Notification Center Assistant for iThemes Security

A recent update to ?️ iThemes Security added notifications for Automatic Updates Info & Grade Report Change. By default, these send to all administrator accounts. As such, many of my clients began receiving notifications without my consent. Updating notification settings for iThemes Security has never been a pleasurable task, so I pulled together an assistant … Read more

Is Your Data Secure? Chrome Helps You Know.

Happy Chrome 68 day! HTTP sites will now be marked as "not secure" in Chrome. We applaud the @googlechrome team as they make the Web more secure in a big way with this release.— Let's Encrypt (@letsencrypt) July 24, 2018 Attention users of the internet! Starting today, July 24, 2018, Google is taking one more … Read more

Do You WP? the Plugin.Pub Is Now Open

It could be said that most new plugins are birthed with a foot in the grave. After one or two quality plugins have become widely adopted in a particular niche, it is difficult for others to survive in that space. After reading a recent blog post about Why New Plugins Fail and seeing that people sincerely want to … Read more

Two Significant Challenges Facing Website Owners in 2018

Whether you are looking to launch a website, revamp an existing one, or don’t yet have plans to touch your website this year, there are a few recent developments you should consider. Flagging of Non-SSL Web Pages ⚠️ Google and others are getting even more serious about how we secure the world wide web. Starting in … Read more

Suppressing the Try Gutenberg Teaser

The WordPress 4.9.8 release is scheduled for July 31. One noteworthy addition is that a Try Gutenberg teaser will be presented to site administrators on their dashboard. It will look something like this… Let’s get more users to try Gutenberg While I am pleased to see Gutenberg forge ahead and introduced to a wider audience … Read more

Two Gravity Forms Add-Ons to Enhance Your Registration Process

Allow me to introduce you to two Gravity Forms add-ons that I recently developed and have been putting to good use. They are… Gravity Forms: Autofill List Row Count Gravity Forms: Custom Entry Limit I've recently been developing a number of registration forms. Most online event registration forms only allow for registration of an individual. … Read more

Introducing Typewheel Assistant

New years call for new endeavors.  More Than Maintenance Up to this point, I have offered primarily maintenance services and have avoided offering management services to my clients except on a case-by-case basis. However, I am still finding that management requests land on my desk. In most of my contracts, I draw this distinction between maintenance … Read more

?☀️?❄️ Make Way for Seasonal CSS

I recently developed a site for Camp Lutherhaven. There are several unique features and customizations of the site that I’d like to highlight and share at some point. I’ll save many of them for another time. For now, let me share how I went about solving a unique challenge and how you might benefit from … Read more

Allow WordPress PDF Thumbnails on SiteGround

? Hooray! Today, the support team at SiteGround solved an issue that has been gnawing at me since the release of WordPress 4.7. Disclosure: I may receive a portion of sales resulting from SiteGround affiliate links in this post. When 4.7 released, I was stoked to see that PDF files uploaded to the media library would have … Read more

Creating a Stylish Client Report in MainWP

This past week, after purchasing a lifetime membership to MainWP, I put some work into implementing monthly client reports that can be sent to folks whose sites I manage. Psst! If you’d like to join this small, but growing group, get in touch with me. Disclosure: I receive 25% of sales resulting from MainWP affiliate links … Read more