Aksimet is a paid anti-spam comment service that comes standard with your WordPress installation. As it is the standard for dealing with comment spam in WordPress, but it is a paid service. A combination of the following two plugins has proved to be a great free alternative to Akismet: Antispam Bee (Don’t let the German… Continue reading Alternative to Akismet
RegEx Pal is the best online Regular Expression testing system I have ever used. It is remarkably easy to use, it performs the regular expression in real-time and highlights syntax. It was launched in 2007, and I’m sorry to have only found it now, because using it has improved my skills with regular expression 10-fold… Continue reading Easy Regular Expression Testing
Amazon Web Services EC2 micro instances are a good way to test and develop a LAMP stack running WordPress, but, the settings for Apache, MySQL and PHP on a Linux AMI (Amazon Managed Image), by default, tend to have memory settings too high for using on a micro EC2 instance. Which can cause the WordPress… Continue reading AWS micro EC2 instance WordPress LAMP stack optimized low memory settings
Site 24 x 7 – Tools for server testing is a great resource for free server testing tools from a web interface. Extremely helpful set of tools when your trying to find out ways to improve the speed and performance of a site. It also is helpful to use these tools on other more popular… Continue reading Free Server Testing Tools
Spiders and Bots are always scanning through your site and indexing the information as best they can. But how do you test your crawlability, to make sure the information you’re providing is indexed properly? Enter SpiderTest and SEOBook.com’s Spider Test Tool. Both crawl your site, but each reports back a separate set of info to… Continue reading Checking Your Crawlability; Helping The GoogleBot Crawl Your Site
When writing code to dynamically create background colours and text colours, there is always the potential those two colours will not look appropriate together, and will either render the text illegible or create oscillating text. Enter Split Brain .org‘s Color Contrast Checker It’s a very helpful script, to prevent some illegible dynamic text colors from… Continue reading PHP, Dynamically Checking Colors for Legibility Contrast
Here’s a FREE Email Subject Line Tester. Returns a very detailed report on your subject line and how to improve it’s structure.
I still can’t believe this is free… Beluga is a statistical insight web application on the bands listed on Groove Shark. It provides a plethora of information about the listeners of those bands. An amazing marketing tool.
Email Spam Checker is a very useful tool when creating emails. The system allows you to quickly determine message quality and test email deliverability on a scale from 0 (bad) to 100 (excellent). With some very helpful tips on your scoring.
http://www.tineye.com/ allows you to search the web for similar images to ones uploaded or on the web. UPDATE: Google has this as well: http://www.google.com/insidesearch/searchbyimage.html