WordPress

Recommended WordPress Contact Form

In the past I recommended that clients use the Fast Secure Contact Form on their WordPress sites. I also used the Contact Form DB plugin to back up the contact form submissions. Those plugins are no longer available on WordPress.org. I’m now recommending the Caldera Forms plugin for contact forms. Here’s why and some tips on using it.

wordpress.org versus wordpress.com

WordPress.com versus WordPress.org

If you’re new to WordPress you might be dismayed to find that there are two WordPress websites, WordPress.org and WordPress.com. Both sites provide resources for people that want WordPress blogs or websites. The key differences are hosting and restrictions.

WordPress

Big Changes Coming in WordPress 5

WordPress 5 is scheduled to be released this year.  It’s NOT a typical release.  It contains one change that’s causing a huge amount of debate.  WordPress 5 will replace the editor with an entirely new system.

Why

Mystery File – ssv3_directory.php

In a recent security scan of a client’s site we found a mystery file located at the root of the WordPress installation. It’s a ssv3_directory.php file. A little Internet research lead me to believe that it’s a file that BlueHost installs. So I started asking some questions . . .

WordPress Website Owner's Manual

Free WordPress Manual

From today through 1/13/2018 the 2016 version of my book is free. Yep, you heard it right. You can get the WordPress Website Owner’s Manual for free!