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One of the nice features of many wikis is that site members can add content. Allowing others to help in the content creation takes some of the burdens off of the site owner and it lets members contribute in areas that they are passionate about. WordPress manages the site permissions according to the user’s role. … Read more
Taking PHP Seriously is a very interesting post that talks about why some large companies are using PHP, some of the shortcoming of the language, and how to use 3rd party tools to overcome those shortcomings. A very interesting read.
Another summer of free young adult audio books has started from YA Sync. Yea! Each week two audio books are offered for download from the Sync website. You can download them on your phone, tablet or desktop, but you have to have the Overdrive program installed. I wrote about the program last year. There is a good … Read more
The Yada Wiki plugin for WordPress is a simple plugin that lets you link pages together in a wiki-like fashion. This is a video tutorial that shows how to get started with the Yada Wiki plugin. There are not a lot of wiki plugin options for WordPress and I created Yada Wiki because I thought there should be a totally free option.
In the video we install the plugin, create a TOC page, create a starting page for the wiki, add the starting page to the menu, show how the shortcodes work and how the widget works. I hope you find it helpful.
The plugin is available for download from the WordPress repository: https://wordpress.org/plugins/yada-wiki/. The FAQ section on the plugin page has some good information about the plugin. There is also some reference information on my site here: Plugin Overview.
In my mind, PHP 7 and free Let’s Enrypt SSL certificates are game changers. PHP 7 is significantly faster and Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates lower the bar for small and medium sized sites for using SSL. I recently moved some sites to SiteGround because they offer both of these new technologies for free through cPanel … Read more
I have been involved in website hosting since 1995. I’ve worked for organizations and companies who hosted their own sites. I’ve had and had clients with Virtual Private Servers (VPS) for site hosting. I’ve used shared hosting for personal websites, the websites of family members, and for a small non-profit. From that experience, here are … Read more
Webmin is an awesome dashboard for managing your server. It provides a web-based interface for server administration and makes many administration tasks easier. I used Webmin again, after a four-year hiatus and while I found a lot to like, I also discovered a big gotcha. Installing some software packages through Webmin fails because the package … Read more
There are many things to like about Windows 10, but the user tracking is not one of them. Turning off Windows 10 tracking is a multi-step process involving checking or un-checking settings across multiple screens, disabling “features”, running batch files, and editing the hosts file. If you found the whole process a bit tricky, a … Read more
Someone recently asked about showing the wiki category in the post meta. This is something you do in your theme, not the plugin, but it just so happens that we both are using the Divi theme, so I spent some time to figure this out. Note that you should be using a child theme if … Read more
There is no question that Young Adult (YA) books are popular. Just look at the Hunger Games, Divergent, Harry Potter, The Fault in Our Stars, and many others that top the best seller lists and have been made into movies. As a genre, YA books often deal with issues relevant for teens and those in … Read more