Author Archives: Grimey

Joomla! 3.8 – A Must-Do Update

I learned since Joomla 1.5 that updating is a must. Make a backup and install the update. You never know unless you try. Today I saw an article that gives a great reason for updating to 3.8….answer is security. For … Continue reading

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Adding A Video To Joomla 3 Article / Page – Using JCE Pro

I needed to add a video to page/article in a Joomla! 3.8 site. I saw the JCE advertises as being able to do this with just a URL. I love the way WordPress embeds YouTube videos and hoped it would … Continue reading

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Create A Custom 404 Page In Joomla

When a site gets moved the old indexed URLs lead to users linking to your site through their search may link to a page that no longer exists. Using Google’s Webmaster Tools you can eliminate old URLs, but in the … Continue reading

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I started getting text messages from This was extremely annoying. I replied back to stop, but more came in. I finally went to their site and used the Chat feature, and they said I was removed from their list. … Continue reading

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Wamp – Error displaying the error page: Application Instantiation Error

My localhost WAMP on my personal Windows 10 machine just crapped out on me. PHPmyAdmin wouldn’t run I get the following on my screen when I go to my localhost website running in WAMP. Error displaying the error page: Application … Continue reading

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Google Optimize – Getting started and how it benefits?

I am starting down the path of Google Optimize. I am working on a new site and want to do some comparisons of what parts will do better. Starting with these places. Anybody has any advise or … Continue reading

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ROM and Other Acronyms for RFP Defined

Needed help with a Request For Proposal (RFP) and some of the acronyms in the RFP. The RFP came from the Army and they used terms like CBA – Compliance Based Assessment ROM – Rough Order of Magnitue I found … Continue reading

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Godaddy Hosted Website Attacked – PHP Files In Directories

We have a static HTML site built in 2013 that we maintain. We got a notification from Godaddy that there were malicious files in the website. I started to remove them, but wanted to see what was in them. When … Continue reading

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Divi – Turn Off Lazy Load On Images

Started a new project with Divi and needed lazy load to not happen on the home page. Looking around I found the following page which got me started. Divi Lazy Loading Images What I needed to do is go to … Continue reading

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Get Google ReCaptcha Key

Don’t know why I had some much trouble finding this page today, but I did. In case anyone else has trouble here it is. I hope this helps someone else out there…  

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