Went to update my version of WordPress (man, those things are thick on the ground lately, huh?) on a local xampp stack. Basically a Franken-site that I am hosting on my own computer so I can tinker with it and break it constantly. It ain’t pretty. The max-execution_time was too short, and things got all […]
A quick way to see info on your SSL cert (even some hosts use it to show customer’s info). Specfically, go to https://www.sslshopper.com/ssl-checker.html#hostname=YOURDOMAINNAMEHERE Just a handy trick to have up your sleeve. Cheers!
If you’re like me (mouth-breather, loves yo-yo’s and warm potato salad) any visit to an interesting site usually includes casually right-clicking to inspect the element or view the source. I like to see if I can guess just from looking if it’s a WordPress site. (I’m right about 80% of the time!) I came across […]
I listened to a few downloaded youtube videos (sort of a choose your own adventure poor man’s podcast) while I was on a recent road trip. They were by Miriam Schwab, and one was about speeding up your site, (and so was this one) and a very approachable one was about securing your site. I […]
If you don’t lock down your directories, people can come along and poke through them and take your images and sometimes even pirate a copy of your theme. (though I doubt they’d be able to update it, but still, it’s the principle of the thing) Easy-peasy fix for this. But first go test if your […]
Probably everyone else remembers how to do this, but I didn’t, and if it helps even one person I’ll be glad. Suppose you’re writing a blog post, and suppose you want to link to a nice useful chart on a page in someone else’s site. It’s very easy. Step 1, create the link in your […]