Remove URL field from WordPress comment form

One big way that SPAM bots out there get their black-hat backlinks is to place their suspicious (at best) URL’s in the URL field in WordPress’s comment form. It’s still shocking how many sites out there don’t manage comments, and that’s what allows this to not only get through, but give the SPAM bots more […]

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There’s been a whole lot of controversy recently surrounding the introduction of advertising from both Jetpack and WooCommerce. The main issue with both of these is that they are using either WordPress to advertise paid services outside of the plugins own areas in admin. With Jetpack, they are forcefully manipulating plugin search results in order […]

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Exporing/Importing posts in WordPress

We have recently had a client come to us and want us to migrate their site from a WordPress.com hosted site to a self-hosted WordPress.org bog with new pages, new functionality and a new style. Normally that’s not too bad, but they were rushed, so we had to do a lot of work before we […]

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Long multi-line strings in JavaScript

The other day I needed to make some dynamic entries into a JavaScript object array. One of the values for these was a block of HTML code that needed to be output. The problem is that the blocks have new line characters in them, and setting them up with standard quotes (single or double) doesn’t […]

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Responsive grid columns with CSS Flexbox

Recently I needed to set up a site with columns that were responsive (3 columns in desktop, 2 columns in tablet and one column in mobile), and the desire was to have all of the columns display like a table, so that the background colours would all sit in line without any big gaps. Thanks […]

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WordPress theme – is custom-made or pre-built best for my site?

It’s becoming commonplace that people go to one of the many commercial WordPress theme marketplaces, search through the list for a theme that suits what their business does, purchase that, and use it on their site. In theory, this is great. It lets you get a head-start in functionality as everything you need is “all […]

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Converting Postscript Fonts to Web Fonts

We’ve got problems with old fonts here. The designers want to use them on websites, but thanks to the way that Macs handle older Postscript Type 1 fonts, they are always seen as 0kb files to my PC. That means that they can’t be saved or converted into web fonts.

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WordPress gallery only links to image files? Help!

This was a cry for help that I got from a client a short while ago when they wanted to change their galleries to link from the image files to the attachment pages so they could get more content on the site, and offer a bit more functionality than displaying only a standard image could. […]

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