Change Table Prefix on WP Install

When installing WordPress it is a good idea to change the default table prefix “wp_” to something else.  It may not help with security that much, but there is no harm in making the quick change.

Don’t make the same mistake I did.  Changing the table prefix after installation is very complicated.  Well, complicated to me anyway.

Here is an article with a good following discussion about the default table prefix – https://www.wordfence.com/blog/2016/12/wordpress-table-prefix/

And here is a view from the other side of “the fence” – https://www.whitefirdesign.com/blog/2017/01/03/wordfence-spreads-falsehood-on-database-prefix-security-hardening-to-push-their-plugin/

Bookmarks Anywhere is Back

Bookmarks Anywhere now live at
https://posidyn.com/ba/

Bookmarks Anywhere is a little tool that stores bookmarks that can be accessed from any browser. It even works on Lynx, but you need the version that can access HTTPS and it gives the error message “SSL error:Can’t find common name in certificate-Continue?”. It still works, though.

I did not make Bookmarks Anywhere for Lynx, though. Instead, it was made for the Kindle e-reader. Sometimes, I just want to read certain pages on a Kindle. This tool makes it easier to do so. No app required. Everything is done through a browser. Just log in and go.

As much as I have tried to make Bookmarks Anywhere as safe and reliable as possible, it is still a “use at your own risk” tool.

Although Bookmarks Anywhere does not look anything like the rest of posidyn.com, the tool still requires cookies to work properly.

Just to be clear, there is one advertisement at the bottom of the bookmarks list page.

To keep things tidy, accounts that have not been accessed for one year will be deleted.

Reincarnation

This is the second reincarnation of my website. My first website was very simple and hosted on my ISP’s free space. Due to incorrectly redirecting and the ISP not removing the content, two pages are still accessible from the web.

The first reincarnation was Posidyn Games Information Base. This site was much more complex with a game comparing and ranking system as well as reviews written by me. I made a mess of the site and had to stop PGIB for lack of time. In recent months though, I came to realise that I still need a website for some upcoming… stuff. Lo and behold, the second reincarnation – Posidyn’s Site O’ Stuff.

The memory of the PGIB life will return eventually. There is no way I can build a website and not include games in it! But this time there is more stuff. The site design is not complete. In fact, it has only just started and this is just one of the stuff I will write about. While I learn and build, might as well write about it too.  Posidyn’s Site O’ Stuff is as much a reincarnation of a website as it is an evolution of a self.

There will be ads and affiliate links on this site. Any support is kindly appreciated.

Who reads this stuff anyway? There is a Thai phrase that I learned from a monk and it is very appropriate to answer this question. Chaang maan ter.