How to avoid Menu Wrapping in the WordPress Tesseract Theme

I have been building a new, simple website over the last day or two for one of my businesses using the Tesseract Theme, a really great theme for making a nice and simple self hosted WordPress website.

I ran into the problem where my menu items were wrapping onto two lines, even though the items hadn’t used up the full width of the bar and I still have menu items I want to include at this point. Here’s what it looked like:

menu-wrapping

After searching for the last few hours for a quick fix no viable solution really showed its face so I put my limited knowledge of CSS to the test and came up with this:

#masthead {
padding-top: 10px;
padding-bottom: 10px;
}

#site-banner-left {
width: 100%;
}

Believe it or not it seemed to do the trick:

menu-no-wrapping

Now the menu makes the whole website look more sleek and professional.

To insert the code into the CSS follow these instructions:

Log into WP-Admin > Appearance > Customise > Additional CSS

Here’s the website.

Let me know if it’s helped you out in the comments below.

How to reset the Anti-Flood Device on your Electrolux Dishwasher

Have you ever had that heart-sinking feeling when an appliance makes a noise you’ve never heard before? An alarm sounds and all you can think of is how much it’s going to cost you to call an engineer out to fix it. This happened to me a couple of evenings ago. I have an Electrolux integrated dishwasher, model ESL 4200LO. It’s only just out of warranty, typical!

I checked the machine out and found that the empty pump was running constantly, even when I opened the door, usually everything stops at this point, but it didn’t. The alarm was beeping 3 times intermittently along with a flashing “end of cycle” LED. The only way I could get everything to stop was to turn off the power, not the ideal situation.

I checked the manual to see what the alarm meant and it turns out that the Anti-Flood device had been activated. This activates if the machine detects a leak, handy to know that your kitchen won’t be flooded if something goes wrong. Continue reading “How to reset the Anti-Flood Device on your Electrolux Dishwasher”

Single tap enable GPS using Tasker (Without Root)

I like use the Waze navigation app when I drive. Not only for navigation but also for its speed camera detection, speed limits and of course as any Waze user will know, the points. For this to work well it needs GPS enabled.

In the past I have tried to automate GPS using Tasker profiles like “When I connect to a certain Bluetooth device” or “When a Bluetooth device has connected and the device has been unlocked” but I found they were unreliable. I also tried out automating GPS when Waze launched, but with this profile I also found the exit task to be unreliable and with Waze having to be on the home screen (to avoid multiple taps) I thought it was messy – terrible I know!

So, in this post I’ll show you how I have automated GPS with minimal taps and keeping everything tidy by using a Tasker shortcut. Continue reading “Single tap enable GPS using Tasker (Without Root)”

How to: Transfer contacts from your Blackberry device to iCloud (using MS Outlook)

My parents have recently each purchased an iPhone 5 and asked me to set them up. One of the most important things when changing mobile phones is transferring your contacts.  But Apple don’t make it very easy.

I’m an Android man, I have never owned an Apple device nor do I know much about how they work or behave. Which is probably similar to quite a few people out there. So I turn to good old Google for a bit of advice.

Hours of searching on Google turned up a lot of rubbish about how you can back up your contacts through iTunes (which doesn’t seem to be supported any more), or backing up to and managing them through Gmail or Yahoo Mail, which would be good if I wanted to do that, but I wanted to get them onto the iCloud so they can synchronise and constantly update from that source. So I had to get a little bit creative and I thought that I’d share it with you who may be wanting the same end result – transferring your contacts quickly and easily (for free) from your Blackberry device in bulk onto the iCloud, here’s how…..

You will need:

  • Your Blackberry device.
  • Your iPhone – this needs to be set up so it is backing up to your contacts to your iCloud account. Check your settings.
  • Your Blackberry USB cable.
  • Blackberry Desktop Software – if you don’t have this you can get it here.
  • A PC or laptop with Microsoft Outlook installed (I’m using Office 2007).
  • A Yahoo! account.
  • TextPad 7 Software – if you don’t have it you can get it here. I used version 7.0.9.
  • A cup of tea or a GnT if it’s after 6pm!

Continue reading “How to: Transfer contacts from your Blackberry device to iCloud (using MS Outlook)”