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Deactivate and Cancel Jetpack Subscription Module for WordPress

So you’ve decided to stop using the Jetpack subscriptions module for WordPress, like many others, but you want to actually deactivate it and can’t find the button.

You’ve Google’d it, but all the posts tell you to look for a button that doesn’t exist anymore, or they just aren’t helpful.

Don’t worry – you’re not crazy, or blind… as of right now (October 2013), you have to do the following to deactivate WordPress JetPack Subscriptions.

Open the Jetpack screen.


Locate the Subscriptions module. There are two buttons, “Learn More” and “Configure”. Click on “Learn More”


Notice that the “Configure” button now changes to “Deactivate”. THATS THE ONE! Click it to deactivate the plugin/module.

We think it’s pretty poor user experience design, but that’s just us. At least change the button color and/or size if you’re going to do something like that!

Hope this helps anyone out there looking to turn off Jetpack!

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Custom WordPress 404 Error Pages

Ever thought about creating a custom 404-error page? In Web Designer Depot’s post, How to Build Effective 404-Error Pages in WordPress, Ms.Ladoshkina explains why having a good 404-error page is important and goes into detail about creating one. Read the rest of this entry »

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Make Copyright the Current Year on PHP Website

We’ve got a quick tip today. If you are using WordPress or another PHP based platform, you can place the following code in your footer, next to a copyright ( © ) symbol and it will always display the current year.

Note: The code in the snippets below needs to be in php tags. Not sure why my pre tags aren’t working properly and allowing me to put the code as-is…

php echo date("Y")

Hope this helps someone out there on the search for a solution to this!

And if you need to put the date anywhere else on your site, this works as well.

To display the three letter month, simply replace Y with M

php echo date("M")

For the day of the month, use “d”

php echo date("d")

For a full list of the available options, take a look at the php manual for the date function.

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Rename WordPress Admin Menu Items in Custom Template or Theme

If you have purchased a theme from TemplateMonster or another WordPress theme site, it is likely that some of the custom post types used to create things like portfolio, client, or testimonial pages, as well as the URLs that those pages write to, may not be named optimally.

Most recently for us, we had a client that owned a shopping center and wanted each store to have a profile page. Well the template they chose had a “Client” custom post type that did exactly what we wanted it to, except it was labeled “Clients” in the admins and the urls it wrote to were “/clients-view/page-name“, which is less than optimal.

What we want to do is change the “Clients” label in the WordPress admin/dashboard to “Stores” so that the admin is more user friendly, then change the “clients-view” in the URL to read “store” so that the URL makes sense and it is a tad bit more SEO friendly.
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Backup Your Databases!

This guide refers to phpMyAdmin based databases that are commonly the back end for popular content management systems (CMS) like WordPress and Joomla

Yes, it happened to me.

So… I was clearing out my web server files, databases, etc, to make room for the new website coming online, and I forgot to make a copy of my old WordPress Blog’s database before I deleted it (I copied everything else, like that helps!). Luckily, it wasn’t quite my life’s work, and I have Flickr galleries of all the images, so I can go back through and basically reproduce the articles, or at least toss Flickr galleries into some articles with a quick explanation. Read the rest of this entry »

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