Development

A Common-Sense WordPress Security Primer

There’s been a big fuss lately over the latest WordPress hacks. One of the key things about security is to think about what happens when the first line of defence is breached.

Running a WordPress Plugin, always…

There are times when you absolutely must run some plugins on a WP install, and you don’t want to allow administrators to be able to disable them. Here’s how…

WordPress 2.8.4 Released

Those who follow WordPress closely will understand that a vulnerability has been found that, whilst not being especially dangerous, could be very annoying for some.

Telegraph Relaunches Blogs on WordPress

On the night of June 23rd, Telegraph Media flicked the switch on a new project – Telegraph Blogs. And, proudly, we’d like to say we were involved with the project.

WordPress Database Corruption and its Effects

If you get this kind of weird behaviour, especially after a crash, it can be well worth looking through the tables for problems such as those in this post.

Something’s Coming

Very quietly we’ve been building something quite special for WordPress. We can’t say what it is right now, but something’s coming and we’ve done almost all of it with WordPress based technology.

The Difference Hosting Can Make

It’s quite apt that on the day that WordPress.com appears to have broken (it’s not serving any front-end pages on this blog at the time of writing if you’re logged in) I’m making a post about hosting

WordPress Auto 301 Feature

There are some nice tricks inside WordPress, for example this WordPress Auto 301 Feature. Keep up the good work ladies and gentlemen!

Getting Your DNS Settings Right

One thing worth thinking about in 2008, is fixing the DNS entry to your website. Most are probably set up just fine, but here’s one of the most common problems we see.

Change wordpress dashboard RSS feed

If you ever feel like you want to change the source of the news items on the wordpress dashboard (Not wordpress.com, sorry if I got your hopes up there) here is how to do it.

Speeding site load times with htaccess

Create an “.htaccess” file in the folder you want to be cached and add the following to it. This will have the effect of caching your site for a week.

Managing Risks With Web Hosting

Any website is a reflection of your business. If it’s cheap and unreliable, it’ll say that to your potential clients. Recently we’ve had client’s who’ve been burned by other web designers and their hosts