Category: Guides

Securing WordPress

Google and Security Why is it time to be securing wordpress? Google is now ranking sites lower which don’t use HTTPS to secure their sites, and that includes sites that don’t handle sensitive data. Which could mean less traffic to your site! Additionally some customers at Development Matters have been alarmed that their wordpress websites […]

MySQL changing WordPress to UTF-8

Preface to changing WordPress to UTF-8 Recently a WordPress database was changed to UTF-8. Changing the database character encoding was easy.  However, the content of the database now showed strange and erroneous characters. The Patch To repair this, the following SQL code (bellow) was made to fix the wrong characters.  It uses regular expression to replace the […]

Vertically Align on Variable Height objects

Vertically Align the Navigation… Recently a client requested a change in their company portfolio navigation.  I thought on the outset this would be easy. However, it wasn’t quite easy as I had hoped. To cover the background: the site is a wordpress site, the portfolio is part of the proprietary theme, using a proprietary function to […]

Howto: hiding account from login screen (Windows 7)

Recently, we upgraded the PCs in the office, our machines which are running Windows 7, with standard login kiosk displays all users on the system. This is including local admin account.  As a potential security risk and an annoyance to the staff, I was request to remove the admin account and hiding accounts that weren’t […]

How to Digimap

After leaving Kingston University and not getting an architecture degree…. I’m now being asked by architecture students how to do things. Slight flaw that they don’t teach this bit at all, and I doubt the staff even know how to do it. Every semester is the same. There are a couple of stages missing… interpOSe… […]

Windows Vista Color Correction

If like me, you’re experiencing Windows Vista Color Correction peculiarities with your Adobe Photoshop, or noticing that under Windows Photo Gallery the colour hues are slightly purple but can’t seem to work out how to correct it; the solution is here: (I’ll keep it simple) Firstly you’ll need a large length of string, a Swiss […]