This CharlesWorks article addresses the intricacies of DNS (Domain Name System) and the challenges users might face with intermittent website connectivity due to DNS issues. It emphasizes the importance of DNS in internet connections and highlights the complexity of the connection process. The article provides a solution for better DNS by recommending Google’s public DNS servers. Furthermore, it offers step-by-step instructions for checking and modifying DNS settings on both Apple Mac and Windows 10 computers, ensuring users can easily navigate and adjust their DNS configurations.
In the dynamic realm of WordPress, trackbacks serve as a manual communication tool between websites, allowing bloggers to notify others when their content is referenced. Unlike the automated pingback system, trackbacks require manual input, with bloggers sending a notification by entering the trackback URL of the post they’re referencing. While this method fosters in-depth discussions and community engagement, it also demands more effort and is susceptible to spam. Dive deeper to understand the intricacies of trackbacks and how they compare to pingbacks.
Managing URLs can be a tricky business, especially when rebranding or renaming pages. In this comprehensive guide, I delve into how to effectively use the WordPress “Redirection” plugin by John Godley. From adding new redirections to managing 404 errors, this article covers all you need to know to keep your URLs clean and functional.
The Camera Shortcut Odyssey: Embarking on a seemingly simple quest to create a Camera app shortcut on Windows 10, I found myself diving deep into the maze of tech troubleshooting. From the missing “Open file location” option to the elusive ms-cam URI, each step presented a new challenge. But with a mix of determination, humor, and a little digital guidance, I navigated the intricacies of Windows 10, finally discovering the magic of the App Explorer. This journey taught me that with perseverance and a dash of curiosity, every tech challenge can become a delightful learning adventure.
In the vast world of web development, plugins and themes offer incredible functionality and design enhancements. However, they also present security challenges. Drawing from over twenty-five years in the industry, Charles from CharlesWorks shares personal experiences and insights on navigating these challenges, emphasizing the importance of vigilance and informed decision-making. Dive into this article to learn valuable tips on ensuring website security and making informed choices in the realm of plugins and themes.
Create your main menu and tag it "primary menu". In the theme builder, after you have created your header, and you are ready to add your menu, do NOT use the menu module. Sometimes (not always), that module will insist on calling in the default menu, instead of the...
This article dives into the potential misuse of WordPress’s xmlrpc.php file, a feature that allows for remote procedure calls. While it can be handy for various tasks, it can also be exploited for malicious purposes. The piece further discusses how to protect your site, including the option to disable the feature if not in use, and how to respond to possible “bug bounty” phishing requests related to this feature.
In the digital age, the speed and efficiency of information delivery are paramount. As a website owner, you want your users to have the most up-to-date information at their fingertips. However, sometimes, due to a feature called caching, users may not immediately see...
In this article, I share my experiences and insights on the crucial role of CPU fan cleaning in maintaining optimal computer performance and preventing overheating issues. Learn how regular cleaning can prevent damage and extend the lifespan of your CPU.
In the realm of WordPress, a “pingback” is a digital acknowledgment sent when one website links to another. For instance, if an article on CharlesWorks.com references CWCorner.com, the latter receives a notification in its comments section, given both sites have pingbacks enabled. While similar to trackbacks, pingbacks are automatic and only display the link. They can enhance SEO and foster blogger interactions but may also attract spam. Users can manage pingbacks in their WordPress settings and use plugins like Akismet for spam protection.