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WordPress Development: Hooks (Actions and Filters)

September 27, 2018
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If you’ve spent some time developing themes or plugins in WordPress, then you may have heard about hooks. In fact, it’s incredibly likely that you’ve used them, whether you know it or not. In this article, we’re going to walk through a few things about hooks: what they are, why we use them, and how […]

3 Mistakes Your Website is Making

September 9, 2016
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Your website is important – there’s no denying that. It’s your virtual storefront, your first impression, the way you attract new clients/customers. Your website is where people learn about who you are, what you do and how GREAT you are at what you do. And it’s where they decide if they want to give you […]

Troubleshooting: PHPMyAdmin Import 500 Error and Rackspace


Here’s a fun little issue that didn’t take a newer developer more than 2.5 hours to figure out! Let’s say you plan to migrate a site from another host to Rackspace Cloud Sites, so you grab the files from the ftp server and move them over to the new host. You then retrieve either an unzipped, zipped, or […]

Debugging Questions We Forget to Ask

May 25, 2016
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As developers we’ve all been there, banging our head on the table thinking, “Why is this not working?”, staring deeply into our code asking why. Knowing that we’ve gone through the right process to make this work, and for whatever reason, it’s not. Occasionally, there may be something strange going on to cause this, however, […]

Basic Series: What is Frontend?

May 13, 2016
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When we talk to our clients, often times we’ll throw out the terms “frontend” or “backend” and they don’t know what the heck we’re talking about. We use this office jargon daily and almost forget that it’s nerd-talk and not normal-people-talk. So we thought, wouldn’t it be a great idea to explain a little on the situation? […]

How To Clear Your Cache

February 16, 2016
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Let’s quickly cover what a cache is and how to clear it. So what is a cache and why do we worry about it? Caching is a technology that helps improve users’ browsing experience and reduce bandwidth experience. Caching allows visitors to have faster load-times when revisiting a site, hopefully encouraging future visits. The average […]