DOM Events Method of Passing Contact Form 7 Data

  I had previously written a post on Passing Contact Form 7 Data to the Thank You Page, but this method of passing the form data with “on_sent_ok” in the additional settings tab is being deprecated and will be abolished at the end of 2017. The reason that Contact Form 7 is making this change […]

Weekly Repeating Countdown Timer with Javascript

While in most instances a regular one-time countdown timer will be all you need, I wanted to go over how to make the more complicated repeating countdown timer. This can be very useful in certain situations as I recently found out when I needed to make a countdown timer for a blog. The blog had […]

Get City and State from Zip Code with Google Geocoding API

People already don’t like filling out forms so keeping the forms as short and simple as possible is key to getting higher conversion rates. Addresses are one area where we can simplify the forms with a little help from the Google Maps Geocoding API. This API makes it possible for us to easily grab a […]

Remove or Customize the WordPress Welcome Email

The wordpress welcome email that new users receive is very bare bones and comes across mechanical and somewhat unwelcoming. The subject line of “[site] Your username and password info” is sure to not stir any excitement in the user about joining your site. The contents that merely list the username, password, and website url don’t […]

Allow Only Numeric Input in a Textbox with JQuery

When creating any sort of javascript or jQuery based numeric calculator or other type of form, you may need to make sure that you allow only numeric input in one or more fields to get proper results. I’ve seen people try and write in commas for really large numbers and even just enter accidental alphabetic […]

Fade In Elements on Scroll with JQuery

Adding in the little finishing touches to a website can take it to another level. Subtle animations can help highlight items, draw the eye, and just make the page more engaging. These effects may look really fancy and complicated, but with the jQuery script I will provide below, you’ll be able to easily add fade […]

Restrict Gravity Forms Datepicker Date Ranges

The gravity forms datepicker doesn’t have any built-in options to customize the date ranges that users can pick from. This can result in the possibility for invalid dates being chosen and also makes for a more difficult user experience. Fortunately, we can restrict the gravity forms datepicker date ranges with some simple javascript code. It’s […]

CSS Vertical Bar Divider in a Menu

You might have a standard menu in your header that just lists the links next to each other with space between them and you need to add some sort of separator. A common one to use is a vertical bar, also known as a “post”. Adding a vertical bar divider to your website’s menu is […]

6 Ways to Speed Up WordPress in Under 5 Minutes

Speed up WordPress in 2017 with these code snippets The following 6 code snippets are really simple to implement and will take you under 5 minutes to do! The first 5 can just be pasted into your theme’s functions.php file for a quick fix. Number 6 would go into your site’s wp-config.php file, but is […]

Automatically Login after User Registration with Gravity Forms

The default behavior in wordpress after registration is to then require the user to login with the account information that they just created. Unless you are using an email confirmation step, this login requirement is an annoying extra step for the user and isn’t necessary. The ideal behavior is to automatically login to the system […]