WordPress is simple, elegant, and modular. That combination has made it the most popular web platform on the planet, resulting in a rich ecosystem of themes, plugins and support. It’s an amazing opportunity for devs and designers, but how do you stand out in such a crowded marketplace?
Launching a new project can be costly, both in terms of time and money. After all, if it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well. But is that always the best approach? There can be real value in shipping a new project fast. The risk of a new endeavour isn’t getting the technical stuff right. It’s your customers—or lack of them.
Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are rapidly ramping in scale. They’ve been on the radar since at least 2000, and 2017 may be the year they become your biggest security concern. If you don’t have a DDoS strategy in place, it’s time to choose one. Based on current trends, industry experts predict that this may be a crisis year.
Are you in the process of choosing a web hosting provider? Then you’ve already heard of SiteGround. It’s one of the most favorably recommended companies out there. After 13 years in the business, SiteGround have plenty of experience providing excellent hosting services to their customers. That’s impressive. But are all those reviews and recommendations accurate?
You need a website. You have a clear idea of what you want, and have carefully considered the type of hosting you need. Now, with credit card in hand, it’s time to decide which company to sign up with.
Choosing a hosting provider is one of the most crucial decisions you’ll make. The future of your website depends on it.
Hackers. Vulnerabilities. Brute-force. Malware. Denial of service. Man-in-the-middle. Phishing. All scary words. We live in a dangerous online world!
Has your site been hacked? I have, and we’re not alone. In 2012 more than 70% of WordPress sites were vulnerable to attack, and not much has changed since. What have you done to protect your site?
In this article we’ve pulled together security tips from previous SitePoint articles, our own experience, and from around the web, and organized them in a way I hope you find useful and understandable. And most importantly, easy to act on.
Whether you're aiming to go paperless in 2018, produce some new training material, or make your product brochures available online, you're likely to choose PDF as a file format. Adobe Acrobat files are the closest digital equivalent to sheets of paper. With the right software, you can do a lot more than just read them.
Whether you've chosen Windows or macOS, for the most part we love our computers, and they do pretty much everything we need. But from time to time the grass may look greener on the other side. A Mac user may become interested in an app that only works on Windows. Or a Windows user may start to wonder why there's so much interest in macOS. Without purchasing a second computer, what can you do?
ABBYY FineReader Pro is widely considered the best OCR app out there. It can recognize blocks of text in scanned documents, and accurately convert them to typed text. It can then export the resulting document to a range of popular file formats including PDF and Microsoft Word, retaining the original layout and formatting.
VMWare Fusion allows you to install additional operating systems on your Mac, Windows or Linux computer. So, for example, you can install Windows on your Mac to have access to any Windows apps you rely on.
InvestInTech Able2Extract Professional 11 is a cross-platform PDF editor available for Mac, Windows and Linux. With it, you can annotate your PDFs with highlights, underlines and pop-up notes, edit the text of a PDF and add images, and create searchable PDFs from paper documents.
If you've lost some important files due to drive failure or human error, the last thing you want is a lecture on the importance of backups. You need help recovering your files. That's the promise of Data Rescue, and in my tests it was able to recover files even after a drive format.
WebMinds Easy Duplicate Finder helps you find and remove duplicate files on your computer and external drives, freeing up storage space in the process. Once the duplicates have been found, the program can automatically delete them for you, while retaining the original file. Or you can review the duplicates and decide what to do with them. I found the file scan very good; some of the other scans were lacking.
Readdle PDF Expert is a fast and intuitive PDF editor for Mac and iOS. While you are reading a PDF, an extensive set of annotation tools allow you to highlight, take notes, and doodle. A set of editing tools allow you to make corrections to the text of a PDF, as well as change or adju...