Thursday, June 8, 2023

WordPress Tips Tutorials and Documentation

Whether you’re a first-time blogger or seasoned developer, there’s always more to learn. These resources will help you learn more about WordPress and share it with others. Creating Better, Faster and More Optimized WordPress Websites

 WordPress Color Schemes and Plugins

Tools Resources and Plugins. Picking the right color scheme can make your website more memorable and appealing, Color Scheme Plugins
WP Admin Color Schemes
Admin color scheme Plugins for your WP dashboard.

 The WordPress Dashboard, Tutorials For Beginners

WordPress Dashboard

This widget provides a summary of the number of posts, pages, and comments on your site. Each of these content types are displayed in the form of a link. When clicked it will direct you to the specific area to manage that content
A statement at the bottom of this widget tells you what WordPress version as well as the current theme that is activate.

Resources For Building Websites

Wordpress Resources, Bootstrap 4 Resources, Image Resources, Python Resources, Drupal Resources, Joomla Resources, PHP Resources, JavaScript Resources, CSS Resources

 Complete Ruby on Rails Resources

That’s the great thing about Ruby on Rails: it’s designed to get you building faster, so you can see the results of your hard work much more quickly. Before long you’ll be doing the thing you always wanted to be doing: building great websites. It’s also hugely in demand, and looks to be staying that way for the foreseeable future.

 My Domain Name is taken

If you discover that the domain name you want is already Registered. What are your options? Let us help you find a alternative Domains that can still work.
The number of domain registrations worldwide has surpassed 342.3 million
While you might think that the Domain you came up with is an original domain, most of the good ones are already taken.

Web Designing Tips for Small Businesses

Creating an effective website for your small business can be one of the most daunting tasks. Small business owners may not have the budget or [resources and tools]( to make their website that stands out. With these proven tips that will help you with your website.

Free Image Resources, Photos Optimizers Color Pickers more

Complete Image Resources, Free Fonts, Icons, Stock Videos, Editors, Mockup Tools, Graphic Design Tools, Color Picker, Image Optimizer Tools.
You can design and create various aspects of your products or services to enhance the quality of your site. These resources will allow you to find unique fonts, colors, videos, icons and much more.


Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Online Privacy & Security


Advice that can Help You to Protect Yourself against
Hackers and Government Surveillance

Protecting your Privacy from Hackers and Spies

This is a difficult topic. And you may think a bit of paranoia is kicking in
Or you may not want to believe all of what we listed below actually happens
But it does!
And it happens more than you think. Awareness is the first step in protecting yourself.

Hackers Want Your Info Too

The most obvious issue that comes to mind when thinking about privacy violations is Hackers and other criminal activity. There are hackers out there who will stop at nothing to try to steal your personal information and break into your bank and private accounts.



The Security Risks of Public Wi-Fi


Risks of Using Unsecured Wi-Fi

Public Wi-Fi is undoubtedly what almost everyone today uses at one time or another. But you need to understand the risks with this.

Drinking your coffee at the local coffee shop, when you just logged on to the local Wi-Fi with your laptop or mobile device and are surfing the web. But are you aware of how vulnerable you are when you are at your favorite Wi-Fi hotspot?

A 7-year-old girl hacked a Wi-Fi hot-spot in a South London coffee shop. In about 10 minutes after watching a YouTube tutorial to showed how easy it is to hack unprotected public Wi-Fi hotspot. Just by using information and techniques readily available on the Internet.

Most all Wi-Fi networks that are for home and business uses are password protected and encrypted. However, most public Wi-Fi hotspots are set up strictly for convenience - Not security.

Best Practices for How to Safely Browse the Internet.


Protecting your online presence is becoming very difficult. The Internet today is becoming advertising driven and monitored by data collecting companies as well as government agencies.

Whether they say it is for national security or to steer you towards a product. Marketers and every government want to find out everything they can about you.

How Do We Stay Safe

Stopping these entities completely is next to impossible. Hiding your browsing history and stay anonymous online is becoming more difficult. But with a few steps, we can make it much harder to track and make it difficult for anyone to expose you.

Staying Safe on the Internet

Always keep your operating system updated and patched
Always use antivirus and anti-spyware software and keep them updated
Always keep your applications updated and patched, particularly if they work with your browser, such as multimedia programs used for viewing videos
Always block or close pop-up windows, most are malicious and hide attacks. This will help block malicious software from being installed to your device
Never visit untrusted websites or follow links provided by unknown or untrusted sources.


Is there a way to Block or Stop Spam Text Messages


More than just being annoying. Unwanted Spam text can cost you money.

Robotexts and spam messages are a fact of life, just like robocalls and junk email. But that doesn't mean you have to put up with them. Just as with spam phone calls, you can block and stop robotexts with the right tricks and tools. There's even phone numbers you can report spam messages to.

Never give away your Personal Information

Anyone that is with a legitimate company will never ask for with your login details, passwords, payment details or any other sensitive information. If you have any concerns, contact the Company directly.

Never reply to those Spam Messages

9 out of 10 times if you do, it will confirm to the spammers that your number is good and active. They might use it for future attacks or to try to get more information out of you.

What is a Strong Password?


When it comes to hacking or cracking, good passwords are very hard for hackers to actually crack. Passwords on average would take a Hackers brute force attack years at running full time to crack. What is normally done is they try to find a back door or try to find out information about you and use that to guess your password

What Makes a Strong Password?

Passwords should consist of at least eight characters. Should contain uppercase and lowercase characters, numbers, spaces, and special characters, if possible

Password Tips:

  • • Keep the password safe
  • • Never share your password
  • • Do not write down your password
  • • Do not store a password on the device
  • • At least 8 characters long, but 12 or more is better
  • • Do not share a password with anyone. Not even a friend or family member
  • • Never send a complete password by email, instant message, or any other means of communication that is not completely secure
  • • Use a combination of upper, lower, numbers and special characters
  • • Avoid using people or pet’s names
  • • Avoid words found in the dictionary
  • • Avoid using important dates (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.)
  • • A good password looks like a series of random characters
  • • If you think your password may have been compromised, change it now


Security For Mobile Devices


Secure Your Smart Phones Tablets
Laptops, Wearable, Portable Devices

Secure Mobile Transactions

Mobile devices and Smartphones has only been around for a couple of years now
They have grown to be not only popular, but a necessity. There are more now than we have ever seen before.

How can you be sure you are secure when making purchases on your Smartphones? Your Mobile Devices can often be less secure than computers. This is also true within your own home network.

There is also the real possibility of running into exploits within mobile apps. Security for mobile phones has been growing daily, and the need is tremendous.


Remove Yourself from Search Directories


How do I remove my Public Profile?

Search engines collected and indexed billions of pages of information on the Internet and made them available for any of us to find, review and use. Getting into search engines is relatively easy. Getting out can be a nightmare. Especially with publicly available information and what we all share on social networks. There is now more information about us online than ever before.

A search of your name can find some pretty surprising things, including your home address, relatives, old social media posts you would not want anyone to see. Websites that specialize in people searches, designed to help marketers advertise or to help old friends track you down, are the worst offenders. These websites often provide detailed personal information with the click of a button.

Tips for Safer Surfing on the Internet


Helping You To Stay Safe Online

We are all guilty at times of overlooking the need for online safety
How many times have you clicked on “Agree” without reading the terms and unknowing installed malware. Or downloaded files from questionable websites. Doing online shopping with that free public Wi-Fi. Using simple passwords
All because you think no one is watching?

Some of the most basic things like opening many tabs with your Browser without really checking whether they are safe or not. You will be surprised at how many times dangerous surfing habits are overlooked. Normally, Cybersecurity is not a major concern until our computers and devices are infected with viruses or malware

There are many ways you can put yourself in trouble online, but some of these habits are common mistakes we can change with very little effort. Are you guilty of the mentioned examples? If "Yes" try our solutions, they could just save you from some very big trouble

Keeping your Children Safe Online


Educate Yourself - Be Vigilant

Keeping our children safe from the dangers of the Internet may seem like fighting a losing battle. But sticking with a few basic guidelines and teaching your kids about safe surfing will help tremendously.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

In an attempt to make the Internet safer for children. Legislation was passed in 1998. This was the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) It did have some good points. One of them was a parental control for children online under the age of 13. However, in practice it really didn't work that well, Kids figured out how to get around the safety guards. And it didn't protect kids as much as it punishes those Websites for being what they are and making their content available to anyone.

Using a VPN While Traveling


A VPN can keep you safe

If you use public Wi-Fi's. Keeping your sensitive information secure by using an extra layer of protection is essential. VPN's (Virtual Private Network) can ensure your data is secure by encrypting your data

Private Browsing with Browsers

Private browsing is a feature built into many modern-day web browsers. Many of the major web browsers have them, and they are usually easy to access through the File menu

Google Chrome has Incognito mode
Microsoft Edge has "InPrivate" Browsing
Safari has Private Browsing
Firefox has Private Browsing
Opera has private tabs built in
Vivaldi has Private Window
Maxthon has Incognito mode

Online Privacy and Security


How Can I Protect My Online Privacy?

You may be under the impression that your personal information is safe, secure, and private. Just how much information about you winds up on the Internet. You would be surprised!

Do a search for yourself on Pipl - People Search Directory. Did the search come up with your name, social media profiles and possibly even your parent's names, address, and telephone number too?

Pipl is NOT a private database or a secret hacker site. It is a repository of publicly available online data, all of which businesses and advertisers are eager to get a hold of. This type of data mining is completely legal. Most of this information is what YOU put online.

If you are worried about identity theft or not fond of the idea that others can track your every move, there are a few things you can do to help keep your online data private.



Make Social Media Profiles as Private as Possible?

 Social Media Privacy

We know that we need to watch what we share on Social Media sites. But do we know how to control what is actually shown to the public? Below are some tips you can use to improve your privacy on 8 of the most popular social networks: Instagram Facebook Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, YouTube, LinkedIn, TikTok.

Your Social Media Accounts