I find it really interesting to know where WordPress is headed. As an example, a student wanted to create a Website with various music and video interactions and embeds. WordPress 3.6 is being released soon and has oEmbed support for Rdio and Spotify. Keeping abreast with WordPress developments … [Read more...] about The future of WordPress is VERY bright
What exactly is Google PageSpeed Tools? There is alot of confusion around what PageSpeed Tools is and does. Hopefully this short article will help your understanding in relation to WordPress. A comment (by Еда) on one of my posts regarding Google PageSpeed Service led me to a discussion about the … [Read more...] about Understanding Google PageSpeed Tools
The Customizr Theme for WordPress is built on the super awesome Twitter Bootstrap (regular readers will know that I love Font Awesome which is designed for Twitter Bootstrap). Whilst developing a WordPress Website using Customizr for a client recently, I had the need to add content into columns in a … [Read more...] about Create columns with the Customizr theme
For my students on the Diploma of Website Development (ICA50611) course, the slides below show a very simplistic example of how a Webhost makes your Website available on the Internet. In the slides I've illustrated cPanel as the Website management software/hosting control panel as this is most … [Read more...] about What Webhosts do
We live in a world of acronyms. Email of course is a short-form of its full name which is Electronic Mail. With Email there are many acronyms and abbreviated technology names such as POP, IMAP, SMTP and so on. Two Email (and DNS) related acronyms are well worth knowing about and using are SPF and … [Read more...] about What the heck are SPF and DKIM records?
I was reading an article called Stop form spam with a hidden field that got me thinking. I get a mountain of bots filling the various contact forms I have on my Site. I'm not a fan of using Captchas as I want contacting me to be as simple as possible for visitors to my Site. Although I use Akismet, … [Read more...] about Gravity Forms – stop spam form submissions
This Post is about WordPress Websites using the WordPress SEO Plugin by Joost de Valk (a.k.a. Yoast). More specifically it deals with the titles of Pages and Posts not displaying with seperators (sep) and or spaces or defined content. I've been getting very frustrated that, on some Websites, the … [Read more...] about Fix titles when using WordPress SEO Plugin
I was advised that a donation form for a charity was experiencing errors where the form couldn't be submitted. The Website runs WordPress and the form is created with Gravity Forms. Upon investigation it was obvious that what was really occurring is that, if the person filling the form was using … [Read more...] about Gravity Forms – how to disable Chrome Autofill