New website Look-and-Feel

Today this website has been renewed. The layout has been given a modern dark look. The website is now also suitable for tablets and smartphones. Depending on the device type, the look and feel of the information is adjusted. In the short term, the server hardware on which this website is running will also be modernized so that the interaction is also accelerated. 

Website Upgrade

This morning I have upgraded my website.

The following changes were implemented:
– Upgrade to WordPress 2.9.0
– Upgrade all used plugins to latest available version.
– Remove all Ads because revenue was really poor so far!
– Remove total website page counter.
– Upgrade Atahualpa thema from v3.1.8 to v3.4.4 because old version did not working anymore correct with WordPress 2.9.0. Posted comments were not visible anymore!

Because of the Atahualpa theme upgrade the following functionality was initially not working anymore:
– Show page view counter (Fixed)
– Comment spam protection (Fixed)
– Show category icons (Fixed)
– Post rating (Disabled plug-in, not needed anymore)

My website was hacked!

This evening I found out that my WordPress website was hacked on 17-09-2009 10:00 localtime (Two days ago). 🙁 Not visible spam was added to the footer of this website and all downloads access rights were changed. Does anyone know how this is possible with WordPress 2.8.4? I upgraded three weeks ago my website to WordPress 2.8.4 so I personally think this hack is done with a WordPress 2.8.4 exploit!

The good news is that now everything is working normal again because i did the following things:
– Removed the spam from the footer.php template!
– Corrected the download access rights!
– Protected my score webservice against SQL insertion
– Set the unix file rights to readonly
– Changed all passwords

Website upgrade

This evening i have upgraded my website.

The following changes were implemented:
– Because of a misunderstandment (1) 🙁 Google has disabled my Adsense Ads account. I hope we can resolve this issue soon. In the mean time i switched over to AdBrite Ads.
– Added AdBrite Ads banner to lower part of my website.
– Added AdBrite inline Ads.
– Added AdBrite banners to right sidebar.
– Added anti spam key word to comments input area. Reduce spam with 99%. 🙂
– Added category links to left sidebar for easy data access.
– Updated existing wordpress plugins to latest available version.

(1) My letter to Google Adsense after my account was disabled. After reading today for the first time the Terms & Conditions (During setup, two months ago, I just accepted the license agreement) I now understand want I did accidentally wrong. I was really under the impression that clicking on Ads was allowed if you are really interested in the goods/services with were offered. That was the ONLY reason that I clicked on it. I am terrible sorry that I accidentally violated with this behavior the Adsense Terms & Conditions. It was really not my intention. As you also can read on my website (www.plaatsoft.nl) all the Ads earnings are donated to a Christian non profit organization “Compassion International”. It is in no means for my own personal benefit. I hope with this background information you will reconsider to reactivated my Adsense account again. Wants again I am very sorry that I course Google (and Google customers) any problems. It was not my intention and I hope that we can restart doing business. Best Regards

Website upgrade

This afternoon i have upgraded my website.

The following features are added:
– Upgraded WordPress Engine to 2.7.1
– Upgraded some wordpress plugins

Some other actions to reduce the internet bandwidth:
– Remove tag cloud;
– Added html compress plugin (Save 5% html size for each page)
– Move most images to other web provider;
– Move all downloads to other web provider.

Website upgrade

This night i have upgraded my website.

The following features are added:
– Improve webpage design;
– Faster page load (page size reduced);
– Allows people to recommand/send blog’s post to a friend;
– Shows how many times a post/page had been viewed;
– Added file downloads hit counter;
– Only registrated users can download the source code of the developed games;
– Added a more advanced paging navigation;
– Added statistics page about this website;
– Make donate page visible in menu bar;
– Add more smilies.