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Common Alternatives to CAPTCHA and Captcha for WordPress

Common Alternatives to CAPTCHA and Captcha for WordPress

What does Captcha Stand For? CAPTCHA is Greek for annoying. Ok, not really. It’s actually an acronym for Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart. Much like a CAPTCHA is unintelligible to pretty much everyone, the meaning behind the acronym is also ambiguous, because no one knows what a ‘Turing’ test is. Refugeeks to the rescue! A Turing test is basically a primit... »

5 Reasons To Register Your Own Domain Name

5 Reasons To Register Your Own Domain Name

Whether you’re starting your own business, or just want to add a little more professionalism to your online persona. Whatever your reasons for registering a domain name, you’re making the right choice. Here are 5 reasons to register your own domain name and truly establish your presence in that crazy virtual world, we call the Internet. Credibility Nothing bugs me more when I’m d... »

Tips For Speeding Up Your E-Commerce Site

Tips For Speeding Up Your E-Commerce Site

Imagine being in the longest line in a store and the frustration you feel when all you want to do is pay and leave. When you transfer that to an eCommerce store, you’re talking about not just one frustrated, unhappy shopper, but hundreds, maybe thousands. Google states that increased page load times could mean as much as 20 percent less revenue, according marketing consulting firm MakeThemCl... »

What Is RSS?

What Is RSS?

A good friend of mine recently asked me for some help and advice with his new blog, he is very new to blogging, and was making a lot of mistakes that many new bloggers make. So, I stepped in and helped him out. During our discussions, I set up an RSS feed on his blog, and showed him how to use it. But the first question he asked was “What is RSS?”. It then occurred to me that this ext... »

Ghost Blogging Platform Launches To The Public

Ghost Blogging Platform Launches To The Public

On a number of occasions now, I’ve written about the exciting news surrounding the new, simplistic blogging platform, Ghost. After a long old road, the Ghost team have today announced the first public development release of the Ghost blogging platform. This Is Just The Beginning I was actually one of the Kickstarter backers of Ghost, so I’ve been privy to the development release for a ... »

Stop Using Passwords On WordPress With Clef

Stop Using Passwords On WordPress With Clef

Passwords are the de-facto way to secure any account, but forgetting your password can be a real pain; you could always use a password manager like LastPass. But what if you don’t want a password manager? Well, you could always use Clef, which completely removes the need to use both a username, and password on your WordPress site. What Is Clef? Put simply, it’s an app for your smartpho... »

Pressgram Launched With New iPhone App

Pressgram Launched With New iPhone App

Remember back in March when we told you about Pressgram, a new app that was being created to give blog owners an alternative to the privacy dubious Instagram? No? Well take a look here. They hit their Kickstarter goal and yesterday they finally launched. What Is Pressgram? As I mentioned above, Pressgram allows users to take control of their images, and not give them to the privacy ridden vortex t... »

WordPress 3.6 “Oscar” Released

WordPress 3.6 “Oscar” Released

The official WordPress Blog announced yesterday that the long awaited release of WordPress 3.6 has finally come to fruition so website owners can finally upgrade. So what’s new in WordPress 3.6? Let’s take a look… The WordPress elves have been very hard at work to bring some really great new features. I’ve personally upgraded RefuGeeks and also my other sites to WordPress ... »

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