Joomla Is Dead!

Posted by on Mar 14, 2018 in Web Security

Joomla Is Dead!

This is a wake-up call for anyone who still has a Joomla website. Despite the fact that Joomla.org is rating the severity of this latest vulnerability as “Low”, it is in fact an extremely severe issue. See Joomla.org announcement of this vulnerability here... See OWASP description of SQL Injection here.. SQL Injection allows hackers into your database. Like most CMS (content management systems), Joomla content is almost entirely in the database (exceptions are...

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U.S.P.S. Informed Delivery Vulnerable

Posted by on Feb 27, 2018 in Web Security

U.S.P.S. Informed Delivery Vulnerable

Sounds like a cool idea – see what’s coming to your mailbox while you’re at work, or maybe on vacation.  That’s what the U.S. Postal Service’s “Informed Delivery” lets you do. Just fire up an app on your phone and see what will be delivered to your mailbox today.  Imagine sitting in front of the fireplace on a frigid February morning, absorbed by a fascinating article on CompuSolver.com.   The only sounds are the...

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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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Yii2 Custom Column Widths

Posted by on Dec 20, 2017 in Blog, Yii2

Yii2 Custom Column Widths

Here’s a simple, fast way to customize your Yii2 GridView column widths. Just copy/paste the Yii2 view code, change the attributes and you’re good to go! Learn this and more web development tricks and tips at CompuSolver.com

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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...

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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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