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Blocking Semalt Web Crawler

Blocking Semalt Web Crawler

The Semalt.com web crawler is useless. The services they claim to provide (if you pay) offer no better analysis on your website than the free ones you’re already using. Semalt also uses a persistent web crawler, which inflates your web statistics, ignores Robots.txt protocols, and even ignores their own Website […]

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Disable Automatic Paragraphs & Line-breaks In WordPress Posts

Disable Automatic Paragraphs & Line-breaks In WordPress Posts

I’ve mentioned previously that I prefer handwriting code instead of having it done automatically. When I code manually, I get the functionality and presentation exactly the way I want. One such feature in WordPress (I’ve disabled so many) counters my preference by doing something automatically. What I’m referring to is […]

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Updating From xHTML To HTML 5

Updating From xHTML To HTML 5

If you haven’t already, now is a great time to update your website code to HTML 5 web standards. Here are a handful of things you can do to really get the ball rolling. Table Of Contents Document Type Self-closing tags Language & Character Set Default MIME Types Attribute Minimization […]

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Quick Q & A: 3

Quick Q & A: 3

Here are some quick answers to questions I’ve received from comments, emails, and search queries. You can find Parts 1 & 2 of this segment in the Quick Q & A category. What is “encrypted_search_terms” in WordPress.com Stats plugin? Encrypted_search_terms is reported within the WordPress.com Stats plugin when the search […]

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Introduction To PHP Include & Require

Introduction To PHP Include & Require

The PHP Include function is used to pull different pages together into one. For example, a default header, menu, and footer can be included on multiple content pages. When you want to update the menu, you only need to update a single file. Then the changes are reflected on all […]

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Prevent WordPress SPAM Comments & Registrations With JavaScript

Prevent WordPress SPAM Comments & Registrations With JavaScript

The battle against SPAM continues, so I have another hurdle you can implement to help prevent bots from submitting comments and registering accounts. Although this tip is aimed at WordPress, the basic idea can be applied to any application. What we’re going to do is encase (or hide) the submit […]

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