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  • December 14, 2014

I have been building WordPress websites for customers and myself for the past 10 years. Like many other web developers, I have tried a number of different hosting companies.¬†While I’m not really a server admin, I am able to configure a common VPS web server but am only a beginner at server optimization. I have…

Recently Google has released a new version for their free service reCAPTCHA. The new reCAPTCHA checkbox is easier to use for the “real” visitor and provides a strong validation feature. With the new checkbox it’s not necessary to enter a combination of random letters and numbers to submit some comment form. I tried the new…

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  • November 17, 2014

This weekend was my website offline for 3 hours because my hosting provider has detected a malicious file inside the upload directory I use for some PHP upload demo on my website. This breach was (also) possible because I forgot several month ago to update a CRON job that deletes all upload files frequently. The…

jQuery is a popular JavaScript library which is used for many web applications. A popular example is the content management system WordPress. While using jQuery you need to write less code, writing functions is less complex and there are a lot of plugins you can use for free in your web application. Even if you…

The next WordPress release is planned for December 2014 and WP version 4.1 will have some great features. One of them is a so-called feature plugin that will provide us a front-end editor. This feature was already planned for the current version, but the front-editor wasn’t ready before for the release of WordPress 4.0. I…