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Firebug Squashed

Firebug Squashed

Firebugs. Beautiful! Click to enlarge. MOZILLA RETIRES FIREBUG Change is inevitable, I suppose, but I will miss Firebug in Firefox. The Firebug web development tool, an open source add-on to the Firefox browser, is being discontinued after 12 years,...

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Snippets: WordPress and Google

Snippets: WordPress and Google

META DESCRIPTIONS GET YOU NOTICED When it comes to Google and other search engines, good content is king but including good meta descriptions with your posts will get you noticed. A little recent history. The snippets of information you see about a blog...

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Vulnerable Plugins

Vulnerable Plugins

Paul Gilzow, a Programmer Analyst at the University of Missouri, pulls together a weekly report of vulnerable WordPress plugins (look under the Blog tab). Paul is an author over at WP Campus where you'll find some quite valuable WordPress stuff. WPCampus...

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10 Managed WordPress Hosts Compared

10 Managed WordPress Hosts Compared

MANAGED WORDPRESS HOSTS COMPARISON Thinking about switching to or using a Managed WordPress site hosting company? They are not all the same, and in fact, services and features vary widely. Here's a side-by-side look at ten providers. For purposes here, I...

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WooCommerce and Square

WooCommerce and Square

A SQUARE DEAL - FREE The fine folks at Square have teamed-up with WooCommerce and are giving away the plugin extension: Square for WooCommerce. This is a $79 value (single site). To get the plugin for free, use the promo code SQUARE at checkout. This offer...

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Measure Your Website’s Traffic

Measure Your Website’s Traffic

TRAFFIC SUCKS? Not if you're in the website business - there's never too much. How do you measure your traffic or page views? Here's a few (out of the very many) handy resources: ALEXA - Now an Amazon company. Was highly popular a while back, but still...

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Disqus Security Threat

Disqus Security Threat

"POTENTIAL SECURITY MATTER" Over at Discus, the website comment discussion people, there is another problem. First, it was the change in business terms  announcement earlier this year where Disqus would start charging a monthly fee to remove...

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HTTPS Ranking Boost

HTTPS Ranking Boost

GOOGLE CHANGE OF ADDRESS Google announced early in August they are using SSL/HTTPS as a ranking signal in their Google search algorithm. So far, from an SEO standpoint, a big yawn here. I've seen no change in rankings to any site where I've made the switch...

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Fix Divi Theme Non-Responsive Full Width Slider

Fix Divi Theme Non-Responsive Full Width Slider

DIVI THEME TIPS & TRICKS If you are using the highly popular Divi Theme from Elegant Themes and its full width slider module, chances are you've noticed it's not responsive on mobile and some tablets. I have a fix - copy and paste the following code...

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Change the Login Logo

Change the Login Logo

TWO WAYS - EASY and EASIER WordPress comes packaged with it's logo and back link on the login/logout page. Changing this to your own for branding and security purposes is not difficult. Here are two methods: ADD SOME CODE TO YOUR FUNCTIONS FILE (EASY):...

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