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.
The answer to the question ‘How long does it take to build a plugin’ has as much to do with my current schedule as it does the size and complexity of the job. For smaller jobs, I can usually work it in under two weeks. But for larger projects, I generally I ask for a 30 day lead time.
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 […]
To choose a good password is more important now than ever. So how do you choose a good password that is also easy to remember? A surprising fact is that the length matters. A lot. So my suggestion is simple. To choose a good password, create an easy to remember string of words. Here are […]
Are you having a problem with customers refreshing the form and submitting duplicate transactions with the Authorize Net Gravity Forms plugin?
Several things are going on including the plugin sends a unique invoice number if you don’t supply one. This one feature completely nullifies the built in duplicate transaction check by Authorize.net
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 […]
What WordPress plugins should I have? I get asked this question a lot so thought I would write a post about my most recommended plugins. I try to keep sites lean. There is nothing worse than opening a WordPress dashboard and seeing a list of pink boxes screaming for an update. Even a seasoned developer […]
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 […]
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 […]
Is Firefox better than Chrome? Is Chrome better than Internet Explorer (IE)? What difference does it make what browser I use? These are all questions I have had to answer. So here are my thoughts. First, you need to understand what is a browser. So if you’ve not read that post, check it out first. […]