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How to add unique meta description tags in WordPress without plugins

February 16, 2016 4:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

When I checked my website for errors in the Google Search Console earlier this morning, I noticed a warning about duplicate meta descriptions on my WordPress website. I had 205 pages with duplicate tags and at first I didn’t think much of it, but I decided to find out the significance in terms of better SEO just in case. I was shocked to realise that having duplicate meta description tags throughout your WordPress blog is a bad idea and Google doesn’t like it one bit! Google: Don’t duplicate meta description tags Google’s Matt Cutts has officially stated in his video that... View Article

Closable jquery full screen popup window and how to make it using CSS

July 23, 2015 2:45 am Published by 3 Comments

Have you ever wondered how some websites display a closable div or a full screen overlay on top of their main content to say something really important to the viewer? I had to do something similar for my old portfolio that is no longer updated, to direct readers to my new and better looking portfolio instead. Here’s how I did it. HTML popup window is dead I just had to say this before I continue. Do not use HTML/Javascript pop up windows- most browsers block these by default and if you mange to bypass the popup blockers, you’re just going... View Article

How to customize Jetpack’s Infinite Scroll footer and style the “scroll to top” link

July 10, 2015 1:52 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Jetpack comes with a great feature called Infinite Scroll that adds Facebook style scrolling of content to your website, meaning that more posts are loaded as the reader scrolls down the page. The only thing that sucks about the Infinite Scroll is the footer style. By default you’ll get a semi-transparent white box under your website that says: “Proudly powered by WordPress” along with the theme name you are currently using. Here’s how to remove the default footer and replace it with a subtle arrow icon that’s pointing upwards. Warning! You will be editing the Jetpack system files directly which... View Article

Goodbye GreyRound, welcome Messages From Outer Space

June 15, 2015 5:56 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

GreyRound was the first WordPress theme that I built from scratch. It took me a while, but I was finally able to publish it on the official WordPress theme directory which meant a lot to me considering it was my first theme. At the time of writing this post, the theme has already been downloaded more than 3,000 times. I’m not sure if it’s good or not, because I haven’t compared it to other themes, but for me the number feels pretty big. A quick Google search also shows that people are indeed using GreyRound for their websites and it... View Article

Witcher 3 The Wild Hunt crashes on cutscenes and crashing to desktop when swimming

May 22, 2015 3:00 pm Published by 1 Comment

Witcher 3 – The Wild Hunt The long waited and delayed game has finally been launched to the public and while we were expecting to finally enjoy a smooth gameplay after all the waiting, instead, we got a game seemingly full of bugs and crashes! It seems that way too many players are experiencing all sorts of problems with the game as mentioned in this Reddit post. Crash to Desktop The most common issue appears to be the game crashing to desktop without any warning. For me personally the game kept crashing while I was watching one of the first... View Article

Fluid and responsive website layouts become vital for your survival on the internet with the latest Google search update

April 22, 2015 10:54 am Published by Leave your thoughts

What is a fluid layout? A fluid layout is a website layout where all the containers remain proportional relative to the screen width. In other words if you were to make the screen smaller, the fluid layout will adjust itself automatically to fit your screen without breaking the containers or moving them under each other etc. A fluid layout is easily achieved most of the time by replacing all fixed widths with percentages. Replace this: .container {width: 1024px;} With this: .container {width: 100%;} What is a responsive layout? A responsive layout uses media queries and is a little bit more... View Article

GreyRound theme is now available to download for free from WordPress

March 21, 2015 2:28 pm Published by 2 Comments

It’s finally accepted I initially submitted the GreyRound theme for WordPress to review more than 4 months ago, but because this was my first ever attempt at creating a new WordPress theme completely from scratch, there were quite a few things I missed and I was asked to change those.   After hours of reading the WordPress Codex I was ready and submitted the 2’nd version for WordPress to review. Weeks passed… three weeks to be exact. I was very disappointed to see that there had been no activity around my theme any more. It later turned out that the... View Article

How to add a Read More link on your content when someone copy pastes it

January 20, 2015 6:57 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Everyone copy pastes! Every day people copy and paste paragraphs, quotes and anything else you can imagine from one place to another online. Copy pasting has become one of the most common elements of social media as well because we all love to share something we think is cool with our friends. When was the last time You copy pasted something? Chances are you still have that data on your clipboard. Get backlinks on copied content At this very moment hundreds of thousands of people are sharing something via email, social networks, blogs and messenger apps by copy and pasting... View Article

Our black Volkswagen Golf MK2 1988 1.8 66kw

December 20, 2014 1:04 am Published by Leave your thoughts

How we met I never really cared about cars growing up and even in my early adulthood these things didn’t mean anything to me until I was 22 years old and thought to myself that perhaps it’s time to get a drivers license. One thing led to another and before I knew it I was searching through the local website for used cars in Estonia. I didn’t have a lot of money so I was only checking out vehicles that sold for less than €1,000 EUR when I saw this beauty. It was black, it was low and it was... View Article

How I fixed a Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II that was not charging any more for just $2.66

December 5, 2014 12:55 am Published by 1 Comment

One day my sister came to me and said that her phone, the Samsung Galaxy S II, could no longer be charged. Something was apparently wrong with the charger port because when I held the cable at a right angle the phone lit up for a brief moment. Because the warranty was still valid I suggested my father to take the phone to the local shop where the phone was purchased and have them fix it… and this is where things got really stupid! First he had to pay 20EUR in order to have them look at the phone. I... View Article