Tips, Tutorials, Web Development

Free Mandrill Alternatives!

If you’re like us and you have hundreds of clients that host on Godaddy.com and use WordPress then you’ve inevitably run into the issue where your form submission emails never show up in the clients inbox. You’ve called Godaddy and listened them tell you to install various plugins such as WP SMTP but still have not had any success. Then you found Mandrill. Mandrill WAS a free service offered by MailChimp that improved email deliverability. The problem is it WAS a free service.Read more

Web Development, WordPress

WordPress 4.5 broke Enfold Theme

If you’re like hundreds of thousands of people on the web you use the very popular Enfold theme for WordPress.

Sadly, with the release of WordPress 4.5 certain elements of the Enfold theme no longer work. Enfold rectified the problem very quickly with a theme update. However, updating your theme can be very scary! If you need help updating your Enfold theme to be compatible with WordPress 4.5 feel free to contact us.

Tips, Web Design, Web Development, WordPress

How to Hide Your WordPress Theme Information

A reader recently commented on our How to Name Your WordPress Theme post asking how to hide the theme information from being seen when someone looks at your site info.

It is actually a pretty simple fix that can be done in less than two minutes.

All you need to do is open up your theme’s function.php file.

Add the line of code below and your theme information will no longer show when someone views your site information in their browser.

remove_action(‘wp_head’, ‘wp_generator’);

If you need help feel free to leave a comment below.

Small Business, Tips, Web Design, Web Development

Three Trends in Website Design for Midsize Businesses

These three web design trends are just a few of those we’re seeing, but they are the ones that can make the biggest difference in a company’s online presence and, ultimately, their bottom line. 

Because website development and design are always changing, one of the things we hear a lot at Cat on the Couch are questions that begin with “Does my website need…”    Then comes the list: a shopping cart, a video section, a blog, a gaming component, a photo section, a calendar, more copy, less copy, more pictures, fewer pictures, mobile capability, tablet capability, social media, welcome pages, splash pages, independent sites that link to the main site—and it goes on and on.Read more

Tips, Web Design, Web Development, WordPress

P2 1.3.1 Released

If you use the P2 theme for WordPress then you should be seeing an update in your WordPress admin panel.

The changes in P2 1.3.1 are:

  • Change sticky post color to blue, and place new posts after sticky posts
  • Reset the height of the new post textearea after a successful post
  • Do not confuse logged out with offline: better logged out/offline error handling
  • Add author template so P2 can catch 404 request to non-existent authors on current blog
  • Use user_nicename for @-name mention hint, since that is what mentions uses

There are however a few bugs being reported on the P2 support forum so we wouldn’t recommend updating just yet. We would imagine a fixed version will be released in a few weeks.

If you need help updating your P2 theme feel free to contact us.