WordPress is great. We love it. It keeps evolving way faster than Drupal ever did. Well, in the beginning Drupal was great. But for some reason, Drupal died. Anyway. As a South Florida WordPress Development Agency, we get to dig into WordPress pretty deeply. One thing that might not be too obvious to most people, is how do we create a plugin and use a theme file that can be overwritten as needed?

Here’s how:

PHP add_filter(‘single_template’, ‘my_plugin_single_template’); function my_plugin_single_template($single) { global $wp_query, $post; $filename = ‘single-‘.$post->post_type.’.php’; if(!locate_template($filename)) { $filepath = MY_PlUGIN_PATH . ‘/templates/’ . $filename; if(file_exists($filepath)) { $single =

What is Hotlinking?

Hotlinking is the process of displaying an image on a website by linking to that same image on a different website. Instead of loading the picture onto their own site, they link to a picture on a different site. When the picture is loading onto the site, it is actually being loaded by the site of origin. If this occurs, it uses the bandwidth of the website that is loading the picture and can cost the website owner’s money since website hosting companies can charge for the amount of data used by the site. This can be

Social media is a great tool for marketing. A presence there can help bring in your targeted audience. While many companies have figured out how to use Facebook, Twitter can be a little more confusing. They may wonder how to use 140 characters to get their message out. The key is to have a large following. Tweeting a message or two a day to a small following won’t get you the response you want. It is important to grow your followers in order to reach a larger audience. A great way to get a larger following is to follow others.

The Marvel app is an app that allows you to design and create prototypes of your own apps. It is a great way to use your imagination and create your own apps. Best of all, you can start using it for free.

Design Your App

Marvel makes it easy to design your very own app. You can use the Marvel design tool, import images from other tools, or import images that you’ve drawn on paper.

  • Use Canvas. Canvas is the name of the Marvel design tool. You can use it to create designs for your app.
  • Use Photoshop or

Websites are easier than ever to create. With all the great tools and services available on the web, companies can create simple websites without extensive knowledge in computer programming. Website security is important to protect every website, but if you created your own website, you might not know what to do. Here are a few tips for how to keep your website secure.

Update Your Website Frequently

Keeping your CMS (content management system) up to date is one of the simplest ways to keep your website secure. Outdated software is a security risk, so it is important to update the

We love phpMyAdmin here at TBO (The Barton Organization). We’ve written a few great articles about phpMyAdmin. Our most popular being phpMyAdmin SSL; take a look at that one, but only after you read this article.

Managing servers can be a pain. That’s why people hire Development companies like us. A tip we’re willing to share, or a way of doing something, is using phpMyAdmin to manage multiple database servers. phpMyAdmin has a config.inc.php file. That file has the ability for servers to be added to it. So let’s add a server to it:

PHP $port = 3307;

SEO is something you wait to do until after you launch a new site, right? Wrong. There are quite a few things that can be done before launching a new site that will help you succeed in the rankings. Doing SEO even before the new site is ready to go will make sure the site is able to leap in the ratings as soon as it goes live. Having a website is important, but it does little good unless people surfing the web can find your site. Make sure to do these essential SEO steps before you launch your site,

Nobody likes spam—mostly it is just annoying, but sometimes it can be harmful. Referrer spam in Google Analytics is annoying because it confuses the data, making it less useful and more difficult to understand. When you want to know how much traffic your site is getting, referrer spam can be a real problem.

What is Referrer Spam?

Referrer spam is fake referral traffic recorded in your Google Analytics. This fake traffic is created by spam bots, not actual visitors to your site.

What is a Spambot?

Crawler programs designed to perform repetitive tasks with accuracy are called bots. Bots whose

What is Email Spoofing?

Spoofing occurs when a spammer pretends to be sending out email as you by using your email address. The spammer does not actually have access to your account and is not using your account to send the message, but they are pretending to be you. Instead of using the email account address where the mail is actually coming from, they put your email address in the From line of their message. This makes it appear to come from you. The spammer does this to make the email look legitimate even if it isn’t.

What is Email

Securi Security’s Q2 Report for 2016 is out. The data in their report is based on compromised websites they worked on/with; it includes insights & analysis performed by Securi’s Incident Response Team (IRT) & Malware Research Team (MRT).

What they Analyzed: CMS Analysis

Securi’s analysis included over 9,000 infected websites. The report is verify thorough. Just goes to show that it’s very important to update your websites! Or, get The Barton to do it for you.

 

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