Friday, August 3, 2018

WordPress Checklist

WordPress Beginner posted an article titled "18 Most Important Things You Need to Do After Installing WordPress"

I like to read what other people write, and eventually add thoughts to my own WordPress Checklist.

Here are the 18 things, and my thoughts/comments...

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

IP2Location WordPress Plugin

There are three things that sent me in search of this plugin:
  1. Europe's new GDPR only applies to websites that target European Union countries. (GDPR= the General Data Protection Regulation.  It is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union. It addresses the export of personal data outside the EU.)
  2. I've attended two WordPress Meetups where GDPR was discussed.
    • In the first meeting, GDPR was briefly discussed. The bottom line was "if you're not doing business in Europe then don't worry about it."
    • In the first hour of the 2nd WP meetup the speaker shared what her research had found. While she acknowledged that GDPR is not here now, we should be aware of it anyway. She said that California is already considering something similar.
  3. Constant attacks from outside the US on my websites; several times WordFence has reported that they've blocked failed/bogus user attempts. In new sites, spurious comments have been installed.

Monday, May 21, 2018

WordPress Plugin: Members (by Justin Tadlock)

Chris Lema mentioned this plugin in his blog "Comparing WordPress Membership Plugins" ~ He wrote "Justin Tadlock’s Members is free. 100% free. That means you can download it for free. You can also review the code for free. You can change it for free. You can install it on 1 site for free – and you can do it on 100 sites for free. That’s amazing, isn’t it. And it’s easy, quick to install, intuitive and all that!" Members is Lema's first choice in his recommendations where Price is the primary consideration.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Saturday, May 19, 2018

WordPress Plugin: Simple Membership (by smp7 & wp.insider)

Opened a new, blank WordPress Instance.

I added new plugins, and searched for Simple Membership...

Configuring WordPress

You're ready to configure WordPress and add your unique website content.

Now What?

Installing WordPress on an AddOn Domain

At this point a new domain has been registered and is added as an alias to a hosting plan that allows multiple add-on domains.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

WordPress Plugin: Yoast SEO

After installing All-in-One SEO, then searching for whether I can run it in parallel with Yoast (no need) I found several websites that compared/contrasted/evaluated Yoast vs. All-in-One. Yoast won, barely. Check out the bottom of the last article.

I deactivated All-in-One and activated Yoast. I found the dashboard:

WordPress Plugin: All-in-One SEO Pack (Torbert)

Today I installed this plugin at

Monday, June 26, 2017

Add Google Analytics to Your Website

After attending another SCORE workshop (for SEO) I've been pulled kicking and screaming into Google Analytics.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

EMail Mailing Lists: mailman@domain

I have had a long love affair with interactive mailing lists. I recently set up a set of lists for an organization where I volunteer: the Pinellas County chapter of SCORE.

I registered the domain and merrily went about creating the lists. But then I discovered a problem....

Friday, March 17, 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Trouble-shooting a Word Press site

You can image my surprise this morning when I found an email alerting me that my business site was down [A Better Computer, Inc] and had been for 6 hours!
[Kudus to for their timely email!]

Friday, February 3, 2017

Maintaining a WordPress Site

iThemes is a company that provides a wordpress security plug-in (I haven't tried it, yet), but they have me on their email mailing list.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Installing WordPress

These are the steps I used to set up the site and install Wordpress
for Gail & Steven Scott's Service Station Salon website...

Friday, January 15, 2016 is owned by Google. It's free.

In 2011, at, I created two blogs: a personal, non-public personal diary and a public-facing blog for A Better Computer, Inc.

In 2015 I revisited the ABCInc blog, and began writing about my wordpress experiences.

I set up shortcut to use on the internet, and then I learned how to:

Friday, January 1, 2016

ABCInc Stuff Store

I discovered that I can add my storefront to ANY website by cutting and pasting code...