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WordFence Never Again

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Plugins I Must Avoid

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Plugins I Must Avoid WordFence is not a plugin for novices or amateurs.   It isn’t a bad plugin, it is well-developed, supported, and maintained.  It is powerful and will take your site down if…

Organize Series – plugin review

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Manage Post Series

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Manage Post Series I do not want to use a plugin, but the solution is to create a plugin. Organize Series is a stellar plugin! I use this one.  I like how it functions within…

Manage WP Post Series

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Manage Post Series

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Manage Post SeriesI do not want to depend on a plugin for this – too unreliable.  I do have one though: the dev site is Organize Series, to the WP plugin Directory.  If a plugin is abandoned I…

Site Optimization and Compression Basics

I have been looking into site compression with Apache.   Mainly just curious.  I asked my host tech at HostHoot.com support why compress and the advantages of full site compression vs. MIME – text files, scripts.  This is the response: Question > What…

Easily Understand and Improve WP Security

Quality WP security info.  Easy to understand fully and quickly because of the the graphics.  Not another loooong techno-babble article referencing things I never understood to begin with.  I have used a few of the security plugins recommended, they are solid choices – well…

SiteOrigin CSS — WordPress Plugins

5 stars!  Very easy to use.  You can see the changes as you work.  Excellent developers, well-supported. SiteOrigin CSS is the simple, yet powerful CSS editor for WordPress. It gives you visual controls that let you edit the look and feel of your…

Page Builder by SiteOrigin — WordPress Plugins

5-star!  I love this plugin!  Very powerful and extendable with the widgets bundles – there are several, one by SiteOrigin others for SiteOrigin.  Or with any widget.  I use this for static home pages.  Though it will work for any site page and…

SiteOrigin Widgets Bundle — WordPress Plugins

5 stars.  These are robust, well supported, easy to use.  There are several other “widget bundles” designed by other developers to extend this one. A collection of all widgets, neatly bundled into a single plugin. It’s also a framework to code your own…

Instant WordPress install, free and easy!

Instant WordPress is self-contained, runs from any drive HDD and USB.  No Windows registry, no bits and pieces everywhere, it is all in one folder.  They are working on a version for Mac.  Follow Instant WordPress on Twitter to find out more. I…

WordPress site for newbies – yes you can! It’s easy.

Are you ready for a real WordPress Website?  Your own place to cultivate your own stuff?  Here’s how you do it for almost free.  As close as you can get.  No contracts or hosting pre-payment. First: Do Not go to WordPress.org and download…

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