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A client is thinking about moving her WordPress site to a hosting company that has both Linux and Windows servers. We were talking about the issue and I told her to be sure and get the Linux plan if she decides to move her site. Just curious, why do youRead More →

Starting in 2015 every WordPress website or blog from Perry Internet Consulting comes with a list of plugins used on the site.  This makes it easy for website owners to know what piece of software performs each function. Here’s a partial list for a new website that launched today: AdvancedRead 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 →

Anyone who’s had a WordPress lesson from me has heard about the kitchen sink. It’s an icon on your post/page editor that controls the visibility of the second row of editing icons. Back in 2008 the second row of icons was added to WordPress. However to see it took someRead More →

WordPress 4.1 was released late last week.  This version, named “Dinah” in honor of jazz singer Dinah Washington, is a major new release.  I’ve updated four WordPress sites today.  Two of them used the Graphene theme and two of them used WordPress Weaver.  None of the sites had a problem withRead More →

The last few months have been a real whirlwind.  Here’s the scoop . . . . WordPress 4.0 Last month WordPress 4.0, otherwise known as Benny, came out. I’ve been using it and have seen no problems.  As always, be sure to backup everything before you update. Website Redo andRead More →

Back in the day there were a number of software systems that helped people make websites.  One of those software systems was XSitePro.  The software was released in 2004.  Sadly, their ten-year run is at an end.  They’ve closed their doors as of today. Why?  The head of the company,Read More →

Over the weekend I received an interesting email from a client, “I can’t find the place to add spacing width around my pictures anymore in WordPress – did they move it with the last update?”  Yes, the folks at WordPress removed the ability to add padding and borders around photos.Read More →

Today I had an interesting problem while adding and updating the Akismet plugin on a client’s site.  It just would not work.  I could add and update other plugins, just not Akismet.  I got error message dealing the the file.php in the wp-admin/includes directory. I did some research.  While thisRead More →