AuthorKelly Barkhurst

Designer to Fullstack is my place to geek out and to share tech solutions from my day-to-day as a designer, programmer, and business owner (portfolio). I also write on Arts and Bricks, a parenting blog and decal shop that embraces my family’s love of Art and LEGO bricks!

How to add a WordPress code snippet to your header and footer

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Inserting a script or piece of code, known as a WordPress code snippet, into the header or footer of your website is a very common request. A WordPress code snippet is a piece of PHP code that you add to your WordPress site to extend the functionality of your site. Many third-party services such as Google, Facebook, and Pinterest ask you to add tracking scripts to your header or footer. You may...

Common SCAM and SPAM Emails

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Questionable SPAM emails, contact form submissions, and even unsolicited snail mail letters are often sent to me by my web design clients. I appreciate that my clients see me as a digital expert and reach out to me directly, even for SPAM email questions, however, I also can’t help but think they could easily find out the answer to these questions themselves with a single Google search...

Readability Testing Tools for Webpages and Blog Posts

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Bloggers and writers carefully weave their personal creative writing style in addition to SEO best practices and appropriate reading level guidance into their writing. Let’s tackle readability to reach a target Readability Score for a blog post. So, what is a webpage Reading Level Score? A webpage Readability Score is a numerical score that calculates how readable the content of your...

Alpine.js < template > and x-if or x-if ! (not)

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How to use x-if and x-if “not” syntax in Alpine.js I was recently working on a file where I wanted to use an if statement and an if not statement. This is the Alpine.js syntax that worked for me. To note, Alpine.js docs state that “x-if must be declared on a <template> tag.”  My code snippet below was used for a form on a website that uses...

Troubleshooting Mailgun integration with Statamic V3

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On my live Statamic production site, I was having trouble making MailGun work for sending emails. Perhaps the extra steps I followed will help someone else who gets stuck, too. My Statamic V3 set-up is as follows: PEAK (Statamic starter kit) MailGunDigital Ocean DropletLaravel ForgeGit Hub repository Mail settings are configured in Environment Files In my case, the production site’s...

How do I use Google.com to search within a website?

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Did you know that Google.com can be used to help you search for a keyword or phrase within a website? Yes, it’s true. Google can search and provide results for any single website indexed by Google. How to search for your phrase, keyword, or term from within a specific website using Google.com? It’s very simple to search a single site in Google, you just need to know the proper syntax...

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