Why Your WordPress Website Needs Extra Security

I love WordPress! It's a fantastic way to build a website without knowing how to write code. It truly makes web development easier. But, what a lot of WordPress website owners don't realize is how easy it is for someone to break into their website. WordPress is Open Source software, which is a great thing. This means that it's free to use by anyone. You don't have to … [Read more...]

Navigating Your WordPress Website – Menus and Widgets

WordPress menus allow you to navigate your website better. You can have more than one menu and those menus can be placed in different locations. WordPress makes all of this customizable. The menu locations are dictated by your theme and are beyond the scope of this discussion, but you can find the locations that are setup by your theme on the 'Manage Locations' tab on the … [Read more...]

Why I Will Never Use First Data Global E4 Gateway API and Will Try to Discourage My Clients

One of my most popular posts of all time is about integrating First Data payment processing with a website. I've had several clients who have First Data accounts and they've seemed happy with their account, so I decided to give them a try. OMG I wish I hadn't. It cost me SO much money. It was UNREAL! I paid almost 50% in credit card fees some months. Something wasn't … [Read more...]

Add a jQuery Sliding Pop-up to my Website

My client wanted not only a popup window, but a sliding popup window. The kind that slides across the page when you first get to a site. Or maybe it slides in after you've been on the site for a while. I searched high and low for a jQuery popup that would do just that. It wasn't a matter of not being able to find jQuery popup plugins, it was a matter of finding one that … [Read more...]