WordPress Security and Hacks

Recently the DACS website was “hacked”. A rogue script was inserted into the header of the pages. Several steps were taken to sanitize the WordPress installation and this fixed the problem – temporarily. However, security is an ongoing battle, and...

June 21, 2016 – WordPress Themes and Settings

Once you’ve decided to use WordPress to run your new website, and once you’ve gone through the “5 Minute Install”, what comes next? When you first login to your new WordPress admin area, you enter the default bare-bones set up, with the (this...

WordPress Child Themes

WordPress uses “themes” to display the content of the database in a user-friendly and attractive interface in the browser. Deciding which theme to use may be determined by the site requirements, some themes have additional features that may be required – or not....

April 19, WordPress Site Review and More

After a winter hiatus, the DACS Web Design workshop/SIG started up again on April 19, 2016. At this meeting we focused on a website developed by Andy Woodruff for Sofia Chiarandini, a young musician with many talents. http://www.sofiachiarandini.com/. Andy presented a...

Google AdWords

Thoughts about AdWords – how does it work? PPC = Pay Per Click. Everytime someone clicks on your ad, you pay a fee according to several variables. But what do you pay, how do you decide how much you’re willing to pay, and how likely is it someone will...

October 20, 2015 – Google AdWords

Getting your site to appear on the first page of a Google search results page (“SERP”) is not easy. “Search Engine Optimizing” for organic results needs to be just right for your website and takes a lot of custom tweaking. If first-page...

September 15, 2015: Navigation Organization

Every website has navigation links to access all the content and information presented within a site. What is the best way to plan a menu structure to be most efficient? Let’s take a look at ways to organize and design navigation priorities. WordPress offers...