Using Your Custom Domain Email Forwarders with Gmail

For Bozz Media Web Hosting clients. If you do not use Google Apps or MS Exchange server, you may end up utilizing email forwarding addresses via your webserver, such as yourname@yourdomain.com, to both send and receive email with your gmail account (ex: bozzmedia.client@gmail.com).  This is a walk through for setting that up.

Important Note: For professional business email, we advise using Google Apps for Work ($50/yr per account), which truly integrates your custom domain with Google.  100% of your email is received and processed on Google servers, eliminating any possibility of misdirected or undelivered email, it also allows for super easy setup on desktop and mobile.  Your web server should only be used for your website, not your email handling, however we understand some clients prefer this method so we provide the following tutorial for your information.

Step 1 – Gmail Settings

In Gmail, find the gear icon then click ‘Accounts and Import’

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Step 2 – Add another email address

Select ‘Add another email address you own’.  Additional notes in the screenshot to consider after you have successfully setup your new address.

step 0b iiStep 3 – Enter the proper information

In the popup screen, add your name as you want it to appear when you are sending email from this address, and enter the email forwarding address provided to you by Bozz Media (ex: info@yourdomain.com).  Check the ‘Treat as an alias’ box then click Next Step.

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On the next screen, enter host.bozz1.com as your SMTP server, your username is the same as your email forwarding address, and enter the password provided to you by Bozz Media.  Make sure to Select Port 465 (this is not the default), and pick the ‘Secured connection using SSL’ option.

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Step 4 – Wrapping Up

If you have entered the information correctly, your email will now be setup and ready for you to use.  You can return to the Accounts and Import screen to further configure the setup of this email to empower your workflow.

step 3When you write a new email or reply, you can select which email you are using in the From field.

step 5Mobile Setup

The absolute easiest way to setup your custom email on your mobile phone is to use the Gmail App.

For using your phone’s native app with Gmail, refer to the following instructions:

As for configuring your phone’s native email app to send from your custom email, it varies depending on your phone.  For iphone users, one trick to try is after you setup your email using IMAP, change the actual ‘email address’ in the settings from your gmail to your custom email.

 

 

Get to Know Your WooCommerce Order Status Definitions

When reviewing or fulfilling an order, you will notice each order has a status that reflects where the order is in your order fulfillment pipeline.  There are quite a few options for an order’s status, some are modified manually by you the Shop Manager, while others are changed by the order system itself.

Here are the status definitions for reference:

  • Pending – Order received (unpaid)
  • Failed – Payment failed or was declined (unpaid)
  • Processing – Payment received and stock has been reduced- the order is awaiting fulfilment
  • Completed – Order fulfilled and complete – requires no further action
  • On-Hold – Awaiting payment – stock is reduced, but you need to confirm payment
  • Cancelled – Cancelled by an admin or the customer – no further action required
  • Refunded – Refunded by an admin – no further action required

WordPress Page & Post Editor Keyboard Shortcuts

Using these keyboard shortcuts can be helpful when editing a lot of content on your Bozz Media website.

Action Windows Mac
Insert a link Alt + Shift + A Option + Shift + A
Apply a blockquote Alt + Shift + Q Option + Shift + Q
Unordered list item Alt + Shift + U Option + Shift + U
Ordered list item Alt + Shift + O Option + Shift + O
Left align Alt + Shift + L Option + Shift + L
Center align Alt + Shift + C Option + Shift + C
Right align Alt + Shift + R Option + Shift + R
Switch to HTML mode Alt + Shift + E Option + Shift + E
Insert <!–more–> Alt + Shift + T Option + Shift + T
Show full toolbar Alt + Shift + Z Option + Shift + Z
Full screen mode Alt + Shift + G Option + Shift + G
New paragraph Ctrl + P Command + P
Copy Ctrl + C Command + C
Paste Ctrl + P Command + P
Bold Ctrl + B Command + B
Italic Ctrl + I Command + I
Underline Ctrl + U Command + U
New heading H1-H6 Ctrl + 1-6 Command + 1-6

Missing parts of your styles.css? Check this first.

Are you working on a website and the style.css you’re pulling from the server is truncated, missing pieces or different in some way different than what you expected?

Double check which server you are connecting to.  You may find that you’re pulling code from a development environment or an old, no longer used server.  In that case, update your server information in your editor or FTP program to the live site credentials, if you’re making changes to a site in production.

Need help making changes to your site styles and CSS, or just need some professional help updating your website?  Whether you’re based locally in Portland, Oregon or across the globe, Bozz Media would like to help.

The State of WordPress 2012

We always enjoy Matt’s yearly round-up of how things are progressing with the world’s most widely-used Content Management System, WordPress.

While most of the presentation is geared towards wonky development details and stats, anyone looking to push what they’re currently doing with their WordPress site should find plenty of takeaways.

If you’re having trouble playing the video in this embed, try using the direct link.