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Tint for social mashups and connect pages

An interesting new option for a very visual way to ‘mash up’ any social feeds. http://www.tintup.com The video on the front page is pretty good at explaining what it is. Here’s a quick test I did just importing my Facebook page and Pinterest profile http://www.helloari.com/connect/ It choked on my LInkedIn profile and I didn’t take […]

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WCSF: Notes From WordCamp 2013

Sadly, I missed WordCamp this year since I was still in Japan. But I did watch the State of the Word Video: …and I have two take-aways… 1) Stats First is the statistic that I keep focusing on — because I am always using it with my clients —  how many sites use WordPress? WordPress […]

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April’s war on WordPress security

This is a month that will go down in infamy. Well, at least as far as WordPress security goes. There is a massive worldwide “brute force” attack going on and servers far and wide are experiencing slowdowns and lockouts. There is not alot of information yet.  The attack is known to be using forged or spoofed IP addresses. […]

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GigPress vs “All in one event calendar”

  AI1EC has many more features than GigPress—so I’ll start with a list of the advantages of  the “All in one event calendar” (aka AI1EC) vs GigPress: More layouts: gigpress has just a list view; AI1EC has poster board and many more (daily, weekly, monthly and list/agenda) and allows user to switch between them Categories: in any layout […]

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Gravity Forms for Ecommerce with tax and shipping options

I love Gravity Forms. It’s the best form building tool for WordPress and now it offers a new feature that allows more complex calculations between fields. Combine that with the PayPal Payments Pro and you have a really fast, simple and powerful ecommerce option for those times when a full WordPress ecommerce system/plugin is not […]

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Not For Sale: End Human Trafficking and Start Human Empowerment

Looks like a great non-profit – their goal is to fight the growing slave industry. I gave a donation and encourage my readers to check it out. I want specifically to point out the design of their support page (they title it “empower”). It’s very impressive. They offer multiple ways to get involved in an interactive […]

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WCSF: Notes From WordCamp 2012

  Well, this is long overdue but I finally cleaned up my notes from WordCamp. Adding custom content types: I’ve always been on the lookout for a Drupal-like “views” module for WordPress. These tools come close: Loop buddy Views and types Pods Framework: I used this one long ago but it’s evolved alot and looks […]

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Apple Mail “Letterbox” update fix

Apple Mail disabled the amazing “Letterbox” plugin after the recent Mac OS10.6.8 update. Here’s a link to an easy fix. Letterbox is a plugin for Apple’s Mail.app that takes advantage of the full width of your monitor. It rearranges the interface into three vertical columns so the message pane is to the right of the […]

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Ari’s first Quirky invention: iPhone bike mount

After years of participating in the Quirky community I finally got motivated enough to submit my own invention idea. Waterproof iPhone bike mount with integrated lens for wide angle video recording or “precording” while biking.   THE PROBLEM Some bikers want to record their ride for fun. Others want to record their ride for the insurance […]

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WordPress security plugins: Wordfence

Anyone who has had their site hacked or blacklisted knows how important it is to stay on top of WordPress Security. Yes, you should use the lastest versions of WordPress core and for the most part the latest version of plugins. But of course incompatibilities arise so be careful when updating. The #1 security measure […]

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