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See admin changes on your WordPress site with Simple History

The easiest way to catch admin changes
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Simple History is a WordPress plugin that keeps track of the changes the admin users on you site make –
like what pages do they edit (and what changes did they make), what plugins do they install, what images do they upload, and so on.

Simple History is pretty much the number one essential tool for WordPress sites with multiple admins, authors, editors, or basically any other kind of user.

https://simple-history.com/

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8 Essential Web Development Cheat Sheets

The evolution of web development has been accompanied by a wealth of documentation. Yet, this virtual smorgasbord of fonts, developer languages, and methodologies (to name a few) can be overwhelming. Here are eight essential cheat sheets that will make your life easier when developing your next website, with two new ones for 2016.

http://mediatemple.net/blog/tips/eight-essential-cheat-sheets/?utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=blog&utm_medium=paidsocial&utm_term=linkpreview&utm_content=cheatsheet

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Mouse Jiggler – Home

Useful for avoiding screensavers or other things triggered by idle detection that, for whatever reason, you can’t turn off any other way; or as a quick way to stop a screensaver activating during an installation or when monitoring a long operation without actually having to muck about with the screensaver settings

https://mousejiggler.codeplex.com/

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! Change the breakpoint for mobile nav

Change the breakpoint for when the mobile nav kicks in, like this:

@media only screen and ( max-width:1280px ) {

#et_mobile_nav_menu { display:block; }
#top-menu-nav { display:none; }
}

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Facebook feed plugins for wordpress

I collected these that people praised a lot, check them out and see how they go:

FREE
https://wordpress.org/plugins/juicer/

https://wordpress.org/plugins/feed-them-social/

https://wordpress.org/plugins/twine-social/

https://wordpress.org/plugins/flow-flow-social-streams/

PAID
https://codecanyon.net/item/wordpress-social-stream/2201708

https://codecanyon.net/item/flowflow-wordpress-social-stream-plugin/9319434

https://codecanyon.net/item/wordpress-social-board/10458271

https://codecanyon.net/item/jquery-facebook-wall-wordpress/5574064
https://www.powr.io/plugins/social-feed

https://smashballoon.com/custom-facebook-feed/

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Woo Commerce 3.0 and Woo Layout Injector

The Woo Commerce 3.0 update just happened, and there are a few things to consider before updating. So I thought I would take this time to not only cover the basics of the update, but cover both Woo Commerce 3.0 and Woo Layout Injector.

If you decide to download this layout to the article, you will need Woo Commerce (and it’s FREE!), and if you want the products to look like the “Injected” versions, you will need to go out and get Woo Layout Injector, I will explain why you should consider offering stores & shops.

https://www.dividojo.com/woo-commerce-3-0-and-woo-layout-injector/

8 Plugins to Help Supercharge Your WordPress Media Library | Elegant Themes Blog

The WordPress Media Library is a baked-in element that offers basic media file management for your website. While its feature set is generally sufficient for the average user, for media-heavy sites its limitations become increasingly apparent. For example, you could struggle to find previously uploaded images, find that unoptimized media is causing strain on your server, or even find your site’s speed suffers as a result of a bloated media library.

In this post, we’ve rounded up eight plugins that will make your life easier when using the WordPress Media Library. Let’s get started!

https://www.elegantthemes.com/blog/tips-tricks/8-plugins-to-help-supercharge-your-wordpress-media-library

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How to fix a broken photo gallery and lightbox after WooCommerce 3.0 upgrade – Create and Code

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If you’re experiencing a broken photo gallery and your lightbox has gone missing after upgrading to WooCommerce 3.0 you’re not alone. Read on to find out how to fix it.

Help my WooCommerce lightbox is no longer working!

Prior to upgrading to WooCommerce 3.0, you used to have an option in WooCommerce -> Settings -> Products -> Display that looked like this.

https://createandcode.com/broken-photo-gallery-and-lightbox-after-woocommerce-3-0-upgrade/

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!Google Analytics Dashboard for WP — WordPress Plugins

This Google Analytics for WordPress plugin enables you to track your site using the latest Google Analytics tracking code and allows you to view key Google Analytics stats in your WordPress install.

In addition to a set of general Google Analytics stats, in-depth Page reports and in-depth Post reports allow further segmentation of your analytics data, providing performance details for each post or page from your website.

The Google Analytics tracking code is fully customizable through options and hooks, allowing advanced data collection using custom dimensions and events.

= Google Analytics Real-Time Stats=

https://en-nz.wordpress.org/plugins/google-analytics-dashboard-for-wp/

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Divi is Mobile – Divi Mobile Menu | Awesome Themes

Have you ever wanted to display a completely different menu to your mobile visitors?

Now you can! With Divi_is_mobile, you can easily and seamlessly display different menu items to your mobile visitors.

Divi_is_mobile targets all 5 of the different header options within Divi so no matter if you are using the default, slide-in, full-screen, or the centered-inline menu, this plugin will seamlessly show a completely different set of Menu items (that you choose of course) to your mobile visitors

https://awesomethemedesigners.com/shop/divi-mobile-menu/

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How To Customize The WordPress Read More Link Text | Elegant Themes Blog

If you have your WordPress site setup to display posts as excerpts, chances are that a set amount of text will display followed by a link commonly known as the “Read More” link.

The purpose of this link is to offer the user a quick excerpt of the post so they can quickly navigate through all of your recent posts on your blog. Doing this offers more choices for your users thus providing a richer experience.

https://www.elegantthemes.com/blog/tips-tricks/how-to-customize-the-wordpress-read-more-link-text

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Behind the famous ‘36 questions that lead to love’ – Hack – triple j

http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/hack/the-36-questions-that-lead-to-love/8387736

We’re always told love is complex. Love is blind. Love hurts. Love will happen when you least expect it.

But what if falling in love is actually a recipe – where all you need is one partner, three dozen questions, and four uninterrupted minutes of looking deeply into each other’s eyes?

Arthur Aron, professor of psychology at the State University of New York, is now famous for developing 36 questions that bring people closer together – most recently brought into the limelight by an iconic New York Times Modern Love column.

Some of the questions are pretty innocuous; others confronting.

Completed all at once, they can be a shortcut to intimacy in an hour.

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How the questions came about

In 1967, Arthur Aron found two profound things: love, and the basis of his life’s work.

“When I was in graduate school, in social psychology, the culture back then was to look for a topic that people don’t think can be studied scientifically – and do it,” Arthur Aron told Hack.

“I fell deeply in love with Elaine Aron, my long term partner and collaborator. I looked around and there was almost no research on love. So I said, ‘there’s my topic’.”

Thirty years later, the Arons published the results of their study’s “closeness-generating procedure”, or what we now know as the 36 questions that lead to love.

“The idea was that we wanted to study what goes on with closeness, how does it affect your hormones, your brain, your behaviour,” Dr Aron explains.

The questions ended up having a knack not only for generating closeness between strangers, but making them fall in love.

“The very first couple that pilot tested the questions were research assistants in our lab involved in some other research, they didn’t know what this was about.

They actually fell in love and got married, and invited the rest of the lab to their wedding.”

Why the questions bring people together

The questions are divided into three sections (read them at the end of this article), which gradually become more and more intense.

One of the first questions asks if you’d like to famous; one of the last asks which death in your family you would find most disturbing.

“One of the main things [about these questions] is self-disclosure. Revealing things about yourself, and going both ways, and it has to be gradual,” Dr Aron says.

“If you say too much too fast, it puts the person off. But if you start with something that’s not too personal and then gradually move to personal, both are comfortable and it develops a great deal of closeness. We have a few questions in there that are things like, ‘name some things you’ve noticed about the other person that you like,’ or ‘name some things that you have in common with the other person.’

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Arthur and Elaine Aron working together in their younger years.

“Turns out that actually being similar doesn’t matter very much, but believing you’re similar matters a huge amount. And if the information matches your own information, especially with attitudes, you’re more likely to like them and want to get to know them.”

There’s been a lot of hype around the 36 questions: the New York Times column, threads on Reddit gushing about its success, apps, Youtube experiments and articles galore.

But do the questions bring people closer together, and keep them close? Or is it temporary?

“There’s been not much study of long term impact, most of our studies have looked at the effect in the lab. After doing this procedure, an hour later people report being very close to the other person, but what that would be six months later, we don’t know,” Professor Aron says.

“The one place where it has been looked at with a little bit bigger and longer term effects, is with pairs of married couples. The not only get closer to the married couple, but they get closer and increase the passionate love for their own partner.”

What about unrequited love?

Falling in love is the best thing about romance, Dr Aron says; getting rejected is the worst.

“What we know is that [unrequited love] is very common. Almost everyone has experienced it once in their life. Typically it happens where the person is appropriate for you, and you have misinterpreted something they did initially as indicating they make like you,” Dr Aron says.

“How you react depends on what we call attachment style which comes from how you were raised. If you were raised in a way with parents that were very unavailable or difficult or even abusive, you may be what we call ‘avoidant’. Avoidants actually have the best experience with unrequited love, because they’re not really looking for a relationship.

“Then there’s what we call ‘ambivalents’, and these are people who were raised with parents who were inconsistent – sometimes very there and sometimes not very there. Ambivalents tend to be really attracted to people, but don’t believe they’ll be attracted back, and they’re the ones who suffer the most.

“Then there are the majority of people who are called ‘secures’, who had reasonably okay upbringings, and for them it’s not as common to have intense unrequited love, and usually when they do it it’s through a mistake and understanding of the other’s response.

When people are rejected, of course it’s very hard on them. But it does get better over time. That’s hard to tell people, they don’t want to hear it – but in fact it does.”

The secret to a long, loving relationship

Arthur Aron has spent his life studying love, and he’s been with his wife Elaine for fifty years. So what’s the secret?

Dr Aron says that there’s four major things that can put strain on a relationship and make it worse: poor mental health in either partner, a life-changing stress like the death of a child, poor quality of friends or family around you, and poor communication skills.

Keeping those things in balance as best you can will strengthen a relationship, Dr Aron says, and there’s also a few things that can go a step further.

“One of the biggest is doing exciting, challenging, novel things with your partner on a fairly regular basis. Turns out that’s really impactful on increasing the passionate love and maintaining it and rekindling it.

“Another one that’s very easy for couples to do is called capitalisation. It’s important of course to support your partner when things go badly, but it’s important in terms of making things good in your relationship, to celebrate their successes.”

Try out the 36 questions with a partner or stranger below. Did you have a surprising result? Email us: hack@abc.net.au.

The 36 questions

Set I

1. Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest?

2. Would you like to be famous? In what way?

3. Before making a telephone call, do you ever rehearse what you are going to say? Why?

4. What would constitute a “perfect” day for you?

5. When did you last sing to yourself? To someone else?

6. If you were able to live to the age of 90 and retain either the mind or body of a 30-year-old for the last 60 years of your life, which would you want?

7. Do you have a secret hunch about how you will die?

8. Name three things you and your partner appear to have in common.

9. For what in your life do you feel most grateful?

10. If you could change anything about the way you were raised, what would it be?

11. Take four minutes and tell your partner your life story in as much detail as possible.

12. If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be?

Set II

13. If a crystal ball could tell you the truth about yourself, your life, the future or anything else, what would you want to know?

14. Is there something that you’ve dreamed of doing for a long time? Why haven’t you done it?

15. What is the greatest accomplishment of your life?

16. What do you value most in a friendship?

17. What is your most treasured memory?

18. What is your most terrible memory?

19. If you knew that in one year you would die suddenly, would you change anything about the way you are now living? Why?

20. What does friendship mean to you?

21. What roles do love and affection play in your life?

22. Alternate sharing something you consider a positive characteristic of your partner. Share a total of five items.

23. How close and warm is your family? Do you feel your childhood was happier than most other people’s?

24. How do you feel about your relationship with your mother?

Set III

25. Make three true “we” statements each. For instance, “We are both in this room feeling …”

26. Complete this sentence: “I wish I had someone with whom I could share … “

27. If you were going to become a close friend with your partner, please share what would be important for him or her to know.

28. Tell your partner what you like about them; be very honest this time, saying things that you might not say to someone you’ve just met.

29. Share with your partner an embarrassing moment in your life.

30. When did you last cry in front of another person? By yourself?

31. Tell your partner something that you like about them already.

32. What, if anything, is too serious to be joked about?

33. If you were to die this evening with no opportunity to communicate with anyone, what would you most regret not having told someone? Why haven’t you told them yet?

34. Your house, containing everything you own, catches fire. After saving your loved ones and pets, you have time to safely make a final dash to save any one item. What would it be? Why?

35. Of all the people in your family, whose death would you find most disturbing? Why?

36. Share a personal problem and ask your partner’s advice on how he or she might handle it. Also, ask your partner to reflect back to you how you seem to be feeling about the problem you have chosen.

Final task / suggestion: Stare into each other’s eyes for four minutes.

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How to Use the Divi Role Editor to Prepare Your Site for Client Handoff | Elegant Themes Blog

Many clients aren’t familiar with WordPress and have never used a CMS before, so handing it off to them with unlimited access to the backend is like giving them a live grenade. Things are gonna get messy. They may mess up your design, or worse, break the entire site. Then it is left to you to pick up the pieces. That’s why it is best to get ahead of this possible disaster and take the time to set your client up with the right user role settings. This ensures they can access only the parts of the site they need and nothing more.

https://www.elegantthemes.com/blog/divi-resources/how-to-use-the-divi-role-editor-to-prepare-your-site-for-client-handoff

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Use Watermark on Your WordPress Images

Use Watermark on Your WordPress Images

Watermarks seem to be working great for many stock photography websites. The obvious down side is that your photographs or images might not look the best.

However, you can add watermark tastefully. The goal is to keep the aesthetic appeal of your images while still discouraging people from stealing them.

Method 1: Using Envira Gallery

Again, we can’t stress enough that Envira is photographer’s best friend. It also comes with a Watermarking addon. You will need at least a silver license of Envira Gallery to use this addon.

Simply install and activate Envira Gallery plugin. Upon activation, you need to visit Envira Gallery » Settings and click on the addons tab. Locate Watermarking addon, and then install and activate it.

Now when creating a gallery or editing an existing gallery, you will notice the new watermarking tab in gallery settings.

Watermarking addon in Envira Gallery plugin for WordPress

Method 2: Using Easy Watermark Plugin

The other option is to use the Easy Watermark plugin. Simply install and activate the Easy Watermark plugin. Upon activation, go to Settings » Easy Watermark page to configure the plugin settings.

Settings page for Easy Watermark plugin

For detailed instructions take a look at our guide on how to automatically add watermark to images in WordPress.

Log of the Good, the Bad & the Ugly for Divi 3.0

In an effort to crowd source the information we need in order to keep our sites AND our clients up and running smoothly, I would like to keep a log of people’s successes / road blocks.

Please use the comment section below to add your website url, and then any plugin conflicts or other issues that you encountered with a Divi 3.0 upgrade.

PLEASE include your successes! Often we only report in when things have gone wrong. We ALSO learn from people who have been successful. You more experienced people can help ease the anxiety of those who are not as knowledgable.

Remember “Give a Little, Get a LOT”.

Thank you.

https://elegantmarketplace.com/crowd-sourced-list-of-divi-3-0-update-stories/

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10 Free Desktop Apps for Managing Code Snippets

Lets face it, copying and pasting pieces of code into text files etc is disorganized and a waste of time. Here we’ve collected 10 FREE amazing desktop apps for managing your code snippets. These applications will make your development life much easier, so start checking out the list, and see which one would fit your style best. Have fun!

https://www.sitepoint.com/10-free-amazing-desktop-apps-managing-code-snippets/

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2017 Social Media Image Sizes Cheat Sheet

Social media platforms are forever changing the image sizes and formats, so to keep you all updated I have re-created the 2016 social media image sizes cheat sheet and updated it to 2017.

The need for strong social media presence has soared in 2016 and will only increase in prominence in 2017. This is why you really need to keep up to speed with your business / brand / personal profiles, and to optimize them with the right images to represent you!

https://makeawebsitehub.com/social-media-image-sizes-cheat-sheet/

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Facebook quotes

I have seen ‘click to tweet” plugins, but I have a client asking for a way to to post quotes to Facebook, I have never seen that is it possible?

It’s called Facebook Quotes. You can find it in FB developer tools and plugins.

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Rules of Engagement

Rules of Engagement

ALL THINGS SEO, ONLINE MARKETING AND DIGITAL STRATEGIES ARE COVERED IN OUR SKILL SET – WE DO HAVE SOME REQUESTS AND ‘RULES’ AS BELOW.

We like to have all our ducks in a row when we work with clients and there are certain expectations that we have. If you are a start up strapped for cash, we are happy to work with you but not if that means you want us to work for free. All small to medium businesses should have a budget of at least £5,000 for web development, social media development, copy writing and image preparation.

https://somebodyshero.co.uk/rules-of-engagement/

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Garden

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Garden

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! Search Layout Injector

The Search Layout Injector plugin is designed to allow you to set up a custom layout for your boring old Divi search results page within WordPress. Much like the popular Woo Layout Injector plugin, you can use the Divi Library to set up a layout. Making use of many new custom Divi Builder Modules designed for this plugin you can set up your results page (featuring a new List layout along with Grid and Full width, much like the standard ‘blog’ module) without the need to do any coding at all.

You can even have a different search page for each post type. If you, for instance, wanted your blog search to look different to your product search or portfolio search then this does that too.. Along with the option to use the blank template for search results meaning you can completely build the page and make it a real feature.. thus plugin will not disappoin

https://elegantmarketplace.com/downloads/search-layout-injector/

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Stop mobile logo from overlapping menu

Here’s your answer my friend:

To stop the logo overlapping the mobile menu:

@media (max-width: 481px){
.et_header_style_left #logo, #et_mobile_nav_menu{
margin-top:25% !important;
}}

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Where in the World is Jane?

May 2017
Travel / Blogging in Xinjiang, NW China

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Urumqi, Turpan, Korla, Kuqa, Aksu, Kashgar, Tashkurgan.

Hiking in Wakayama, Japan - Kumano Kodo pilgrimmage trail

July - November 2017
Alice Springs - available for IT/Massage/Counselling

December 2017
South Korea - family visits
Chiang Mai - study

Feb-May 2018
Alice Springs - available for IT/Massage/Counselling

June / July 2018
Tokyo
Morocco
London

Aug-Oct 2018
Alice Springs - available for IT/Massage/Counselling

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Living the life of a millionaire without the bother of all those $$$ .......

Seriously, you don't need much money to live like a millionaire.. quite the opposite.

In 2010 (7 years ago) I came up with my adventure lifestyle challenge. I wondered whether it would be possible to work for 12 weeks, travel overseas for 4 weeks, then repeat... I also divided up my day, working from home, doing Web Site Design in the mornings and Massage in the afternoons. I am also a professional WordPress mentor helping people across the globe achieve their dreams. Both businesses now have clients on a 6-12 month waiting list... Strangely, the less I worked the more $ I made....

How did I do it? I'm still looking back defining all the little turns in life which lead to this balance, and writing a course to help you do the same..