If you don't use a Captcha (or reCaptcha) on the contact form on your website you likely receive a massive amount of spam submissions. The problem is that people really don't like to enter Captchas as the codes can be difficult to read and add a difficulty level to submitting a completed form. So … [Read more...] about Stop Contact Form Spam Without Captcha
I'm a massive fan of Amazon Web Services (AWS). The power of the Amazon.com servers and network being available to organizations small and large for a miniscule cost is brilliant. We use the following AWS services on various websites and for various other uses; Route 53 (the best DNS hosting by … [Read more...] about How Amazon competes with customers
I was working with a fairly badly coded WordPress theme recently. The client wanted to use a specific webfont purchased from MyFonts.com in place of the default font-family. The theme had various options to use the usual web-safe fonts in addition to various Google Fonts (which I love). In themes … [Read more...] about Using CSS wildcards with WordPress
If you're using the Genesis Framework or child Theme by StudioPress you're in luck as it's very configurable. For example awhile back a client wanted a different image below the primary menu on each Page. Recently I had a similar request where a client wanted a different header image on each Page. … [Read more...] about Add a different header image on each Page – Genesis Theme
I mostly use Windows 8.1. Being a front-end WordPress developer it's also very useful to be able to run other operating systems such as the Linux distros Ubuntu and Fedora. The simple way to concurrently run two or more operating systems on a computer is to use virtual machines. This is where the … [Read more...] about Easily increase screen size of Ubuntu in VirtualBox
Yes this is the second security related quote within a week. For a blog centred on WordPress that is unusual however this second quote, like the first, is just too good not to share. By way of introduction, Brian Krebs is a journalist specialising in online security. Many people still, rightly, … [Read more...] about Why paying online is safer
There is just such a large variance in the quality and pricing of webhosting. Unfortunately choosing a webhost for most people is a daunting task; IIS or Linux hosting?, cPanel or Plesk?, 5GB disk space or more? and the choices go on and on. I often get asked which webhost people should use for … [Read more...] about In Australia? Where to host your Website.
I very seldom Post quotes but I think that the below is good enough to blog. Please, ensure that you have regular backups taken of your website (that can be easily restored) and if you use WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, MediaWiki or other software to manage your website, always apply updates. Yes, it's … [Read more...] about Why it’s so easy to hack your website!