We Are Moving Downloads to GitHub

Octocat GitHub Love

We are in the process of moving our plugin, script and other downloads to Github. We host some files on SourceForge, some on our own server and some in the WordPress SVN repository. This means our downloads are spread all over the Net with no real central management policy. Though this is good for posterity and accessibility, this is bad for file management, a drain on our own server resources and can get in the way of forking. Another reason for the move is that our host server has awesome security configs which causes the deletion of our PHP shell deployment scripts and the deletion of … [Read more...]

There is a New WordPress Cache in Town

Wordfence Seal

WordPress security plugin developer extraordinaire, Mark Maunder, released the latest & greatest version of Wordfence security Sunday. This version gives powerful security and performance caching to WordPress sites. Caching and security in one plugin? Who would have thunk it. Wordfence is the free popular WordPress security plugin from Feedjit Inc. Downloaded nearly 1.5 million times already. One downside to enhanced website security is the slightly increased page load time caused by the security checks run by security measures added to a site and its server. Wordfence 5.1 … [Read more...]

How to Change the Shape of Genesis Menu Tabs

Example Genesis Circle Shaped Menu Tabs

Most WordPress nav menus are shaped as  square or rectangular blocks. Some menus use color gradients to add depth to those blocky shapes. How can we change those menu tabs into diamonds, circles or other shapes? We can use background images to give the illusion of different shapes, or, We can use CSS3 to skew, make circular or to otherwise change the shape of the menu tabs. The CSS3 method is the one we are going to use here. This guide is written for the Genesis theme framework and works with the Dynamik child theme framework too. The methods shown should be adaptable to other … [Read more...]

What is best for WordPress SEO and OpenGraph?

WordPress Search Engine Optimization Plugins and Options

On a quest to find the ultimate of WordPress SEO plugins. The King of kings, the Shahanshah, the Emperor of Emperors of the WP world of SEO plugins. This has been a long quest and I need your help to complete it. I need a plugin that handles both search engine optimization (SEO) and social media optimization (SMO) A plugin that is kept up to date with whatever new algorithms and features are released by major search engines and social networks A plugin that helps me tell search engines what my pages are about A plugin that integrates my website into the semantic web of things I … [Read more...]

Move Your Domain Day 2014 and Get Hosting for Less

Today is the 3rd annual MoveYourDomain Day. This is a once per year chance to move your domain to a new host for $3.98 and to grab hosting for 75% less. These offers are provided by Namecheap. This site is hosted by Namecheap. These links are NC affiliate links that help you give me a bit of money for the knowledge I share. On MoveYourDomain Day 2014, you can transfer your .com, .net, .biz, .org or .info domain for only $3.98, and shared/business/reseller hosting packages will be available at 75% off. Simply use the coupon NCMYDD to transfer your domains and HOSTWITHNC on your hosting deal. … [Read more...]