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I am a software consultant and developer specializing in APIs (Authorize.net, Gravity Forms, eTapestry, Event Espresso, Google Maps, etc) and custom plugins for businesses using Wordpress to power their online presence.
I love creating elegant solutions to business problems. My specialty is custom plugin creation. If you have a need for something you can’t find, I can build it.

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Gravity Forms update broke my site

Gravity Forms has released a major update with version 2.3. It addressed some organizational issues that probably needed addressing. But it also is breaking sites that have custom code that access Gravity Forms database tables directly. This post addresses how to fix some of the Gravity Forms update issues that may arise.

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Important TLS Disablement Notice from Authorize.net

Authorize.net sent a TLS Disablement Notice to alert customers they plan to disable TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 prior to 2018. TLS is a security protocol used to protect information sent from a server to another ‘node’ like a personal computer or another server. As attacks adapt, so must the protocol. The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) requirements […]

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Authorize Capture or Just Authorize?

What is the difference between authorize and authorize capture? During the checkout process, your website sends customer information and instructions on what to do with it to your payment gateway in the form of a ‘request’.  The two most common requests are Authorize and Authorize Capture. Your gateway then acts on your request by communicating with your […]

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Avoid attacks!

If you have a payment gateway, odds are good your site will become the target of an attack. Here are some things you can do to diminish the odds as well as the damage. Authorize.net users can utilize the (now free) Fraud Detection Suite tools and set filters. The Daily Velocity Filter can be set to a reasonable number based […]

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Authorize.net Technical Updates

Once again Authorize.net is sending out emails to their clients regarding technical updates. I’ve checked numerous sites and the only changes I’ve had to make are regarding the Akamai SureRoute Reminder. According to Authorize.net: We strongly recommend that you proactively update your website or payment solution during Phase One rather than waiting to be automatically updated during […]

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