CiviCRM + WordPress + QuickBooks: Installing the Intuit Quickbooks Extension in your WordPress+CiviCRM installation

I have not found very clear instructions or support on how to download and install the QuickBooks extension for CiviCRM in my WordPress + CiviCRM installation so I am going to share the steps I took to accomplish this here, for future reference for myself as much as anyone First, this is the extension that I Read more…

WordPress Tips: Adding keyboard navigation between posts

I used the tips in this helpful post today to add keyboard navigation between posts on a WordPress website. The jQuery script is: Then, just make sure your previous and next post links have the appropriate classes:

WordPress Tips: How to use “get_sidebar()” in a foreach loop

Today I was working on a one-page WordPress blog template and encountered a situation where I need to put a call to the WordPress function “get_sidebar” within my loop. The sidebar only showed up on the first post result in that loop on the website however. A bit of online research turned up this solution Read more…

How to preserve anchor tags in links shared using a social media sharing plugin on a one-page website

I ran into an issue today on a one-page scrolling website that is built using fullPage.js and therefore uses anchor links in the page URL to get people to the right place on the website. It is a WordPress website and on the blog, I naturally wanted to incorporate a social media sharing plugin. The Read more…

How to fade in content on page scroll on a website that uses fullPage.js with CSS and jQuery

I recently used the fullPage.js script on a website that I am working on and ran into a bit of trouble getting the section content to fade in nicely when it was scrolled into view. Here is the way I was able to accomplish that feature. Following the instructions on how to incorporate fullPage.js into Read more…

Pure CSS Dropdown Navigation Menu with Animation

Here is a quick and easy way to add beautiful CSS animation to a simple dropdown menu. Here is the HTML structure for our dropdown menu: Here is the basic CSS for a dropdown menu: The key things to note in the code above are the positioning, the opacity, and the visibility declarations for ul.submenu Read more…

WordPress: Conditional PHP code to check if page is set as the website home page

Here is the code I use in my WordPress template files to add a conditional statement which checks to see if a page is set in the dashboard as the site home page:

How to use Google analytics on a parked domain

I have found a way to use Google analytics to track traffic on a parked domain by using a PHP conditional statement to check which domain a visitor is accessing your site with and to render the correct Google analytics javascript code based on the domain. First, make sure to set up a Google analytics Read more…

How to add an incrementing number counter inside the WordPress “while” loop

This morning I spent some time figuring out how to add an incrementing number counter inside a WordPress “while” loop and here is how I finally accomplished it: I defined the first number (in this case, the variable $postnum) before the “while” loop started, like so: Then I added my div with the incrementing number Read more…

Resolved: Updating the server PHP version to 5.4 broke my Genesis Simple Sidebars plugin

I had to resolve an issue recently where a client’s hosting company had updated the PHP version of the server to 5.4 and this “broke” the plugin Genesis Simple Sidebars that was being used on their site, therefore causing the whole site to be down. The PHP error message being displayed in a browser when you tried to Read more…