Today I had a go at setting up wprig. It is a development environment for making WordPress themes. I’m using it to try and update our church website. Here are some tips on how to set it up. This is very advanced – for WordPress Theme Coders.
If you get a warning like this be very careful about clicking ‘Allow.’ I’ve noticed that lots of websites have been asking to send me notifications. What you may not realise is that these notifications do not come through your web browser. They come through the OSX built-in notifications that appear on the right of your screen. This means that the notifications can appear when you’re working in a word processor, typing an email, anytime! What’s worse is when a notification pops up there is no simple way to turn it off. You can dismiss it as read, but you can be sure you will get another notification from that same website pretty soon. I personally find this quite intrusive and it gets very annoying.
To turn off these notifications you need to go into your ‘System Preferences’ and then click on the notifications tab, then scroll down to the website that has given you the notification, and delete it. There will be an entry in the notifications settings for any time you have clicked ‘Allow’ – you need to go and delete them all one by one. It’s quite a process!
I just upgraded macintoshhhowto.com to be a secure website. It seems to be the way websites are going. You will now be able to see the little padlock before the website in the address bar (if you use Safari) or the green ‘secure’ sign (if you use Chrome). This means that the link from the web server to your browser is secure and no one can intercept the data. If you notice any problems with the site in the next week or two please let me know!
If you run a WordPress self-hosted website and you want to know the rough steps involved in making a WordPress website secure, here they are. Some of it was a little over my head but I got there in the end. There were lots of websites explaining how to do this but they only had 2 or 3 steps. Here are my 10 steps!
There are web applications that will allow you to preview what your website will look like on different browsers. You type in your website (e.g. macintoshhowto.com) and the site shows you what your website will look like in almost any browser you can think of. One such website is http://browsershots.org It’s free to use, but there is a daily limit as to how many times you can use it.
Web pages generally do not automatically appear on search engine results pages. To make your site appear in google and other search engines you need to manually add your site to their index. This is called submitting your site to a search engine. You don’t have to pay to do this – it’s free. Read on to find out how to submit your site to Google.