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Exeter Airport Hotel, Fair Oak B & B

Just completed setting up a quick WordPress based website for Fair Oak B & B at http://www.exeterairporthotel.com Working with the client I helped them to choose a theme which would represent their company in a professional manner. I am also managing SEO for the client on an ongoing basis...

WordPress – rewrite plugin

The newest updates to WordPress allow developers to carry out rewriting of pretty URL permalinks using the WP Rewrite class in a fashion similar to Apache’s htaccess mod rewrite but handled internally within the PHP instead of by Apache. A useful tool for creating these rewrites and testing them...

wSecure – WordPress admin URL masking

Another great security plugin I have started using is wSecure. It secures your WordPress website by working on the principle of hiding the admin URL from potential hackers. The wSecure plugin works by hiding admin URL so that  “www.yoursite.com/wp-admin” will no longer bring up the admin page. Instead, wSecure...

Wordfence WordPress security and anti malware

I have been looking at securing my WordPress installations for myself and clients a lot recently, and one of the new tools I have started using to do this is Wordfence WordPress security and anti malware. It is a plugin which has a number of tools such as software...

Anti Spam by Clean Talk

Found this great plugin for WordPress the other day, it blocks spam from things like Registration forms, WooCommerce reviews, Comments forms,  and Contact forms! And It covers a wide range of popular plugins too like JetPack, WooCommerce, Contact 7, etc! A years service costs just $8 USD, and if...

https://wordpress.org/plugins/custom-sidebars/

Another great little plugin for WordPress which lets you create custom sidebars for pages and posts from within the Admin widget area, once created you can then assign any page or post the custom sidebar content! Great if you are working on custom themes! https://wordpress.org/plugins/custom-sidebars/

https://wordpress.org/plugins/fluid-video-embeds/

Fluid Video Embeds Plugin for WordPress Handy little plugin which automatically makes any video embeds from YouTube or Vimeo responsive, dynamically changing the width to 100% of the containing element’s width and maintaining the correct aspect ratio of the video so it displays correctly be it on Desktop, Tablet,...

TurnKey Linux – WordPress on a 128mb VPS

So this afternoon as I had to wipe an old 128mb VPS I have as a test server, So I decided to try TurnKey Linux on it which I had seen in the list of options to install on my VPS in my hosting control panel. TurnKey offers instant...

ACER ASPIRE REVO R3610 theatre/nettop pc

Bought myself a new ACER ASPIRE REVO R3610 theatre/nettop pc from eBay for £100 to be my new home theatre box to sit next to my TV! Windows 7 Premium (Licence XBMC installed) 1.6ghz Atom CPU 250GB HDD 3GB memory Wireless keyboard and mouse It has loads of connectivity...