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Website usability goes beyond broken links and bug fixes

Read my friend and colleague's post to be sure your site's message is heard loud and clear.

Reshared post from +Kristen Havens

A new post (finally!) on the 563 Media blog.

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How to Usability Test Your Website | 563 Media
If you have a business website, it needs to be tested for usability, preferably by someone who isn't 100% familiar with your business. This post explains how to test your site for clarity and understa…
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Advanced WordPress Tip

How to create a nice looking table within WordPress… using a shortcode and CSV (comma separated values).

A client of mine needed nice looking tables on their site – and they will need to be able to update it without going cross-eyed by sorting through the code. Here's what I came up with.

Can it get any easier to add a table to your site? (Actually… Yes. But hey, this is pretty easy once you get the supporting php in place.) If you want this on your site and need any help, feel free to ask.

Good luck!

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WordPress Tip

Do you consider yourself a basic WP user and are you currently using the TwentyEleven theme? Do you wish you had a sidebar on every page and post?

Good news – you’re getting a lot more design control. First, there is a visual editor built into the new WP version (3.4.1) and second, if you’re like me and you like sidebars to be omnipresent – simply load this plugin and set the options to show the sidebars on all pages and posts.
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Forum permissions on bbpress

This is an advanced and pretty specific need, but good to have in your toolkit.

On bbpress 2, if you set a forum from “Public” to “Hidden” or “Private”, then back again to “Public” there is a bug that will hide the all the public forum posts from general users! Here’s a great solution (posted by mjpg): Install the WordPress plugin “User Role Editor” and set the extra capabilities of the user role right there. SOLVED!
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My husband and I were just having a discussion of how amazing two man bands are. (or…

My husband and I were just having a discussion of how amazing two man bands are. (or man and woman) To listen to them, you may not guess it's just 2 people.

White Stripes, Local H, Red Blood Shoes ~

Which reminded me of the following Cigo Man Band (One Man Band) from Croatia. If you haven't seen him, check it out. Both my husband and I agreed we'd gladly dump the contents of our respective wallets into his donation bag.

This video makes me happy :)

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Tech time!

I found this site to be very helpful in checking DNS records today. I simply put in the domain name, clicked "any" and could see any DNS records associated with the domain. Woo!

One client has their mail on my server but not their site, and another client has their site on the server and not their mail. I think I'm spent for a little while.

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