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[23 Jun 2013 | One Comment | 4,307 views]
Week in Review (June 16-22)

Miss an article or two this week? That would be a shame, but don’t worry as there’s a convenient problem to that solution — in this handy article, you’ll find links to all the posts from the past week.
And there were, indeed, a lot of articles from the past week. Why, we covered everything from a handy tip for people who switch from their iPhones to something else and find they can’t receive texts to a few details about an accomplished guitar teacher in Benton. It was, as usual, a …

Technology »

[20 Jun 2013 | 6 Comments | 17,509 views]
Essential WordPress plugins for preventing spam comments

Here’s what we at First Arkansas News have learned since opening this little ole site back in April 2010 — getting a lot of traffic is great, but a bunch of spam comments come with it. Here’s another lesson — there are a lot of methods used to control spam, but most of them range from inconvenient to simply awful.
First Arkansas News, of course, is built on the fantastic (and free) standalone WordPress platform. We went with WordPress because it is easy to navigate, is easy to install on a …

Columns and other comments, Features and such, Technology »

[4 Jan 2012 | No Comment | 2,396 views]
Take control of your email inbox

Tragedy struck here at FirstArkansasNews.
Well, we weren’t exactly hit with a tragedy, but something extremely annoying happened. That’s right — our email server was hit with enough spam to choke a horse. Just imagine wading through about 250 emails a day to get to the 20 or 30 that are worthwhile. As one might imagine, that sad state of affairs renders an email account just about useless.
We got in touch with David Hudson, the owner of Little Rock’s Hudson Creative Services (HudsonCS), and asked for help. HudsonCS, of course, is …

Technology »

[27 Jan 2011 | 5 Comments | 2,147 views]
Captcha enabled and we’re really, really sorry

Captcha is one of the most obnoxious things about the Internet.
Sadly, it’s also necessary at times.
What is Captcha? That awful bit of technology was developed in an attempt to make it impossible for nasty, automated bots to show up and slam comments sections on sites such as First Arkansas News with Spam.
Just about everyone has seen Captcha at work. It’s that obnoxious little application that forces people leaving comments or filling in other forms on sites to interpret a bunch of squiggly, twisted letters and type them. Interpreting a Captcha …