WordPress Plugin: List category posts

November 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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One of my client sites that I consult for, CopperTalk (www.coppertalk.org), through Palmer Productions Group has a custom home page with top posts for various categories. I used the List category posts plugin, by Fernando Briano, to accomplish this task.

Soon after a request was made for displaying an excerpt of the latest post from one category as a headline news (Coppertalk News). The displayed content needed to include more than what the post excerpt option supports. Besides, the editors do not use the excerpt option anyway. This looked like a go with the List category posts plugin except for one thing. The plugin does not factor in the <!–more–> tag for cutting off the post on the teaser portion.  It was displaying the full post.

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New Twitter Email SPAM Circulating

March 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Social Media 

I received an email today that looked like it was from Twitter asking me to confirm my email for receiving messages. If you receive any email like this, do not click any links in the message. The links will take you to a website that looks like Twitter but setup to collect your login information. They will be able to take over and spam your account.

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Where have I been?

November 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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Time flies! My wife and I celebrated the birth of a baby girl in April, and I have neglected new posts since.  As of late, I have picked up several projects and am getting back into the swing of things.

More helpful blog posts to come soon …

Watch out for Domain Registry Transfer SCAMs!

April 7, 2010 by · 2 Comments
Filed under: Domain Names 

Domain Registry of America

If you own a domain name, there is a good chance you have received a notice in the mail from Domain Registry of America, Domain USA, Domain Solutions Central or some other domain name service. Complaints have been filed and actions taken toward these companies as  SCAMs. Their notices are deceiving. The FTC has levied injunctions against these companies and issued a consumer alert for domain name registration scams. Read more

Simple Do-It-Yourself SEO

March 17, 2010 by · 2 Comments
Filed under: SEO 

It seems like spam is trending toward Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and “get your website on the first page of Google”. Although they are a nice break from the male enhancement or “buy this stock” spam, they are still annoying to receive. Why not save some money and do a few simple SEO updates yourself? This is particularly easy to do with WordPress.

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