Author Archives: Phil LaNasa

4 Tips to Preventing WordPress Mail Server Spam

wordpress mail spam

A quick checklist to help you eliminate any sources of mail server spam created by scripts that uploaded to your WordPress site's writeable folders. more …

How to Track External Links From Your Website

external link tracking

Visitors will leave your site via external links, we can't fight it. But we can gather data on where the user is going and what pages they are exiting from with just a little bit of JavaScript. more …

Three email marketing platforms reviewed

email marketing

If you're new to email marketing, you'll find that there are dozens of online providers. It can be difficult to find the best one for your needs, so I broke the providers down into three categories. more …

Web Developer Tips – Collection #2 (May 2015)

web-developer-tips

Let’s start it off with a great quote: “To understand recursion, you first need to understand recursion” Before I get to the tips, I thought I’d mention something that’s been irking me a little bit lately. Why do people minify … more …

Web Developer Tips May 2015

web-developer-tips

Here’s what I took away from the first half of May 2015. I discovered a new online tool, transformy.io. My initial excitement was subdued a little bit when I actually used it, though it’s still an excellent tool if your … more …

ColdFusion timestamp trick to prevent form spam

no-spam

The timestamp trick is a very effective way to prevent form spam. This quick post illustrates how to employ it on a ColdFusion based site. more …

Solving the close browser / tab event issue

close-question

A simple, yet not quite foolproof method to determine if an onbeforeunload event was cause by actually closing the browser window or tab. more …

Web Developer Tips April 2015

A few takeaways from my web development experiences this month. CSS, HTML and more. more …

MySQL Bulk Insert or Update

msyql bulk insert update

Any technique that saves round trips to the database pays for itself exponentially over time. MySQLs bulk Insert or Update syntax is one of those techniques. more …

The simplest possible way to prevent brute-force logins

brute-force login php

Protecting your login from brute-force attacks is much simpler than you might think. With three quick updates to your code and database, you'll be all set. more …