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Show shortcodes on your site without activating them

Have you ever needed to show a shortcode on your WordPress website, possibly in a tutorial? Inserting a shortcode into the contents of your WordPress page or post will cause that shortcode to be activated when shown on the front end, the shortcode will be replaced by whatever text/data that shortcode creates and you won’t actually see the shortcode …

Website Backups – is your site safe?

If you own a business, the words “disaster recovery” and “data backup” are phrases you have most likely heard and that caused some concern.  We live in a digital age where computers have replaced paper, and where business comes to a schreaching halt when our servers or PCs go down.  So now is the perfect time to ask a question …

Apache, Load Balancers and Log Files

For most website owners a single server will provide them with all of the web processing power that they need, but when it comes to large and complicated sites, sometimes a single web server isn’t enough.  When you expand your website infrastructure to multiple servers you will most likely rely on a load balancer to make it all work.  So what …

More useful regex expressions

Regular expressions are very handy for extracting text, verifying text and manipulating text.  Below you will find some more handy regex expressions: Match an IP Address Matches valid IP addresses in format ###.###.###.###: /^(?:(?:25[0-5]|2[0-4][0-9]|[01]?[0-9][0-9]?)\.){3}(?:25[0-5]|2[0-4][0-9]|[01]?[0-9][0-9]?)$/ Match a URL Matches a valid url, …