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Determining the Web Host When Cloudflare Hosts the Nameservers

Last updated: 30-Oct-2021 As I began a new project for a new client this week, I was tasked with tracking down the web host for the client. The client did not have a record of where its site was hosted. What seemed like a simple enough task actually turned out to be a real challenge. …

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Community Recommendations for SMTP Plugins and Services

Last updated: 23-May-2021 Ensuring that website-driven emails are properly delivered and received presents a well-documented challenge in WordPress. While I will leave others to discuss the technical reasons for this, I will share that when those website-driven emails go missing, using an SMTP plugin for WordPress and a third party email service can provide the …

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WordPress and Gutenberg

Community Recommendations for Gutenberg Blocks in WordPress

Last updated: 27-Mar-2021 As I began a new client website project, I was eager to build the site using the new block editor, commonly called Gutenberg. Since Gutenberg was officially added into WordPress a few years ago, it has become a powerful and flexible way for displaying and styling content on the front end of …

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My Old Pal

My Old Pal Recipe

A few months ago, I was invited to join a monthly cocktail club. I readily accepted. In January of 2021, it was my turn to select a cocktail. I willingly conducted a modest level of research into different cocktails. What I settled on was a slight variation of the traditional My Old Pal. At the …

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