Quick and Easy Page Grid and List Plugins

There are plenty of plugins and code snippets for making a WordPress post grid or lists. But, what about pages?  Here are 3 plugins that are easy to use and quick to implement. Page-List Page list is slightly encrypted, as it only uses short code. There is no parameter settings an admin screen. All control […]

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Economy vs Premium Web Hosting

Pricing for WordPress hosting can vary considerably. Often, it is difficult to determine if it’s really worth the extra cost for a better hosting service, as you can’t always see how a company configures, operates and supports it’s services. Our clients are on many different services including Godaddy, Bluehost, Hostgator, Dreamhost, WP Engine, Site Ground […]

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Overriding images sizes in a WordPress child theme

The WordPress function add_image_size allows the declaration of a size name to specific dimensions (see WordPress reference). Generally, these are declared in the functions.php file.  But what if there is a declaration in the parent theme that needs to be changed in the child theme?  Unfortunately, in this case, it will not be overwritten.   To […]

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Spam Assassin in the cPanel

Spam Assassin is a product created by Apache, the same company that created the most popular web server. Spam Assassin is a free, open source product. Similar to the web server, it is a command line managed product with various configuration files. At this level, it meant for advanced users. You can find the documentation […]

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Best DNS Lookup Tools

If you are making any changes to your DNS records or performing a nameserver move, these tools are valuable to check the accuracy of the change and the propagation of the records across the world. They also check for correct record formation and possible vulnerabilities. DNS Stuff Toolbox – This is the most comprehensive set of […]

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Using Gmail with Mail Clients

If you plan to use your Gmail account with an non-Google app such as Outlook or Thunderbird, there are a number of security settings that need to be addressed. If any of the security setting are not set properly, you will get a fairly generic message of “invalid login password”. 1)  check the Google instructions for […]

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