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Catch The WP Guru Podcast where Complex Stuff gets made extremely simple. These are audio versions of my screencasts on a variety of tech topics, such as WordPress, Dreamweaver, web based services and a lot of other super complicated stuff. I have several other podcasts too, check them out here.

Catch The WP Guru Podcast where Complex Stuff gets made extremely simple. These are audio versions of my screencasts on a variety of tech topics, such as WordPress, Dreamweaver, web based services and a lot of other super complicated stuff. I have several other podcasts too, check them out here.
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Catch The WP Guru Podcast where Complex Stuff gets made extremely simple. These are audio versions of my screencasts on a variety of tech topics, such as WordPress, Dreamweaver, web based services and a lot of other super complicated stuff. I have several other podcasts too, check them out here.

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Episodes

How to hide WordPress Update Notifications with ZEN DASH

1/21/2019
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In this episode I’ll show you how to hide and remove those (almost daily occurring) WordPress Update Notifications. I’ve built this functionality into a plugin I’ve written over 5 years ago called ZEN DASH. The plugin’s main purpose is to hide all kinds of clutter from the WordPress admin interface, such as unused tabs, dashboard … Continue reading How to hide WordPress Update Notifications with ZEN DASH →

Duration:00:09:05

Creating a Podcast Feed with WordPress and PowerPress – Part 3

1/7/2019
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In this final episode of this mini series I’ll show you how to configure the first episode of your Podcast Feed by adding the audio file to the post. I’m also talking about the implications of setting the date and time on the post so that all your post-dated episodes appear in the correct order. … Continue reading Creating a Podcast Feed with WordPress and PowerPress – Part 3 →

Duration:00:19:33

Plans for 2019 (and a Happy New Year)

12/31/2018
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I’ve been thinking about this for a while, and in 2019 I want to make it a reality: Regular Live Streams! My idea is to do two types of streams: Creative live streams, much like what I’ve been doing as fully proudced videos on a regular schedule. I’m thinking perhaps FRIDAYS at 10AM EST (that’s … Continue reading Plans for 2019 (and a Happy New Year) →

Duration:00:04:08

Creating a Podcast Feed with WordPress and PowerPress – Part 2

12/31/2018
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In this episode I’ll show you how to configure our Podcast Category with the relevant settings that are necessary for the feed to have meaningful content. I’ll talk about every single tab, including the Feed Description, specific Apple iTunes and Google Settings, how to add artwork and how to preview the feed.Catch this episode on … Continue reading Creating a Podcast Feed with WordPress and PowerPress – Part 2 →

Duration:00:25:09

Creating a Podcast Feed with WordPress and PowerPress – Part 1

12/24/2018
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In this episode I’ll show you how to add podcasting capabilities to your WordPress website, using the Blubrry PowerPress plugin. I’ll explain the concepts and inner workings of a Podcast Feed, how it can be read by podcast directors and readers alike, and talk you through the installation of the plugin. For this example, I … Continue reading Creating a Podcast Feed with WordPress and PowerPress – Part 1 →

Duration:00:15:55

How to remove the Jetpack Feedback Tab

12/21/2018
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In this episode I’ll explain how we can hide the Feedback Tab that the Jetpack plugin adds to the sidebar of the admin interface in WordPress. This tab is part of the Contact Form feature, which sadly cannot be switched off with a single slider. We’ll have to delve into debug mode and do it … Continue reading How to remove the Jetpack Feedback Tab →

Duration:00:06:01

How to hide WordPress Update Notifications with ZEN DASH

12/20/2018
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In this episode I’ll show you how to hide and remove those (almost daily occurring) WordPress Update Notifications. I’ve built this functionality into a plugin I’ve written over 5 years ago called ZEN DASH. The plugin’s main purpose is to hide all kinds of clutter from the WordPress admin interface, such as unused tabs, dashboard … Continue reading How to hide WordPress Update Notifications with ZEN DASH →

Duration:00:09:05

How to bring back the Classic Editor in WordPress 5.x

12/18/2018
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In this episode I’ll show you how to install the Classic Editor plugin in WordPress 5.x. I’m also showing you how to upgrade to WordPress 5.0 and how to bring back the welcome screen that appears only once after the update. From now on, Gutenberg will be the new post and page editing experience in … Continue reading How to bring back the Classic Editor in WordPress 5.x →

Duration:00:13:43

How to submit your Podcast Feed to Spotify

12/17/2018
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In this episode I’ll show you how to add your Podcast Feed to Spotify. Until very recently, this was only possible if you were hosting your podcast with a specialist “aggregator service” (also known as podcast hosts), but Spotify have now enabled submissions from the likes of you and me as well. Here’s how to … Continue reading How to submit your Podcast Feed to Spotify →

Duration:00:07:39

How to find the URL to your YouTube Playlists

12/10/2018
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In this episode I’ll show you how to find the URL to your own YouTube Playlists in Creator Studio Classic. At the time of recording, Playlists cannot be accessed or shared from YouTube Studio Beta on a desktop browser. I will also show you how to share a playlist with the YouTube Studio iOS App, … Continue reading How to find the URL to your YouTube Playlists →

Duration:00:06:07

Blue Yeti vs ZAFFIRO – Microphone Comparison ASIN B07BVRQD8G

10/1/2018
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I was looking for another desktop USB microphone for my second desk. Currently I’m using a wonderful Blue Yeti with my Mac on my main desk (or Studio A as we like to call it), and every time I do a screencast or podcast on my Windows workstation (or Studio B as we’d like to … Continue reading Blue Yeti vs ZAFFIRO – Microphone Comparison ASIN B07BVRQD8G →

Duration:00:10:34

Ruipu Power Bank Review: 24000 mA⋅h with Solar Panels (and how to use it)

9/24/2018
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Last year, in September 2017, I ordered a RUIPU 24,000 mAh Solar Power Bank in preparation for Hurricane Irma here in Florida. I’ve had a whole year’s worth of experience with this gadget and decided to buy another one. This thing rocks! Let me tell you all about it, and how to use it in … Continue reading Ruipu Power Bank Review: 24000 mA⋅h with Solar Panels (and how to use it) →

Duration:00:22:05

ZAFFIRO Lapel Microphone comparison B074SF96X9 vs B0765NGK4N

9/12/2018
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In this episode I’m taking a look at two lapel microphones by ZAFFIRO. They’re both called “Lavalier Lapel Microphone”, and the description is more or less identical on both items – yet there are significant differences between these products. I bought both of them back in March 2018, and given the sound quality and amount … Continue reading ZAFFIRO Lapel Microphone comparison B074SF96X9 vs B0765NGK4N →

Duration:00:21:14

WordPress 5.0 and Gutenberg: What does this mean for you

8/24/2018
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In this episode I’m explaining the implications of the new default text editor in WordPress 5.0. It’s called Gutenberg, named after the man who invented the printing press (and hence revolutionised how printed books were duplicated and distributed at the time). I’ll also show you how to test drive the Gutenberg editor in WordPress 4.9 … Continue reading WordPress 5.0 and Gutenberg: What does this mean for you →

Duration:00:09:21

How to take pictures with Photo Booth on macOS

8/23/2018
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In this episode I’ll show you how to take pictures with built-in and external USB cameras using Photo Booth on macOS. Photo Booth is the equivalent of the Camera application in iOS. I will also explain how to export your images, where they are stored on the hard disk, and what you can do if … Continue reading How to take pictures with Photo Booth on macOS →

Duration:00:08:57

How to embed images in GitHub Readme Files

5/6/2018
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In this screencast I’ll show you how to add images to your GitHub Readme files. You can use the Markdown or HTML syntax for this, I’ll show you both versions. Make sure to upload images to your own repository and provide the relative path to them. Here’s the syntax: In Markdown In Markdown syntax, use … Continue reading How to embed images in GitHub Readme Files →

Duration:00:03:52

What is my YouTube Channel URL

3/25/2018
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In this episode I’ll show you four ways of finding your YouTube Channel’s URL. I’ll also explain why there are three types of YouTube Channel URLs, and what the query parameters are that you can append. Just in case watching videos isn’t your thing, or you’re in a hurry, I thought I’d include some written … Continue reading What is my YouTube Channel URL →

Duration:00:12:48

How to turn off PayPal Notifications in the Facebook Messenger App on iOS

3/4/2018
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In this video I’ll show you how to switch off those super annoying PayPal notifications in the Facebook Messenger App in iOS on my iPhone 6s Plus. I’ve recorded this video on iOS 11 in March 2018.Catch this episode on my WP Guru Podcast:

Duration:00:02:46

How to fix the “Occasional White Screen of Death” Error in WordPress

1/29/2018
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In this video I’ll show you how to fix an odd phenomenon I’d like to call “The Occasional White Screen of Death”. Here’s what happened: Google have notified me that some of my posts were not showing up, even though most of them are working fine. This didn’t make much sense, because traditionally, “white screen … Continue reading How to fix the “Occasional White Screen of Death” Error in WordPress →

Duration:00:06:25

How to install a free SSL Certificate in Plesk Onyx

12/3/2016
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In this episode I’ll explain how to add a free SSL Certificate for web traffic in Plesk Onyx. First we’ll enable the Let’s Encrypt extension in Plesk, then we’ll create the certificate and prepare our subscription for SSL traffic. And finally, we’ll tweak two values in the WordPress database so that all requests will be … Continue reading How to install a free SSL Certificate in Plesk Onyx →

Duration:00:09:30