All posts by Lelane Murray

Gardening is one of the most rewarding past times I have found. You work hard to create a masterpiece everyone can enjoy for years to come. I love being outside during the spring and summer months. When flowers bloom, trees have leaves, wildlife comes to visit your flowers and the smell of fresh cut grass. Tranquility at it's best! I hope you enjoy my blog on gardening as much as I do.

Plugins: The Fancy Gallery Light

When you want to add a gallery to your page or post, the Fancy Gallery Light Plugin will help you to create a gallery where the images stand out.

Fancy Gallery Light

This Plugin will add all the pictures you want together, and create the correct HTML short code for the gallery to be added in the Text editor. All you will have to do is choose your images, size them, add alt text, and add the short code to the text editor, the plugin does the rest.
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Disclosure: It’s Your Responsibility

A disclosure policy helps to inform visitors how the site content corresponds with and affects the user. The policy should be carefully endorsed in a clear and concise way that cannot be manipulated.

If your website is compensated for content by advertisers in the form of: endorsements, cash, or merchandise, or if you have hired staff to test and blog about a product, then your company should specifically disclose this information in the disclosure policy.

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WordPress 3.9.1: Update Released

Following the launch of WordPress 3.9 in April 2014, the WordPress 3.9.1 update in early May was a success, fixing over thirty bugs.

Andrew Nacin, A Lead WordPress Developer tweeted:

Some of these bug fixes include:

  • Appearance: When the header background was removed the header image would disappear.
  • Editor:The drag and drop feature for text quit working when the drag and drop media was implemented.
  • Widgets:When adding a widget by selecting “Custom Menu” widget, the widget wasn’t being added to the widget area of a site.
  • Media:There was a message, “No items found” that appeared after opening a post with a playlist. The list would appear after a few seconds and the message would go away.

Privacy Policies: Reporting the Tracking

Do you know what personal information is collected from you when you are online? The answer could surprise you. Here is a list of regularly collected information.

What Is Tracked

  • What websites you visit and the frequency of those visits
  • What your name is.
  • Your geographic location.
  • Passwords you use.
  • Credit Card information.
  • Social Security Numbers.

These are just a few examples of the types of information being tracked while you are online. Does it make you wonder what the information is used for?

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Don’t Be Hacked: Protect Your Email Address

Over 30,000 web sites (including blogs) are hacked daily; web crawlers and bots are the culprits. They target websites and blogs through email addresses to do harm regardless of the content or what the site represents.

It is a good idea to keep as much personal information private as you can. There are two options I am going to talk about in this article for encrypting or disguising your email address on your WordPress blog.

Contact Forms

The first option for hiding your email address is to set up a Contact Page with a contact form.

The Contact Form allows you to set various options such as the topics they are contacting you about, and even to direct content specific issues to different email addresses if you have more than one contributor or site manager. The email address is not public, and it makes it easy for the user to contact you.

A site can have multiple contact forms for a variety of purposes, from strictly contacting the site owner or author to registration for an event, all protecting your email and allowing easy access for the visitor. Continue reading Don’t Be Hacked: Protect Your Email Address