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Legal Network, Inc. Workers Compensation Defense Attorney Job

Congratulations Legal Network, Inc. for joining the After Dark Grafx Social Media Family

Just Released: LEGAL NETWORK, INC. hires After Dark Grafx for Social Media Services

We would like to welcome Legal Network, Inc. – to the After Dark Grafx Social Media Family!

Legal Network has earned the reputation as Orange County’s premier staffing service. In business since 1977, Legal Network’s primary purpose is to meet the temporary and direct hire staffing needs of law firms and corporate legal departments.

Carole Perkins - Legal Network, Inc.Founder and principal of Legal Network, Carole Perkins, was formerly a legal secretary and legal administrator. She had the foresight to envision the need for a full-service staffing organization with efforts focused on the rapidly expanding legal community. Since that time, Ms. Perkins has continued her education and honed her skills to isolate and identify the top legal talent available in the marketplace. Ms. Perkins and her staff meet with hundreds of legal secretaries and other law firm staff each month and by comparison, skill identification and employment history, she is able to recognize the most desirable candidates to suit the guidelines of each client’s particular needs.

To date, Legal Network is the primary source for staffing Orange County and surrounding area law firms. It is the oldest, the largest, and the most successful legal staffing agency.

Legal Network is a member of several professional associations, including the National Association of Legal Secretaries and the Orange County Legal Secretaries Association, and it was the first vendor member of the Orange County Bar Association. In addition, it also supports many community service affiliations including several of the local police and fire associations, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the Orange County Legal Secretaries Association, the National Association of Legal Secretaries, the Long Beach Legal Secretaries Association, the Inland Empire Legal Secretaries Association and the Orange County Paralegal Association. Legal Network’s greatest source of community service pride is through its 25-year affiliation and dedication to the United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. Over the past 25 years, Legal Network has been the largest collector and contributor of toys for all of Orange County.

Legal Network has made its mark upon the legal community, and looks forward to continued growth and contribution for many years to come.

If you are looking for a job in the legal field in Orange County, Los Angeles and Long Beach, California then contact Legal Network, Inc. at 949-752-8800.

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Hosted Payment Pages - Converge Pay - Godaddy

Converge Pay GoDaddy Elevon Hosted Payment Pages

How To Fix 500 Internal Server Error from a Hosted Payment Page on Godaddy Using Converge Pay from  Elevon

We are assuming that you have already implemented a hosted payment page with Converge Pay / Elevon.


If not, here is the documentation on how to create one:

This post does not explain how to create the hosted payment page, rather how to troubleshoot your payment page if you are getting a 500 Internal Server Error from your request once you try to make a payment.


Adding the IP address from your website/server is the first step by providing this IP address to Elevon / Converge Pay and then testing your payment page to see if it works. You will need to call their support to add it.  

Elevon / Converge Pay Support 800-377-3962 > option 2 > option 2 again.


You will need your Merchant ID. Tell them you are using hosted payment pages and need to add your IP to their system. Stay on the phone with them and test your page again once they add the IP.


We recently moved a client from our hosting services over to Godaddy. The hosted payment page worked on our servers but once we moved them to Godaddy we encountered the dreaded 500 Internal Server Error. This was weird because it worked on two prior server installations. So, initially we thought that Godaddy was the culprit.  Well, the error above indicated that Converge Pay / Elevon was not even receiving the request and that the IP was blocked on their end.


ConvergePay / Elevon requires that the ip address from the website be added to their firewall in order to allow the authorization for the user to use the hosted payment page solution. In theory, we should have just been able to add Godaddy’s shared ip address within cPanel but this did not work.


After spending several hours going back and forth between Elevon and Godaddy support services, we ended up just purchasing a dedicated IP address from Godaddy after one of their engineers recommended this solution.  We then contacted Elevon, they added the IP and … NOPE! Didn’t work.  You will definitely need a dedicated IP address no matter what hosting account you are on but the caveat is that Godaddy does not POST from the same IP address as your dedicated IP address when making calls to Elevon or other services.

In order to find a solution for this, the team over at Elevon finally said, upload a php file onto the Godaddy account and use this URL (below) to see what the actual IP is that is posting to the hosted payment pages.

We created this simple script that you can upload to your Godaddy hosting account that will tell you exactly what the posting IP address is. And… WHALA!  Different IP address than our dedicated IP given to us from Godaddy.

Well, we contacted Elevon and added this new IP to their system and BINGO…. IT WORKS!

Of course make sure that your hosted payment page URLS are correct as below:

Live Site Session Token Request —


Live Site Redirect Request (Once Session Token is Retrieved)


Also, make sure that your Elevon / ConvergePay user has API permissions within their system.


Lastly, if you are using an include or other file to include the access permissions and still having issues, add a few letters to the PIN and try the transaction again.  At this time, Elevon / ConvergePay will be able to see the failed PIN attempt. Then change the merchantUserID to something different and send another request. Lastly, change everything back to what it is supposed to be for the correct authorization.  Basically, Elevon / ConvergePay is caching the requested credentials and sometimes it puts the merchantID in as the merchantUserID as well, so doing the above will “kick it” so it sees the correct credentials.


$merchantID = “YOUR-MERCHANT-ID”;
//Converge 6-Digit Account ID *Not the 10-Digit Elavon Merchant ID*

$merchantUserID = “YOUR-API-USER-ID”;

//Converge PIN for use with user webpage above (64 CHAR A/N)


Hope this helps anyone else out there looking for a solution as I could not find one online.


Use file below. Copy the text, open a text editor like Notepad, Paste this code, Save the file as   myip.php then upload this file to your public (web) folder so that you can access it at          It will fetch the ip from the server performing the post for the hosted payment page.


$ch = curl_init();
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL,’’);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, true);
$response = curl_exec($ch);
echo $response;



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Shopify Developer San Diego - Air Cooled Vintage Works

Air Cooled Vintage Works – Shopify Design & Development

After Dark Grafx announces the launch of

After Dark Grafx Shopify Web Design services along with our Shopify Development services, enabled Air Cooled Vintage Works to quickly launch their Shopify Store. initially contacted After Dark Grafx to provide Shopify Consulting Services. After Dark Grafx was then retained to perform the Shopify Design, Development and App Installation and configuration.

“After Dark Grafx offered a custom website development and design to focus on product sales and conversion. They setup and integrated Facebook Shop, Instagram Shopping, Shopify payments, shipping and inventory management and offered  Custom Shopify Development and coding solution to optimize our product pages. They held our hand through the process, always just a quick email or call away. They created How To Videos so we understood how to update certain sections of the website and just made it an excellent experience.” – Jason – Owner


Web Development Company - Shopify Air Cooled Vintage Works Homepage


The Shopify Platform is a robust eCommerce platform with a low barrier to entry along with a “simple to use and understand” interface, this platform allows for businesses large and small to offer and manage a professional eCommerce website without a lot of training.  Easily track inventory, hook into your financial booking and shipping systems and easily manage and process orders make Shopify the “GO TO” eCommerce solution for you.


If you need Expert Shopify Help or just have a simple Shopify Question, please feel free to contact us even if you are not doing business with us.

After Dark Grafx on Pinterest San Diego Website Design

After Dark Grafx on Pinterest

After Dark Grafx has a New Pinterest Account!

We manage many Social Media accounts for our clients so that they can focus on the more important aspects of their business.

Visit us on Pinterest:

Like most businesses, it is both hard and time consuming to keep up on all of your social media accounts. Posting links, following back, creating lists and just generally interacting with potential customers online can be overwhelming unless you have someone who is directly dedicated to managing your social media.

That is where we come in.

Social Media is extremely important to your business with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest being the top platforms.


You can hire an “in-house marketing assistant” or have your marketing director handle this, but in most cases, it is you, the single entrepreneur, who has to manage this along with the many other facets of your business.


SOLUTION: Hire After Dark Grafx to do this for you!


We have custom solutions for business large and small and the consultation is always FREE! We also mention you on all of our existing platforms and cross-post with other companies when mutually beneficial.

No obligation, just pick up the phone and contact us TOLL FREE at (888) 578-8300 or if in San Diego (619) 702-7377 or contact us here.

We can manage one account, or all of them! Read more here…

PCI Compliance Consultant

PCI Compliance Services


After Dark Grafx is now offering full PCI Compliance Management.


Do you need a PCI Compliance Officer?
Do you need to make your website PCI Compliant?
Do you need to make your office network PCI Compliant?
Do you need to become PCI Compliant overall?

Is your merchant account company bothering you about PCI Compliance or charging you a monthly fee because you are not PCI Compliant?

PCI Compliance Consultant

We can help with PCI Compliance in the following ways:

Fill Out Your PCI Compliance Questionnaire

Make edits to your website to enable secure connections and remove duplicate content warnings

Install Digital Security Certificate

Work with your ISP to make updates to their systems to pass PCI Compliance

Lock down or remove plugins from your website

Work with your existing Office IT Department or Company to make changes to your routers as in upgrades to firmware, using a new router or updating the settings on your router or office firewall systems to pass PCI Compliance Tests.

We work with most PCI Compliance Scanning Companies to include but not limited to:

Clover Security or First Data

First Data

Security Metrics


and more…

Contact Us Today Toll Free for a No Obligation Quote 
1-888-578-8300 or in San Diego (619) 702-7377

Typical Cost is $100 per hour or flat fees based on type of security company.


The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is an information security standard for organizations that handle branded credit cards from the major card schemes.

The PCI Standard is mandated by the card brands and administered by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council. The standard was created to increase controls around cardholder data to reduce credit card fraud. Validation of compliance is performed annually or quarterly,[1] either by an external Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) or by a firm specific Internal Security Assessor (ISA) that creates a Report on Compliance for organizations handling large volumes of transactions, or by Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) for companies handling smaller volumes.[2][promotional source?][3]

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Wordpress Developer in San Diego

How To ADD a PDF as an IMAGE to a Blog Post in WordPress

Adding a PDF as an IMAGE to a Blog Post as a Featured Image in WordPress


Step 1: If you have Photoshop or other image editing software, you should open the PDF by going to File in the menu navigation then OPEN.  If you do not have software there are several free services available. is an excellent, FREE, online photo editor that closely emulates Photoshop which we will use below.


Step 2: In in the top navigation go to FILE –> OPEN and then find the PDF that you would like to open. It will open and probably complain about fonts that you do not have. It will auto substitute fonts for you so that you can view the pdf.


Step 3: Go to the top navigation and select IMAGE –> IMAGE SIZE and change if it is 1000px or less leave it and hit cancel. If it is over 1000px, change the width to 1000px and hit ok.  I do this so that the image is not huge for viewers.


Step 4: Select FILE –> EXPORT AS and select –>  JPG.  It will now download to your computer.


Step 5: Go to your WordPress Post in the admin and select POSTS. Click on the post that you want to add the image too. On the bottom right hand side of the post it says  FEATURED IMAGE. Select SET FEATURED IMAGE


Step 6: Select UPLOAD and find the new downloaded image on your computer and upload it. It is good practice to add ALT text to the image once it uploads for SEO purposes. Select INSERT  OR SET AS FEATURED IMAGE.


Step 7: Select UPDATE on your post and you are finished.


Your PDF has now been turned into an image and uploaded as the featured image on your WordPress Post.



Shopify Developer - Shopify Desginer - Shopify Expert - Shopify Setup

Shopify Tutorial For Beginners Part 2 – Create An Online Shopify Store 2019

In this Shopify video tutorial, Part 2 of 2, I show you how to easily edit the backend of a Shopify Store using the default Debut Theme. Shopify is a great e-commerce platform with a robust set of features to have you selling your products/services in no time.

You can sign up for a 14-day free trial of Shopify Here:

Pros of using Shopify:

– Quickly Start and Launch a Store
– Thousands of FREE Apps to help you sell and run your store
– Inexpensive if using free apps but can get expensive if you use a lot of paid apps.
– Low Learning Curve
– No Need for a Merchant Account
– No Need for a Shipping Carrier Account
– Easy to Add Apps, Change Themes and Update
– Easily Add other Sales Channels (ie: Facebook, Instagram, etc.)
– Easily Add a Buy Now Button onto an EXTERNAL website. (You can add a product button called BUY NOW to a website that is not hosted with Shopify but would process the checkout through Shopify

Cons of using Shopify:

– There is a 3 option limit for products. Example: If you sell t-shirts and have Size, Color, Material (you can add all kinds of variants to these options like small, medium, large, etc.) but Shopify has a 100 variant limit for these so you would need an app to extend the OPTIONS to get you past the 3 options threshold and the 100 variant threshold.
– You use Shopify Payments, otherwise, if you use your own merchant account, then they add additional fee to your monthly plan plus you will pay a percentage to Shopify in addition to your existing Merchant Account and Gateway Fees.
– If you add another Shipping Carrier (Shopify’s built-in carrier is USPS) if you add: FEDEX, UPS or other carrier there is an additional monthly fee approx $20 per month as of today’s date but this is cheaper than upgrading to the next plan on Shopify.
– No direct access to the Shopify database without an app via Api
– No direct backup mechanism without an app. You can export the products, customers and orders within Shopify but that is it. You would need an app to extend this functionality.

If you need a Shopify Expert or just want ask some questions, please feel free to contact me at any of the links below.

My Main Website:





I Use Quicktime Player To Record My Screencast Videos and edit them with: (its free)

You can sign up for a 14-day free trial of Shopify Here and Try it out as well as make sales before you even have to pay them their monthly fee:

If you missed Part 1 of this series – Click Here

Disclaimers: Links in the description are typically affiliate links that let you help support the channel at no extra cost or are direct links to my existing accounts.

Wordpress Hosting San Diego - Avenu Realty Group - After Dark Grafx – WordPress Real Estate Website Design – Real Estate For Sale in San Diego WordPress Website Design, WordPress Integration and Development. Although this website launched previously, we wanted to make an announcement for a new feature added to their website.  Established in 2009, Avenu Realty Group specializes in servicing clients who are buying and selling property in Downtown San Diego and the greater San Diego area.

The professionals at Avenu Realty Group are well versed in the uniqueness of Downtown San Diego. This insight enables us to serve our clients with a perspective that leads to anticipation of their every requirement. In short, we’ll provide everything you need before you even have to ask for it.

Avenu Realty Group retained After Dark Grafx – San Diego Website Design in order to add IDX Real Estate Property Features to their website that would pull their existing listings, show sold listings, featured listings and the ability to search the MLS for properties in San Diego. They also wanted the ability to add their own listings to the website in addition to what was being pulled from the MLS listings. There isn’t an “out-of-the-box” solution for this type of feature, so Avenu Realty Group contacted After Dark Grafx to complete the task.

“Just so impressed with After Dark Grafx. I am a busy professional, I needed some quick answers without the tech speak and they were the solution. I gave them the content and the access and they implemented my needs without much discussion. Do they read minds? YES! Thank you – great job and always a quick response” – Franchesca – Avenu Realty Group

Web Developer San Diego - Avenu Realty Group - After Dark Grafx

If you are looking for a new, affordable website design company, then contact us here. We offer website maintenance, search engine optimization and “My WordPress Was Hacked” services.

Shopify Developer - Shopify Desginer - Shopify Expert - Shopify Setup

Shopify Setup Help

Shopify Setup Help

After Dark Grafx offers Shopify Setup Help, Shopify Design, Shopify Theme Integrations, Custom Shopify Development and  Integrations.

Do you only need help with setting up Shopify? No problem. We can help. We can setup payments, entire backend, account, shipping, collections, products, navigation, payment and more…

The team at After Dark Grafx is well versed in Shopify.

Do you need to add products to Shopify manually or import thousands of products to Shopify, we can help. We specialize in Shopify and Shopify updates.

Migrate to Shopify for another Ecommerce Platform:

Migrating to Shopify is easier than you think. We can migrate your site away from most shopping carts or integrate your existing website to use Shopify for your shopping cart.

Contact us for details on migrating over to Shopify. Our Shopify migration services are fast and easy.

We are Shopify Experts. So, please call or email us today with your questions or to start a new project.

Questions? Contact Us Today for a FREE QUOTE!
Call Toll Free 1-888-578-8300 or (619) 702-7377