Category: WordPress

Apr 29 2014

Eliminating the Mammoth Plugin Jetpack

A while ago it came to my attention that the group of plugins called Jetpack were bogging down my WordPress sites with slow load times and even overcoming the server with high demand on the server processor. I am running a Virtual Private Server with lots of power but for this glutton of a plugin …

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Dec 01 2013

Vermonters for Responsible Solar Speaks Out

A group of home owners in Rutland, Vermont felt obligated to form an organization for responsible solar power development when a proposal by GroSolar, a solar farm development company, chose a site for the largest solar farm in Vermont in their neighborhood. Whether the members approved or not of solar power, they couldn’t sit by …

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Nov 23 2013

Chittenden Dammers Site Goes Social

The Chittenden Dammers site goes social this year with their annual update. Thanks to AddThis, their social media gets more of a front and center upgrade. Sharing links as well as links to their own social media pages have been added. Twitter was one of the additions and Charlie, the blog author, intends to tweet …

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Aug 10 2012

Major Upgrade for Chittenden Dammers Web Site

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The Chittenden Dammers asked me to modernize their compact web site and I did it by switching to an all WordPress design!  They formerly had two separate blogs: Trail Conditions – http://chittendendammers.wordpress.com News and Announcements – http://dammersadmin.wordpress.com Both were on WordPress.com and had less than ideal URL’s. Now I have merged them into one self …

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Aug 10 2012

Shrewsbury Sno-Birds Saver Card Updates

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Updated members page and added several blog posts concerning the Sno-Birds Saver Card as the news came in.

Jul 16 2012

Latest Construction and Improvement Photos – Chittenden Grange Hall

Not my construction project but I found a photo for the Chittenden Historical Society that was missing in their gallery in the Chittenden Historical Society web site. The Roof Repair shot fills out the photos of the latest improvement to the Chittenden Grange Hall. It has been added to the web site’s gallery which was previously …

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Jun 18 2012

New Web Site for Sno-Birds

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I have been working on a WordPress blog and web site for a snowmobile club called the Shrewsbury Sno-Birds. I understand a snowmobile club needs members as it is membership fees that, in great part, fund such a club. The site tries to bring in new members to it’s ranks and be informational to members. …

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May 21 2012

New Green and Unlimited Server

Part of the reason I haven’t posted anything recently is because this blog was in flux, i.e. between the old server and the new one. That’s right, all my clients’ sites have been moved to a green server! [Loud applause.] Unlike transferring web sites, blogs use a database so the database has to be transferred …

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Apr 20 2012

No Spam! Four days and counting.

So far so good. Not a bit of comment spam since I installed the plugin Spam Free. 🙂 See previous blog for details.

Apr 16 2012

Spam Free WordPress Plugin

It is amazing how much spam wafts around. Just what is the object of comment spam, I have to wonder. (See Wikipedia’s take on it below.) I suppose it is getting someone else to host links to your web site to increase traffic and improve the spammer’s Google rating by having more links on other sites. That …

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