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Unfollow a Facebook Post or Status Update

Posted on October 12th, 2012

Updated March 2014: Have you ever complimented a friend on a great achievement only to then be notified when all 200 of their other friends decide to do the same thing? Well now you don’t have to read another 200 Facebook comments saying “congratulations!” – though in the typical Facebook way that we’ve all become used to, you might not know the option to unfollow a Facebook post (or unfollow a Facebook status update) even exists…

unfollow a facebook status update


Photoshop – Graduated Blur Gradient Effect

Posted on October 11th, 2012

Here at Fizz we recently got asked to add a gradient blur to a photo for a website. It’s a simple task once you know how to do it. In this Photoshop tutorial I will show you how we did it stage by stage. This is the donor image we are going to use as it has natural depth and foreground interest.

The plan will be to keep the cyclists in pink sharp, but create a natural blurred gradient that starts on the far right, but then ends before it gets to the cyclists we want to remain sharp.

cycle pelaton


Export Database To New WordPress Host

Posted on September 25th, 2012

You may have come across this error message when trying to import your recently exported wordpress database when moving your WordPress blog to a new hosting provider…

“import #1044 – Access denied for user error”

Disheartening it might be after overcoming the worry of losing all your files, comments and blog posts by managing to update the wp_config file correctly. But this should be relatively simple to overcome.

database export


WordPress Hacked – Tighten Up WordPress Security

Posted on September 16th, 2012

There is a spate of hacking going on right now that affects sites built on a WordPress platform or a Joomla platform. This can be especially devastating for web design companies who we may rely on for SEO & security advice. While I can’t give too much specific advice on Joomla, I can give you some basic advice on tightening up WordPress security.

WordPress security binary


Javascript / jQuery Menu Button Fade Effect

Posted on September 6th, 2012

Many tutorials for fading buttons with Javascript can be quite long-winded, and when you’re on a bit of a deadline, 3 pages of instruction can be quite daunting! Not to mention the Photoshop tutorials & (often outdated) CSS methods explaining how the fade-in effect buttons are created too. If you like the fading buttons on this site, here’s how we did it..



Fizz Blog Karma

Posted on September 6th, 2012

In this blog, we will try to give back to the community with hints and tips for web designers and WordPress users. We will cover everything from jQuery, php, HTML & CSS to WordPress theme development & creation, along with some SEO. Blogs have been invaluable to us over the past year or so covering all sorts of diverse subjects, from web design to SEO and back again and it seems right to try to give something back.