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How to stop personalised ads from Microsoft

Advertisement tracking is pretty much a given in today’s world. Major networks like Google and Microsoft are serving advertisements on thousands of websites and they attempt to serve you relevant ads based on your browsing experience. But, you can stop the tracking and serving of personalised ads.

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How to change your post slug in WordPress for good SEO

If you have configured your WordPress blog to display permalinks, WordPress will automatically generate a post slug using the title of your post. However, this post slug tends to be very long if you have a long title. Good SEO dictates that you keep your post slug as short as possible and you can do this by removing some stop words.

MEDIAN IF tutorial in Excel 2007 and Excel 2010

Excel 2007 brought a host of new functions to Excel that were missing in Excel 2003. One of these functions was AVERAGEIF which returns the average (arithmetic mean) of all the cells in a range that meet a given criteria. One essential function that is still missing is MEDIANIF or MEDIAN IF which should ideally return the median of all the cells in a range that meet a given criteria.

Intro to Screen Options in WordPress Admin screens

Two days back I took the decision to move from All in One SEO to Yoast’s WordPress SEO plugin. WordPress SEO automatically adds several new columns to the posts admin screen. Coupled with the columns that Jetpack adds, along with those added by my Top 10 and Where did you go from here plugins, I ended up with the post title column being one character long!

How to prevent CSRF vulnerability in WordPress plugins and themes

Recently the folks at Secunia contacted me regarding a vulnerability in my plugin Contextual Related Posts. Contextual Related Posts is a powerful plugin for WordPress that allows you to display a list of related posts on your website and in your feed. The plugin comes with a tonne of options and inbuilt caching that can possibly increase user retention.

5 Steps to setup your Google Inactive Account Manager

In today’s day and age where most of our information is online, including banking information and more importantly emails, it is essential to think about what happens to this data in case of an untimely passing. Similar to making a will to bequeath your belongings to your near and dear ones, planning your digital afterlife is essential. Yesterday, Google launched a new feature called Inactive Account Manager that helps you in this regard, at least in the case of all things Google.