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Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Lighthouse is removing the Core Web Vitals and CrUX features

Why? There are multiple reasons and multiple factors involved. There are a few key reasons behind this change, all of…

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

How to code a website security audit using PHP and WordPress

This tutorial will teach you how to build a website security audit similar to our security audit here in the…

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 10, 2023

SEO, Adjacent Posts and Session Duration

Time on site, or session duration, is┬áthe 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…

Tuesday, February 14, 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…

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Analysis of a WordPress Analytics Plugin

A few weeks ago, I was about to take over an abandoned analytics plugin. The deal didn’t go through, but…