Fantastico and Your WordPress WishList Member Site

Fantastico; an easy way to install WordPress, or a fantastic(o) way to invite hackers into your site?

The answer is: Both.

Fantastico is a front end script visually similar to most modern operating systems. Point and click on the appropriate icon, and you have a quick and easy WordPress installation.

Most web hosts offer this to make installation of WordPress (and other programs) easy.

Unfortunately for you (but not so for hackers wanting access), the easy to use Fantastico is incredibly unsecure.

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Beware of Hoaxes

A child is asking for Christmas cards to get into the record books.  A restaurant cheered and celebrated after 9/11.  Another well known restaurant insulted servicemen.  There’s a coupon for a free air travel.  Bill Gates wants to give you money.

What do the above all have in common?

They’re hoaxes.

Outright lies or out of context information which wind up taking on a life of their own.

Read on and find out how you can fight hoaxes affecting your business or others.

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Inside The Insider – Episode 09

What’s been happening this week inside WishList Insider?

As everyone knows, the new version of WishList Member has been released!  BUT do you also know that there is a very useful tool that has been released WITH the new version?  AND if you are running WishList Member 2.3 then you already have it!  Watch this week’s episode for more details.

Join our co-hosts Faye and Wray (colour-coded to represent their support of the World Cup) as they run through the happenings of the past week within the Insider.

Translation: Wray tries to fit in with Faye and the rest of the soccer-loving office.

They discuss…

  • The very useful tool within the new version of WishList Member
  • A new video tuorial for advanced users
  • A two month anniversary
  • The World Cup (Super Bowl???)

Click below to view this week’s episode.

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Video Tutorial: Custom Profile Page Explained

Knowledge Level: Advanced User

We have received many questions and inquiries as to how we created our Custom Profile Page here on WishList Insider so we wanted to show you just how that was done.

Please note that to accomplish this, we needed to work with templates, code and a few other bits here and there so this tutorial is for the more advanced users. 

But don’t worry, we will be adding more videos regarding many other tricks and tips soon!

Continue on to find out just how our members are able to view and edit their own Profile Pages which include gravators, recent comments and more!

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Explanations and Abbreviations of Online Lingo

This is an explanation of online terminology for the pure “Newbie” and “Not-So-Newbie” of the online world.

If after you read this list you find that I have missed a bit of slang or term, please be sure to include them in the comments section below.

I will run down the list of the ones I can think of and others I have found online with definitions.

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