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Barb Ackemann, of created this blog to be a place to record solutions she finds in her web development work. While the title of the blog started out as “Joomla Solutions”, there are posts on html, css, Internet Explorer bugs, Joomla!, Word Press or other web-related languages, programs or tools.

The focus is on recording the solutions she finds or develops, NOT on sharing or posting un-solved mysteries, issues or problems, but the original problem will be summarized to provide context for the solutions.

The blog posts have been migrated from Joomla (with MyBlog extension) into a new WordPress site.  Tags will have to be re-entered to facilitate searching.

OSTraining Video Series

I’ve been recording Joomla training videos for

Joomla! Template Tricks

Joomla! Template Overrides

Migrating from Joomla! 1.5 to Joomla! 3.x


Blog images upside down on iPhone or iPad

Recently a client observed that photos she uploaded to her WordPress blog appeared fine on her computer, but were upside down when viewed on an iPhone or iPad.

This is NOT a problem if you prepare your images for use on the web by editing them on your computer. 

I have been recommending  for patrons who don’t have photo editing software — or don’t know how to use what they’ve got. 

Images optimized at retain the camera’s exif data and if you rotate the image in the edit process it will be fine in operating systems and software that ignores the EXIF data, but cause problems in iOS devices that DO pay attention and “correct” the image per the instructions saved in that data.

Continue Reading

yoo_master2 theme lacks support for “readmore” in WP


in warp/systems/wordpress/layouts/_post.php  find this:

<?php the_content(''); ?>

and replace with :

<?php global $more; $more = 0; the_content('Read the full article...');?>

Then lower down in the document find and comment out the Continue Reading link which would appear whether you had added “more” break or not.

<!--<li><a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>" title="<?php the_title_attribute(); ?>">
<?php _e('Continue Reading', 'warp'); ?></a></li>-->



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101 Washington Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301

802 257 7391