How to Setup a WordPress Blog

Image: How to Setup a WordPress BlogDo you have knowledge to share? a passion? to anyone who has a desire to share I recommend sharing your knowledge with a blog.

But if you’re on this page you are already ready to build a WordPress blog.

This should only take about 20 minutes.

So here is my step-by-step beginners guide to setting up a WordPress blog: – Read More –

Apple Watch Impressions After a Couple Months

I can sum up my experience with the Apple Watch very simply. Overall the Apple Watch is 5% functionality and 95% vanity/status. Almost all of the 3rd party apps are worthless making the core timekeeping functionality the high point.

I can breakdown how I use this device into 3 sections; the watchface, notifications, and fitness tracking. Originally I was concerned with the battery life but it’s never died during daily use.

There are 2 sizes of Apple Watch available; 38mm and 42mm. I got the 42mm and it still feels extremely small, in a good way.

Apple Watch Face

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Disable Emoji Support in WordPress (4.2+)

Over the week I had a client’s WordPress crashing in iOS Safari after upgrading to WP 4.2.

I performed javascript debugging and realized the wp-emoji-release.min.js file was using a high amount of memory and cpu.

The WordPress emoji javascript file runs a regex on the entire page causing the browser to crash on mobile (due to lack of memory on mobile devices).

So if you’re not using emoji on your WordPress site you should disable it to speed up your site. Here are a few solutions to disable emoji in WordPress. – Read More –

3 Tips to Jumpstart Your Next WordPress Site

Over my many years of using WordPress I’ve learned some expert tips to give your site a jumpstart.

If you’re looking to start a WordPress blog read my guide here.

These are especially helpful for sites with small budgets and just want to get their content online.

1. Host Your Site on a Kickass Server

You can waste loads of time optimizing and securing your WordPress site. Well now there are web hosts specifically designed for WordPress and I’ve found them well worth the extra monthly cost.

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5 Reasons You Should Be Using WordPress

1. WordPress Saves Time and Money

The huge amount of free and paid plugins and themes is enough of a reason to use WordPress. Plugins can handle many website details such as performance, security, design, and SEO which is a huge head start. With most elements handled for relatively cheap/free you can focus on what’s important, your website’s content. – Read More –

Dropcam Pro Review

Ever since I’ve had a few car break ins near my house I decided to pick up some security cameras. I originally had a Foscam using Sensr and wasn’t impressed at all, plus I couldn’t find any services that allowed me to view my camera as a DVR. Well Dropcam Pro exceeded all of my expectations for a home monitoring solution. – Read More –