Fast Secure Contact Plugin

Do you need a contact form plugin for your WordPress website or blog? If so you might be overwhelmed by all the choices. Here’s what I use and recommend for my clients. The Fast Secure Contact Form WordPress plugin is my favorite contact form plugin. Why? The plugin: is easy to useRead More →

WordPress 4.1.2 is now available.  It’s a critical security release.  If your site was updated to 4.1 then it should update automatically to the new version. If you’re running an older version of WordPress or if for some reason your site didn’t automatically update then you should update your existing system.Read More →

A few weeks ago I received an email from a customer named Travis.  He’s got an online store powered by the WooCommerce plugin.  The store has been up and running for months.  However Travis recently had a problem adding product categories to the store’s custom menu. WordPress Custom Menus and WooCommerce IfRead More →

One of my favorite WordPress themes is Graphene. It’s easy to use, has a home page slideshow and is extremely flexible. There are ways to edit the CSS. It enables you to create custom action hook widets. You can also update the header image, change colors, add custom code to the header andRead More →

***IMPORTANT*** Things at WPTouch change frequently.  In fact, I’ve already got a new blog post about configuring this plugin.  Click here to read the October 2016 version.   One of the many advantages of using WordPress is the availability of quality plugins. For example, WPtouch is customizable, free plugin thatRead More →

  I’ve been using Xenu’s Link Sleuth ™ for a long time.  How long?  I started writing code in 1998 and I think I found this tool within my first year as a website developer. Xenu goes through your site and finds broken links.  It’s a great tool for “traditional”Read More →

Website developers use tables to give web pages structure.  Tables are useful for firmly positioning text and photos. Here’s an example of a table at work.   I’ve made a border around the table cells so you can see how it holds the two images and text in place: Here’sRead More →

Akismet is a lovely service that protects website publishers from spam.  It’s a must-have application for bloggers.  Recently I was walking a client through the registration process and was stopped in my tracks when I was directed to this page: This really threw me for a loop.  Akismet is aRead More →

I really enjoy the Add to Any WordPress plugin.  It helps readers share, save, bookmark and email posts.  Very handy.  However if you’re using Google AdSense as well as Add to Any, be sure to upgrade the plugin ASAP.  A recent change in AdSense caused an incompatibility between the plugin,Read More →

Akismet – You have to install this!  OK, if you enjoy receiving hundreds, if not thousands, of spam emails then don’t install this.  Otherwise, Akismet is a must.  It will filter out most of the nasty comment spam.  If forced to make an estimate I’d say that Akismet catches 98%Read More →