Why the WordPress “exec-php” Plugin is a Form of Bad Practice

It alarms me that often wordpress users will still use the exec-php plugin. It made sense when WordPress was fairly primitive and lacked functionality in terms of it’s templating system. Today, WordPress is fully enhanced enough that it should supersede the use of the exec-php plugin. Today, it should be avoided at all costs. WordPress is sophisticated enough now that you should not need to use such a plugin. It poses various number of risks.

Top Responsive Websites Pt. 1

Ever since Ethan Mercotte published his seminal article coining the term, “Responsive Web Design”, the trend has near reached its tipping point. Today, client expectations are growing and more and more websites have evolved to respond to the context of the media device. This technique makes a sense since mobile browsing will eclipse desktops/laptops in the year: Source: Wikimedia Commons Thus it only makes sense for us to highlight some of the top responsive web sites on the internet now: …

Drupal Commerce Field Deletion Failure After Uninstall

I thought i’d share with everyone a helpful solution to a nasty bug in drupal / drupal commerce Issue: You’re excited. A new drupal module version is released. You’re trying to upgrade and now you’re ridden with a fatal error. Problem: There’s a nasty bug in Drupal entity fields that is currently trying to be sorted out. When you upgrade you may be unable to fully upgrade because modules are unable to delete previous database fields. It’s best if you …

WordPress Site Hacked: Hacked Aftermath Guide

This is very common these days. There are lots of hackers that want to insert unwanted links into your website.  This guide will provide you solutions to neutralize the situation. WordPress itself can be properly secured when taking into account the appropriate standards and procedures. Spending a little time and proactive steps will allow you to overcome any issues that may arise from an intrusion into your wordpress blog or wordpress site. How do you detect if your website has …

Git: A Beginner’s Story

My Personal Story I hadn’t planned on applying for an internship this summer and instead was going to wait until Spring 2012, but I found an amazing opportunity through my university to join the team at Globe Runner SEO. The description of the job sounded exactly like what I wanted to do for my career path, so I updated my resume and sent in an application. After applying for the Internet Marketing/Web internship, I was asked to come in for …

User Agent Switcher List

Optimizing for mobile devices requires you to be able to test your website against different user agents. A “User agent” is a piece of metadata that describes browser or device that it’s being rendered or viewed upon. It’s a string of text that allows the server/client to figure out what browser, mobile device you are using. Being able to manually switch is very important to allow testing and user agent detection.

Mobile Applications of Worldly Importance

Tension continues to rise in Cairo as civilians encourage tyrant dictator of 30 years, Mubarek, to leave his post in office. The Egyptian government tried to cut off contact with the rest of the world by shutting down the internet and inter-continental phone contact to ease the focus of riots and the revolutionary uproar. This preliminary attempt failed as young people were able to connect with the outside world via mobile devices and social media, being the only link to …

Universal Website Design and Accessibility

Creating an accessible website can also be an important component of SEO. This video covers best practices for universal website design, including topics such as site navigation, alt and accessibility tags, and closed captioning. Transcription Hi! This is Eric with Globe Runner Search Engine Optimization and today we’re talking about accessibility on the web. In my last video, we talked about alt tags and how alt tags may help people with low vision or may use a screen reader to …