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Gimp Tutorial: 125 pixel WordPress Ad Widget banner

This tutorial is for Gimp version 2.8 and is intended to teach users how to design a 125px x 125px advertising banner for use in website sidebars and elsewhere. These advertisement banners are perfect to use on your WordPress site with the WordPress Ad Widget plugin (https://wordpress.org/plugins/ad-widget/), though 125×125 pixels is a common and popular […]

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Developer Journal: Researching Web Design Portfolios and Case Studies

I’ve recently discovered the need for a decent web developer portfolio. Now, I’ve been aware of web developer portfolios for a while and I’ve seen some good ones. But, usually the ones I came across were quite by accident, and part of someone’s larger design portfolio. These design portfolios consist of mostly graphic design and […]

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Developer Journal: Making ShopIsle Theme Search Page Display Excerpts Instead of Full Content [without plugin] – Pt. 01

This is part of a new series I’m starting called Developer Journal. Posts in this series discuss my challenges — various programming and design topics I’m trying to figure out. I take you on my journey of learning and discovery. You get to experience my process for problem solving and troubleshooting technical issues. While these […]

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Answering the Plank Challenge

I love seeing others sharing their fitness challenges and successes. I believe we really can benefit from the inspiration of others and learning about their journey. Here is my video I made in response to a planking exercise challenge I received from my friend Joe Bailey. Please watch it — I’d love your feedback! SHARE […]

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How The Incredible Hulk and Arnold Schwarzenegger Inspired My Bodybuilding Journey

In December of 2008, I was working for Hewlett-Packard (now HPE) on contract through a contracting agency called Synova. I had been a workaholic for three years — literally taking my work home with me. Now, I was trying to have a social life. I had done some online project management training earlier that summer, […]

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Quick Minute: Daily Review – 2018 September 3

Well, this  is going to be a new series where I will try to write a comprehensive blog post in no more than 15 minutes. So, here we go. This is part of the “Daily Review” series. Quick Minute indicates that is a short read. I’m not too concerned with SEO or perfect punctuation in this […]

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Contact Form 7 Broken on WordPress – GoDaddy, MS Exchange Email Spam Issues Likely Cause

Picture this. You just finished building a very basic WordPress website using any one of several popular contact form plugins including WPForms, Gravity Forms, Ninja Forms, Pirate Forms, or the old stalwart (and arguably the easiest contact form plugin to set up and configure), Contact Form 7. Maybe you’ve designed a detailed custom contact form […]

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Geneva Chamber Executive Director Resigns After Cyber-Bullying of Family and Friends, Board to Discuss Future

The Greater Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce will be holding a special community “get-to-know-you” informational meeting tonight at the Farm Center/Extension tonight (August 16, 2018) at 6 PM. The focus of the meeting will be to reveal the new board and leadership, and to discuss the chamber’s vision for the future. Many of you became […]

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My First Week as the Geneva Chamber Executive Director

Last week was very interesting to say the least. I officially began my first week as Geneva, Alabama’s new Chamber of Commerce Executive Director. [For those who are unsure of what an executive director does, this post about the role of the executive director by attorney Molly Cullinane may shed some light. Another useful source […]

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Eric Hepperle - Owner of Eric Hepperle Geneva Web Design, and Executive Director of the Greater Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce, Geneva, Alabama

Chamber of Commerce Executive Director First Order of Business: Confession

When I began serving as the new Executive Director of the Greater Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce (Geneva, Alabama) last week, I had not anticipated the commotion that my past would cause. After concerns were brought on Facebook by certain residents of Geneva, I sat in deep contemplation and prayed to God for an answer […]

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