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[20 Jun 2013 | 5 Comments | 16,400 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 …

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[17 Dec 2010 | 3 Comments | 1,395 views]
‘First Arkansas News’ goes mobile

That’s right — First Arkansas News is now all high-tech and fancy-shmancy.
Well, we’re all high-tech and etc. if you’re judging by 2009 standards, at least.
What’s happening? We’ve gone mobile. While we do like the way the site looks on computer monitors, it’s more than a bit cluttered on mobile devices. Since all the kids are just wild about their iPhones, Android powered devices, the Blackberry Torch and all that, First Arkansas News is now mobile-friendly.
It’s the same First Arkansas News you’ve all grown to love. You get the same great …