About Brendan Carr

A Leading Technology Company that offers Web & IT Services in the Fraser Valley - Mission, Abbotsford, and Langley.

Multiple Select Boxes

We were just doing an update to a registration form for a client, and found that it was actually pretty easy to set up using a popular contact form plugin, Contact Form 7. A standard select box created in Contact Form 7 lets you choose a single option each time. Lets say you have a list [...]

By | March 8th, 2017|Blog, Support Articles|0 Comments

Windows 10: A Primer

Windows 10 is coming. It's actually already here, but you might not know it yet. What does it mean for you? For starters, it's a FREE upgrade. If you are running Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 you should already have noticed a little notification icon in your tray asking you to reserve your free copy. [...]

By | July 28th, 2015|Support Articles|0 Comments

WordPress 4.3

It’s almost here! WordPress 4.3 brings some improvements to the core and a focus on mobile. The Beta was released a few days ago and brings the usual round of improvements to your favourite website platform. Below is a quick rundown on what to expect in the coming weeks. All subscribers to SiteProtect will be pushed to 4.3 as soon as it’s released, and the sites will be tested for issues as part of the maintenance program. […]

By | July 7th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

Two Factor Authentication

We’re excited to bring you FREE Two Factor Authentication as part of any package. What does this mean for you? An added layer of security, preventing unauthorized people from logging into your WordPress site, period. Here’s how it works: […]

By | June 11th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

Login Security and Updates

Do you have any idea how many times someone has tried unsuccessfully to log into your WordPress site? SiteProtect does. Do you have any way of blocking people from brute-force password guessing, hoping that you are using something as simple as “password” or “12345678” as part of your login credentials? SiteProtect does. […]

By | May 28th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

User Locked Out

Stopped dead in their tracks. This is an example of an email you would receive after a login attempt was blocked. Siteprotect will help you stop brute-force password hacking and give you peace of mind. Find out more here. A user with IP address 103.249.28.142 has been locked out from the signing in or using [...]

By | May 20th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

Is WordPress Secure?

WordPress is one of the major players in the CMS (content management system) game – right up there with Joomla and Drupal, except with a market share of about 10 to 1 when compared to both of them. Wordpress runs about 60% of the world’s websites that run on a CMS platform (find out the exact percentages here), and the next platform behind it, Joomla, is only sitting at around 7%. What this means is we as WordPress users and developers are in the same type of market share model as Microsoft is when compared to Linux and Apple’s OSX. It means that the likelihood of finding an exploit, or a way to gain unauthorized access to a website, is increased dramatically because of the sheer volume of people using it and trying to find vulnerabilities in it. […]

By | May 18th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

My WordPress Site was Hacked?!

Yes, the familiar cry of a client who woke up to digital graffiti strewn across their online home—or worse. For many small business owners (and even for medium and large businesses) websites can be their sole source of income, or at the very least a large part of their portfolio and presence in today’s business world. Increasingly, sites are being built on the WordPress platform; partly due to cost, and partly due to the fact that it’s one of the most versatile, easy-to-use platforms for content management out there. […]

By | May 7th, 2015|Support Articles|1 Comment

Should I Migrate to HTTPS?

Eventually, yes. Google announced in August of 2014 that they started to rank https websites slightly better than http websites within their search algorithm. It may be time to move to https for companies that want to be taken seriously and that want to conduct online business with valued customers. Since then, many sites have made the switch, and most report an uptick in traffic, or no negative impact (which is good news). […]

By | April 28th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

WordPress Navigation Drill Down

I was looking for a way to drill down the menu structure in a wordpress widget that shows you all of the navigation pages. Turns out all you need to do is set it up using CSS, as wordpress already outputs all of the information you need to style it. What the widget had to do was show you the current menu level (current_page_item), and only the children directly underneath it. It underlines the page and level that you are on as you click further into the menu tree. As you drill down, it continues to show the children directly underneath it, as well as the current siblings and the current_page_parent level’s siblings. When it reaches the lowest level, it just underlines the page you’re on, as well as showing the current siblings, the parent level above it, and the ancestor levels right up to the top. […]

By | July 26th, 2013|Support Articles|0 Comments