Change your website domain without losing traffic

If you change your web domain, you can use 301 redirects to redirect and keep the flow of website traffic. There is no limit to the number of 301 redirects you can create if you use them correctly in this way. Try not to use multiple 301 redirects per page. Create a permanent 301 redirect per page, for example redirect https://domain1.com/about to https://domain2.com/about.

You can create 301 redirects using your hosting account’s cPanel or manually in your .htaccess file.

If you need help making 301 redirects feel free to contact 2slick.com for support.

Forward email from a Gmail account to another email address

To forward email from a Gmail account to another email address:

  1. Log into a Gmail account that you want to forward emails from.
  2. Click the ‘Settings’ option in the top right of the browser: gmail_settings_icon.JPG and select ‘Settings’.
  3. Click the ‘Forwarding and POP/IMAP’ option.
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  4. click the ‘Add a forwarding address’ button and input the email you want to forward emails to and click the ‘Next’ button.
  5. Follow the prompts and complete the confirmation process.
  6. When you see the ‘Confirmation Success!’ message you’re done.

Prevent file downloading on Google Drive

It’s possible to share files on Google drive so that they can be viewed, but not download. Follow the steps below.

  1. Click on the file you want to prevent downloading of then click the share icon.
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  2. Click the option ‘Advanced’.
  3. Check the option ‘Disable options to download, print, and copy for commenters and viewers.
  4. Click ‘Save changes’.

Now when someone tries to download the file they will instead see this message:

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Hide author and date Avada search results

How to hide author name and publish date in Avada WordPress theme search results.

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  1. Log into WordPress and click on ‘Avada’ > ‘Theme Options’.
  2. In the ‘Custom CSS’ field input:
    .fusion-single-line-meta{
    display:none;
    }
  3. Click the ‘Save Changes’ button.

The author’s name and the post/page publish date should now be hidden.

The Avada theme uses ThemeFusion, so you can always look that up for more info.

How to share files using Google Drive

  1. First open a browser and in the url or search field type in: google.com/drive.
  2. Click the ‘Go to Google Drive’ button.
  3. Log in if you’re not already logged in.
  4. Click the ‘My Drive’ button and select ‘New Folder’. In this example I’ll name the folder ‘testfolder’.
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  5. You can now drag files from your computer or Google Drive to the folder in your Google Drive.
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  6. Now right-mouse-click on the folder, select ‘Share’ and enter in the Gmail email address of the person you want to share the folder with.
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  7. Click the ‘Done’ button.

The person you shared the folder with will get an email and be able to access the files in your Google Drive folder.

Block website traffic coming from certain websites

You can block traffic coming to your website from other websites using .htaccess.

Note: You will need an ftp account and an ftp program to access your website’s .htaccess file. You can edit your .htaccess file using a text editing program like Notepad. When you save the .htaccess file, make sure you save as file type ‘All Files’. To open a .htaccess file, first open your text editor program, select ‘File’ > ‘open’, navigate to your .htaccess file and make sure you have ‘All Files’ selected so you can view the .htaccess file.

For example, to block traffic coming to your website from spammy.info, morespam.com, gospam.net and 123.spamblast.org, enter the following code into your .htaccess file.

#block referrers
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} spammy.info [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} morespam.com [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} gospam.net [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} 123.spamblast.org[NC]
RewriteRule (.*) – [F]

Save the file and upload it to your website’s root directory.