WordPress Akeeba – Ajax Loading Error

I was restoring a WordPress website using Akeeba kickstart in my WAMP environment. I got the following error.

I moved over to XXAMP I got site installed; however, my SendMail isn’t set up in XXAMP so I couldn’t test the forms. I wanted to restore the site in WAMP.

Ran the Akeeba Kickstart again and this time I choose to run the files restore “directly” and “ignore most errors”.

The website installed, but while working on the site I discovered a lot of odd things. None of my Widgets or Widget positions were available in the dashboard.

I ran the install again, but this time I did not check “Ignore most errors”. This is installed correctly this time.

I hope this helps someone else out there…

 

Google Analytics Not Displaying Full Page

Using Firefox I went into Google Analytics to see the results on a website recently launched and want to see if the SEO was going as planned. When I clicked on “landing pages” I was getting a double scroll on the right-side, and I couldn’t scroll down to the bottom of the results pane. It looked like this….

A search lead me to trying Chrome where it did work. Suggestion were to try this page “https://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/”, but that was no help.

I resolved this issue by resizing the browser window. Grabbed one corner to adjust the size of the window and content on the page resized its self.

I hope this helps someone else out there…

 

This endpoint has been retired – Instagram API

Looking in on a customers website I was hit with a dialog box stating “This endpoint has been retired”. Not sure what to do I Googled it and found the following article.

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/49661515/sorry-an-error-occurs-from-instagram-api-this-endpoint-has-been-retired

I was using a Instagram module, and sure enough it was broken. I now need to go back to the customer to ask for more money to fix it. These API’s make it awesome to pull Social Media; however, I wish the Social Media Platforms could standardize and make it easier for a developers reputation. I like asking for money, but hate having to do because something put in place 6 months before is now broken.

I hope this helps someone else out there…

 

Free Joomla Site And Hosting – Joomla.com

Got a great tip last night from the developer at BMoreCreative inc. He was having issues installing a Beta version of Joomla 4 for development purposes. Then he discovered Joomla.com not .org.

I decided to give it a try myself. It was super easy. I provided an email address and what I want the site to be called. Received an email with the activation link, created a password, and I had a “mysite.joomla.com” hosting, cpanel package ready for me in seconds.

It installed a 3.8 site but they provided me with a CPanel so I plan to upgrade to Joomla 4 to get ready for when it becomes the main distribution.

They also offer up a free Gantry based template called Cloud 3. I installed this since I do love Gantry. You can download it here.

https://www.cloudaccess.net/cloudbase-3.html

I hope this helps someone else out there….

 

Using Google Fonts And Font Awesome In Photoshop

With a recent project I needed to design a mock-up for the customer in Photoshop. I was planning on using Font Awesome and Google Font Orbitron. I used this tutorial to show me how to download and install a Google Font on my machine so I can use it in Photoshop.

https://www.google.com/search?q=use+google+fonts+in+photoshop&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b-1#kpvalbx=1

For adding Font Awesome I followed the instructions presented by OSTraining

https://www.ostraining.com/blog/webdesign/fontawesome-psd/

I hope this helps someone else out there…