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How to Take a Full Webpage Screenshot

How to Take a Full Webpage Screenshot

  This post is about how to take a full webpage screenshot in Google Chrome (my browser of choice).  Screenshots come in handy for tutorials; showing your IT guys exactly what broke, where it broke, and when it broke; and for designers, it’s a great way to show off...

How to Make a Favicon-Ready Image Using Gimp

How to Make a Favicon-Ready Image Using Gimp

  What is GIMP? Gimp is a free, open-source, image editing tool.  More robust than pixlr.com and picmonkey.com and less complicated than Photoshop. As much as I'm learning to love Photoshop, sometimes I find it quicker and easier to use Gimp to accomplish a certain...

How to Make a Transparent Background Using Gimp

How to Make a Transparent Background Using Gimp

  Version 1 Click on the wand AKA Fuzzy Select Tool In this example, I only want the background to be white and not of the white parts on the image. If I wanted to change all of the white parts on the image, I would use the Select by Color Tool Find the Tool Options...

How to Fill Pieces with Color Using Gimp

How to Fill Pieces with Color Using Gimp

  Zoom in so you can see what you're doing better.  At the bottom of the window, increase the percentage Click on the wand AKA Fuzzy Select Tool Find the Tool Options.  Play around with the settings, clicking the part of the image you’re trying to select in between...

How to Extract an Image Using Gimp

How to Extract an Image Using Gimp

  Grab the Laurels graphic elements image from freepik Click Free Download Find the image, right-click on it, open with… Gimp In Gimp, use the Rectangle Select Tool to draw a square around the butterfly you want to use as my favicon Draw the square as close as you can...

How to Make a Favicon

How to Make a Favicon

  Heads Up: if you want a transparent background use a .png file type. The simpler the image, the clearer the favicon.  Try to pick an icon that you feel matches your brand well. Version 1 - With an image: For best results, start with a smallish square image I'm...

How to Update WordPress, Themes, & Plugins

How to Update WordPress, Themes, & Plugins

  The reason it’s important to stay on top of your updates is SECURITY.  The second most important reason is bugs.  Bugs?  That’s lingo for things are broken. WordPress Updates From what I’ve experienced, most WordPress updates add features to make the site owner and...

How to Backup your WordPress Site and Set It on Autopilot

How to Backup your WordPress Site and Set It on Autopilot

  Hopefully you've read How to Find and Install Plugins to Suit Your Purpose first, so you’ll be somewhat comfortable with the plugin idea. Nevertheless, here we go (without pics for the parts that duplicate the post above to move things along): Login to your...

How to Make a Child Theme

How to Make a Child Theme

  What’s a child theme and why do I need one?  WordPress.org covers it pretty well. Here’s the easy way (AKA Cheat) to create one and make sure you did it right: Login to your WordPress site Typically sitename.com/wp-admin In the left hand menu, go to Plugins, Click...

How to Remove Themes You Aren’t Using

How to Remove Themes You Aren’t Using

  Why would you want to remove a theme? It’s buggy. You aren't using it. Why leave a lot of code and possibly images you aren’t using that could bog your site down? As long as you have the theme being removed saved somewhere on your local hard drive, you don't need to...

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