WordPress Beyond Blogging

16 Cool Ways to Use WordPress Beyond Blogging

New round here? Be sure to subscribe to our RSS feed.When WordPress was born back in 2003, the web was a much different place. In fact, “WordPress started… with a single bit of code to enhance the typography of everyday writing and with fewer users than you can count on your fingers and toes.” For those […]

Search Engine History

The Journey to the Perfect Search Engine

It’s interesting. There was a time — about two decades ago now — when most of us didn’t know about the Internet. Sure, some of us had been exposed to Lycos and AltaVista, but the Internet and, specifically, search engines as they stand now? No way. If we wanted to contact someone, we looked them […]

The Investigatory Powers Act: Ultimate Guide

The Investigatory Powers Act (PDF)is a new law that gives the UK government massive surveillance powers. It legalizes the tracking of internet usage, the hacking of smartphones and laptops, and the monitoring of innocent people. It also opens up that data to a huge number of staff members in various agencies and organizations. And it provides a mandate for the […]

Email Under Attack

Your Email Is Under Attack — Fight Back!

In late September of 2016, Yahoo! announced a massive security breach whereby hackers stole information from around half of their one billion users. The catch? The security breach occurred in 2014. Data from the Ponemon Institute shows that the average time it typically takes for companies to identify a breach is 191 days. It then takes, […]

Create a Great Business Intranet With WordPress

Intranets allow employees to access business information on a closed system. The system is accessed via a web browser, but it’s locked down so that non-employees can’t access it. Some intranets consist of ‘read only’ information, like company policies, while others include sharing features and team working tools. For the purposes of this guide, we’re […]

Oldest Scam on the Internet

Oldest Internet Scam — How to Avoid It

In a 2015 survey conducted by Adobe Systems, it was found that US workers, on average, spent 6.3 hours checking emails daily (with a 50/50 split between personal and professional messages). How many emails do we receive each day where the average time spent reading, organizing, and responding to them is six hours? According to the Adobe […]

Quick Guide to Safe Online Shopping

The holiday season is upon us! And that means most of us will turn to the internet to find the perfect gifts for our loved ones. Online shopping is convenient. It allows you to avoid crowds, get items shipped straight to your home, and in some cases, save money. Even though it’s convenient, however, online […]

Black Friday: Best Hosting Deals 2016

Breaking News: It’s Cyber Monday! See the special hosting offers for today only. Black Friday follows the US Thanksgiving holiday, and is globally recognized as the beginning of the festive shopping season. It’s also the time of year when hosting companies run truly massive discounts. Many web hosting companies have special offers on Black Friday, with amazingly […]

High-Tech Parents and Their Low-Tech Kids

Year after year, we watch as media consumption rises — in our homes, our professional workspaces, and even while we’re out and about. According to Nielsen’s Total Audience Report from the first quarter of 2016, our consumption of media has increased by a whole hour since the same time period in 2015. The reason for this […]

North Korea’s Bizarre Internet

North Korea — known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) — is a secretive and unpredictable place. Its 25 million residents live in a completely isolated environment, where information is tightly controlled by the state. And its citizens cannot enjoy simple things that we take for granted, from home-brewed alcohol to sarcasm. Most North Koreans are banned […]

35 Plugins to Put WordPress on Auto-Pilot

Running a blog is time-consuming, and writing for it is just half of the job. You also need to maintain the software on your server to ensure it’s secure and speedy. For WordPress users, this adds myriad jobs to the to-do list, but neglecting maintenance can leave a hosting account open to attack. With that […]

Quantum Computers and the End of Privacy

From government to business to regular individuals, encryption is important. It’s how we maintain some level of privacy in our lives. It protects our email and our credit cards. For some, it can be a matter of life and death. And it’s a risky business. We never know if our passwords have been compromised, or […]

23 Free WordPress Plugins for Affiliate Marketing

Running a blog is a rewarding project for many writers. But wouldn’t it be great to increase those rewards by making a little (Or a lot!) of money? After all, writing articles and posts takes a huge amount time, and many bloggers give up any hope of ever being paid for those hours. That needn’t be […]

Branding Your Blog to the Big Time

If you have a blog, you most likely want to reach as wide an audience as you can. But as much as people may say that content is king, there is a lot more to growing an audience than creating great content. One critical element is branding. To a lot of people, branding is kind […]

How Game Makers Earn Millions — 99¢ at a Time

Admit it, there’s at least one game on your smartphone that you’ve played in the last week. Chances are, it’s more like ten (or more) mobile games, and you’ve already played one of them today. We love games, and mobile games are even better —you can play them anywhere! We also love a bargain. Dishing […]