Blogging & WebDev

This page contains links to all of our blogging-related content, including articles on HTML, CSS, JavaScript, database management, WordPress, search engine optimization (SEO), website design, affiliate/online marketing, and general web development (WebDev).

How to Change Your WordPress Username

by Michael on September 2, 2012 · 0 comments

You can help secure your WordPress site by making sure that you’re not using a predictable username. A naïve hacker has to guess both your username and your password. If your username can be easily guessed, their job is much easier.

Read the full article >>>

Redirecting Multiple Web Pages with a Wildcard

by Michael on September 2, 2012 · 0 comments

I recently ran into a situation where I needed to redirect multiple web pages with the same basic url structure to another domain. While I could create a bunch of individual 301 redirects, it would be easier to use a catchall. But how?

Read the full article >>>

If you’re using the Thesis WordPress theme then you’ve likely noticed a self-serving Dashboard panel titled “The latest from the DIYthemes Blog.” If this bugs you and you’d like to remove it, then you’ve come to the right place.

Read the full article >>>

I recently converted a static site created using RapidWeaver to WordPress. This was a relatively easy process, and the end result was great. However, in looking at the Google Analytics data I spotted a problem.

Read the full article >>>

How to Show Hidden/Invisible Files in cPanel

by Michael on August 30, 2012 · 0 comments

Ever wondered how to show hidden (invisible) files in the cPanel File Manager? I did. I needed to edit .htaccess but it wasn’t showing up in the list of files. I could find the file by searching for it, but I couldn’t access it from the search pane.

Read the full article >>>

To remove a directory and its contents: rm -rf <DirectoryName> Just be sure… There’s no going back if you change your mind.

Read the full article >>>

GoDaddy Price Increases

by Michael on August 25, 2012 · 1 comment

I was just doing a bit of spring (late summer?) cleaning and ran across some old domain registration e-mails from GoDaddy. As I skimmed through them, I was amazed at how much their domain name registration prices have increased.

Read the full article >>>

Last night, I discovered that all of my WordPress sites on Dreamhost (including this one) had been hacked. I’m not sure when this happened, but I discovered (quite by accident) small text links hidden at the bottom of various pages.

Read the full article >>>