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Recovering Lost Browser Tabs

I admit it. I’m one of those people who has tons of tabs open, and by tons, I mean 172 tabs currently. *sigh* And when I lose one of them – or *gulp* all of them – it’s very painful. I know I shouldn’t do it, but it’s such an easy way to keep track … Continue reading "Recovering Lost Browser Tabs"

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Written by Beth Tucker Long - - Aggregated on Tuesday May 22, 2018


Magento Data Import

I’ve been working on a project to move a products from X-Cart into Magento. There are too many products to just add them by hand, so I wanted to find a way to import them into Magento. It took many times of trial and error, but here is how I got the information I needed … Continue reading "Magento Data Import"

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Written by Beth Tucker Long - - Aggregated on Wednesday May 3, 2017


Setting up MX records for Google

I have been setting up a lot of small websites for clients over the last few years, and even though many of them just use the default email that comes with their hosting plans, I can occasionally convince some of them to use an external service, like Google, for their email. Why would I want … Continue reading …

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Written by Beth Tucker Long - - Aggregated on Monday May 1, 2017


Gmail Auto-replies and Contact Form 7

I was working on a WordPress website that uses the Contact Form 7 plugin for their main contact form. The company uses Gsuite (Gmail) for their business email, and they have an auto-reply set for all emails to their company. In order to comply with anti-spam requirements, Contact Form 7 was set up with a … Continue …

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Written by Beth Tucker Long - - Aggregated on Wednesday April 5, 2017


What to Charge When Consulting

I’ve had a few people contact me recently asking how I figured out what to charge for consulting work. Once I got started answering, I realized, it’s a pretty in-depth answer, so I figured I’d write it up here in case anyone else is curious. I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments on … Continue reading "What …

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Written by Beth Tucker Long - - Aggregated on Thursday January 15, 2015


My New Adventure

As many of you know, I love working with PHP and being a part of its community. When I left php[architect], I chose not to jump into something new right away because I wanted to make really, really sure that whatever company I joined would not only embrace this love, but encourage it. I didn’t … Continue reading "My …

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Written by Beth Tucker Long - - Aggregated on Tuesday September 30, 2014


Madison PHP Conference Wrap-up

Madison PHP Conference 2014 was held on September 13th, 2014. As one of the organizers, I saw a very different side of the conference than most attendees (which mostly means I ran around most of the day, and I did not get to see many of the talks). It was still an awesome time, though, … Continue reading "Madison PHP …

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Written by Beth Tucker Long - - Aggregated on Monday September 22, 2014


Escaping the Comfort Zone

Here is my final editorial for the August 2014 issue of php[architect] magazine: Escaping the Comfort Zone We all like to be confident in what we say and do. We like to know a topic and our job inside out. We like to learn things when it’s fun, but we “know” everything we “need” to … Continue reading "Escaping the …

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Written by Beth Tucker Long - - Aggregated on Wednesday August 27, 2014


Becoming Relevant

Here is my latest editorial for the July 2014 issue of php[architect] magazine: Becoming Relevant PHP has long had the reputation of being a “side project”, something people played with in their free time or for personal use. Even though we haven’t fully shaken this reputation, PHP has come into its own and is being … …

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Written by Beth Tucker Long - - Aggregated on Friday July 25, 2014


Journey to the Core

Here is my latest editorial for the June 2014 issue of php[architect] magazine: Journey to the Core Grab your gear! Does everyone have a torch? Did anyone bring a ten foot pole? Join us on a journey to the center of our profession, the focal point of our community…the core of PHP. What actually happens … Continue …

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Written by Beth Tucker Long - - Aggregated on Tuesday July 22, 2014


Searching for Images

A friend recently asked me if I recognized a drawing. It looked like a dwarf or troll of some kind, perhaps from a novel illustration or older comic book. I didn’t recognize it, but was interested in helping, so I did some research into how we could identify the image. The first site I came … Continue reading …

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Written by Beth Tucker Long - - Aggregated on Monday July 14, 2014