About Cliff Dutton Web Services

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Cliff Dutton Web Services offers affordable website building. I can design a site for you or if you have a specific vision, I am happy to work with you to achieve the look and function you desire. I will also host your site and manage your domain name so you can simplify your web-based marketing by employing just one service to coordinate all aspects of your website.

More and more customers are interested in adding their own content to their sites. I have been using WordPress to allow them to write their own blog posts but the capability is now available to use WordPress as a “Content Management System” often referred to as CMS. Used in this way anyone who can write in a word processor can add and edit their own content in a WordPress based website. WordPress isn’t just for blogging anymore. Using WordPress I can add modern features to your site drawing from the over 25,000 free plugins available, each with a specific function to enhance a website.


Graphics and images are essential to web design so deserve special mention. I create and edit graphics such as photos, logos, banners and buttons for efficiency on the web. They are high quality, fast to load and use minimal server space. No one likes to wait for web pages to load unnecessarily. I optimize every image for quality and fast loading so whatever internet connection speed your customers are using to view your page, it will load as fast as possible.


Most importantly, I create sites the way my clients want them. I may offer some advice but I listen and work with you to achieve the look and feel of the site you envision. No help desk or submitting a support ticket. If you need help, call or email me and I fix the problem. I try to keep it simple.

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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Heartbleed Bug in Vermont

Vermont Public Radio has published some more information about how the Heartbleed bug is affecting Vermont. They even provide a link to a site you can use to test if a site you use is safe or not.

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The Heartbleed bug

Our sites at cliffdutton.com were never at any risk of the Heartbleed bug. This is because none of them are using openSSL. On the other hand our server does provide SSL email but this is not the same as openSSL so was not a vulnerability. Consider this is a wake up call on our security …

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A Yahoo Follow Up

IP Address Change Unsuccessful in Correcting Yahoo! Mail Problems I have worked with our server’s customer service department and managed to change our IP address. Then in testing email sent to a Yahoo account, my messages, again identified by our new shared IP address was permanently deferred by Yahoo. Hoops to Jump Through Apparently there are ways …

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