Cool ‘Hidden’ WordPress options

Cool ‘Hidden’ WordPress options

The one tip that could make your Wordpress admin experience 100% better.

Okay, they’re not really ‘Hidden’ but unless you’re the inquisitive type, you’ll probably never ‘Discover’ them. I’ve been building and administering Wordpress sites for years and I totally love the way the system is improving over time. If you work on Wordpress only occasionally or if you’re just not a button-clicker, then you’ll really appreciate this simple tip.

ITPalooza Update – WordPress for Dummies II – Hack my site

Challenge: I’ll be handing out my account credentials and inviting you to hack my site. Are you up to the challenge? Website security is a complex issue made worse by the many components that make up a web-services platform, in this session, we’ll look at some of the precautions you can take to protect your WordPress website and mitigate risk. Last year we had a full-house, this year we’ll cram as much as possible into our allotted 50 mins.

How to beat the Shellshock Bug – with a stick

The Shellshock vulnerability potentially affects all UNIX and POSIX-compliant (and nearly-POSIX-compliant) operating systems, including OS X, Linux, Cygwin for Windows and Microsoft POSIX subsystem. So that’s pretty much the entire internet and all connected devices. The Shellshock ‘Bug’ is an exploit of an original design feature that was built into the bash shell by developer, Brian Fox in 1989 as a way to export functions. Because bash is favored by most UNIX and Linux developers, it is the de facto standard shell in almost all distributions…

Seriously, a OnePage website?

Seriously, a OnePage website?

There are many situations in which a single page website is preferable (and more beneficial) than a traditional multi-page solution. As WordPress consultants, it’s easy to get wrapped up in what we can do as opposed to what’s needed. This is where listening to the clients requirements becomes really important.

Cyber Security for People

Cyber security is a hot-ticket item and for good reason; every device connected to the public Internet is vulnerable to attack by hackers. How can you protect yourself and your family from cyber attacks? For the purposes of this article, lets separate your cyber vulnerability into 3 categories.

WordPress 4.0 released – Should You Care?

WordPress 4 codenamed ‘Benny’, after big band leader Benny Goodman, is now available – but why should you care? Having worked in the software industry since 1982, nothing is more wildly anticipated than new releases of software we rely on daily. Going back through the decades, I can offer some really interesting examples:- MS-DOS 4.0, AT&T UNIX SystemVR4.2, Windows 3.11, Windows 95, SCO Open Server 5. What made these releases standout is that they offered significant departure from the past development branch, bringing not only a new set of possibilities to developers but a better experience for the end-user.

Faceted Search for your WordPress Website

Faceted Search for your WordPress Website

Facet search – made popular by sites like and – is a tried and tested method of easily getting users directly to the content they need by giving them a sidebar full of separate “facets” to narrow their search by. This strategy delivers strong results for eCommerce sites, but it can be used for organizing any type of content.

Low self esteem? You better not read this.

Marketing 101 Perception is reality--If we think something is great, it is. Everyone following our page has something to sell, whether it's a product or an image. Image is how other people, like customers or employers, perceive us, image is important because like it...

What’s driving this website traffic?

What’s driving this website traffic?

If you look closely at the graphic, you'll see that this site gets between 200 to 400 hits every Tuesday--but why? The reason is because that's when their email newsletter is published. Yes email newsletter. The newsletter is structured to have lot's of link backs to...

Marketing Your Blog

Last time we discussed some simple platforms that you can use to start a blog--you did start a blog right. We also discussed why you might go to such lengths and what benefit it would bring your clients. This week I want to discuss several effective ways of marketing...

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