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
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.
Have you ever had your WordPress site get stuck in maintenance mode? Did you accidentally close a window while updating a plugin of theme?
Do you see a message that says “Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute.”?
This means you are in maintenance mode. To get out of maintenance mode is actually extremely easy.Read more
The problem we’re trying to solve is that we don’t want our client to have to remember that the URL to edit their site is /wp-admin or /wp-login.
We want our client to be able to go to a simple URL such as /login. How do we do that?
First, we need to open .htaccess. If you’re not comfortable working within .htaccess we would not suggest going forward. If you are comfortable and know where to find it then it’s as simple as one line of code.
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.
If you need help feel free to leave a comment below.
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
This week our friends at Modern Charlotte Realty called us because they were having trouble forwarding a domain with Godaddy.com. Since this was not the first time someone had asked us to do this we thought we’d put together a how-to video that explains what you need to do.
If you still have problems feel free to contact us and we’ll help you forward your domain with Godaddy.com.
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.