Spam email claiming to be from Interfax contains a virus

January 15th, 2016 | No Comments |

Lately I’ve been receiving emails claiming to be from Interfax, stating that I have a fax. Of course the email comes with an attachment that needs to be opened or downloaded. Rule of thumb, if the email is from someone or something you don’t recognize or use often, and the attachment is a .zip file, don’t open it.

So if you’re also receiving these emails, don’t open them. They’re spam and are claiming to be from incoming@interfax.net. The attachment contains a javascript virus.

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Premium Plugins for WordPress through Envato

December 16th, 2014 | No Comments |

I’ll be the first to admit, I’m no programmer. And what I mean by that is, I don’t create software programs. I’m a designer and a webmaster. I’m good a graphic design, HTML and some PHP.

With that said, when a client of mine asks for a certain feature for their website, I turn to plugins. Chances are that if you’re on my site and you know what WordPress is, you probably already know what a plugin is. It’s basically software which enhances the functionality of your site. They’re easy to install and for the most part, easy to configure. Some can be a little more difficult than others though.

WordPress has an amazing archive of free plugins to use that can accomplish pretty much anything a basic WordPress user needs. But from time to time, I need to stretch WordPress just a little bit further than free, and whenever that happens, at least five times out of ten, I turn to the Envato Marketplace. It’s chalk full of plugins of all kinds, not to mention themes.

Here’s a banner you can use to get yourself there quickly. Check things out and if you find yourself overwhelmed, contact me and I’ll help you set up whatever it is you’re looking to install.

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Thunderbird “Save All” Attachments Error Solution

October 22nd, 2014 | 2 Comments |

There’s nothing more frustrating to me than trying to use something that is supposed to work, yet, it doesn’t. It’s like getting into a brand new Chevy Truck, cranking the engine, putting it into drive and then hitting the gas….and it goes backwards.

Well, I’ve encountered this while using Mozilla’s Thunderbird as my mail client. The issue I’m having is with the “Save All” button when trying to save multiple attachments.

 

The Issue with the “Save All” attachments button

So here’s the issue, when I receive an email with one attachment, I can click the save button in the bottom right corner and BAM, it saves the attachment. No problems!

However, when I receive an email with multiple attachments and click on the “Save All” button, it opens a window asking me to select the folder to save the attachments to. Normal, right? Well, when I select the folder and click on the button that reads “Select Folder,” it creates an error that reads “Unable to save the attachment. Please check your file name and try again later.”

Thunderbird Save All attachments error

So, for the last few weeks, I had been selecting “Open All” and then saving the attachments from there, one at a time. Sucky!

The Solution for the “Save All” error

I’ve found a solution. Well, at least until Thunderbird sends out an update to fix this cool little bug. Here’s the solution….

When you click on the “Save All” button, a box will open asking you to select a folder. Select the folder you wish to save the attachments to. When you do this, it will add that folders name into the input field in the window. Simply delete the folders name and click “select folder.”

Done! It should save all of your attachments to that folder.

Again, just an easy fix for a bug which will hopefully be taken care of in the next Thunderbird update!

Two Product Columns Error in Wootique

October 9th, 2014 | 16 Comments |

three columns in wootiqueSo, I’m not quite sure what our friends over at Woo are up to, but it seems like the last update of woocommerce wasn’t as compatible with their Wootique theme as they had probably hoped it to be. I’ve run into several issues that shouldn’t even be issues when dealing with a “WooCommerce compatible theme” designed by the designers of WooCommerce!

End of rant.

Moving on.

The issues I ran into were blurry thumbnails in the featured section and product lists aligned in only two columns instead of three columns.

So here’s the solution to the blurry featured product images:

Go to your WooCommerce settings >> products >> and change the product image size to 550×550. Once you’re done changing those numbers, install the ‘Regenerate Thumbnails’ plugin, activate it and then regenerate your thumbnails.

Easy fix.

Now, on to fixing the columns issue:

To show three columns on your default shop page and ‘recent products’ section of your home page, simply paste the code below into your ‘custom.css’ file.

.woocommerce ul.products li.last, .woocommerce-page ul.products li.last
{
margin-right: 0;
}

Problem solved!

Deprecated Function “Split” in Tiered Percentage Shipping Module

May 6th, 2014 | No Comments |

OSCommerce Coding - Deprecated Function "Split"Recently I acquired a client who had an eCommerce store with an extremely outdated version of OSCommerce. For some reason, their shopping cart wasn’t working, and due to the outdated core and plethora of custom coding, it would take more time to troubleshoot the error than it would to install a fresh, updated version of OSCommerce.

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Promote Your Business on Thumbtack.com

November 29th, 2011 | No Comments |

As a business owner, I’m always on the lookout for ways to promote my services online. I received an email today from Thumbtack.com and decided to ad my business listing to their site. So far, it’s been a great experience and easy to setup. Here’s a link directly to the ad I’ve placed if you’d like to check it out: Webmaster Services

With an Alexa rating of just under 7,000, I’m curious to see the traffic potential in may bring and whether or not it is comparable to other sites I’ve utilized in the past, such as Craigslist, Facebook, LinkedIn and so forth. I’ll keep you posted!

Rank First on Google – Local Business SEO Packages

September 9th, 2011 | No Comments |

Our main focus is to assist small business owners in driving more traffic to their enterprise through the internet. Most business owners don’t realize the importance of creating and then ranking their business website at the top of the search results. As the world becomes more advanced, people turn to their smart phones and the internet to search for a local business or product.

The Yellow Pages are Less Effective

Unless your business exists in an extremely rural area, the yellow pages are becoming less and less effective. First off, they charge way to much for their ads without a worth while return in exposure. Second, in any major city, competition is pretty stiff. And with that many people, you’d better believe that the yellow pages is going to be stuffed full of ads within your same business niche. Sure, you can pay for a full page ad, at a significant price tag, to get more exposure. But so can everyone else. There’s no guarantee that you’ll be the first one they look at. And we all know, when it comes to bringing in new customers, that’s where it’s at. Location, location, location applies to advertising as well as your building. You want to be the first one they see. And with the yellow pages, there’s no way to arrange that. It’s pretty much hit or miss.

Local Promotion Is and Will Always Be Effective

When I speak of local promotion, I mean sponsorships, local business flyers, business cards, billboards, signs, wrapped cars, vinyl lettering for your car and so forth. That will always work because you are getting your ads in front of eyeballs. People will see them.

Internet Traffic is the Present and the Future

Your customers are turning to the internet to find the product or service they need before going anywhere else. The number one spot in the search results receives nearly 80% of the traffic. The top three spots in the search results receive more traffic than all other search listings combined! With a simple website and the number one spot, a small business can significantly increase it’s customer base.

For more information about our Local Business SEO packages, CLICK HERE.

The OPC is in Business!

March 9th, 2011 | No Comments |

I am excited to bring you OPC, the Online Presence Company, a full service internet marketing firm that does everything from simple HTML editing to Search Engine Optimization. With over 10 years of experience in marketing and web design, we bring results for business owners looking to take things to the next level online.

Some of the services we offer are webmaster services, wordpress website design, content creation, a start a blog program, blog integration, website makeover and our bread and butter is search engine marketing (SEO).

If you’re a business owner and aren’t quite sure how to begin online or aren’t sure who to talk to or what your budget should be, visit our contact us page and fill out the form. We’ll give you a call to discuss your options that will best suit your budget. There’s no better traffic than direct, natural search engine traffic. It’s extremely targeted traffic that converts.

We look forward to hearing from you and helping your business grow online!