WordPress Security

Posted Posted in WordPress

As many of you know, my primary research interest is Information Systems security. Recently I’ve read a number of articles discussing security within WordPress. Here are links to a few of those articles. What do these have in common? Lots! Every article I’ve seen will stress the importance of NOT using the default admin account! […]

Cloud Storage: A Comparison

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Cloud Storage Earlier, I mentioned a desire to compare cloud storage services. Since the time of that writing, I’ve come across numerous articles comparing various services. Rather than repeating what has already been said, I’ll simply list a number of good cloud storage services and links to a few articles comparing these services. Dropbox Dropbox […]

Creating a Background Image

Posted Posted in Web Design

Adding a full size background image to a website can be difficult, given the variety of browsers currently in use. However, Fuel Your Creativity recently posted an excellent article explaining how to go about this, using two very different approaches. I highly recommend reading the full article for details.

The Importance of Backups

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The Importance of Backups A few years ago I received a frantic email from a friend. At the time, he was a doctoral student finishing his dissertation (an original contribution to human knowledge–in most programs this is the final paper required for a doctorate). Unfortunately the hard drive in his computer crashed. He had no […]

Should You Pay For Themes and Plugins, or Just Use Free Ones?

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What’s the deal? People like WordPress for many reasons, including ease of use. Often, the large number of themes and plugins available are given as reasons also. Recently a number of authors have begun debating the benefits of premium themes and plugins as opposed to the free ones. There are lots of good arguments on […]

Should I use WordPress or HTML?

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Creating a new website: Should you use WordPress or HTML? WordPress has been in the news a lot lately. We often see statistics explaining how many of the top web sites are based on WordPress. There’s a reason–it’s really a great tool. However a few people disagree and suggest coding by hand using HTML. Which […]