Archive for the ‘How To’ Category

How to Track Affiliate / Referral Sales in WP e-Commerce Shopping Cart Plugin for WordPress

Posted by Brian August 12th, 2011

I’ve been using the WP e-Commerce Shopping Cart plugin for WordPress for a few years now. Unfortunately there isn’t much in the way of affiliate or referral plugins for WP e-Commerce. I’ve been on the lookout for an easy solution to track referral sales. I didn’t need something as complex as most affiliate management systems. […]

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WordPress Recent Comments with Excerpt and Gravatar

Posted by Brian May 13th, 2011

I build a lot of WordPress websites and it’s great that there are so many plugins available for various functions, but sometimes I run into a situation where the right plugin just doesn’t exist (or if it does I didn’t find it). I needed a widget to display the WordPress recent comments with the comment […]

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How to Create a Simple Javascript popup window

Posted by Brian May 12th, 2010

Sometimes on your website you may want to open some content in a popup window rather than a new page, which allows the visitor to remain on the current page and view the new content. Here’s how you do this… Add the following javascript code to the header of your website (somewhere in between the […]

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Install Windows XP from USB Flash Drive

Posted by Brian May 4th, 2010

I decided to opt for installing Windows XP via a USB Flash drive. I didn’t have an external DVD drive available. After following various complicated tutorials (which never did fully work for me) I found a very simple way to take the resulting Windows install files created by nLite (or copied from your Windows install disc) and create a bootable USB Flash drive


How to Find the Absolute Path on Your Web Server

Posted by Brian July 17th, 2009

From time to time, especially when moving a website from one server to another, I have to find out what the “absolute path” of my website is. Absolute path pertains to the directory on the server that the website is installed on…

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How to remove blank lines in dreamweaver

Posted by Brian July 15th, 2009

As I am creating websites I sometimes come across situations that require a more than basic knowledge and a bit of research to figure out. Here’s a helpful hint regarding removing blank lines from an html file using dreamweaver, should you ever want to do that without having to manually delete the lines… Click CTRL […]

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I Finally Figured Out How to Accomplish More in a Day!

Posted by Brian May 21st, 2009

The key to doing more during a 24-hour day is DOING LESS! Here are some tips that have been working for me in my quest to have a more productive day…

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