Catching up with ClassicPress

In our previous article published late last year, “ClassicPress Beta is now available – should we adopt it?“, we took a look at the new WordPress fork called ClassicPress, which… 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 »

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 »

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 »

How to remove the security hole in WordPress comment HTML

Before reading further, you should read my earlier post, Your WordPress site comments are giving information to hackers, since this post provides a neater solution to the problem described in… More »

Your WordPress site comments are giving information to hackers

Something I recently discovered: if you run a WordPress site and make a comment on a post yourself while logged in, information relating to your username is added to the… More »

Password-protecting an entire WordPress site

It’s quite a common scenario – you’ve developed a great WordPress site, and you need to show it to your client, but you don’t want the rest of the world… More »

Beware of WordPress Community links

If you’re a blogger, particularly one who uses WordPress, you may well have received an email, or a contact form submission, with content very much like this: You have been… More »

Thinning out your online presence

This article is not WordPress or Mac related, but I think many readers will find it useful. Over the months and years you’ve probably signed up for a variety of… More »

Don’t be fooled by Pass4Sure

Today I received an enquiry sent via my contact page, offering me US$175 if I place some advertising on my site in a certain way. Here’s the full text of… More »