Celebrating 20 years online :)
Web Dev + WordPress + Security
Thought Bucket
218 thoughts

New book

Working on a new book :)

Star Trek

I enjoy listening to original Star Trek and NG episodes while working online. After a while it feels like I’m working on the ship as part of the crew, going on adventures.

shapeSpace theme update

New version (2.6) of my shapeSpace starter theme now available! Always free & open source for everyone :)

Book updates!

Finished updating all of my books! As always, book owners can download the latest versions for FREE :)

Accessibility Tools

W3C.org has a very thorough list of accessibility tools.

Waking up

The more you wake up, the more you realize you are still asleep.

7G Firewall Update

7G Firewall v1.4 now available!

Big phones suck

I would pay twice as much for a shorter/smaller/lighter phone.

August 2021

Taking a much needed break in August :)

Social Media

The Web was better before social media.

Classic Widgets FTW

WP 5.8 Gutenberg/Block Widgets is breaking many sites. Fortunately Disable Gutenberg makes it easy to restore Classic Widgets with a click.

Hot scans

Easily the most common exploit scan for WordPress is /{path}/wp-login.php.

Heat wave

Pushing 110+ ℉ for several days now, expected for at least another week or so.


After 12 intense weeks the Plugin Planet redesign is now live. Much work still happening behind the scenes.

June, July, August

June, July, August historically are slow months on the Web. Perfect time to get some real work done (think projects).

Almost there

Redesigning Plugin Planet is one the most challenging things I’ve done online. Almost there, about another two weeks ’til launch.

Perishable Press is operated by Jeff Starr, a professional web developer and book author with two decades of experience. Here you will find posts about web development, WordPress, security, and more »
Blackhole Pro: Trap bad bots in a virtual black hole.
Crazy that we’re almost halfway thru 2024.
I live right next door to the absolute loudest car in town. And the owner loves to drive it.
8G Firewall now out of beta testing, ready for use on production sites.
It's all about that ad revenue baby.
Note to self: encrypting 500 GB of data on my iMac takes around 8 hours.
Getting back into things after a bit of a break. Currently 7° F outside. Chillz.
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