Day 17: Self Education: The WordPress Codex

“Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.” ― Isaac Asimov It is hard to imagine sitting down and reading the entire Encyclopedia Britannica, much less the whole of Wikipedia. However, we make reference to these resources and others when we have questions about historical happenings, are curious about the way …

Day 16: Functionality: Security Configuration

Backing up your website is a great, proactive way to make sure that your website and content will always be available in the case of some kind of hacker or malicious attack. However, it is also just as important to prevent those attacks from happening in the first place. Reason There are several default settings …

Day 15: Functionality: Backup Configuration

Imagine waking up and finding that you website has been hacked, compromised, or your domain has expired and your website is down. Or, imagine that you’ve been messing with some PHP code and didn’t enter the code just right and now your website is broken! Reason There are several ways to break or crash a …

Day 14: Functionality: Plugins 2: Five More Plugins

Your website is probably not ready to go right “out of the box”. There are different things that you would like for it to do that it doesn’t automatically do at the install with the standard features. This is where plugins come in. Reason There are so many different plugins, and so much your website …

Day 13: Functionality: Embeding a Video

The beautiful thing about content on the internet is that it innately sharable. Web 2.0 formats have made it possible for easy sharing of media formats across different platforms. With HTML5, embedding is getting even easier. Reason YouTube is the second largest search engine after Google (yes, beating out Bing and Yahoo!). You will probably …