How to add a FavIcon to your WordPress website

Maybe it is just a pet peeve of mine but I get annoyed when I see a blank FavIcon or worse yet the theme’s default icon. What is a FavIcon? A FavIcon (short for favorites icon), also known as a shortcut icon, website icon, URL icon, or bookmark icon is a 16×16 or 32×32… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Favicon If you don’t have your own website then you may not even care about it. However if you do have a website you should make it match your brand that people recognize you by. Either … Read more…

Another version of the Domain Name scam

I can’t believe that in the last two days I have received this notice from two different clients. This has been going on for years and it seems that the scammers just change their name but mostly everything else stays the same. If you look back in my archives you will find this post from 2008 explaining the scam that was going on then. So now the scam is to send what appears to look like an invoice for your domain services. They make it look like they are providing backup … Read more…

What is the proper advertising request etiquette

I never thought about having advertisers on my blog as it is just my personal blog. However I have been approached on more than one occasion to advertise on my site. So I guess that means I should put together an advertising policy page for anyone who wants to advertise here with me will have clear understanding of my advertising policy. The thing that gets me is my most recent conversation with someone who wanted to advertise on my site. It started off normally with a request to advertise on my site: … Read more…

Send mail from you@yourdomain.com using Gmail

I have been doing this for quite a while now and it works flawlessly! Many people always think that it can’t be done or just don’t know how to do it. Well today I am going to show you just how easy it is to send mail from your own domain name using Gmail. It is hard to setup right? Wrong! As a matter of fact it is super easy! If you have a Gmail account setup already then you are good to go… First step is to obviously login … Read more…

Text Enhance Adware now infecting WordPress through Tinymce

If you have spent any time on the internet I am sure you have seen sites with underlined links in their content. Usually this is linking you to something they want you to see of another page to go to. However there are other types of links that when you put your mouse over them they pop-up with an advertisement. Sometimes the website wants them there and other times they don’t. Other times it is your machine that is infected with a virus of sorts that is causing this. One … Read more…