Build Your Own Website

Want to Get a Website or Blog up Fast? Want to Save Money and Do More With WordPress?

BUILD A WEBSITE DAYS (Whitby, Ontario) I am excited to announce a new partnership with Business Advisory Centre Durham (BACD) who will be hosting Build A Website Days at their location in Whitby every other month in 2020. Here are the first three dates: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 (Whitby) Thursday, March 19, 2020 (Whitby) Tuesday, … Continue reading “Want to Get a Website or Blog up Fast? Want to Save Money and Do More With WordPress?”

Wix or WordPress

10 Reasons WordPress is Better Than Wix (2019)

I continue to recommend WordPress (with drag-and-drop plugins for those who prefer this) over Wix because there are so many disadvantages to a Wix website: COST – Wix is 20-25% more expensive TEMPLATES – Wix has far fewer templates and you can’t switch templates after your website goes live. NON-RESPONSIVE— Ipad landscape view is non-responsive. … Continue reading “10 Reasons WordPress is Better Than Wix (2019)”

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WordPress 5.2 “Jaco” released on May 7, 2019

WordPress is software that is installed on your web server and requires updating like any other software. Sometimes the web hosting company does it for you, sometimes they don’t. Good WordPress managers know they need to follow WordPress’s blog to get the latest on WordPress releases and ensure it’s done. WORDPRESS TIPS Back up the … Continue reading “WordPress 5.2 “Jaco” released on May 7, 2019”

What is CSS?

What is CSS?

CSS is an acronym for Cascading Style Sheets. A CSS stores style information (like fonts, colors and layout) separate from your HTML structure and makes your pages faster and easier to update. Although you can modify a theme’s CSS directly, when the theme is updated, your modifications will be lost. As such you’re best to … Continue reading “What is CSS?”

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Backdoor in Captcha Plugin Affects 300K WordPress Sites

This code triggers an automatic update process that downloads a ZIP file from https://simplywordpress[dot]net/captcha/captcha_pro_update.php, then extracts and installs itself over the copy of the Captcha plugin running on site. The ZIP contains a few small code changes from what is in the plugin repository, and it also contains a file called plugin-update.php, which is a … Continue reading “Backdoor in Captcha Plugin Affects 300K WordPress Sites”

WordPress Training

6 Things Every WordPress Manager Should Know

WordPress Software — free and open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL that is installed on a web server. WordPress Themes — a collection of files that controls the way the website displays. WordPress Plugins — pieces of software that plugin seamlessly with WordPress software that extends functionality or adds new features. … Continue reading “6 Things Every WordPress Manager Should Know”

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WordPress is powering 30% of the web WordPress is the most used CMS WordPress has 59.4% market share WordPress is in 62 languages so far WordPress is more visited than Twitter WordPress is being 30.3% of the top 1000 websites

WordPress training workshops

WordPress Wednesdays–What The Font??

I’ve talked about fonts before, but I wanted to revisit this today. You may not know, but I am a bit of a fontaphile. I love the massive variety of fonts which are available, and I always notice the styling of characters in movie trailers, TV credits, commercials, posters, and anywhere else. It has always … Continue reading “WordPress Wednesdays–What The Font??”

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Blocking access to your WordPress dashboard

One of the most fool-proof ways to protect your WordPress Dashboard is to block everyone (except yourself) from getting to it. If your site only requires a few people be able to log in, this is the best way to keep your site safe. Even if you have a larger network of authors, members, contributors, … Continue reading “Blocking access to your WordPress dashboard”