FMX Updates Website with WordPress

FMX Services has begun updates to it’s website, utilizing WordPress for theme, content and blog management.  WordPress is a premier blogging application that has a huge developer following that had designed thousands of apps, called plugins, to tailor websites to meet virtually any need.

The content management system (CMS) automates the Navigation process for pages and posts as well as virtually eliminating the need to know HTML coding.  With the tens of thousands of plugins and themes available (most all are free), any website can be transformed into a WordPress managed website. At WordPress’ core is it’s blogging engine, simplifying  social or business blogging allowing business to focus on content, not design.

FMX Services provides Web Design, Web Hosting, and Marketing services targeted for small and start-up businesses looking for affordable solutions.  Giving FMX Services clients the option to expertly install and use WordPress, delivers both scalability and flexibility at an affordable price. For more information, visit

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Using CAPTCHA on web forms to limit spam

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Website contact forms have been an effective way to keep email addresses from being mined from websites and used by malicious users.  Recently, I have noticed a recent surge in spam email via website contact forms with the nature of the ads being similar to the type of spam that is automatically generated and sent through regular email channels.  Scripts have been generated scripts that can automatically fill out form fields and it doesn’t take long for savvy spammers to utilize this technology to sent their spam via web forms.

In an effort to reduce this type of spam, adding CAPTCHA to the webform should stop most computer-generated responses to your forms.  CAPTCHA delivers a random set of letters and numbers in an image format that are required input in a verification form field.  Human users can easily decipher the code and enter it in the appropriate form field while computer-generated scripts have a difficult time reading the text.

For more information on adding CAPTCHA to your web forms, visit

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FMX Services provides update webiste for Tampa Bay RedHawks

FMX Services has provide an new website design for the Tampa Bay RedHawks Girls Fastpitch Softball Organization.  The new design utilizes WordPress 2.7 for it’s design and content management. Plugins include featured article slideshow and Contact Form 7 and a modified version of the Arras theme.

For more information on custom website design using wordpress, contact FMX Services.

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New Buttons for osCommerce

osCommerce offers a comprehensive, open source shopping cart solution for internet use. The basic download package includes clip art, ‘cartoonish’ characters that just don’t fit with business ecommerce websites. You can download replacement buttons at

Sample Images:

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These buttons have a subdued, steel gray background and use universal images to guide your customers in the right direction. The Steel Gray theme utilizes small circular images and included a master .png file of all of the sprites used to make the buttons.

Visit the download page to get the zip file.  Included are instructions and the master image template, if you want to make any changes or updates to the buttons.


  1. Click the Download File link below with the zip file with the artwork.
  2. Unzip file to your images folder (zip program required)
  3. Configure your osCommerce “thumbnails” into a square pattern (e.g. 48px x 48px)
  4. Included is the .png master file with all of the images.


You can download them and use these icons without restriction. If you like them, please consider linking back to

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Website Magazine Directory Guide

Link to a list of top Directories to post your website as determined by Website Magazine.

Website Magazine Directory Guide – Website Magazine – Website Magazine

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Finding popular information quickly

Searching for information on popular topics can become a daunting task when you see the search engine results for the topic you are looking for.  In fact, the more popular the search topic, the more competition there is to win the top spot in the search engine results.  This competition also draws the attention of profit-minded internet marketers who’s sole interest is to attract you to their website in hopes that you will click on one of their paid ads.

Quigget - Get the information you want, Quickly! Website

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