Cleaning Up Admin Bar Clutter

Does it frustrate you when it seems that more and more plugins and themes feel like their particular offering is so incredibly critical that you HAVE to have it front-and-center on your admin bar? What happens when too many plugins start vying for that precious real estate? You end up with a cluttered, wrapping admin … Read more

WordPress 5.5 Released

From WordPress.org: WordPress 5.5 is the second major release of 2020 and aims to include a navigation menus block, automatic updates for plugins and themes, a block directory, XML sitemaps, lazy loading, and update Gutenberg to the latest release version as we continue to focus in 2020 on full site editing via Gutenberg. By far, … Read more

Critical Vulnerability Exposes over 700,000 Sites Using Divi, Extra, and Divi Builder

Wordfence’s Threat Intelligence team discovered a vulnerability present in two themes by Elegant Themes, Divi and Extra, as well as Divi Builder, a WordPress plugin. Combined, these products are installed on an estimated 700,000 sites. This flaw gave authenticated attackers, with contributor-level or above capabilities, the ability to upload arbitrary files, including PHP files, and achieve … Read more

Got Ugly CSS?

You need a CSS formatter. We’ve been experimenting with https://www.codebeautifier.com/, and it seems to do a great job. Not only will it format your CSS into something legible, it will combine duplicate entries to help you be able to clean up messy CSS entries.

Handy Method To Add Content

One of the most important things you can do for your website is to generate lots of new and relevant content. Tragically, the one thing that is ignored by most websites is generating new content. You may not realize that you’re generating content every time to speak. If you’re doing a podcast, making a presentation, … Read more

Gain Control of a lost Google Analytics Account

(In Theory) Supposedly there is (finally) a process for getting control of lost google analytics accounts. We’re in the middle of attempting this, so we’ll see where it goes. The instructions we’ve found are here: https://support.google.com/analytics/troubleshooter/7264014?hl=en&ref_topic=1009691#ts=7271146 and pretty much the same thing here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/7268497#prove Part of the process is creating an analytics.txt in the web … Read more

Why No Padlock?

Having problems with getting your website to run “https”. You’ve installed your SSL certificate. You’ve renamed your site to “http://” but you still just don’t get the padlock like you know you should. Why No Padlock? to the rescue! This tool will not only check your SSL certificate, but most importantly, it will scan the … Read more

What CMS Is This Site Using?

Sure, as Website Psychiatrists focusing on WordPress sites, we can identify a WordPress site in 3.14 seconds. But on those occasions where are evaluating an non-WordPress site, it’s handy to know what engine a site is running on. Enter the extremely handy website: What CMS is This Site Using? Just give it it the website … Read more

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