Category Archives: Blogging tricks

EasySlider tutorial – how to create a slider and add it to a page in wordpress

A customer of mine has asked me on fiverr how she can create posts from sliders and add it to her pages, so instead of just writing a post about it, I created a small how-to video and uploaded it to youtube. Here’s the clip, it could be useful for someone else, too, not just […]

Ahrefs bots are eating your bandwidth ? Here’s how to block them


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The site ahrefs.com can purportedly tell any site owner, for prices starting from 99$ / month, who links to them from where, and also provide site owners with other seemingly┬ásignificant and meaningful data about visitor activity. The problem is, they use software bots to crawl sites, and THOSE BOTS CLICK ON LINKS in your site, […]

Smarty template tricks for OG:tags with international charsets

TL;DR version: if you use opencart or prestashop and your shares on facebook don’t look good, you have product images missing or product descriptions missing, read the article completely, to learn how to properly og: tag your templates. – Some of my Prestashop and Opencart customers, especially French and eastern-europeans use in their product and […]

If your booking system is stuck at loading

There are quite a large number of websites based on wordpress that use dotonpaper’s booking system or booking pro plugin, just in my experience as a freelancer, I’ve seen over 50 sites that use it, some of them for travel booking and hotel lodging, others for cleaning services, because from many points of view, the […]

Quick apache .htaccess rules writer in PHP

Sometimes it’s good to have a quick .htaccess rules writer for your server / host, to block a larger number of IP addresses from accessing stuff on your site, like spambots, or people (bored kids ?) who try to hack into your site or blog. If you use any kind of statistics plugin on your […]

Trick to use against idiots who try to hack your site

TL:DR version: some examples of how some lifewaster hacker-wannabes try to gain unauthorised access to sites and blogs and how you can simply and effectively block them — Obviously, some people have too much time on their hands, and don’t appreciate life enough in order to do something useful with theirs, so they spend hours […]