The Importance of Using a WordPress Child Theme

What is a child theme?

A WordPress child theme acts as an intermediary between the parent theme and the design and layout of the website. If a file exists in the child theme which the parent theme attempts to load, the child theme’s version of said file will be loaded in its place.

In contrast to a child theme, the parent theme is the primary theme which contains the necessary files for the theme to function. A child theme will not function properly without an associated parent theme. In some instances a parent theme has not been developed using functions which are intended to load child-theme files in lieu of their parent theme counterparts. In this instance the functionality of the theme will need to be modified in order to load the child theme’s files.
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Website Security: Fixing SSL Mixed Content Errors

What are mixed content errors?

Mixed content errors are reported by web browsers when an SSL (Secure Socket Layer) certificate is installed and active for the website and domain, but content is still being loaded over the HTTP protocol.

When an SSL certificate is installed and configured for a website the protocol of the website is set to HTTPS. This indicates to the server that the data should be sent securely using the SSL to encrypt the data before it is sent to the server, and then to have it decrypted once it reaches the server. Sometimes, however, a website is setup to use the HTTPS protocol, but some assets on the website (such as images, or external assets such as libraries) may still be loaded over HTTP. If this is the case, the browser will display what’s known as a mixed content error.

Here’s an example of how Google Chrome reports a mixed content error:

Example: Mixed Content SSL Error

To generate this error, I simply setup the website’s logo to load over HTTP instead of HTTPS.
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Adobe Photoshop: Opens On Wrong Monitor


Have Adobe Photoshop Open on Desired Monitor:

  1. Open Adobe Photoshop.
  2. Drag the Photoshop window to the monitor you would like it to open on when launched.
  3. Make certain the window is not maximized.
  4. Close Adobe Photoshop.
  5. TEST: The next time you open Adobe Photoshop it should open in your desired monitor.

TL;DR: Really? Five steps too much?: Adobe Photoshop remembers to open on the last monitor it was closed on WITHOUT being maximized to the screen of said monitor.
Tested on Windows 10 with Adobe Photoshop 2015.5

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WordPress: Customize the CSS for specific pages or posts


WordPress is a very intelligently built content management system (CMS). So intelligent, in fact, that the developers knew WordPress users might have a need to modify specific pages independent of their other pages or posts. To facilitate this, WordPress provides an intuitive CSS class and ID structure which we can make use of.

The <body> HTML section of each page will contain a unique class which will allow you to target the specific page or post. Continue reading below for more detailed information.
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Internet Marketing Basics: 5 Methods For Online Success


In this day and age, most business owners are aware that having a website is crucial for the success of their business. This recognition is evident in the droves of new business websites being published on the internet on a daily basis. These new websites compete for search engine rankings in Google and Bing like all others. As such, the benefit of simply having a business website is being diluted amidst the myriad newcomers.

Internet Marketing, as well as Digital Marketing, offer opportunities for businesses to outperform their rival’s efforts to outrank them in the search engines or to gain a larger market share through online advertising and strategic business asset utilization.

Now, perhaps more than ever, understanding your business’ audience and the internet marketing opportunities surrounding it is equally important. In 2016, marketing your business online is an effective, affordable option.

Here are the top 5 essential methods your internet marketing plan needs to grow your business.

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WordPress Vulnerability: All In One SEO Plugin version 2.3.7 and earlier

WordPress Plugin Vulnerability

A vulnerability has been recently uncovered in the All In One SEO WordPress plugin, versions 2.3.7 and earlier. If your WordPress website makes use of the All In One SEO plugin it is recommended that you or your website’s administrator take a backup of your website’s database and then update the plugin to version 2.3.8.

All Bellingham WP managed WordPress websites have been updated and secured against this vulnerability.

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