Once upon a time, passwords could be relatively simple. You could swap an "e" for a "3", or add a number on the end of a word or name, and it was all pretty easy. I remember a place I worked in the 90's where password changes were forced every 3 months, and one lady had "summer1", "autumn1" and so on, so she could remember it easily!
But nowadays, password attacking scripts specifically target common habits like this. And if you're using the same password for your website as you use for internet banking... well... obviously this can end very badly!
Using strong and unique passwords can be one of the key differences between being hacked, and not.
While writing a blog post for clients about Google Reviews, I wanted to display Google Reviews on the WebSolutionZ website.
"Install a module or plugin", you'd think, and off we go. But it wasn't so simple...
While the concept of Testimonials isn't new, Google Reviews are. And as a small business owner, few options are more helpful to your business than genuine customer reviews.
Several years ago I did some research into social media scheduling tools, so I could schedule social media posts for my Facebook page, Twitter and Google+ profile. At the time, the two main contenders were Hootsuite and Buffer.
Last week I was lucky enough to attend the Joomla World Conference 2017 in Rome, Italy. This was my second JWC - in 2016 I travelled to Vancouver, Canada to attend #JWC16. That time, I didn't know anybody, which didn't matter because (a) the Joomla community are fantastic and very welcoming and (b) I'm not really the type that is daunted by walking into a room knowing nobody. ????
Several years ago I wrote a post about the dangers of focussing all your small business efforts on a platform you don't own. That post was prompted after Posterous, a simple blogging service, closed down, to the ire of many users who had built up a following using their very own Posterous URL. But even though that post was written 4 years ago, it's still 100% relevant today.