TrailsNH turns 15 years old today. I registered the domain name on November 17th 2008. It took me another 6 months before the first version of website was ready to go live. I created TrailsNH out of my passion for hiking and coding, and to share my skills with other hikers. I wanted to create … Continue reading TrailsNH Turns 15 Years Old
Snowshoe Size (in inches) Hiker Weight By Snow Conditions (in pounds) Width Length Surface Area (square inches) PowderSnow LooseSnow PackedSnow 7.2 20.7 121 (Dion 121) 70 120 170 7.5 21 142 90 140 170 8 22 158 90 160 190 8 23 166 100 170 200 8 24 173 100 170 210 8 25 180 … Continue reading Snowshoe Size Chart
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If you run the “WP Restore and Enable Classic Widgets Plugin No Expiration” By Bill Minozzi on your WordPress powered website, the auto-update for v2.5 and v2.6 on August 28th has probably crashed your site. Here is how to fix it. Your WordPress website may have sent you a crash report that looks like this: … Continue reading WP Restore and Enable Classic Widgets Plugin Crashes WP Sites
This year I’ve created two new sticker designs for TrailsNH. The goal for the stickers is to help promo and fund the site. If you are interested, you can order stickers from the TrailsNH Sticker Shop Up A Mountain, Down A Beer Sticker I’ve been trying to create a design for “Up A Mountain, Down … Continue reading New Sticker Designs for TrailsNH
Underdog Media (UDM) is an ad monetization company that provides digital advertising services. UDM was founded in 2007 by Shayne Mihalka, a former executive at ValueClick Media and FastClick.com. I switched my hiking website TrailsNH from EZOIC to Underdog Media in March 2023. EZOIC is not a good fit for websites that values user experience over … Continue reading Underdog Media Ad Monetization – 3 Month Review
The current version (1.24.1) of Forminator form builder for WordPress does not set a payment description for Paypal transactions. This is a problem for my client, because they need to know where the money comes from. So I create a custom solution. You can find a link to my solution, a WP mu-plugin below. If … Continue reading Add PayPal Order Description to Forminator Payment Form
By default, WordPress Gutenberg Galleries place the figure caption as on overlay on top of the image, with a black tint behind the caption. If you want a standard caption that is positioned below the image, here is how to override the Gutenberg Gallery figcaption style using your themes stylesheet or WP Customize Additional CSS … Continue reading How To Reposition WordPress Gutenberg Gallery Figure Caption Below The Image
Watch out for this scam email from register-collection.com. This is NOT for your domain name registration. This is a trick. Register-Collection.com is a scammy service offering to manage your “Domain name search engine registration“. A service you do not need. You do not need to register your website in order for your site to show … Continue reading Scam: Register-Collection.com
My hiking website TrailsNH started running Ezioc Ads in August 2021. This is my 6-Month Review of the Ezoic Ad Network as a Publisher. To get caught up, check out my earlier Ezoic Reviews: Week-1 with Ezoic and Week-5 with Ezoic. Ezoic offers many services for Publishers beyond running ads. I do not need or … Continue reading Ezoic – 6 Month Review (March 2022)
Mary A. Sweeney Home is a senior housing community for single women located in Nashua, NH. The Mary Sweeney Home features 31 apartment-style residences each with a unique view and amenities. Seniors choose to live at Mary Sweeney Home because of the peace of mind, and healthy and social living it affords them. The Home lost … Continue reading Mary A. Sweeney Home Website
This December I built a new WordPress site for the Grasmere Village Water Precinct, in Goffstown NH. This Water Precinct provides water service and fire protection for the small village of Grasmere in Goffstown NH. For the site I created a custom WordPress Theme based on Neve By Themeisle. Neve promotes itself as a “super fast” … Continue reading Website for Grasmere Village Water Precinct
Eastman is a non-profit charitable foundation that promotes environmental stewardship, education, and green recreation in Grantham, Enfield, and Springfield New Hampshire. This project was to modernize Eastman’s old WordPress website, and give it a new cleaner look. I based my custom theme for this one on the Khaown theme for it’s ADA compliance and it’s Bootstrap … Continue reading Website Upgrade for Eastman Charitable Foundation
EZOIC Ads went live on my hiking website TrailsNH.com about 5 weeks ago. This post covers what I learned over the last 4 weeks. See Week-1 With EZOIC for what I learned prior to this. Is EZOIC A Scam? EZOIC is not a scam. I have received my first revenue check from EZOIC. It’s just a … Continue reading Week-5 With EZOIC
EZOIC ads went live this week on TrailsNH. This post covers a bit of the signup process and how the first week went.
NH SFI is a local non-profit organization that promotes sustainability forestry through forest-focused collaborations. SFI works with the forest sector, brand owners, conservation groups, resource professionals, landowners, educators, local communities, Indigenous Peoples, governments, and universities to achieve a vision of a world that values and benefits from sustainably managed forests.
I built the first Notch Hostel website years ago, so giving the site a face lift was a real treat. The first step was to duplicate the site so we could upgrade the look on top of the existing content while keeping the existing site live. NotchHostel is hosted on SiteGround, and the one-click “Staging” … Continue reading NotchHostel Site Rebuild
Buy The Book: “The Last Traverse”I had the pleasure of working with Ty Gagne on his new book, “The Last Traverse” Last winter Ty contacted me looking for “cold-looking” maps for an up coming book he was working on. He had seen a map style that he wanted to replicate. I love maps, spend a … Continue reading 3D Maps for Ty Gagne’s New Book: The Last Traverse
For this freelance project I migrate a lot of content for a church into WordPress, and modified a nice Bootstrap 3 based template to suit their needs. The site makes good use of the Attachments plugin, and the Ninja Forms plugin. Both I used before and still really really like.
For this freelance project, I extended the client’s CRM System to add a mapped view of their data. This included extending the CRM MySQL schema to store the location, geo tag all properties so they could be mapped, and finally building the map display.