Proactive website maintenance

Keep your website updated I've helped a number of clients over the years, building custom websites for their businesses and projects. Primarily, these sites have been built with ExpressionEngine or WordPress as the CMS. Too often there is a perception that one just builds the…


Basic website sercurity tips for small business owners

Whether you use WordPress, ExpressionEngine, or something else to power your website, you need to keep it updated. As a business owner, you may not have the time or ability to deal with it yourself. If that’s the case, hire somebody to do the job for you. It’s another expense, but…


Gearing up for ExpressionEngine 3

ExpressionEngine (EE) 3.0 is on the way. What does this mean? It’s hard to tell exactly. I know that a responsive control panel is in development. And I know that the codebase is being modernized, but I don’t know yet what other improvements are being made. EllisLab is posting developer…


Further thoughts on ExpressionEngine and WordPress

For the past year or so, the content of this website has bounced around between ExpressionEngine (EE) and WordPress—primarily because I am not completely satisfied with either platform. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. Because of this, I continue to look for better ways of doing…


Moving this site to WordPress

ExpressionEngine (EE) is well suited to a custom site design. It's the fastest way that I know of to convert a static custom site design into a dynamic site powered by a CMS. I've been using the software since 2008 to build custom websites for my clients. I've always appreciated the approach that…


Removing index.php with ExpressionEngine and Media Temple

Two recent ExpressionEngine projects are hosted at Media Temple in the "DV" environment. Due to how the server is set up, the normal method of removing index.php from the URLs will not work. ExpressionEngine needs a "?" in the rewrite rules in this specific case. Otherwise, an error of "no input…