Underpants. They’re like masks. And they’re also like user accounts for your WordPress website. Here’s how to keep ’em (and I mean the user accounts here) clean and safe.    Assign user roles You wouldn’t share your underpants or your mask, that would be plain revolting. Same applies to WordPress user accounts. If you have …
With apologies to William Shakespeare. When I was born, my father’s family insisted on giving me a family name. My mother put her foot down rather firmly and named me Anzelle instead. Waaaay better (thanks, Mom!). Anyway, for many years I considered my name terrifically unique. Well, until a couple of years ago. Occasionally, I …
What if your website got breached? What would that cost you? I can almost hear you think: “We’ve never been hacked, and it probably won’t happen to us.” Here’s an interesting statistic: about 30 000 websites get hacked A DAY. Let that sink in for a moment. According to WebARX, they’re mostly small business websites …
Right now, the media is hyperfixated on coronavirus matters. It’s almost a deluge of information What does any of this have to do with websites? Well, with all the mask-wearing and ‘be wise, sanitise’ visual cues around me, I was reminded that tech can get infected also and websites get viruses too. Recently, WordPress sites …
I read a fascinating article last year on Melissa McCracken who has an interesting form of synesthesia, causing her to associate music with colours. She is able to listen to a song and paint the colours she sees – so, painting what she hears. It’s not something she can control, it’s like a reflex. And …
On the 14th of February 2005, I stood gazing up at the magnificent vault of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican. It’s etched so clearly in my mind – the vibrant colours, the flowing lines, the faces, their expressions. I stood for ages, just gazing, trying to burn it into my memory somehow… all that …
I have a best friend who regards herself as the Best Prankster in the World. Sharing a flat with her back in the day was a laugh a minute. Well, when my nerves could handle it, that is. Her most memorable act of mirth was sending me a lovely video of rolling hills, a car …
I recently discovered I have some distant cousins across the Pond. Third cousins, to be exact. You see, my great-great-grandfather, God bless his hairy face (we have a photo, the beard is epic), managed to have himself two wives (if you can’t hide the skeleton in the family closet, at least you can make him …
All-in-one is such a nice comfortable phrase. No mess, no fuss, it’s all there. Like conditioner and shampoo in one container. Or Swiss Army Knives – one tool with multiple uses. Convenience stores: everything you need under one roof. One dish meals (ha! less dishes, I like!). And so on. SINGULAR WEB PAGES I came …