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Mix and Match your RSS feeds 1

Mix and Match your RSS feeds

By Pieter Hartsook / March 28, 2020 / 0 Comments
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Ever want to provide your readers with email updates to your website? WordPress’ built in RSS feed functionality provides an easy way to provide the content to email newsletter services like Mailchimp or Mailerlite.

But what if you want to create email updates that don’t include all your new posts, just specific post categories? Well that’s pretty easy. According to the WordPress Codex

You can include posts from all of

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Online GIF tools for regular and animated GIF images 5

Online GIF tools for regular and animated GIF images

By Pieter Hartsook / February 28, 2020 / 0 Comments
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Online GIF tools for regular and animated GIF images 6I made an animated gif screenshot recording to demonstrate a code snippet, but I wanted to resize the image and make it loop. I found a useful website that has easy tools to do that. I reduced the size by 50% and made it auto-loop

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When should I NOT use WordPress for a website 8

When should I NOT use WordPress for a website

By Pieter Hartsook / July 23, 2018 / 0 Comments
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click the green switch at the top of the screenshots to compare the WordPress vs the Static HTML versions of the same website

the static version is live at: http://halcyonlearning.com/

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Using the Right Tools Makes All the Difference 9

Using the Right Tools Makes All the Difference

By Pieter Hartsook / April 4, 2018 / 0 Comments
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The Start of a New Website Project

Master Roofing Company  is a family-owned and operated Oakland roofing contractor with nearly 40 years experience of servicing residential and commercial clients in and around the San Francisco Bay Area. They had a Yelp page, but they didn’t have their own website.

The Process

After a phone call to clarify the scope of the project, budget and timeline we had the client send

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The Hartsook Letter has evolved to: WordPress-Website-Coach.com 10

The Hartsook Letter has evolved to: WordPress-Website-Coach.com

By Pieter Hartsook / July 14, 2017 / 0 Comments
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I’ve been working on a new website, and rebranding The Hartsook Letter. By the end of July 2017, the Hartsook Letter will forward to:

WordPress-Website-Coach.com

I won’t add any new material to the Hartsook Letter site after this post you’re reading.

The new site includes all the posts from The Hartsook Letter site, but is focused on the following three areas:

  1. Building new websites
  2. Re-launching older websites
  3. WordPress developer resources & coaching

I hope the new site will be better organized, more up-to-date, more informative, and more useful. Let me know what you think.

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WordPress Resources at SiteGround 11

WordPress Resources at SiteGround

By Pieter Hartsook / November 29, 2016 / 0 Comments
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WordPress is an award-winning web software, used by millions of webmasters worldwide for building their website or blog. SiteGround is proud to host this particular WordPress installation and provide users with multiple resources to facilitate the management of their WP websites:

Expert WordPress Hosting

SiteGround provides superior WordPress hosting focused on speed, security and customer service. We take care of WordPress sites security with unique server-level customizations, WP auto-updates, and daily

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