Retouching Photos of Products

Today I was thinking “Why do the photos of the products on other people’s website look so professional?” Since I have some basic Photoshop skills, I went googling and found this tutorial http://blog.advancedphotoshop.co.uk/tutorials/learn-how-to-retouch-your-product-shots-in-photoshop/. Applying the steps selectively, I got the effect I want for my product photo! Here is a glimpse of the before and after of one of the photos.

Photo Retouch

Contact Form 7 and jQuery

For my new website, I am using child theme of Customizr theme and one of the plugin I used is Contact Form 7.

What I am trying to accomplish now is show/hide various input fields based on a checkbox selection and this tutorial here gave a pretty good start: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-contact-form-7-this-is-how-to-showhide-fields-with-jquery. Plus I love how the author styled his/her form!

The only part I change is Step 5 on adding the jQuery scripts to the header. I used the method shown here instead inside my child theme’s functions.php. This is the final code of how I enqueue the main jQuery script and the script to show/hide Contact Form 7 fields:

/* Enqueue main jQuery script */
if (!is_admin()) add_action("wp_enqueue_scripts", "my_jquery_enqueue", 11);
function my_jquery_enqueue() {
wp_deregister_script('jquery');
wp_register_script('jquery', "http" . ($_SERVER['SERVER_PORT'] == 443 ? "s" : "") . "://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.7.1/jquery.min.js", false, null);
wp_enqueue_script('jquery');
}

/* Enqueue show/hide Contact Form 7 fields script */
if ( !is_admin() ) {
wp_register_script('custom_script',
get_bloginfo('stylesheet_directory') . '/js/hidefieldsScript.js',
array('jquery'),
'1.0' );
wp_enqueue_script('custom_script');
}

Updates!

In the few posts before this, I was building a simple eCommerce website for my friends http://www.hifridays.com. The website sells women clothing targeting the working class ladies in Singapore.

I started my own business, I wanted to shout “hurray!” but the time is not right yet. Currently, I am developing my own website using WordPress.org.

I went to Fiverr recently wanting to find some people to do some work for me but to my horror, I realized that my account has been blocked! I went to message Fiverr support and they gave a very vague and standard reply. I wished they can be more specific as to the reason for blocking the account.

To end this off, today is exactly one year after I left my 8 to 6 office job to explore this world as a freelancer and learning about starting a business. Not much to brag but I really learnt a lot.