All the technical details to build a successful website

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Looking for a cheap long distance provider?

If you have a traditional telephone line in your house and make long distance calls, consider using us as your new, cheap and more customer-service oriented long distance provider. Ready to call Telus or Bell and give them a piece of your mind? Stay calm and contact us first and let us take care of your service! You can keep your existing telephone number, and your telephone will ring as it always has. The only pre-requirement for this service is that you have a broadband internet connection with low latency. You can test this by going to SpeedTest.net and click “Begin test”. Under Ping it should be a number under 100ms, and under download it should be a number larger than 1Mbps. If you meet these criteria you’re ready to start the transition!

Are you using responsive web design?

We’re often asked by customers if we do websites for the ipad, iphone, tablet or mobiles phones. This is a great question, as the majority of website traffic over the last few years has rapidly shifted from desktop PCs to mobile clients. The challenge is that every week there is a new gadget that everyone gets, and you don’t want to have to build a completely new website every time that happens. 

Remove WordPress Version Numbers

Every time you login to your WordPress Dashboard, you should install any updates it says are available (Dashboard -> Updates). There are automated programs that look for older, exploitable versions of WordPress for them to hack, so you want to make discovering the version number of your WordPress as difficult to find as possible. When on your website, if you right click and choose “View Source” you’ll notice some code that says:

Change your WordPress table prefix

This post is a bit more advanced, but important. One of the most common ways an intruder gets into your system is through what is called an SQL injection. In order to combat this, the most effective initial step you can take is to rename your WordPress table prefix. There are two ways to do this; find a plugin that does it, or more advanced if you have database access, is to make the changes yourself.

Modifying your WordPress screen options in the Dashboard

One of the options in WordPress you may not yet know about is your screen options. When in your Dashboard, look to the top right underneath your name, there should be two pull down menu options; Screen Options and Help. When you click on the Screen Options tab, you should see something like this: