Shared Hosting > Leverage Browser Caching

by Paul Joyce

We all know that faster websites are better websites. Not necessarily better quality, as the Internet is full of drivel, but Google and Bing love fast websites. If you can serve fast content, they’ve openly admitted you’ll do better in their search rankings. Better ranking means more readers/subscribers/buyers/moneys. It’s meant an improvement for this WordPress […]

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Broken WP dashboard and stats panel

by Paul Joyce

Another week has gone by and another post needs to be written to explain why some people are probably seeing errors on their WordPress dashboard. Having trouble seeing your site stats from Jetpack, or being asked “Are you human?” … likelihood is your suffering the same Heart Internet ‘problems’ I am. Have you recently started seeing this […]

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How to secure WordPress: 4 tips to help lock it down

by Paul Joyce

With the recent spate of brute force attacks hitting WordPress installations around the world, its not surprising that hosting companies such as Heart Internet have taken some steps in protecting its users, even if it does raise a few eyeborws. But what can we, as users of WordPress, do to help protect our own blogs or […]

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Suspicious www.webhostingstatus.com popup for WordPress Admins

by Paul Joyce

Like me you’ve probably seen a lot of activity in the media recently about WordPress being targeted by hackers for weaknesses. Well today I looked at my WP installs dotted around the virtual world and saw that some of them had a suspicious popup appear before I could log in to the admin section. The […]

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Whats new in WordPress 3.5

by Paul Joyce

This week we finally got our hands on version 3.5 of the WordPress CMS. It was way back in the middle of June that we saw the previous release, ‘Green’ version 3.4, boasting new Twitter integration etc. So what new features does ‘Elvin’ version 3.5 give us? Here’s a quick review of some of the […]

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Font Rendering Explained

by Paul Joyce

One aspect of web design that still limits everyday, is the horrendously poor choice of fonts we have at our finger tips. With only a handful of truly system universal fonts at our disposal, its not a surprise that font delivery systems such as Font Squirrel or TypeKit have appeared to fill in the holes. But […]

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Salting passwords – how & why?

by Paul Joyce

Our lives are now run by passwords. We’re forced to remember more passwords everyday it seems. How can developers secure passwords more securely? Why is salting passwords important and how does using salts improve the strength of stored passwords? Consider this; what happens if the online store you run is hacked and all your customers details lifted? Hopefully all […]

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Learning LESS: Setup + Variables

by Paul Joyce

LESS is a programmable CSS language which combines the mechanics of variables, functions and operators all into a fully compliant and accessible stylesheet. If you’ve built a site from scratch, or just modified templates on platforms such as WordPress, Drupal or Magento, you’ll have come into contact with CSS files. The problem with these files is that common […]

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[Fixed] Dreamweaver FTP Error: Timeout ‘Waiting for Server’

by Paul Joyce

I’m not a regular user of Dreamweaver, I’ll admit that from the offset. I usually use a combination of Text Editor and FileZilla, but sometimes I’m on a Windows box and Dreamweaver is there, so once you know the keyboard shortcuts its easier to use the built in FTP features… when they work.   I […]

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Meta X to IE’s Rescue

by Paul Joyce

Compatibilitiy between browsers is always a major issue when developing websites, any web developer should tell you that. The more browsers you want to support, the number of hacks or tricks seems to grow exponentially. There’s always a trade off between development time and number of browsers you want to reach. One of the compatibility issues […]

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