Web Tips

  • How to send mail with Mamp WordPress on a Mac

    First off a big thank you to Matt Messmer for the fix.


    Open your mail log



    open /var/log/mail.log


    Open the file /etc/postfix/main.cf in any text editor.

    Add this to main.cf


    myorigin = gmail.com
    myhostname = smtp.gmail.com
    relayhost = [smtp.gmail.com]:587
    smtp_sasl_auth_enable = yes
    smtp_sasl_password_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/sasl_passwd
    smtp_sasl_security_options = noanonymous
    smtp_sasl_mechanism_filter = plain
    inet_protocols = ipv4
    smtp_use_tls = yes

    I had to comment these out for mine to work

    #mydomain_fallback = reconfigure.ca
    #sender_canonical_maps = regexp:/etc/postfix/sender_canonical
    #recipient_canonical_maps = regexp:/etc/postfix/recipient_canonical


    Open /private/etc/postfix/master.cf


    Uncomment this line (remove the #)

    tlsmgr  unix –       –       n       –       1       tlsmgr

    Create sasl_passwd


    sudo nano /etc/postfix/sasl_passwd

    add this line to it

    [smtp.gmail.com]:587 username@gmail.com:password

    CMD-X to close

    Y to save

    NOTE: Change username and password to your google username and password

    Run the following commands in terminal, one by one


    sudo chmod 600 /etc/postfix/sasl_passwd
    sudo postmap /etc/postfix/sasl_passwd
    sudo launchctl stop org.postfix.master
    sudo launchctl start org.postfix.master
    sudo postfix upgrade-configuration

    sudo postfix reload
    sudo postfix flush



    date | mail -s test username@gmail.com


    Pay close attention to mail.log along the way, note the errors and fix them.

  • Using multiple jQuery versions with Shopify

    Sometimes you install plugins, addons and tweaks to Shopify which use specific versions of jQuery. Sometimes this breaks every other script written in a theme. I’m writting this as a note to myself mostly but may help others.

  • Tips for E-commerce sites

    Smashing mag put together quite the article of helpful information for those of you with online shops. Very helpful indeed!

  • How to make pretty archives in WordPress

    If you have a wordpress blog, you will notice that the default archives for a large amount of posts is not very pretty. As with most open source applications, there’s usually a plugin or addon that someone has kindly created. (more…)

  • How to change the reconfigure Shopify theme company logo

    I’m being asked this question allot so figured I would make a tutorial on how to change the company name from text to an image so folks can upload their company logos to the header.

  • Change the font on your website

    Ever want to quickly test font type, size, color, background in a browser to see what it will look like before you apply it to your site?

  • Email campaign tips

    I have done my fair share of email campaigning for various clients and this knowledge mixed with some tips from the pros can surely help you get started.

    Whether you want to do a campaign, subscription newsletter or you just want to email a bunch of potential clients you should do a little reading.

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