There’s a new site with a rapidly growing community called Refind that caught my attention quickly. It’s become a site that I visit all the time even without entering its domain name in my address bar.
When I started learning how to re-design my site, what CSS is and all the cool things I can do with it, I needed a place where I can save the CSS code that I was writing.
WordPress themes already come with style.css file which you can add extra CSS to and change the old one, but when the theme receive an update, all the changes will be lost. You can use a child theme’s style.css file and do @import but you shouldn’t, and you need to avoid it.
What you need is a Custom CSS WordPress Plugin.
Jetpack have a Custom CSS module which comes with code revision, it’s simple and works well. And last but not least, there’s Tom Usborne’s Simple CSS Plugin that include CSS editor in the Customizer so you can live preview your changes and Metabox for page/post specific CSS.
But I wanted more, I was really thirsty for a plugin with more features.
So I put my backpack and started my journey trying to find the perfect plugin in the land of repo, a land so far away, with a population of 46,074 plugins.
After spending days in this land, trying plugin after another, I finally found the perfect one, it has the basic feature, a place for your Custom CSS code, and a ton of extra features that you never think you need until you see them and try them yourself.
Here’s my Simple Custom CSS and JS Review:
I’ve recently talked about how I moved this site to Lightning Base. In the process of moving, I was worried about one thing only: How am I going to move WordPress media library to new host?
I’ve always been interested in trying the free migration offer from hosting companies but when I stop for a moment to think about the requirements, I quickly cancel the idea from my head because it involves giving my site credentials to a stranger so they can access my site.
One popular way to move WordPress media library to new host is by using the official WordPress Importer Plugin but it has a tiny issue for XML files with a lot of media files. It simply doesn’t work.
Taking a look at the reviews, you will see that many people get frustrated when they try to use the plugin to import their media files because when you try, the request gets timed out due to the amount of text that the server needs to go through, parse and process.
A lot of people suggest splitting the XML into multiple files, but even that didn’t work. I got duplicate media files and I had to start from the beginning.
I did a bit of research and came across a great WordPress plugin that does only one thing. It imports your media files.
Looking for free WordPress hosting on Google is a bit dangerous and scary. Most of the time you end up in websites that offer a service that is too good to be true. Trying them could lead to bad things or you won’t even be able to try because you will be bombarded with ads, pop-ups and “click here” in order to sign up but it doesn’t actually work.
When you happen to find one that is true, it looks ugly, horrible UI and it’s so confusing for people who just want to start a website.
This might sound weird, but I’m writing this article in OneNote to test out the newly released Microsoft OneNote Publisher WordPress Plugin, which allow you to import your notes to WordPress and then publish them.
I want to see if my format will still look the same, and if it’s easy to use, and If it actually work.
Let’s see how it will go
As an app reviewer, I tend to try new apps every single day. One app after another and at the end of day, I end up with two things:
- A good app that turns into a review
- GBs of files that take up memory
In order to clean this mess, I can go into each app to look for a clear cache option or simply delete it. However, even that leaves a lot of unwanted files in my Mac that accumulate quickly and take up a lot of memory.
I always turn to my trusted app CleanMyMac. It helps me free up space on my Mac, uninstall apps and even boost up its speed with only one click.
Dive into this CleanMyMac 3 Review to learn all about this powerful app.
I’ve been a CloudFlare user since 11/11/13, the reason why I chose them as my CDN provider was because of all the positive reviews that I kept reading about them.
What CloudFlare supposed to do is to protect your site from malicious attacks and make it faster by caching it’s content, but I honestly didn’t see any changes what so ever, but I kept it installed because they do have one great thing that I use which is their DNS management, it’s really easy to use and control, but other than that, CloudFlare felt like just a service that my traffic go through with no purpose.
Here’s what Yoast has to say about it:
WordPress default search kinda sucks. It sorts the results by date, newest first and interface wise. It doesn’t have any of the cool things we’re used to when we search in (for instance) Google.
I agree with him. Yoast goes on to talk about how to customize WordPress search by doing a bit of coding and installing a couple of plugins.
But, what if I told you that you can do everything is his article with one plugin?
Yes, only one plugin. One service. Endless possibilities.
We all hide files on Macs and PCs. It could be those important documents, that secret project on AutoCAD that you’re working on. It could be serial numbers or notes you don’t want anyone reading.
At first, you may think you don’t need an app that can hide files for you. Maybe you feel you have nothing to hide. Maybe. However, after using your Mac for a while, you may think differently. We all have something that we keep for ourselves, away from wandering you eyes.
As a Mac user, I prefer to do this in a beautiful manner. I enjoy having the ability to use a beautifully designed app that reflects the beauty of the MacBook and the OS I’m currently using.
If you want to hide files on your Mac, you MUST DO IT IN STYLE and to do that, you will need to use HIDER 2 by the great guys at MacPaw.
Keeping your site secure is a very important thing to do because you don’t want anyone to just get an access to your site and mess things up for you that you’ve built over the years.
There’s many ways to do that, you can change the permalink to your login page, choose a strong password, delete the default “Admin” user, Password Protect wp-login.php and one of my favorite is to add Two Factor Authentication.