Tag Archives: How-to

How to Hire Remotely

I previously wrote on How to Work Remotely. Now, I throw some tips out there from the other side. While I’ve worked remotely for over a decade, I’ve also hired and managed teams remotely on several occasions in that time as well. I would have to say that the most important lesson that I’ve learned […]

Web Hosting Guide — How Do I Find the Right Web Host for Me?

There are certainly no shortage of options when it comes to finding a service to help you host your website. There’s also been a huge explosion of cloud web hosts like Amazon, build-a-site web hosts like Squarespace, Wix, Weebly, and Shopify, and managed hosts like Pagely, WP Engine, and Rackspace, as well as traditional web […]

How to Work Remotely

In reference to the image above: “Amateur Wireless Station” — Ha! That’s a perfect nickname for my office. Sadly, phrases like “Work from home!” and “Be your own boss!” have become synonymous with scams and spam. Well, I have worked from home and been my own boss successfully and legitimately for over a decade now. […]

How to Disagree without Arguing

While the English language is very precise, it’s still very difficult to communicate with others with understanding and proficiency. Across culture, the very meanings of words don’t always hold. Take the word argue, perhaps a word with the most incorrect negative connotation there is, and while the header of this article is probably the most […]

How to Create a Slack Chat Community with Auto-invites

What Gmail did for email, Slack has done for chat. Basically an overnight success, Slack has quickly become the most popular way for teams to organize and communicate. However, Slack’s usefulness has far transcended that initial intended use for the tool. Slack is now considered the most popular and useful all-around tool for chatting as […]

How to Delete Disqus Threads

Unfortunately, there’s no direct way to delete threads with Disqus. However, the following is the best workaround possible in order to pseudo-delete them: Optional Step If it’s important to you that the comments themselves are deleted and not be accessible anywhere, you’ll need to delete them individually first, from: https://yoursite.disqus.com/admin/moderate/#/all. Replace yoursite with your site […]

How to Cleanup a php.ini File

If like me, you hate programmer comments and like to keep your files super clean and straight to the point when you’re working on personal projects or projects only you manage and you also manage your PHP settings from a php.ini file, this how-to may be for you. Using an advanced text editor like TextWrangler […]

How to Delete Q2A Spam Users in Bulk

If you’re using the Q2A (Question2Answer) software to run a site, you’ll no doubt have struggled with spam. While there are a number of plugins (scroll down to “Anti-spam tools”) as well as built-in settings one can balance to combat spam occurring in the first place, as this software becomes more popular and supported by […]

The New Twitter API v1.1 Nightmares Solved!

Skip the reading, and get to (hopefully) the solution you’ve been looking for after scouring the internet in a headache-inducing rage seeing no help in sight for the past several hours… Two things are 100% true, progress is inevitable and people hate change. I should state upfront that I’m a web designer, not a programmer […]

How to Make AddThis Responsive

The problem I often see is that someone will pick up an all-responsive website template or WordPress theme for example and they’ll add all sorts of widgets and plugins to it, and more times than not, third-party add-ons are not responsive. As most people are not web designers or programmers, they tend to not think […]