Entries by scott

If you’re not changing, you’re stuck. If you’re stuck, you’re falling behind.

10,000 Plugin Downloads

Whoa! The two plugins I have in the WordPress Repository have hit over 10,000 downloads between them. That is absolutely insane to me! It really means a lot and is super awesome that there are so many WordPress sites that are using my plugins. Thank you a ton! Here’s to 10,000 more.

The Listserve and PhotoYOLO

About two years ago I signed up for a daily email list called The Listserve. The Listserve is a daily email lottery, where they choose one person from their ever growing list of subscribers, who then gets to send an email saying whatever they would like to the entire list. Currently there is 24,751 subscribers […]

Windows XP is Dead

As of today, Windows XP is no longer supported by Microsoft. “Microsoft has provided support for Windows XP for the past 12 years. But now the time has come for us, along with our hardware and software partners, to invest our resources toward supporting more recent technologies so that we can continue to deliver great […]

WordPress Auto Updates

The newest release of WordPress, 3.7 “Basie”, has a few new huge features, the biggest one being automatic updates. This feature allows WordPress to apply maintenance and security updates without the site administrator having to do anything. This is a huge feature that will keep WordPress installs up to date to the most recent release, […]

Plugin Downloads

The first WordPress plugin that I wrote, No Image Link, hit 1,000 downloads today! It might not seem like a lot to you, but knowing that many people around the world are using some code I wrote while sitting in my living on their website is pretty neat to me. If you use WordPress, check […]

It’s Adventure Time!

I recently had this image created depicting my dog, Leo and myself as characters from the show Adventure Time. I thought it was totally mathematical and wanted to share. Let me know what you think!

Relative Image URLs

As of today, I have taken over control of a plugin in the WordPress repository. The plugin is called Relative Image URLs and what it does is changes image urls from absolute to relative. The original developer of the plugin had not updated it in over three years and has since went out of business. […]

Why Are Hyperlinks Blue?

Being a web developer, many of times I have wondered why blue was chosen as the default color for hyperlinks. Was it a random pick? Maybe just someones personal preference? Well, came across the answer while reading an article and I’m sharing it with you, so that you will not be kept up at night […]

WordPress Brute-Force Hack

A few days ago I became aware of an attempt to hack into WordPress sites to create a botnet. Basically what they are doing is finding websites built on WordPress, then trying to Brute-Force login to the site. After I read that article, I installed a plugin that limits login attempts and locks a user […]