Registration Challenge Field

Posted by on Dec 27, 2017 in Custom WordPress Plugins

Registration Challenge Field

Stop spammer registrants without hassling your users with Captchas and other frustrating things! Free WordPress plugin – “Registration Challenge Field”. Add custom fields & custom validation rules. Option to bounce failing registrants to url of your choice.

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Improve “Extra” Theme

Posted by on Dec 15, 2017 in Blog, WordPress

Improve “Extra” Theme

Clickable Image Slider I am a big fan of Elegant Themes and their “Divi” and “Extra” themes.  But I’ve had one big complaint about Extra – the big slider images on the home page aren’t clickable.  You have to click the little “title text” on the lower right. Well, this just isn’t intuitive for many users and you can lose visitors who assume your site isn’t working properly. To tell the truth, I was lazy...

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Securing Your WordPress Site

Posted by on Nov 2, 2017 in WordPress, WordPress Security

Securing Your WordPress Site

WHO WANTS TO HACK YOUR WORDPRESS WEBSITE? So you’re thinking, “Why would anyone want to hack my website?”.   Here’s just a few reasons: 1 – Fun & Fame:  Many amatuer hackers, including teens as young as 12 years old, just want the local notoriety.  Some have “clubs” where they try to one-up each other on local business websites they can hack. 2 – SEO:  A competitor, or hacker hired by your competitor can use your site to enhance...

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IPV6: The New Y2K Bug, Will Bite YOU!

Posted by on Jul 20, 2017 in WordPress

IPV6: The New Y2K Bug, Will Bite YOU!

The Call: I get calls for help, from other web developers from time to time, thanks to my backend server and database experience.  But this caller was different.   He said he thought he might need a voodoo doctor or psychiatrist, but he was giving me “first shot” at the problem. While I pondered whether I would prefer being thought of as a voodoo doctor or a shrink, the caller explained that the “problem” was that his client was about to fire him...

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Free Domain Names

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in Blog, Small Business

Free Domain Names

Free Domain Names – What a Deal! I just noticed a web designer ad on Palm Harbor Craigslist today, offering “free domain names” when you have them build your website. Some other ads had “Our price includes your domain name..” or words to that effect. Unfortunately, many people may not realize that this is usually a trap! Domain Name Held Hostage Over the years, I’ve had dozens of people call me wanting help getting a “divorce”...

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Move 1 Site in Multisite

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in WordPress

Change a Site Folder Name in Multisite Have you ever setup a WordPress Multisite, then discovered one of the site names (i.e.: folder name) was wrong?  No?  Oh.  Well, I did.  But the good news is that I fixed it! Hey, it could happen.  Maybe you get a better idea about how those site folders should be named, but the entire multisite is already setup. All you have to do is wave a magic wand (and run the script below). Let me explain a few things you need to edit in the...

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