022 / Comments Off on Adding Blur to Quicktime Videos in Post-Production is Easy in Youtube’s Free Browser-based Editor!

I recorded a screencast today of me sharing my live “how to” process for creating a new website. The video is about an hour long, and there were a few small things I wanted to blur on the screen (serial numbers for software). I was surprised that Youtube now has a “blur” effect available after…

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How to remove dates from permalinks in WordPress and 301 redirect them to the post on WP Engine

By Toby Cryns / February 22, 2022 / Comments Off on How to remove dates from permalinks in WordPress and 301 redirect them to the post on WP Engine

Today I needed to update the permalink structure to remove the dates from blog posts on an old website. It’s easy enough to remove the dates – just go to “Settings”->”Permalinks”, and select the “/%postname%/” option – done! Buuuut there’s still the problem of 301 redirecting old urls so as to not lose SEO value.…

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How to deactivate all WordPress plugins via the database

By The Mighty Mo! Design Co. / January 20, 2022 / Comments Off on How to deactivate all WordPress plugins via the database

Go to phpMyAdmin. Go to the “wp_options” table. Search for the field named, “active_plugins”. Edit the “active_plugins” field. Delete the value/contents of the “active_plugins” row. Save. That’s it! All your plugins are now deactivated!

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Website DNS, Domain Registration, & Hosting Basics

By Toby Cryns / November 30, 2021 / Comments Off on Website DNS, Domain Registration, & Hosting Basics

Websites have multiple layers: Domain Registration When you register a domain, you pay someone ~$20/year for a .com domain. Registration means you are leasing the domain for a year or more. A domain is the “yoursite.com” or “yoururl.net” or “yourorganization.org” that people type into their browser. We use services like Namecheap, Dreamhost, and GoDaddy for…

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Avada ThemeFusion loads 80+ javascript files on every page! DON’T RECOMMEND!

By The Mighty Mo! Design Co. / November 18, 2021 / Comments Off on Avada ThemeFusion loads 80+ javascript files on every page! DON’T RECOMMEND!

I inherited a WordPress site using Avada ThemeFusion, and it is experiencing really bad performance issues. After doing lots of my standard bag-of-tricks optimizations to little effect, I decided to simply count the javascript files. To my surprise horror, I found it was loading over 80 javascript files on every single page! (For comparison: themightymo.com…

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