The WordPress 4.8 text widget will destroy your content

I just completely lost the contents of a text widget, and it was WordPress’s fault. I had a normal, old-style text widget, containing a set of links, and within each… More »

Using a Digital Ocean droplet as a VPN with static IP

Not strictly WordPress-related, this is nonetheless an issue that faces many web developers: how to access your client’s hosting when the client needs you to have a static IP address… More »

WordPress 4.7.4 and the ‘noopener noreferrer’ attribute

Some of you may have noticed that after you upgrade to WordPress 4.7.4, when you edit a post using the visual editor tab and add an internal link (a link… More »

JavaScript toFixed() does not work in number fields on Firefox

Here’s a very short, quick post, detailing a Firefox scripting frustration that I discovered today. Let’s say you have a JavaScript function that calculates a value. The value represents a… More »

Speed up your browsing with help from your hosts file

Web pages these days are so full of advertisements, trackers, counters, hidden pixels, it’s a wonder they load at all. And who knows what information you’re revealing about your browsing… More »

7 Reasons you should not host your own videos

There are times that users encounter issues when watching videos. Common issues include videos that can’t be played on mobile devices, users only see a black box where the video… More »

A Practical, Quantifiable Take On SEO Marketing

Whatever You Do, Create Useful Content There is a balance to SEO optimization. SEO shouldn’t be the main focus of your undertaking. The main focus is to sell your product,… More »

Organize my uploads into month- and year-based folders

The piece of text I’ve used as this article’s title should be familiar to all WordPress users. Can’t place it? The image above should give you a clue… it’s on… More »

Connecting to Let’s Encrypt SSL sites via cURL from MAMP

This is a brief lesson in diagnostics that some may find helpful. The Scenario I develop websites on a Mac running MAMP. On my Mac I have an installation of… More »

Folders on top with El Capitan

For the last three years I’ve been happily seeing folders at the top of all file lists in my Mac’s Finder windows, thanks to a wonderful little free utility called… More »