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You use WordPress® everyday to maintain your website and build your presence online. But, did you know there’s a dedicated team of developers, designers, and authors who build and maintain the WordPress core? If you want to know who they are check out the About Page on the WordPress.org site. WordPress also has a pretty [...]
WordPress© allows you to customize many of its features out of the box. Most can be changed on the fly by changing the settings in wp-admin, WordPress’ administration console. So what if you wanted to add your own custom features that affect text or images on your pages? You can add these features by implementing WordPress Custom Fields.
If you’re using WordPress©, you have no doubt installed a few plugins to enhance your site. During the initial setup process, you probably spent quite a bit of time installing plugins, deciding which ones to keep and which ones to deactivate. The Problem… When we deactivate a plugin, we forget about it and it tends [...]
My old Panasonic Toughbook laptop is starting to show signs of age as it tries to keep chugging along with the latest software and also the fancy web sites. What did I expect with a 900MHz processor and 512MB of RAM? So I gave my laptop another chance as it helped me research the Internet for its successor. What I found were some things to consider whether you just want to surf the Internet, or you need a good laptop for school, or you want to play the latest video games.
As the year progresses, there are more and more reports of companies having their web servers hacked. This can make anyone paranoid about the potential of getting hacked themselves. Taking the time to evaluate the security of the servers you manage and always keeping security in the forethought when writing code can eliminate the majority [...]
This blog post is a quick lesson on how to speed up the rendering of your HTML pages in browsers and how to make your HTML/CSS more efficient in performance.
WordPress is a widely used content management system (CMS) because of it’s ease of use and deployment. A user can have a site up and running within minutes and make edits whenever it’s necessary without too much trouble. With the addition of the WordPress mobile applications for smartphones, your site can be maintained whenever and [...]
I was recently asked by an old friend how I learned to program a computer. Truth be told, I taught myself. He was interested in learning, so I found some books that I thought would be great for someone with no experience what-so-ever, and I thought I’d share my recommendations with you here. Programming is [...]
Like most people who start learning a programming language, PHP started out as a hobby for me. It quickly turned into a passion, and eventually a career. Self-teaching and research is a very common practice in the development field and sometimes this can lead to bad habits, incorrect assumptions, and non-standard practices. One of the [...]