Add Contact Form to WordPress

In Plugins Search for New – Contact Form
Choose Contact Form 7 by Tokayuki
Install > Activate > Settings
Click on Contact Form 1
Update Tabs

Mail

Check the TO field and make sure the auto-fill correctly filled the email that you wish to receive these submissions.

Also check the FROM – if it entered an email that does not exist, go to the CPanel control panel and under “mail” either add that email (or one you prefer) OR under “mail” choose forwards and create a forward to one of existing email accounts if you don’t to have a new account to check

Place on website

Look towards the top of the page and copy the shortcut code.
Click “save”
Then goto your contact page & add paste this code in your page using the “html” view

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Welcome!

Thank you for visiting Doss Designs.

We offer a wide range of services. If you do not see a category in the top menu that fits your interest, please email your question to mary@dossdesigns.com and I will be personally respond – normally within 24 hours.

Feel free to browse our blog full of helpful information about many different CMS platforms and marketing suggestions.

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One Computer Can’t See The Other

Your computer appears to be correctly configured, but the device or resource (DNS server) is not responding

Fix 1

Rt click on windows –> Control Panel –> Network & Internet –> Network & Sharing Center –> click connection

Internet –> Properties

Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) –> Properties
– Choose Obtain an IP address automatically
– Choose Obtain DNS server address automatically
OK
Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) –> Properties
– Choose Obtain an IP address automatically
– Choose Obtain DNS server address automatically
OK

Fix 2

Rt click on windows –> command –> Run as Administrator
Enter
ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /registerdns
netsh winsock reset
netsh int ip reset
ipconfig /renew
Restart your computer

OR

netsh int ip reset
ipconfig /flushdns
net stop dnscache
net start dnscache

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WordPress Complete Manual Backup

BACK UP FILES

  1. Login to your cPanel
  2. Find the root directory of you website (normally public_html)
  3. Double click on public_html to open the folder
  4. Click on the first file/fold in the directory – hold your shift key – click on the last file/folder in that directory – all should be highlighted
  5. Right mouse click on any of the highlighted files and a menu should appear
  6. Choose Compress
  7. For windows, I choose “Zip Archive”
  8. Click Compress Files
  9. It will name the zip after the first file/fold in the directory – my files was cgi-bin.zip
  10. Rename to whatever is relevant i.e. domainname-backup-date.zip
  11. Right mouse click on file & download your computer
  12. Next find your database name by looking in your wp-config file (double-click will download the file) open with note-pad and look for DB_NAME

BACK UP DATABASE

  1. Go back to cPanel
  2. Under Databases choose phpMyAdmin
  3. On the left menu find the database that is used by your WordPress Site (DB_Name above)
  4. Click once on the name all tables should now show on the left and be highlighted
  5. Click Export from the top menu
  6. Quick – display only the minimal options
  7. SQL format
  8. Click GO

MOVE TO SECURE LOCATION

  1. All files that we download should show on the bottom bar of your browser (if they are not there, look in your download fold on your machine)
  2. Right click on one and choose open in folder
  3. Highlight and move these files to a location you will remember. It is always a good idea to keep several copies in different locations – on your hard drive, on an external hard drive that is not normally connected to your computer, and on the cloud as well
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Create a Movie from Your Photos

Windows Movie Maker is no longer available, what do you do when you want to make a quick movie?

Log into your google account and goto Photos icon in the pull-down menu top right.
Goto Albums & Create an Album|
Back on Google Photos Main Page, Select Assistant from the Menu on the left.
Click the +Create at the top & Select Animation
You can then download the animated.gif
(Cons – can’t set the time between frames)

The movie option only creates template stories.

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YouTube “Brand” Accounts are a Must

Reason: Others can manager your account for your without giving them the keys to the kingdom….your main password for google.

Create a Brand Account

Goto http://youtube.com/account
Click “see all my channels or create a new channel”
Click “create a new channel”
Enter a name –> Create
May send text verification
Customize with Profile pic & Cover


To MOVE your old channel to the new brand account:

GoTo http://youtube.com/account
Click “see all my channels or create a new channel”
Select your original personal channel ***Important
Scroll to “settings” on you the left or enter the account url again from above
Click “Advanced Settings”
Click “Move channel to Brand Account”
May ask you for your pw
You should see your personal account at the top under My Channel (Now) with an arrow pointing to the new Brand Account
Click the Brand Account (This should be an empty account that you just created above so none of your video should be deleted. As I said earlier…make sure the old personal account was showing at the top and the new Brand account is at the bottom. If it is switched you will be deleting all of your content from your personal channel)
Click Delete Channel

My question is why don’t they make this easier for us with one button “Change your personal channel to a brand account”?

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Save Live FB video for Client

Download your Videos from Facebook

Right Click – Copy video URL at current time
Paste in browser – change to www to m and enter
Hit Shift + Ctrl + J
Click on the video
Let play through
Click on Video Again – Console will highlight code
Right Click on the Highlighted Code and Copy link address
Paste again in browser
Right Click on Video and Save video as
Name & save to your computer

Now you can upload to youtube or embed in your clients website.

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receipt of .us domain mail intermittent mainly from cell phones

Check your .us domain out here:

https://intodns.com/

If you get this error, your DNS was not set up properly, but .com domains don’t seem to care.

ERROR: Some of your DNS servers do not have A records at all. I could not find any A records for the following DNS servers:
ns1.nameserverdomain.com
ns2.nameserverdomain.com

You must have A records for all of your nameservers.

Also…the IP will be missing:
Nameserver records returned by the parent servers are:

ns1.nameserverdomain.com. [] (NO GLUE) [TTL=7200]
ns2.nameserverdomain.com. [] (NO GLUE) [TTL=7200]

a.cctld.us was kind enough to give us that information.

Should look like this:

Nameserver records returned by the parent servers are:

ns70.domaincontrol.com. [‘208.109.255.45’] (NO GLUE) [TTL=3600]
ns69.domaincontrol.com. [‘216.69.185.45’] (NO GLUE) [TTL=3600]

a.cctld.us was kind enough to give us that information.

How do you fix?

– Login to your cPanel/WHM
– Search for Edit DNS Zone
– Select the domain that you set as host/nameserver
– Add New Entries Below this Line
ns1 –> 14400 –> A –> YourServerIP
ns2 –> 14400 –> A –> YourServerIP

Save

Hopefully that will fix the problem.

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Godaddy Website Hosted Form and Workspace

If you currently host your website on your Godaddy server and then move your mail to their Workspace, you will need to change a few things.

Your MX records will need to be updated to:
MX @ mailstore1.secureserver.net (Priority: 10)
MX @ smtp.secureserver.ent (Priority: 0)
TXT @ v=spf1 a mx ptr include:secureserver.net ~all

And don’t forget updating your cPanel if you are sending mail to those email address from a form on your website:
cPanel -> Email -> MX Entry -> choose Domain -> Email Routing -> Remote Mail Exchanger

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