Top 4 WordPress plugins

Every web site project will use plugins to compliment the core functionality of WordPress. These are our Top 4.

  1. Yoast SEO
    Yoast SEO is the No. 1 Wordpress plugin for search engine optimization. Along with a properly coded WordPress theme, it is a cornerstone in the foundation of your WordPress site (assuming you want customers to find you, that is). The Yoast SEO plugin also makes it easy to effectively share your web site on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms. It generates site maps, hooks into Google Web master tools, and provides other essential features that every web site needs
  2. BackUpWordPress
    Does exactly what it says, with the option to schedule backups for only files, only the database, or a combination thereof.
  3. Wordfence
    The leading security plugin on the market, with over 22 million downloads
  4. Smush Image Compression and Optimization
    Widely known as WP Smush It — or sometimes just Smush It or Smush — this plugin from WPMU Dev optimizes images as you upload them to WordPress. And since bloated images are the leading cause of slow web sites, this is one plugin you can’t afford to live without

There are many other plugins that we use widely, but these are part of every project no matter the scale or scope.

OPCC extends condolences to the family of Kem Ley


11 July 2016

PHNOM PENH – The Overseas Press Club of Cambodia (OPCC) offers our deepest condolences to the family of Kem Ley. He was a friend to journalists and our community feels his loss along with his family and Cambodian civil society.

We urge a thorough and independent investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death and the general rise of violence and repressive acts that appear politically motivated.

Kem Ley was a respected political commentator and Cambodia has lost an important political voice. We’re extremely concerned that this killing will have a quietening effect on freedom of speech nationwide which is crucial ahead of next year’s commune elections.

The Board.


Host Cambodia

After literally years of procrastination, K4 Media has finally migrated servers to Host Cambodia. I have used HC for years, and K4 Media hosts dozens of sites with them, from simple one-pagers to large, database-driven social communities. HC is by far the best hosting company I have ever used — fast servers, superior customer service.

Die, IE6, die

This happens far too often.

A client calls to say their web site is broken. It doesn’t look right anymore. The layout’s gone bonkers. The pictures have gone missing. Or something like that.

So you do what a web designer is suppose to do — you open Firefox. Then, in turn, Opera, Safari, Chrome, IE8 and, lastly, IE7. And the web site in question looks fine. So you wonder: What browser are they using?

Listen, people. Internet Explorer 6 is suppose to be dead!

And for good reason. It’s a terrible browser (voted top 25 worst tech products of all time): insecure, standards non-compliant and full of bugs. There are blogs and web sites dedicated to its suckiness. The world and the interwebs will be much better places as soon as its finally buried.

Do you part.

Google has. On March 1, the search giant officially stopped supporting IE6. And even Microsoft, after admitting that IE6 was the source of the Great Google China Hack, has begged its customers to upgrade.

So upgrade already.

Or far better.

Get a browser that doesn’t suck.