Closure of The Global Herald

In August 2017, the company which owns Silicon Dales closed down a WordPress based free online news site, which was held at As this…

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Where to Download PuTTy

Putty in the Desktop Windows

It has become apparent that some people are landing on a post I made about WeTransfer looking for a download link to grab a copy…

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WordPress Age Verification

Age Gate - a WordPress age verification plugin

There are lots of times when you want to check the age of your visitors before allowing them access to your WordPress website, for example…

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CSS Tutorial: Justifying Text

Sometimes, for the purposes of style, we want to justify text in web pages. Justification, in a typographical sense, means that text stretches to line…

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Akismet Spam Protection

Akismet anti-spam protection logo

All Silicon Dales’ Web Maintenance customers are now benefiting from the Silicon Dales Enterprise Licence for Akismet spam protection. Akismet is a smart algorithm for spam protection,…

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