HOWTO: Back Link Guidance for SEO

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At Acumen Consulting we help companies build their websites and overall web presence. This includes help with Search Engine Optimization and Internet Marketing. The goal behind SEO is to get searches relevant to your business to the front page…

Guide to Magento Theme

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A Magento theme is essentially a group of files that define the look, feel and overall layout of your store. Magento allows the use of multiple concurrent themes, and is not restricted to a single, active theme like WordPress. In this way, you…

Magento Nav Menu not Displaying

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Nav Menu There's an interesting little quirk to Magento. In Magento, the Navigation menu does not display even when you've told the particularly categories to show. There's a quick fix to the problem but it's good to know before you create…

SOLVED: Dynamics 2012 Upgrade Issue

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Dynamics 2012 This past weekend I upgraded a client’s installation of Microsoft Management Report v.2 to 2012. After transferring everything and testing it, I reported it ready for production. Soon after, I got an email from a user with…

HOWTO: Add GA Codes to WP Install

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GA Codes  At Acumen, we want to add Google Analytics on our WordPress installation, and we want the ability to track our posts and our pages separately using Google Analytics properties. We also want to keep our analytics more accurate…

WP Menu with Descriptions

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WP Menu While moving a client over to WordPress, we wanted to take a hard-coded menu with icons and descriptions into a WordPress-controlled menu that allowed the administrator to update the menu with ease from the Wordpress control panel. Unfortunately,…

Data-First with ASP.NET AccountController

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Recently, I tried to build an MVC4 application using the SimpleMembershipProvider offered by the Internet Application template. Unfortunately I ran into a slew of compiling errors, run-time errors, and database connection errors once I added…

The Descriptive Menu Widget

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The Descriptive Menu Widget Today, we released the Descriptive Menu Widget Plugin on the WordPress.org plugin repository. This plugin allows us to display a menu with the menu item descriptions using a simple menu widget. It also provides an…

HOWTO: Use Vandelay in Orchard

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Orchard  There isn't any documentation for the Vandelay Industries Module used for internet marketing. This particularly affects the SEO tool for meta keywords and description. Happily there is a way around this issue and I'll detail…

SharePoint List Tool Tabs Unavailable

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I was recently working with one of my SP 2010 Lists and found that tab category List Tools with the Tabs of Items and Lists was missing. It wasn't too hard to find the problem but I couldn't find anywhere that gave you step-by-step instructions…