Using statuscake.com to monitor your website and database uptime

Note: Updates have been added since this article was originally written. These updates are listed at the bottom of this page, click here to view them. This guide will show you how you can monitor your website and database uptime using a free service from Status Cake (https://www.statuscake.com). Once you have setup an account, you will […]

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Browser testing matrix

If you’re building websites or Web apps, you will always need to ensure your product works well in a multitude of different browsers, operating systems and devices. To provide good testing documentation you will need a Browser Matrix. I have found the need for one myself,  I thought it will help others if I provide […]

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WordPress Site Settings Plugin

Learn how to create and use the WordPress site settings plugin I have created. This plugin will allow you or your client to easily edit a WordPress website’s details such as the telephone number, META Keywords, Footer text, etc.

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Using Google Alerts to see if your site has been hacked

Google’s Webmaster Blog has recently posted about their #NoHacked campaign. This campaign is about giving website owners tips and tricks to ensure they don’t fall victim to a cyber attack. You can read about the campaign here, I highly encourage you do – it gives some great advice. Part of the advice they gave was about […]

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PHP Function: Get a file’s last modified timestamp

I’ve recently found the need to show a file’s last modified timestamp. This function is useful when including CSS or JavaScript files. By including a query string will ensure web browsers re-download a fresh copy of the file rather than using a cached file. Simply run this function as you’re including a file, such as: […]

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