How To Remove Google Fonts From The Twenty Sixteen WordPress Theme

remove Google Fonts from Twenty Sixteen

Short and sweet – you don’t want your custom Twenty Sixteen theme using bloated old Google Fonts?

Simply add this function to the functions.php of your child theme.

function twentysixteen_fonts_url() {
   $fonts_url = '';
   return $fonts_url;
}

Don’t wrap it in an if ( ! function_exists( ‘twentysixteen_fonts_url’ ) ) because you’re overriding the function from the main theme. It does exist, and you want to override it. Continue reading “How To Remove Google Fonts From The Twenty Sixteen WordPress Theme”

List Of Clickbank Alternatives For Vendors (2016)

just say a polite goodbye to clickbank and move onHave you had ‘that’ email from Clickbank? Things have changed, and despite years of happy selling your product is no longer welcome..?

It sucks. But it’s not the end of the world. There are good alternatives available for vendors which should have you back up and running in no time.

Note: I should point out that if your product got kicked for being garbage with really high refund rates, then you need to improve your product. This is really for those caught in the crossfire when policies change and a cull hits. Continue reading “List Of Clickbank Alternatives For Vendors (2016)”

Easy ‘Rich Snippet’ Breadcrumbs

breadcrumbsSometimes you just have to create those Rich Snippet breadcrumbs in HTML manually. And it’s a total pain to do. Especially if you’re not even sure where to start editing to create the next one.

So now you can use our nice and easy Breadcrumb Builder Tool.

It caters for both Microformat and RDFa output (stick to the default of Microformat if you’re not sure what either of those mean). It also copes with ‘multiple trails’, i.e. pages that have more than one heirarchy to reach them, e.g. Books > Authors > C.S.Lewis, and Books > Children > Classics. Continue reading “Easy ‘Rich Snippet’ Breadcrumbs”

What Is The Best Time To Post To A Facebook Page?

Best Time To Post To Facebook?If you care about how many people see, and engage with your Facebook posts – then you need to know when to post to that particular page.

Don’t trust blanket rules of ‘most readers are online and responsive between 10am – 11am’.

That may be true for certain groups of people, but many groups have totally different habits. It’s easy to see why a page targeted to Human Resources and recruitment might peak somewhere between 9-5, but a page targeting night shift workers won’t — because they’ll be asleep! Continue reading “What Is The Best Time To Post To A Facebook Page?”

Images Now Appear By Default In Gmail Emails

Starting today Gmail emails will now show images by default.

This applies to all emails — not just trusted senders, particular mailboxes or those for whom you’ve already clicked ‘Always display images from’.

So inboxes are about to become a whole lot more colourful.

Gmail images now shown by default Continue reading “Images Now Appear By Default In Gmail Emails”

YARPP: How To Exclude Posts Or Categories

YARPPThe related posts plugin ‘YARPP’ from Mitcho is a fine piece of work, and worth supporting.

But as with many WordPress plugins, sooner or later you come across something you need to do with it that the author hasn’t considered yet, or had time to add, or been nagged enough to provide 😉

And so we found ourselves on a project wanting to exclude certain posts from displaying any related posts. Continue reading “YARPP: How To Exclude Posts Or Categories”

“This version of the kindle reader has expired…” & How To Fix It!

kindle reader for pcIf you occasionally use one of the Kindle reading Apps (e.g. to read Kindle books on your PC) you may have been welcomed by the friendly message saying:-

“This version of the kindle reader has expired and cannot be used.”

And your only option is to ‘OK’ the error and get dumped out of the reader application.

Not the best design from Amazon there then… so how do we fix this? Continue reading ““This version of the kindle reader has expired…” & How To Fix It!”

Your Apache htaccess ‘Order Deny, Allow’ Not Working?

It’s very easy to make mistakes with the htaccess Order directive, so if it’s not working here’s some tips to fix it (for Apache web servers).

If we get the ‘Deny, Allow’ bit the wrong way round it won’t do what we expect – at best it will do nothing, at worst it denies everybody access to our site. So tread carefully, keep a backup and test after making changes 🙂

‘Order’ in htaccess does not work like other kinds of regular expressions (regex).

Key Point 1: Apache always makes THREE passes of the access statements. Continue reading “Your Apache htaccess ‘Order Deny, Allow’ Not Working?”

Convert Your Blog RSS Feed to an Email Newsletter

Let’s face it, RSS feeds are not read by ‘normal’ people.

Real, non-techie people haven’t a clue what RSS is, or how to use Google Reader.

That’s OK if your blog is about geek or tech subjects. But if you’re trying to get regular readers for a site about cross stitch, don’t expect RSS readers to hit even the double figures if all you have is a feed button on your blog.

Normal people read emails.

So here’s two easy ways to get your blog RSS feed automatically converted into an email newsletter format. Continue reading “Convert Your Blog RSS Feed to an Email Newsletter”