When you create a Facebook Developers account and a new iframe application for a custom tab, you are the admin of that application. If the application is for your own page, this isn’t an issue. But, what if you are creating the application for a client? Do they want you to be the admin / owner of the application once the work is complete? Maybe. But leaving control of the application to an outside consultant can potentially lead to problems later.
When I work on someone’s Facebook page, it is necessary for me to be made an Admin of the page. I can be removed after the work is completed but I am unable to do the work if I’m not an Admin.
Recently I was hired to work on a fan page and I asked the client to make me an Admin. The client didn’t know how to do that so I sent instructions. I then realized that I should write it up for an article and then I would have the link available for when I needed to send it to someone.
There are two ways to make someone an Admin of your fan page.
Last week I wrote about Theme Test Drive, a WordPress plugin that will allow you to work on one theme while your visitors view another. This plugin is great for making changes and for theme development.
In the comments, Jeff Starr mentioned that he had been using a similar plugin called Theme Switch for years. I decided to test Theme Switch and write about that one as well.
Theme Test Drive is a WordPress plugin developed by Vladimir Prelovac that allows you to work on and test a theme when logged in as Admin but the visitors will view the current theme.
This can be really useful when you are testing code and making theme changes but don’t want visitors to see what you are working on (or any of your mistakes).
I probably login to 5 different WordPress sites every day and I’m becoming concerned about the lack of login security being used by clients. The username is admin, the passwords are words that aren’t hard to guess, the same password is used in WordPress, ftp and for the MySQL database and they don’t change the login after I have completed working on the site.
So, this post is going to be a gentle nag and is going to include a couple of basic security tips.