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I’ve Been Hacked!

HOW DID I GET HACKED? Suffice to say, there are infinite ways to hack, gain access to, a website. If WordPress, a hacker's vehicle of choice is overwhelmingly via plugins you install! What? Yep, not much difference here than handing the keys to your car to...

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Background Images – Divi Theme

I'm a big Fan of the Divi Theme for WordPress from Elegant Themes. It's packed with easy to use site builder features and the developers are focused with consistent updates. However, sometimes you might need a little more tweaking not (currently) readily...

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Rotate Video

SITE OF THE DAY! Ever shoot or receive a video only to find it's in the wrong orientation, say portrait rather than landscape? If you lack the software, equipment, or skills to correct, I have the fix four you! Head over to Rotate My Video and upload the...

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Changing Your Nameservers to Cloudflare

EXTRA SPEED, EXTRA SECURITY: Here's an easy tutorial on changing your DNS (Domain Name Servers) to use/route through the Cloudflare Nameservers. Why would you want to do this? Well, Cloudflare's free service will speed up delivery of your site to the web...

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Say NO to Hotlinks

HOTLINKS CAN BE A DRAIN As used here, a hotlink is when someone uses a link to publish one of your site's objects (usually, your images) from your site to theirs. Harmless? Hardly, and this practice can be illegal! Firstly, if your images are originals...

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TOP 5, GIFTS?

NOT TOTALLY USELESS, BUT... Darn close! Every year, around this time, I am (ahem) pleased to present my personally curated collection of..."gifts" - for loved ones, those, not so loved, and, presents for cheapskates! These are not ranked in order, because,...

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BLACK FRIDAY SALE!

MANAGED WORDPRESS HOSTING DEAL! The Black Friday Sale is on at The Site Hosting Co. Through Monday, November 27, you can get Managed WordPress Hosting for only $ One Cent for your first month - a savings of almost $20! Use Coupon Code: SAVINGS at...

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Hide WordPress Menu Items

"HOW TO" TIP OF THE DAY: With certain sites, it may be of value to hide navigational items from the WordPress menu. For example, you may wish to display a website's section to only users who are logged in. Conditional logic made simple by using this...

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Internet Sales Taxes

STATE ECOMMERCE TAXES: If you've got an ecommerce presence, you likely need to pay State Sales Taxes on tangible goods sold. "Tangible" generally means physical items, such as toys, tee shirts, mugs, etc. Services and virtual, downloadable goods are...

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Custom Products – WooCommerce with Zakeke

VERY COOL TOOL: Let shoppers customize your products in WooCommerce with this most excellent service from Zakeke. From Milan, Italy, Zakeke is out to change the world of ecommerce. Have a look at the video below where I customize a tee shirt using Zakeke:...

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