Tag Archives: Simplicity

The brute force attack scare

There is a story spreading on the internet of a brute force attack hitting WordPress sites and trying to break into your site. A brute force password attack happens when a program tries to guess your password by simply trying lots of different possibilities – and making educated guesses. This






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What is Affiliate Marketing?

Since the release of my Simple Affiliate Shop plugin I have regularly been asked, “What is affiliate marketing?” You might think that in order to have a shop you need to have something to sell. In the case of Affiliate Marketing you are promoting products that are created and sold






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Use routine to beat procrastination

Do you ever get those moments where you realise you have wasted the morning procrastinating and not really getting anything done? Have you ever wanted to be more creative? I’ve just been sent a great article as part of an on-line course offered by Lateral Action with a great way






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BT’s approach to EU cookie compliance

While checking my online bill I found that BT.com is my first site that has a nice solution to the EU cookie law.  This may not be completely compliant since it asks for permission after setting cookies but it does give all the options and information that you need to






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Show more pages or posts in WordPress

Finding how to show more pages or posts in the ‘all pages’ or ‘all posts’ view in the WordPress back end turns out to be a lot easier than I imagined. I admit to having been frustrated by scrolling through multiple pages of pages, looking for the one I wanted






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Check your sitemap is correct

A site map is a special file that helps search engines like google find all the pages on your site better. This article is part of a series on regular website maintenance that you can do yourself. The site map is often generated by a plug-in. It can be a






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Check your automatic backups are working

OK, so you have set up your website and installed all those shiny plug-ins. You should now get reports on everything under the sun and an automatic backup of your database and files… Do you ever check that it is actually working? This article is part of a series on






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Rotate your backups to save space and stay sane

Backups are critical to your business but the only thing worse than no backup is not being able to find the one you need! Backup rotation A common practice is to “rotate” your backups. The term rotate probably comes from the days when a backup was done on a physical






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Better email sync with Hotmail

Multiple copies of the same email on different devices (computer / phone) is a pain but when they all sync together it is beautiful. Love or hate Microsoft, but they do have some good stuff and are always trying to improve the way we work. Recently I received an email






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New summary of website health provided by Google

Google Webmaster Tools now provide a helpful summary of the website health for all of the websites on your Webmaster Tools account. This is very helpful as it saves you having to drill down into every website individually – which can take a while if you are managing a number






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