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What are WordPress’ images and image sizes?

Posted by on October 8th, 2020

One of the greatest things about WordPress, a CMS that runs about 35% of the internet, is the flexibility of it. You can do just about anything with WordPress or the plethora of unending plugins available for download. WordPress’ back end is so robust that there are plenty of features built in that you don’t necessarily need to download a plugin to get what you need. With a little bit of knowledge, and some fiddling in the back end (make sure you do a backup prior to any work!), you can achieve impressive results. One thing WordPress has, by default, is a variety of image sizes that you can use on your blog, pages, or in your website’s design. But WordPress’ default image sizes aren’t exhaustive, and perhaps you’re looking for a way to use other sizes. We’ll explain all about WordPress’ image sizes and how to register your own image sizes within WordPress.

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Ensuring Contact Form 7 Submissions are Received on Office 365

Posted by on September 1st, 2020

One of the single most frustrating things I’ve dealt with is the variations of things that can cause contact form submissions not to be received. The most common reason is that they are labeled as spam, but are still received. On rare occasions, contact form submissions are not received at all. In Office 365 email setups, this seems always to be the case. Unfortunately, by default, GoDaddy uses Office 365, so you may be here wondering how to tackle this issue.

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Site Launch: Dash Drains NH

Posted by on November 15th, 2019

hasOptimization is proud to announce the launch of a new website for drain cleaning and unclogging service provider Dash Drains. Dash Drains is located in NH and serves NH, though has a partner in MA who operates in MA. This business owner came to us looking for help building their very first website. They needed a basic website which says what they do and how to contact them. We were happy to help! After providing the business owner with a few solid themes to choose from, we then went into modifying the colors, putting the logo into place, and making the site itself unique to Dash Drains. We were able to create a responsive, modern web experience for browsers of all sizes while delivering the content that customers need to make an informed decision about hiring Dash Drains. We also built in a contact form for easy contact between business owner and customer, protected by Google’s reCAPTCHA. Along with a brand new website, Dash Drains also can enjoy the benefit of SEO so they can hit the ground running. We regularly help businesses revamp their old websites, or create brand new ones. If you need help with your business’ website, contact us today!

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WordPress 5.2 is here!

Posted by on May 9th, 2019

Woot woot! What’s so great about this update of WordPress? Here are some awesome new features rolling out with WordPress 5.2:

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8 WordPress Security Essentials for Beginners

Posted by on March 18th, 2019

So you’ve decided to launch a foray with WordPress as your backbone. Congratulations! Whether this is your first or fifteenth WordPress website, you may or may not have dabbled in tightening down your security. We go over some of the essential security you should use and implement on your WordPress site. Remember what they say, an ounce of prevention today is worth a pound of cure!

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Site Launch: j.b. smorgasboard

Posted by on January 30th, 2019

hasOptimization is proud to announce the launch of a new website for NH appetizer platter catering board creators j.b. smorgasboard! We worked with owners Jill and Brit to launch their first ever website, logo, and marketing materials. We were happy to be able to assist these new business owners with taking their first steps forward into becoming full time business owners. The j.b. smorgasboard duo had a lot we needed to get settled. Since this was their first ever attempt to start getting out onto the web, we helped them with their overall branding package and getting them started on social. We had our ever amazing partner associate create the pair a fantastic logo based on their desire for a “scandinavian” look and feel – minimalist, clean, and definitely a lot of white. We then helped them claim their domain – as well as any common misspellings that might occur, such as “jbsmorgasbord.com” since they were playing on the word “smorgasbord” with “smorgasboard”. We also assisted in directing the creation of social accounts, got them up and running with a much-needed Gsuite account, and prepared their website. All in all, we were glad to help these new business owners to launch their business in a more official manner. We were also quite happy to see all those delicious pictures of their boards come through. Best of luck to the crew at j.b. smorgasboard! We’re rooting for you!

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MonsterInsights GA Plugin v 7.4 Removes Manual Authentication

Posted by on January 16th, 2019

Something interesting happened this morning, as they sometimes do. Monster Insights, the popular Google Analytics integration plugin for WordPress, released an updated version of their plugin (as they often do). Along with an updated preference panel, the new MonsterInsights (free version is now being called Lite) version 7.4 also removed manual Google Analytics authentication. In the past, it’s been possible to just paste your UA code into the MonsterInsights plugin, whether you had control of that GA property or not. With this latest release of MonsterInsights 7.4, that feature has been removed. Not surprising – MonsterInsights has been pushing authentication for years This change comes as no surprise to anyone who regularly uses MonsterInsights. The plugin, which originally only had manual authentication in the beginning, grandfathered in manual auth along with Google’s dialogue authentication. MonsterInsights very annoyingly nagged consistently about authenticating with Google to view dashboards and otherwise, so it’s no wonder that this feature went away. The ability to fraudulently put in someone else’s UA code was easy to perpetrate with prior versions of MonsterInsights, and while you can still find nefarious ways to use someone else’s UA code, MonsterInsights at least doesn’t offer you an easy way to do so anymore. Are prior installations affected? It seems currently if you were using a manual authentication, the option is there to continue using that manual authentication, though we don’t know if it will stay with future releases. New installations do not have the option to authenticate manually. We would suggest rolling…

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Gutenberg Snag: White Text on White Background – How to Fix

Posted by on December 12th, 2018

Gutenberg has been out for… Like all of a week now. While it’s sometimes breaking things and sometimes working A-okay, there are some weird bugs that are popping up here and there while we wait for theme authors and plugin authors to roll out adjustments to their items to make Gutenberg work as seamlessly as possible. One issue I ran into was a curious one – white on white text in the backend.

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How to Show WordPress Featured Images in MailChimp RSS – Without a Plugin

Posted by on November 23rd, 2018

We’ve already gone through how to get featured images/blog post images to show in MailChimp with the Featured Image in RSS plugin, but perhaps you don’t want to use a plugin. Maybe you’re looking for a way to edit your RSS feed without putting yet another plugin into your WordPress install. Never fear! We can help guide you through this plugin-less route. It’s actually quite simple, and there’s a few different ways to do it. Let’s take a look!

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Site Launch: Prescott Farm Environment Education Center

Posted by on November 17th, 2018

hasOptimization is proud to announce the launch of a new site for Prescott Farm Environment Education Center in Laconia, NH.

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