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By admin404

Twitter Cards and WordPress

May 19, 2015 - Information Resources

In our “Twitter CardsInformation Resource (February 2013), we shared with you a step-by-step guide for setting up your meta-tags, testing, and applying to Twitter to implement Twitter Cards into your WordPress site. Over the last two years, we’ve updated our process to best suit our clients who want to refine Twitter Card content for their WordPress sites, and overcome the limitations of sites with AJAX-loaded content, which was previously impossible with Twitter.

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Tags | .htaccess, ajax, ajax-loaded, dynamic content, lazy load, php, tips, tutorial, twitter, twitter cards, wordpress



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By admin404

Cordova CLI Doesn’t Like Spaces

April 10, 2014 - Information Resources

This is a quick trick for any Cordova coders operating on a Windows environment.

C:\app\>cordova -d platforms add android
cordova library for "android" already exists. No need to download. Continuing.
Checking if platform "android" passes minimum requirements...
Creating android project...
Running command:
    cmd args=["/c",
        "C:\\Users\\My Account With Spaces\\.cordova\\lib\\android\\cordova\\3.4.0\\bin\\create",
        "Test App"]
'C:\Users\My' is not recognized as an internal or external command,operable program or batch file.

( Grrr )

Windows should probably know better than to create directories (especially often accessed ones, such as a user’s profile folder), if it doesn’t know how to later address them in command line.

If you’re scratching your head over this one, you can get around it by modifying the path.
Open superspawn.js, located  here:

C:\Users\[My Account With Spaces]\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\cordova\src

Update the line that calls the command to use a symbolic link. It’s roughly line 57:


cmd = resolvePath(cmd);

Becomes This:

cmd = cmd.replace('C:\\Users\\My Account With Spaces\\.cordova','C:\\cordovalink');cmd = resolvePath(cmd);

Then, create a symbolic link at the new location C:\cordovalink, using this command:

C:\>mklink /D C:\cordovalink "C:\Users\My Account With Spaces\.cordova"
symbolic link created for C:\cordovalink <<===>> C:\Users\My Account With Spaces\.cordova

Hopefully this will save you some time.

Tags | android, application, cli, coding, cordova, development, ios, plugin, production, programming, tips, tricks



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By admin404

A Decade of Lessons in Small Business Management

October 7, 2012 - Information Resources

As we round third plate to complete our 10th year of business at era404, it’s impossible not to reflect upon the previous decade’s successes and lessons. In fact, despite the enormous pride we have for our successes—the awards we’ve won, the opportunities we’ve been afforded, the pieces we’ve created—it was in the lessons that our company grew the most. We can only assume that the same way the triumphs and tribulations of a child’s first ten years shape his or her personality, a business uses its own experiences to analyze the risks it will take and the directions it will pursue.

The first ten years weren’t always easy. Read More

Tags | awards, design, development, education, failure, lesson, opportunities, recommendations, reflection, small business, strategy, success, tips, tribulations, tricks, triumps



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23 Tips for Optimizing a Blog’s Google Sitelinks

June 27, 2012 - Information Resources

What are Sitelinks?

The links shown below some of Google’s search results (1), called sitelinks (2), are meant to help users navigate sites. Indexing is the process by which search providers scan websites to extract the information that may be potentially searched by users to properly organize each site among relevent results. Google’s indexer analyzes the link structure of each site to find shortcuts that will save users time and allow them to quickly find the information they’re searching.Read More

Tags | best practices, blogger, blogs, blogspot, google,, information resource, page rank, pagerank, quality, recommendations, site links, sitelinks, tips, tricks, wordpress



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By admin404

But I’m Not Spam

June 28, 2005 - Information Resources

Preventative measures can help your emails from becoming false positives

Your contacts are primarily made of people who’ve asked you to contact them or people who would be interested in receiving your emails.

However, some of these contacts may have Spamblocking services that could mis-interpret your emails as Spam. This is far worse than a contact just not receiving an email. If your Internet Protocol (IP) is added to a Spam Sender list because of this, it may stop ALL emails from being received.

Unfortunately, these “false positives” have to exist to allow spam-blocking systems to function. But there are a number of methods you could employ to dramatically lessen your chances of being marked as spam. Please avoid the following when creating emails:

  1. Body of message incorporates a tracking ID number
  2. Body of message contains a large block of hexadecimal code
  3. Body of message contains one or more lines of “YELLING” (i.e., all-caps)
  4. Message includes Microsoft executable program
  5. Message body has at least 70 percent blank lines
  6. Message header indicates message was sent directly from dynamic IP address
  7. Message From field appears to not contain a real name
  8. Message From field ends in numbers
  9. Message header contains numbers mixed in with letters
  10. Message subject includes the term “offer”
  11. Message to: field contains spaces
  12. Message Reply to field is empty
  13. Subject has exclamation mark and question mark
  14. Subject is ALL-CAPS
  15. Message subject starts with an advertising tag
  16. Message From: field contains the term “friend”
  17. Subject contains “As Seen”
  18. Subject starts with dollar amount
  19. Subject contains “Double Your”
  20. Subject contains “For Only”
  21. Subject contains “FREE”
  22. Subject contains “Free Instant”
  23. Message contains excessive images without much text
  24. Message body contains the term “nobody’s perfect”
  25. Message body claims not to be spam


Contact ERA404 for more questions about preventing your mail from looking like spam. Click here.

Tags | false positives, methods, resource, spam, spamblocking, tips, tricks