admin on September 6th, 2013

Exclude Pages
Ability to add pages without showing in menu sysytem. Excludes pages by unchecking box on edit page.

Ambrose Unlink Parent Pages
Uninks the parent page of a dropdown

Page Redirect Template
Place URL in a page and it redirect to remote URL. For use with SAR pages to link to Upload Artwork form on Corporate site.

Contact Form 7
Just another contact form plugin. Simple but flexible.

Really Simple CAPTCHA
Really Simple CAPTCHA is a CAPTCHA module intended to be called from other plugins. It is originally created for my Contact Form 7 plugin.

Contact Form DB – Saves submitted form data to the database and provides short codes to display it. Captures data from Contact Form 7 and Fast Secure Contact Form

WordPress SEO by Yoast
Improve your WordPress SEO: Write better content and have a fully optimized WordPress site using the WordPress SEO plugin by Yoast.

NextGEN Gallery
The most popular WordPress gallery plugin and one of the most popular plugins of all time with over 7.5 million downloads.

W3 Total Cache
Easy Web Performance Optimization (WPO) using caching: browser, page, object, database, minify and content delivery network support.

Wordfence Security
Wordfence Security is a free enterprise class security plugin that includes a firewall, virus scanning, real-time traffic with geolocation and more.

Google XML Sitemaps
This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines to better index your blog.

Redirection is a WordPress plugin to manage 301 redirections and keep track of 404 errors without requiring knowledge of Apache .htaccess files.

WPtouch Mobile Plugin
Create a beautiful mobile WordPress website with just a few clicks.

Share Buttons by AddToAny
Share buttons for your pages including AddToAny’s universal sharing button, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon and many more.

UpdraftPlus – WordPress Backup and Restoration
Easy and complete backups + restoration. Manual or automated backups (Amazon S3, Dropbox, Google Drive, Rackspace, FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, email + others).

BackWPup (free) – WordPress Backup Plugin
Schedule complete automatic backups of your WordPress installation. Decide which content will be stored (Dropbox, S3…). This is the free version

QTH is a Web hosting company in La Crosse Wisc run by Scott Neader. I host a few Web sites with QTH and I highly recommend them. They are small enough to take each request personally but large enough to host the largest of sites. Scott provides excellent customer service and this morning was a good example. I removed a site because my client was selling their business and wanted hosting until April 1. I took down the Web site on April 1, but I did not remove files or cancel service until April 12 to allow some overlap.

Unaware that the client needed email for a longer period, I would now need the hosting back in place and soon. I sent an e-mail to Scott to see if I could get the hosting back and files restored. Normally the files are GONE (and I was warned about this before canceling service). Scott had a backup of the files and had them restored within half an hour.

Reliability and responsiveness are the most important attributes when looking for a hosting company. QTH shines in both areas and I highly recommend them. They have saved me from myself many times.

admin on January 27th, 2013

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) uses two broad concepts to create web pages. It defines the layout and it defines the fonts.





Using CSS margins, padding and borders in CSS you can build the framework for the site. Prior to widespread use of CSS the only way was the use of tables. Tables were not meant for layout but many designers used tables to layout the pages into many different ways. Nesting tables inside one another created hard to manage code. A table for layout was wide spread on the Web including site such as Google, Yahoo and MSN. It was the only way. Even after CSS was introduced, many browsers did not fully support CSS.

Prior to widespread support for CSS, a page would be covered in <font> tags. It was difficult to find the actual content and an inefficient way to build and manage a page. With CSS content is separated from the layout. All the fonts, links and colors are defined in the CSS code and then applied to the entire site.

All CSS in external files:
Linking an external file now made changing a site easier. Each HTML file contains a link to the external CSS file. Changes made in the external file (linked from the individual files) then cascaded through the entire site.





CSS. An efficient concept!

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