23 12, 2014

Dealing with Semalt, Kambasoft, Buttons For Website and other Spam Bots

By |December 23rd, 2014|Security and Maintenance, SEO, Wordpress|2 Comments

It seems like there has been a massive uptick in automated bot spammers crawling my sites lately and I really don't like the trail they leave behind.  Besides taking up bandwidth, they are wreaking all sorts of havoc on my site analytics and throwing bounce rates out of wack.  I [...]

26 09, 2014

Gravity Forms Filter out Spam by Keywords

By |September 26th, 2014|Snippets, Wordpress|3 Comments

A client of mine was beginning to get a ton of spam through their contact form on their website and it seemed to be manual submissions because Captcha and other antispam bot efforts were not working.  Many of the spam entries were for SEO services or other web related marketing [...]

7 03, 2014

WordPress Brute Force Attacks

By |March 7th, 2014|Security and Maintenance, Wordpress|0 Comments

According to Wordfence, a Wordpress security company, there is currently a huge series Wordpress brute force attacks taking place that is targeting Wordpress based websites.  A brute force attack is essentially an automated attempt to find a weakness in you Wordpress that allows a bot to gain access to your [...]

27 02, 2014

How to Check your WordPress site for Broken Links

By |February 27th, 2014|Wordpress|0 Comments

If you have a website that contains links to other sites or you maintain a blog that is updated frequently it is important to make sure you links are all up to date and not broken.  Broken links are no fun.  Search engines hate them, they annoy your users and [...]

22 01, 2014

Domain Name Registration Privacy

By |January 22nd, 2014|Internet|0 Comments

Thanks to recent encroachment of government agencies and large corporations, the protection of privacy has become a hot topic lately.  The internet has become a place where information can be accidentally leaked for all to see and the ability to find out personal details about someone is incredibly easy.  In [...]

20 01, 2014

Redirecting a Directory with WordPress Redirection

By |January 20th, 2014|Snippets, Wordpress|2 Comments

The Wordpress Redirection Plugin is a great tool for redirecting urls and is especially helpful if you move your website to a different directory or change a blog location on your site.  With that said, it is also a plugin with little documentation that can be hard for newcomers to [...]

17 01, 2014

Why is WordPress Maintenance Important?

By |January 17th, 2014|Wordpress|0 Comments

Maintaining the content of your website has its benefits for obvious reasons: your content stays fresh, it improves visitor experience, pricing stays up to date and it is great for search engines.  One thing most Wordpress based website owners forget to address is maintaining the actual software that runs their [...]

13 12, 2013

How to Change Admin Colors in WordPress 3.8

By |December 13th, 2013|Wordpress|0 Comments

With the introduction of Wordpress 3.8 your Wordpress powered site now has an all new look in its admin area.  You are able to choose from several colors to style the look and feel of your back end. When you first install 3.8 your theme color will automatically be changed [...]