Directory Indexing in WordPress

Just plunk this line in there!

Indexing is an option that allows the contents of a directory to be displayed in the browser when the directory does not contain an index page.

WordPress and many of its security plugins disable this to prevent access to core wordpress files stored in the root directory of your wordpress site.

Sometimes though you need to allow access to a directory (if only for a short while) and to do that you need to go around WordPress – To do that you just plunk the link below into your .htaccess file and you are good to go.

Note: It is recommended (not just by me but the whole wordpress community) that you remove or disable this option when it is not needed.

To DISABLE Directory Browsing or Indexing

Type or copy and past the following line of text in to your blank file.
Note: I add the work “All” so that every folder in that directory follows the same rule.

Options All -Indexes

To ENABLE Directory Browsing or Indexing

You can reactivate it by adding the following line to your .htaccess file:

Options +Indexes

Once this is added, the directory will fully index again.

Contact Form 7 Email Problems

Problem with from email in emails from WordPress plugin ‘Contact Form 7’. Email is hosted on a separate server – they haver a corporate exchange server… I want emails from the form to have sent by address of “’…

WP Version: 4.8
CF7 Version: 4.8

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I am having a problem with the ‘Sent By’ address in the Contact Form 7 settings. I have specified the FROM email to be in wordpress and “Contact Form 7” (See screen shot below…)


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But when the email arrives it denotes that the email is ‘Sent By’ a generic email address — ‘’

Both the “TO” address show this (screen grab of email)


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and emails “FROM” the domain… (screen grab of email)

PDF optimization sucks

I know adobe invented it and owns it but why do their products do such a crappy job of compressing PDF’s. Come to think about it why does photoshop do such a crappy job of compressing jpgs? With recent design favoring rich, large images, either as backgrounds or page content, you would think the latest version of Photoshop would compress an image in such a way that is condusive to those uses. Well it dont. In fact Ii have taken to copying images over to Fireworks to compress them to jpgs. Fireworks will save 40 to 70 percent on average – AND – adobe is discontinuing Fireworks! Figures…

pdfzipper This site optimized my file for me for free! It worked great! No watermark and no BS – just a link to download my optimized file.

Contact Google For Google Apps Support

Who knew!?!? This is actually the first i heard of google having a phone number! You can call Google for help! For all those out there who have not been able to figure out how to contact Google for support with apps, here you go. Though their sites are not good at telling us how to get help – once you get them on the phone they are actually quite helpful.

Touch of Modern

Foldio at Touch of Modern

I have got to get one of these. I already have a 4 foot square mini studio but i have used it once in my time owning it. Its good and all but when not in use it sits in a cocoon like slumber in a 3′ x 2′ x 1′ bag in my closet taking up all kinds of valuable space. Given this smaller stage wont accommodate, say a pair of boots, but it will shoot sushi and other food nicely… Maybe…

Also – go sign up for their mailing list – now!


It is very cool and has great specials and prices on all kinds of products which are modern design or designed for a modern life – I’ve bought a couple of cool things from them and if you do order – after using my link to sign up – I get a $20 credit!