WordPress and its Technicalities: Part 2

Hello again! Welcome to part 2 of my “WordPress and its Technicalities” series! This article will cover a lot about plugins and my personal and professional opinions on the best plugins for any WordPress website. Without further delay, let’s get to it!

So what is a plugin?

Well, it’s a piece of software that extends the functionality of another piece of software. In hardware terms, it’s like adding a second video card to boost your gaming performance. In terms of WordPress: plugins can make your life easier while also adding value for your readership. With so many plugins out there, how do you know which ones to use? I’m going to tell you which one’s I see as “must haves” and those that are optional.  read more...

Cloudflare Introduces New Domain Registrar

One of the cloud services leading us into the future is undoubtedly Cloudflare. I host my DNS with them, though I’m still not sure it’s working as it should, since I’m using their free service to help mitigate any DDoS attacks that might happen. Along with this service comes a free SSL, though there is a paid version. Since I’m a customer, albeit a freebie whore of sorts, I’m happy that the recently announced addition of the Cloudflare Domain Registrar service, and I’ll tell you why.  read more...

WordPress and its Technicalities: Part 1

I almost forgot how complicated starting from scratch can be. Forgetting what plugins were installed, traded, and replaced. Services like FeedBurner going to the Google limbo, and the importance of SEO and having a Privacy Policy.

Ugh! Over the years I’ve setup various websites, mostly with WordPress because of its flexibility, choice of plugins, and the community support that’s so necessary these days. It being open source and readily available, easy to set up, and able to run on a multitude of different servers play into of course, but it’s really hard to beat the types of flexibility and support it has.  read more...

And I’m Back! How not to run a Blog…

Hello all! Well, I lost the last blog because, well, I missed the memo. I get tons of email and just missed the renewal from that host, so deleted the blog and any backups they had. The sad thing is, and this is really very sad, is that I lost the whole thing and I don’t think I have any backups… I only posted every year or so anyway. lol! The silver lining is this host is automatic pilot when it comes to payments, so maybe this blog won’t go anywhere real soon. At least they’re gracious enough to send me reminders and invoices before charging me. *shrugs* Such is life!  read more...