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October 14, 2020
Add Client Area to WordPress Using Oxygen Builder

Recently I was asked by a customer of mine if I could set up an area that was only available to their clients for viewing training videos and other sensitive content for their clients eyes only. Basically they wanted a simple way that they could just manually add a user and allow that user to […]

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August 4, 2020
Is your G Suite Email Ending Up As Spam?

Is your email ending up in your clients spam folders? There are a few things you can do to limit this as detailed in Jake Burnett's article here. His article amongst other things gives three main things you can do to limit the number of false positives attributed to your G Suite email. The biggest […]

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June 14, 2020
Change the default text of a WordPress registration error

Recently I was asked by a client to change the default wording of a WordPress registration error. The website had a popup login/registration plugin installed and the error message "Error: This email is already registered, please choose another one." was displayed when an existing customer entered their email address on the "New Account (new customers)" […]

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April 3, 2020
Sort Custom Posts by Custom Field

Oxygen Builder and Advanced Custom Fields is a great combination that allows you to create any type of content you like and display it beautifully. Unfortunately by default WordPress will sort your custom posts according to the published date in reverse chronological order. But what if you don't want them sorted by published date and […]

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March 2, 2020
Smooth Scroll to ID Offset to Allow For a Sticky Header

Have you ever created a smooth scroll to anchor id in Oxygen Builder and had some of the content hidden behind the header? Well this tutorial will demonstrate how to create an offset on the anchor to compensate for the sticky header. With Oxygen Builder, it is a simple process to be able to get […]

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December 26, 2019
How To Add Font Awesome Icon Overlay To WooCommerce Product Image Archive In Oxygen

The over all effect we are looking for is a semi opaque overlay with a centred Font Awesome icon on hover similar to the image below. How do we accomplish this in Oxygen builder? The first thing we need to do is make the required Font Awesome icon available for use in the front end […]

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May 21, 2019
How To Add A WPC Fly Cart Icon After A Menu In Oxygen

Oxygen Builder is a great page builder but sometimes other plugins don't play very well with it. I ran into problems with WPC Fly Cart which is an excellent plugin for displaying a mini cart for WooCommerce. No matter what I did I couldn't get the cart icon to display after the menu by using the default method, that of selecting the menu you want to apply it to in the settings.

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May 6, 2019
Introducing - Firth Web Works Social Marketing

To be successful on social media you need to post a nonstop stream of relevant content and engage with customers across all social channels.

Generate leads, schedule ready-to-publish content, and collaborate all from the one place. Firth Web Works Social Marketing makes managing social media simple.

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March 22, 2019
Website Premium Care Packages

Just like any software, your website requires updating to keep the site working properly and in tip top performance. Avoiding website maintenance is like never servicing your car. Sooner or later you are going to run into problems. Your website should always be live, ready for customers and presenting your business at its finest. WordPress […]

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March 9, 2019
How to add Font Awesome icons to Buttons in Oxygen Builder

In this tutorial I will show you a step by step guide on how to add a font awesome icon to a button object in Oxygen Builder using the CSS pseudo-element :before. As a matter of fact this procedure can be used to add icon fonts from other collections as well as we will be […]

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March 3, 2019
Increase Session Timeout on Shared Hosting

Sometimes you might want to greatly increase the length of time before the sessions timeout on your website/web application. I recently came across this issue when one of my clients logged into his web application, then went away for an hour or two and then came back and had to log on again. He was annoyed when he always had to log back in again if he left his PC for longer than 24 minutes which is the default session timeout value.

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August 23, 2018
How to Improve Your Website Ranking in Google

All of us want better rankings in Google, here are 13 items every page on your website must have that the experts don’t tell you… ONE focus. Whether it be a category of products (or service) you offer; a specific product or service or a helpful blog or update for your reader, you must have […]

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January 21, 2016
How Much Does Google AdWords Cost?

“How much does Google AdWords cost?” It’s a reasonable question, and one we hear all the time, especially from newcomers to paid search. After all, those new to PPC are probably most interested in how much they’ll be expected to shell out to advertise on Google, and whether they can even afford it! Unfortunately, there’s […]

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January 12, 2016
Hide other shipping methods when FREE SHIPPING is available PLUGIN

I recently came across the situation where a client wanted the flat rate shipping method removed if the free shipping method was available in the WooCommerce shipping cart, something that I would have thought would be standard behaviour in WooCommerce. Apparently it isn't.

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November 4, 2013
Photoshop CC Rounded Corners Photo Tutorial

In this tutorial we will create a rounded cornered photo effect in Photoshop CC. This is the effect we are trying to create. This tutorial is also available as a pdf, you can download it here: Rounded Corner Photo Tutorial. If you need a starting photoshop file, you can download ours here: Rounded Corners Photoshop […]

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