• W3 Total Cache WordPress Plugin Security Concern

    Thankfully, I haven’t experienced this reported security vulnerability, but it’s a pretty big deal. It takes the right combination of server settings and W3 Total Cache (W3TC) plugin configurations for the vulnerability to exist, which is why I titled this post with “concern” instead of “vulnerability” (but, yes, it’s a very bad if you’ve got the …

  • New Site Design, December 2012

    We’re happy to share our new site design, as of December 2012. We still have a custom WordPress theme design, but the new site has these updates: Responsive theme Property Tours were totally re-designed New site colors (from red and black to blue and white, to match our new logo from earlier in 2012) New …

  • Mac OS X: Show Hidden Files in Finder

    Here’s a quick tip that can come in handy for web developers dealing with “dot files” like .htaccess, .gitignore, etc. Easy: There’s an App for That Funter Funter’s sole purpose is to toggle showing/hiding hidden files. Just install the Funter (File Hunter) app. Since it’s from an unverified developer (special Mac security precaution), you’ll need …

  • Perfect Google Apps DNS settings

    I use Namecheap for domain name registrations and managing DNS settings. It’s easy to use and has a one-click Google Apps setup (MX records only, not subdomains, DKIM, SPF, or SRV settings for Google Apps). Following are the quick-and-dirty advanced settings to really get the most out of your Google Apps setup. Screenshots are from …

  • Congrats to WPMU DEV on 100,000 users

    Congratulations to WPMU DEV on reaching 100,000 users today; and I’m one of them. :-) Celebrate 100k users at WPMU DEV to enter the draw for a free annual account!

  • Annual WordPress Survey - number of respondents for 2011

    WordPress Survey 2012 – Help Shape WordPress

    It’s that time of year again. If you use or develop for WordPress.org, you should take the survey that came out on July 12, 2012. Matt’s collecting information to make WordPress better and get a lay of the WordPress land. It’s called the annual survey, and it’s really quick and easy. Plus, you can enter …

  • Quick WordPress SEO Tips

    WordPress = a website Content Management System (CMS) SEO = Search Engine Optimization WordPress SEO = optimizing your WordPress settings and your website content with the intention of (and hopefully resulting in) higher search engine rankins WordPress SEO Tips and How-To 2 links will provide you with bunches of information (usable or not is up …

  • The Best WordPress website hosting helps your Business’ SEO

    Here’s a quickie version of why good website hosting is worth paying for in today’s Internet space: Uptime is important because even a slow website is better than no website (i.e. a down website). A fast website is important because it improves user experience (no one wants to wait forever) and can assist your site …

  • Microsoft Office 365 vs Google Apps Email Migration

    http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/google-in-the-enterprise/one-companys-google-apps-email-migration-part-1/1175  offers a thorough write-up of a specific company’s email migration from on-premise email to in-the-cloud email. The author details many of the steps along the way to migration and does a great job comparing the Google Apps for Business and Microsoft Office 365 offerings. The comparison chart below is from the article, not created …

  • Need something to blog about? Answer Plinky.

    Plinky helps you overcome writer’s block – “inspiration 404” as Automattic puts it – so you can always have something to blog about. Consistent blogging helps your search engine ranking, which gets you more Google Juice (called PageRank), which gets you more visitors, which gets you more chances as converting to leads and sales. I …

  • Your “real” organic Google Rankings

    Have you ever seen someone tout their own website as “#1 on Google”? If you pay attention, the screenshot will typically show enough of the screen for you to realize they’re logged into their own Google account. Here are a few tips for avoiding this gaff when checking your own ranking… Log out of your …

  • The new Lytro camera for real estate

    The good folks at Inman wrote an article displaying some Lytro photos for a real estate listing, viewable here: http://next.inman.com/2012/03/lytro-a-new-kind-of-photograph/. You can view Lytro photos at that link or at Lytro’s Picture Gallery to see Lytro’s primary feature (image focusing post-image-capture) it in action. Here’s a quickie roundup on the Lytro camera in terms of real estate imaging: Lytro is a …


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