DNS Checker

Handy DNS checker to quickly determine propagation status of changes to your DNS records. I have just been involved with the much avoided but inevitable changing of hosting providers. Even from October of last year, I have been meaning to do the big (and scary) move as I mentioned in Exabytes Hosting – Bye Bye. […]


WordPress Portfolio Projects

Where to enable WordPress Projects

What is WordPress Portfolio and How to Use it? To use the Portfolio feature, you first need to enable it. Settings >> Writing >> Your Custom Content Types >> (tick) Enable Portfolio Projects for this site >> Save Changes  


How to Make WordPress Site Private

WordPress - making a page private or password protected

I am having some private thoughts so it got me asking: how do I make my WordPress site private? The preliminary questions are: Do you want to make your entire WordPress site private? or Do you only want to make specific pages/posts private? Let’s deal with this a step at a time. Note: This article […]


Apple Yosemite – Quick Summary Review

apple yosemite upgrade

Apple has just released a new upgrade: Apple Yosemite OS x 10.10.  Should you upgrade? Always do a quick review.  You don’t want to be landed in bugs and problems if you can help it.  There are many reviews already on the net.  I will do a very quick one and give you references in […]


Exabytes Hosting – Will Say Bye-Bye

My hosting provider, Exabytes is driving me crazy.  Over a period of a year, the load speed and even accessibility of my sites have been slow on speed and spasmodic on accessibility.  Exabytes has one of the best customer service around.  They truly offer 24/7 service. I can email-contact them at any time of day or […]


BlueHost – Too Slow

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I wrote (emailed via their Help Ticket system) to Blue Host on the 8th October, 2014. I finally got a response on 16th October (thank God, it was the same year). With a promise of 24/7 service at hand, getting a response over a week later is .. well Just Too Slow BlueHost!!


eWay – Sorry but Recommended


I almost signed up with eWay.  I am sorry I won’t be.  But now that I have my current payment gateway up and running (2Checkout – Excellent Service) for my ClearlyHelena store, I won’t be needing another gateway. However I would recommend eWay because even though I will not be signing up with them, I did learn […]


2Checkout – Excellent Service!


A few days ago, I blogged (at that I was applying for a new payment gateway because my payment gateway provider (2Checkout or 2CO) had deactivated my seller status. Due to unavoidable personal events, my store at ClearlyHelena had been inactive for many months. Hence no buying activity. But 2Checkout has been so pro-active and […]


Free Knitting Fonts for Mac


I needed to digitally graph some knit patterns and I was sick of doing it by hand. So I found some great knitting fonts. I originally started looking for knitting software. But the learning curve just seemed too steep. Especially when I wanted to start knitting asap. Then I came across the fact that there […]