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Barry Pavel’s Blog

I use to post a lot my business related topics here on this page but from now on I’ll be posting more about myself in general. I’ll be covering music, guitars, singing, hiking, bicycle riding, and our pets. There will probably be a lot of cat pictures so be warned. I’ll still  occasionally write about websites and such if it’s appropriate.

If you’re looking for articles about WordPress sites, keeping them updated and secure, or want to know more about Dang Good Graphics, just follow the links on the buttons.

Redesigned BarryPavel.com

It's been a long time coming but I've finally decided to update this website. I think the last version of the site was created back in 2008 and was all html and basic css. Websites have come a long way since then, which is why this site is built using Wordpress and...

WordPress Sites Hacked

Last week a critical security leak was exposed in many WordPress sites which allowed malicious code to be injected into the site files by hackers. In response I installed the security plugin WordFence, which scans and identifies files that contain malicious code....

Mizner Park CAC site completed

The new website for the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center in Boca Raton, Florida is now online! The site is built on WordPress with a custom template I designed. I got the call a couple weeks ago that the client needed to have a website to promote their facilities....

Posting to Facebook

Well, my test didn't go as I had planned. The FaceBook post shows up but it still says "New post (Posting to FaceBook from Wordpress) has been published on Barry's Blog" This is not exactly as I had hoped for. It looks pretty much the same as the JetPack post....

Posting to FaceBook from WordPress

I have been testing several ways of posting my WordPress blog posts directly to my FaceBook page. At first I thought that there had to be a plugin that simply sent my post directly to my FaceBook account, but after looking at hundreds of plugin descriptions I began to...

Muse Hauling & Grading Updated

I spent this past weekend updating the website for Muse Hauling and Grading, a local business here in Denver, NC. I originally designed the site back in 2009. Since that time I've had to learn to keep up with the constant improvements in web design, including updates...

March 2013

And here is is, March 4, 2013 and I haven't posted anything in what seems like forever. Well, since November 30, 2011 anyway. Lots of things have been going on since then. Mostly work work work! We've done a lot of new websites in the last year or so, both for Dang...

Never enough time

I spend most of my days working on various projects from print advertising to website design and maintenance. My days are pretty full making sure that I routinely check my clients sites to ensure that they are updated with the very latest versions of whatever. So you...

5 THINGS SOCIAL MEDIA CAN’T DO

Despite the numerous benefits that social media can bring to a business or individual, there are many misconceptions about what it can and can’t accomplish. Far too often, unrealistic expectations lead to disappointment. Knowing what social media can’t do will make it...

Using Pixelpipe to update your blogs and microblogs

A few months ago I was told about a application by PixelPipe that allows you to update your blogs and micro-blogs, like Twitter and FaceBook. The person who told me about it said something like, "You can make a single entry and it sends it out to all of your accounts...