Last Updated on December 22, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla
A key concept in protecting your WordPress site is to make sure the WordPress core and all of your plugins are up to date. Outdated plugins can contain vulnerabilities that allow a hacker to compromise your site.
Last Updated on December 6, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla
I am in the process of adding Amazon ads to my sites. The Native ads showed up fine. However, trying to put a product or search ad using an HTML block resulted in a situation where that ad was not showing. The resolution had to do with CloudFlare’s Rocket Launcher.
Last Updated on September 20, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla
Just because you are paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t out to get you. WordPress sites are often under attack within the first hour of going public. There are steps that you should take to protect your site.
UIPDATE – NOVEMBER 2019 – The Yoast SEO plugin is strongly suggesting that links are NOT nofollowed. The theory is that VALID outgoing followed links are good for SEO.
Last Updated on August 25, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla
A standard installation of WordPress works, but it lacks many features that are needed for even a basic site including critical security features. For any feature that you wish to add, there are usually one or more plugins that will accomplish the task. Plugins are a matter of your needs and personal taste.
Last Updated on August 24, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla
I had been using Artisteer for years. Development pretty much ended around 2015. The WordPress 5.5 update caused issues that required some major changes to the template. That was impossible with Artisteer. After some research, I switched to Nicepage.
Last Updated on August 19, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla
A random check of some articles after updating WordPress to version 5.5 showed that images that were set to “Full Size” were overly large when viewed on a desktop.
Last Updated on August 16, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla
I had two location sites where I wanted to have updated posts show in the list of posts based on their last updated date. I was able to accomplish that with a free plugin and a quick configuration of the plugin
Last Updated on August 14, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla
I had backups set to run at 3 am figuring that would be a time where there would be few users. That way, the impact on the server of the backup job would be minimal. I noticed that the sites would slow down when I worked on them at night.