Author: Alan Special

  • How can I Embed a Google Doc in a WordPress Post or WordPress Page without a plugin?

    To have a dynamic section from Google Docs as below simply create ( and share to editors as required) your Google Doc and go to File>Publish to Web in the Doc – select embed – Create your post of page and where you want the Google Doc add an html block and put the generated […]

  • Sage Business Cloud Accounting Review

    I don’t normally write reviews cloud software, I’m more of a geek than an author and prefer writing code to English. In fact I could only manage a C grade at O-Level English but A’s for Maths and Physics, so nothing is surprising. What is in a name? Sage renamed their Sage One Accounting to […]

  • How to remove WP Bakery from WooCommerce shop page

    Problem with jQuery date picker and The7 theme The issue The problem was a date picker ( jquery ui datepicker ) provided by a small add on plugin was not operating correctly on a WooCommerce shop page withing a theme that has baked in WP Bakery ( The7 theme ). The investigation The obvious place […]

  • Archiving old files after 18 months

    In a WordPress installation I have an uploads folder that contains html files, that need to be archived away after 18 months. As the links are dynamically built I don’t need to worry about anything except moving them. If they were normal WordPress uploads that would be different. So in this case a simple monthly […]

  • Securing Gravity Forms Uploads

    By default, Gravity Forms uploads files into the uploads folder, so by definition, these are readable by anyone. The file names are obscure, but that isn’t good enough if you are uploading personal information like proof of address. One solution is to create a ‘safe’ protected by authorisation (e.g. basic auth over SSL ), so […]

  • Hide a Google Form in a WordPress page until a box is ticked

    This is an example of an embedded Google Form that is revealed only on ticking a box If you agree to this, tick the box and a form appears :  Loading… This is how it is done: First get your ’embed code’  from your Google Form  ( Form – Send – <> Embed HTML ) […]