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Essential Security Software & Browser Plugins for the Travel Writer

For people who work as travel writers or simply those who find themselves using free WI-FI spots in cafés, airports and hostels/hotels whilst on the road it is essential that you secure your connection and computer the very best you can to avoid being a victim of cyber-crime and intrusions from hackers. You’ll soon see how vulnerable you could be to hackers and con-artists by the end of this article (plus the steps you need to …

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25% Off HostGator Hosting Coupon/Discount Code – 2013

Hey Guys/Gals, If you’re looking for a HostGator Discount Code/Coupon which is valid for 1 year (01st Jan 2013 – 01st Jan 2014) then use: livefree25 at the checkout and get 25% off your hosting fees! Visit Hostgator now and check out their prices. Valid for hosting only and for new accounts only. Will post more codes here in the future so make sure you check back regularly! Thanks, Paul.

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Radio Button Categories in WordPress

If you’re like me and have multiple authors adding content to your site, you may find that the standard checkbox system of selecting categories is far from perfect. It allows users to add a post to more than one category which could be a problem dependant on your theme. Google may also see this as duplicate content on your site which should be avoided. Unfortunately, WordPress by default doesn’t allow you to change the checkboxes …

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Plugin Organiser: Speed Up Your WordPress Website

One of the first things website owners do when they start up a WordPress based website is head straight over to the WordPress Plugin Repository and load up on third party scripts to add enhancements to their site. Whilst there is nothing wrong with this (actually encouraged), many people get carried away and end up installing far too many plugins that bloat their default WordPress installation and ultimately result in increased load times of their …

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Adding Watermarks to Your Photos using IrfanView (awesome free program)

Adding watermarks to your photographs can not only help protect your photographs from being fraudulently used around the internet but also provide a free way of advertising your product, business or website. Many people don’t watermark their images because they either don’t know how, don’t have the time or simply don’t want to. It doesn’t take long to watermark photographs and using a free tool called IrfanView you can batch watermark images in a number …

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My Varnish Configuration (default.vcl)

I thought I’d post my Varnish default.vcl file online for others to see and maybe learn from. I’m very new to Varnish and it took me quite a while to find a few good examples online which I could work from. I must admit that once set up it’s a very good piece of software which drastically improves the load time of your website. The configuration options are for this site which is running NGINX, …

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