Semalt Crawling On My Site & Messing With My Analitics

I am getting lots of visits from which is just a crawler so I found this fix on

To block from visiting your site and making havoc with your statistics add this to the end of your .htaccess file….

SetEnvIfNoCase Via evil-spam-proxy spammer=yes
SetEnvIfNoCase Referer spammer=yes
SetEnvIfNoCase Referer evil-spam-keyword spammer=yes
SetEnvIfNoCase Via pinappleproxy spammer=yes
SetEnvIfNoCase Referer spammer=yes
SetEnvIfNoCase Referer poker spammer=yes

Order allow,deny
Allow from all
Deny from env=spammer

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Adding a link or a picture to your widjet is so easy I couldn’t believe it.

Just go to this WordPress help link and it will show you how.

Basicly you open a blank post and write what you want and add your link in the text section.

Add your photo as you normally would.

Copy and past the text html to your widjet and you are set up to have your own link and picture on your sidebar.  How easy was that?

See my Quartzsite Gold show widjet on my blog at

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Trying a New Plugin Dynamic Widgets

I was reading my WpBeginner  about being able to date your widgets using the Dynamic Widgets Plugin.

So I thought I would give it a try.

Uploaded it and activated it with no problems.  Was able to figure out how to use it quickly, just click on the plugin on the sidebar under Appearance and click on the widget I want to set the date to run on and save.

There are other options like what pages to run your widget on.  I set a widget to run for one day so we will see how it works.

Well it is a couple of days later and my widget has disapeared as scheduled, so I am happy and will be adding it to my other sites.

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To Have The Date On Each Post Or Not

What do you think is better to have the date on each post or not?

I think it depends on what type of posts you are writing.  If they are timeless it maybe better not to have the date on each one as some people will think the information is too old to read.

If you are writing about stories that are happening out in the world right now I would keep the date in.

On my site to change the date I had to go into Mantra Settings>Post Information Settings>Date on/off.  This is also where you can change if the author shows or not.  In my site I am the only author so I am not going to show mine in every post.

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Plugins For Calendars and Events & Facebook Pictures

Plugins to help with event calendars.

These are recommended from my favorite Facebook help group for WordPress

Good website using a calendar of events

This plugins has something to do with making sure the picture you want goes into your facebook page


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Is there any way to change the primary USER name for admin login?

I learned one important thing about what to use for your administrator name……..DO NOT USE ADMIN……….always change it to some other name.  If you use admin chances are you will get hacked as that is the first one they try.

If you have used admin one way I just learned to change it is to:

In Users add a new user, make them an admin, login as them and delete your original. When you delete it will ask you to move all your posts over to the new user!

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How To Add Google Analytics To My WordPress Site

How To Install Google Analytics on WordPress

How To Set Up Google Analytics In My WordPress Site

  1. Go to Google Analytics Website
  2. Click on Access Google Analytics on the upper right corner
  3. Click Admin on upper right corner
  4. Click on Account tab and click Create New Account
  5. Fill in Account Name & Website Name & Website URL & Category & Time Zone
  6. Click Get Tracking ID
  7. Copy and paste the link into Appearance>Editor>Footer……at the end of Footer above body
  8. May take 24 hours to show any tracking at the Google Analytics Reporting

Google Analytics help.

It works great until WordPress updates and than I loose it.  It could be when I have to update the theme after WordPress updates but either way I get no traffic reports and have to repaste my code into the footer.

I do a copy and paste my link into Appearance>Editor>Footer……at the end of Footer above body but I think I am going to try and add it somewhere else also like hidden in a footer something….something.



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Contact Form Spam I Am Receiving

I have been receiving contact form for the last week.

I have been using Contact Form 7.

Under the recommendation of HostGator and my FB WordPress Help group I have added Captcha.  Captcha is a plugin that adds those letters and words you need to fill in before you can comment or send a contact form.

Captcha was pretty easy to use.

I thought I had it solved and even added Really Simple Captcha for Contact Form 7.  I had stopped getting any spams for about 20 hours but I just got a few.

I have tried adding the Contact Form from instead of the contact form 7.

This is how their website told me to use it.

 would like to add Captcha to the custom form on my website. How can I do this?

    1. Install the Captcha plugin and activate it.
    2. Open the file with the form (where you would like to add captcha to).
    3. Find a place to insert the code for the captcha output.
    4. Insert the necessary lines:

if( function_exists( ‘cptch_display_captcha_custom’ ) ) { echo “”; echo cptch_display_captcha_custom() } ;

If the form is HTML you should insert the line with the PHP tags:

<?php if( function_exists( ‘cptch_display_captcha_custom’ ) ) { echo “”; echo cptch_display_captcha_custom(); } ?>

  1. Then you should add the lines to the function of the entered data checking

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How to do a Link in Your Post

I don’t know why I cannot remember how to do links in my posts and get them to work.

It is so easy, I suppose that is why I cannot remember it.  I spent almost an hour one day trying to put a link in a post and could not get it to work….cuss cuss cuss

So here is how you do it:

Copy and paste it………BUT for some reason that does not always work, sometime you have to:

Copy and past it here and highlight it and than click on the link icon on top that will  light up when you have highlighted it.


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Plugins That I Am Using List

There are way too many plugins out there to choose from.

I find it confusing which ones to choose.  I have asked my FB WordPress Help group for recommendations before adding any.

Now this is a plugin........

Now this is a plugin……..

This is the WP site for plugins.

This is what I have so far:

Akismet I am told this will filter comment spam

All In One SEO Pack – To help with my SEO — This is a good blog on how to use SEO  Pack.

Automatic SEO Links – To help with your links………(not sure why I got this)

Contact Form 7 – For your contact form


GASP – For securtiy recommended by my WP Help group on FB

Wordfence Security – To Secure your website

WP Google Map Plugin – Maps from Google

WP Socializer – For your Social Links like FaceBook

WP Super Cache

WP Super Cache – Not sure why that is here to speed things up maybe

BACKUP PROGRAM – I have decided to actually spend some money on backup/restore program. was recommended to me by CPanel and works automatically.  I paid $20 for a year and it is giving me a lot of peace of mind.

**I deactivated Jetpack, I don’t think I needed it, not sure why I had it.  It looked like it was for site and not for this self hosting one.


Theses sites were recommended to me for a list of the plugins that they liked.

Akismet – filter comment spam
G.A.S.P. – in conjunction with Akismet
BackupBuddy – backup & malware checker
WordPress SEO – site SEO and AuthorRank
TinyMCE Advanced – text editor
Google Analyticator – tracking analytics
Login Lockdown – stops brute force attacks
Revision Control – keeps my database clean
Restore Image Title – reinstates image title on all  new

This is the site that developed the All In One SEO Pack Plugin that everyone uses:

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Short Notes September 8 – September 14

Few quick notes for this week.

I am getting this message sent to people trying to comment on my posts.

You already have too many comments in moderation. Please wait until your existing comments have been approved before attempting to leave more comments………


I just added GASP for security as per the recommendation of my FB WordPress group.  It was easy and the information is here


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