Minimal CSS Styles for prettyPhoto RTL Lightbox inside Visual Composer Page Builder for WordPress

prettyPhoto is one of most loved lightboxes and it is integrated into Visual Composer single image widgets and galleries. For RTL website I had to make it compatible, because all its hidden texts became visible for Right-to-Left version. Another problem was that when lightbox was active, there was a long horizontal scrollbar at the bottom, that allowed to scroll left to about 6000px width. This was fixed too.
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Masonry Gallery RTL Solution for Visual Composer – Page Builder

I had a big trouble to enable Right-to Left support for masonry scripts that come from Visual Composer Page Builder plugin for WordPress. If you have a multilingual website that switches from LTR to RTL it becomes a really big problem.
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Google Chrome Web-Safe Font Issue Resolved

Just noticed that Google Chrome browser (version 67-68) is not displaying simple web-safe Verdana font for Hebrew texts on multilingual website. What could be wrong with Verdana?
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Add HREFLANG X-Default Tag to WPML Multilingual Site

WPML multilingual plugin for WordPress can already add hreflang tags for your languages used. I like to add x-default language tags too to designate default version to search engines. Here’s how it could be added to your child theme, when default language is English.
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Woocommerce Update from v.2 to 3 – Tips for Child Themes

Woocommerce version 3 introduced many changes. You can easily see changes on single product page image galleries. But there are many more changes under the hood.
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Randomize Predefined Colors for WordPress Theme Element

Just put this into functions.php of your child theme with the needed CSS selector. Add your desired colors to colors array.
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Output Total Number of Locations from Store Locator Plus Plugin

I often use Store Locator Plus plugin to have a store locator on a site. This time I wanted to show a total number of locations present in the locator in my theme design.
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Remove Google Fonts from Woo Storefront Theme

Last update (Sept. 2016) of Woocommerce Storefront theme included Google fonts into the theme. While WordPress has finally removed their Open Sans font from the core, WooThemes decided to add a default font from Google. And then to sell their Storefront extensions to remove it. Nice.
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Old Wacom CTE-430b With Windows 10 and Photoshop 2015.5 or Later

I wanted to install my very old Wacom CTE-430 (Sapphire) pen pad on my new system with Windows 10. Tried several latest drivers from Wacom, but they didn’t work. At the end, found a driver that worked: PenTablet_5.2.4-5 – you may download it from their¬† repository.
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Making of Zendesk Custom Responsive Theme

Recently I had to create a new custom theme for Zendesk. I believe if you already started making a custom Zendesk templates, you know how to access it. Several highlights that would help to find some hidden features of Zendesk template engine are provided below. Zendesk template help provides a list of helpers.
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Enhanced Security HTTP Headers Addition

I’ve recently discovered an opportunity to add enhanced security via HTTP headers, as most big sites do. You can test your headers information with developer tools in any modern browser from the Network tab. There is also a good site that could check your HTTP headers for security. In fact most security headers are very easy to add to your site. Here’s how.
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Custom Transformer Rules Settings when Importing Posts from WordPress as Facebook Instant Articles

Importing posts from WordPress as Facebook Instant Articles (FBIA) is relatively easy. FBIA will show to Facebook mobile app users when you share your posts / pages over the FB networks. Read more about Instant Articles considerations and settings in this post by WebProm. But here I want to show some tweaks possible in Automattic Instant Articles WordPress Plugin.

After you install this plugin, setup guide is written at its settings screen. But the most challenging thing during setup is to avoid and eliminate errors generation when converting WordPress posts into Instant Articles. One must tweak Custom Transformer Rules to remove such errors.
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