Regarding image optimization in WordPress there often are being mentioned various cloud services and their price and data saving are being compared. If you have a suitable hosting, use tools that are available right on the server for your image optimization. You don’t have to pay for any third-party services and there is no limit.
Recently I have been playing around with WordPress a lot and also have been trying to make the most of its basic options without the necessity to install third-part plug-ins. Of course, I use Google Analytics for traffic tracking, but I also needed a stupid incremental counter of post views. Using it I am then also able to create a list of the most read posts in a form of a widget.
Do you need to try out a plug-in, a visual theme or some other functionality but also not to shatter your own web? What about a free installation of WordPress with one click, available in seconds and erased automatically after two days?
For almost a quarter of a year I have been working with the tool Sitebulb which offers web checking from the SEO point of view. It is not limited to the technical issues only, it is also able to deal with keywords. After trying it out I have immediately downloaded the most expensive version and I would like to share my experience and impression I have gained during working with this tool.
A web should be running on a single one address. You pick an option with or without www and you redirect the opposite one to it. Similarly all webs nowadays should be redirected to a secure https variant. Do you still deal with this by editing .htaccess? You don’t have to.
Most of you probably are familiar with Screaming Frog SEO Spider. It is a great tool for checking a website limited to 500 URLs when using the freeware version. Greenflare is quite similar. But Greenflare is completely free, unlimited and promises a solid performance even on a low-end computer. On top of that it can extract any information located on a website.
Links that are added to menu items in Drupal, eventually to other fields controlling a link syntax, have in the default status only a few basic protocols allowed. Which is a problem if you want to add a menu containing e.g. Skype contacts to the foot. How can you alter allowed protocols?
Considering the fact I travel a lot, I really need to have an access to various online services from one IP address at my disposal. Of course there is a solution – a VPN. I have been using the one that is directly built in my NAS for years but recently I have decided to transform my Raspberry Pi 3 into a VPN server.
Modern CSS has a lot of techniques which helps you achieve the results easier way than a few years before. Most of them are supported by majority of web browsers already. So why not start using them on you daily CSS practice?
I use Fail2ban to improve the security of my development server. From time to time it happens I set up some misconfiguration with new git users and got into problems when Fail2ban blocks my whole IP. Fortunately, there is an easy way to unban the IP. You don't need to wait for the Fail2ban period.
Gitea is my favorite open source Git service written in Go language. It is lightweight and installable as binary package for various platforms or as a Docker container.
For years I have used my Synology NAS with a lightweight Git service called Gogs. Written in Golang, hardware resources friendly and containing only basic functions I need. And with a slick user interface. The problem is the Synology package is unofficial and not maintained. So how to install Gogs and then update to the latest version on Synology NAS?
After some crashes of my OS X Mavericks the Photoshop CS6 opens old files after its start. Its a little bit annoying but the help from this is very easy.
If you have a backup of old emails coming from the Microsoft Outlook mail client, you have one or more PST files. It is my case also – I switched from Windows to Mac OS without buying the Outlook 2011. The good news is we don’t need Outlook itself for the old messages. You can read and open PST files on the Mac using the simple viewer.
If you've worked with Microsoft Word, you're familiar with the same basic pattern: type some text via keyboard, copy and paste with the mouse, type more text, move the cursor back a paragraph with the mouse, type yet more text, spell check using the mouse on the main menu etc.