Checking Out New Plugins

Jul 9, 2013 Author Guy

Since bloggers don’t have to learn HTML programming to write their blogs, there are a lot of special gadgets and effects that we want but don’t know how to write the code to do it. So people have been writing plugins that do a certain kind of task, and all you have to do is activate them to get them working.

There is a repository for all the free plugins on the WordPress.org web site. Last time I looked there were about 4,000 plugins. So you have to search for exactly what you want and then evaluate the handful that come up to see which one meets your needs.

I’ve been shopping the repository for about 2 months and looking for a shopping cart/catalog type of plugin. There are a dozen listed, but none of them look like they do what I need. I’m getting frustrated.

I have a buddy that makes custom printed tee shirts and he wants to sell them online. Of course, I volunteered to help him with his web site and we ended up making it on the WordPress platform. The plugins have shopping cart features, but I want to show each shirt in a particular design and then let people choose what size they want. The plugins that I’ve seen make you enter each size as its own item, which is way too many items to show in a list. I haven’t figured out how to make one design as an item and then sizes be just a variable. Argh!

Fucking CAPTCHA Codes Drive me NUTS

Aug 28, 2012 Author Guy

There are so many really cool things about the internet and then there seems to be some asshat comes along and figures out a way to ruin it for everyone. The worst is the hackers – because they actually try to do harm, whether you respond or not. And the second worst is those fucking spammers who flood your email inbox and your web site comments with bullshit. It is a huge waste of time to have to delete all that unwanted garbage but if you are ever stupid enough to click on one of the spam messages then you are really fucked.

So the average person has to go to great lengths to protect themselves, like downloading anti-virus programs, anti-malware programs, and constantly updating your security features. And then there is the worst of all inconveniences – the fucking CAPTCHA codes.

What is it about those squirrelly letters and numbers in different colors and weird fuzzy shapes that makes it so hard for me to figure out what the fuck the code is when I have to type it in? I sometimes fail three or four of those fucking codes before I can get into my own fucking email! I hate that shit!