Ongoing Elementor Vulnerability and Hack – Solution

Two of my client’s sites have recently been hit with the exact same website hack that I believe exploits a vulnerability found in versions 3.6.0 through 3.6.2. While the vulnerability has been fully described as a “remote code execution vulnerability,” I have not seen anyone describe any widespread attacks actually exploiting it. Until now! Well, friends, I am here to … Read More

Doesn’t Load Until I Scroll – Delayed JavaScript

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I solved a somewhat strange issue on a client’s WordPress website the other day. On their products page, none of the products would load until the visitor scrolled or otherwise interacted with the site. A “loading” icon showed up, but nothing would load until an action was taken. In this case, they were using the Essential Grid plugin on a … Read More

Email Deliverability, or Why Your Website Emails Aren’t Showing Up

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The bane of every website developer’s existence: email deliverability. While it may be easy to think that email functions much the same way as real mail – you send a letter to someone, it takes a relatively simple path and eventually arrives in the recipients mailbox – in reality it doesn’t at all. Imagine a world in which there was … Read More

Redirect Entire WordPress Website Except One Page

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Redirecting or forwarding an entire WordPress website except a single page (such as the home page) to another address is actually quite easy. If you’re here, I’m guessing you followed a number of tutorials and tried your hand at crafting the perfect .htaccess file only to be let down every single time when it inevitably didn’t work at all. Well … Read More

Fake DDoS Attack Email

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In the same day, I had two clients recieve the same, fake DDoS email with a link to a suspicious Google Drive folder. The sender was different for both, but both claimed to be from a major company (in the two I saw, Intuit and Hubspot). The email seems pretty much legitimate other than a few grammar errors that seem … Read More

Fully Customize Chromecast Background in Ambient Mode

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Google appears to have quietly added a new feature to Chromecast ambient mode that allows you some mechanism to manually chose custom photos that show up there. And it’s super easy to do! Recently I’ve seen tons of articles showing how you can use “Recent Highlights” from your Google photos to let Google automatically choose from your most recently uploaded … Read More

HostingAdvice.com Feature

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We are excited to announce that we were featured on the popular hosting information website, HostingAdvice.com. We got to do an interview and they wrote up a whole piece about our history and business. If you haven’t heard of them before, HostingAdvice.com is a highly-trafficked website that does reviews of website hosts, provides tutorials and guides on various aspects of … Read More

Get the Google Analytics 4 Tracking Code – 15-Second Tutorial

If you’ve been pulling your hair out trying to find the tracking code in Google Analytics 4, I’m going to be your hero. Steps to generate the tracking code for Google Analytics 4 Log in to your Google Analytics and navigate to relevant account Click “Admin” in the bottom-left corner Select “Data Streams” from the second column Click on the … Read More

Where did Facebook Ambient Mode for Chromecast Go?

If you’re like me, you loved using Facebook Ambient mode for your Chromecast backgrounds. But you probably noticed that it stopped working and, upon further inspection, found that the option is no longer available. I’m a bit of a photographer, and over the years I’ve amassed lots of photos of my various trips, which I share almost exclusively to Facebook. … Read More

Can’t Connect to Facebook for Chromecast Ambient Mode – Solution

I’ve got a super simple post here for you today that has nothing to do with websites, really! But it’s useful, nonetheless. Update 05/12/2021: Google has removed the experimental Facebook for Chromecast ambient mode feature. Full details over at our other blog post. I recently had a problem for months where I couldn’t get Facebook albums to display in my … Read More