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Tuesday, May 16, 2023

How I tackled WordPress registration spam

For a while now, I have been using Mika’s Ban Hammer plugin with a custom list of blacklisted domain names…

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Tracking pageviews, sessions and unique users in WordPress using Active Analytics

For almost 2 years, I’ve been tracking WordPress visits using my Active Analytics plugin. I’ve gradually removed Google Analytics from…

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

QuakeWiki.net is changing owners

It’s time for me to pass the torch to another huge Quake fan – Spirit from Quaddicted.com. I’ve been the…

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

How to code a website security audit using PHP and WordPress

This tutorial will teach you how to build a website security audit in the form of a WordPress plugin. We…

Thursday, March 30, 2023

The Impact of Website Speed on Conversion Rates

Although content, social media, paid marketing, and design all play an important role in setting up a successful online business,…

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Admin Menu Tree Page View 2.8 Refactoring Update

This has been a long time coming, and it’s finally live now. For this refactoring update, I have employed around…

Friday, March 10, 2023

A Detailed Page Builder Comparison of Elementor, WPBakery and the Native WordPress Block Editor

This article is aimed at several of my clients, pondering which theme to use. There are countless comparisons out there,…

Friday, March 8, 2024

SEO, Adjacent Posts and Session Duration

Time on site, or session duration, is the total amount of time that a user spends on a website. A small…

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Missing Open Graph Images? Remove Image Hotlinking!

I have just found out that my image hotlinking solution was preventing social networks from reading my Open Graph image…

Thursday, June 29, 2023

Custom WordPress Plugin Update Server

This is an automatic updater for plugins hosted outside WordPress.org. Currently, WordPress doesn’t have an easy way for plugins which…

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Lighthouse Security Update: Brute-Force Login Protection

Security Update: Brute-Force Login Protection Have you heard about the latest update to the Lighthouse WordPress plugin? It just got…

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Securing Your WordPress Site: A Guide to Limiting Login Attempts Without a Plugin

Brute-force login attacks pose a significant threat to the security of WordPress websites. This type of attack involves repeatedly guessing…