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”WTF?! So anyone can see this?!”
I believe these were my exact words when I first realized that every file that I had ever uploaded to my WordPress website was just sitting there all nicely organized and completely unprotected.
Back then I had just recently switched to using WordPress and was floored to discover this glaring security hole in the software. Every image, every audio file, every PDF file, was just sitting there exposed, waiting for any goober with a web browser and an internet connection to download whatever he wanted.
This can’t be right.
It’s a little ironic that we spend all of […]
Are you following me?!
It will probably come as no surprise that more and more companies are keeping track of exactly where you go and what you do online.
You may have had the strange experience of clicking on a particular shirt or pair of shoes online only to later have ads for that same item magically appear on other websites across the web. This is an advertising practice called “retargeting” and it is just one of the reasons that businesses are increasingly interested in tracking your every move online.
Unfortunately, it is up to you to protect your privacy online and […]
Chances are you’ve seen these boxes filled with squares, dots, and weird-looking squiggly lines plastered on everything from real estate signs to beer cans lately. QR codes have been used throughout Asia and Europe for several years, but are just now catching on here in the United States.
1 out of 2 Americans now own a smartphone, which means that using QR codes could be a great way to reach this massive new audience and get them to visit your website, your online shop, or just become a fan of your awesome Facebook page.
Check out this video and discover how you […]
Everyone wants a cooler font for their WordPress website, but most of us don’t really understand how it all works so we end up sticking with our boring san-serif wannabe font and then live out the rest of our days in font envy — but suffer no more!
Watch the video below to learn all about the exciting world of “font stacks” and how the great Google has (once again) come to the rescue to save us from a world of crappy website fonts.
Watch the video on how to add some cool website fonts to your site!
Adding a copyright notice to your WordPress website seems pretty basic, that is unless your current theme doesn’t provide you with the option to add it.
Luckily adding a simple text copyright notice to the footer of your website is fairly easy as long as you follow a few simple steps and are very careful along the way.
Watch the video and see how easy it is!
Note: Don’t forget to make a copy of the “footer.php” file before you change anything!
Once you manage to get people to visit your WordPress website for the first time, you still have to find a way to keep them there reading your awesome content.
One of the best ways to do this is by providing them with links to other relevant content on your site that they might be interested in. You can either do this by spending hours going through your content and setting up the links yourself, or you can do it the easy way and have this nifty little WordPress plugin do all the work for you.
Watch the video & get […]
One of the questions that I always get asked is how do I protect my images online? In fact over on Skinny Artist we did series of articles that talked about several different ways to protect your images and how to keep people from stealing your stuff.
Watermarking your images is one of the easiest and most effective ways of protecting your images. Unfortunately, a lot of the watermarking methods out there rely on expensive and not-so-easy-to-learn software tools like Adobe Photoshop.
In this video, I talk about one of my favorite ways on how to watermark all of your images for […]
Getting people to interact with you on your website is a great way to build a lasting relationship with your readers and creating a website poll is one of the quickest and easiest ways to get that interaction started.
It used to be that creating a poll on your website required you to sign up and create an account with a company that would host your poll and keep track of the results. Now thanks to an awesome WordPress plugin, you can have your poll set up and running in less than five minutes. In fact, the hardest part is […]
It is estimated that 90% of the social sharing now goes through Twitter and Facebook. Google +1 is the new kid on the block, and even though nobody really knows what it will eventually turn out to be, we know that when the great Google speaks, it’s usually a good idea to listen.
Here’s the easiest way I’ve found to include a Google Plus 1 button on your WordPress website without having to add a bunch of code or force your readers search through fifty different buttons to find it. . .
Watch the video and add this to your site in […]
If you’ve spent any amount of time on the web, you know that sometimes it can seem like everyone is using the same exact set of tired boring icons. Sure we all want cool icons that look like they were custom made for our website, but how many of us really want to pay someone else to create them or spend days fiddling around with graphics programs trying to do it ourselves?
This is why I rely on the kindness of very talented and generous strangers who have created entire sets of awesome website icons that you can use on […]
How can you setup a new WordPress theme without people thinking that your website is broken?
Sometimes you want to completely change the look of your website, but at the same time, you don’t want to have to shut your site down for hours or days at a time in order to set up a new WordPress theme.
Sure you could always put up an ugly looking maintenance page while you’re site is down, but here is a great alternative that will let your visitors hang out on your old site (with your old theme) while you are busy behind the […]
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