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Session issues after installing Coldfusion 9.01 update - OnRequestEnd behaviour change
May 19, 2011

Finally got to the bottom of an session problem we've been having with a heavily-trafficked live server since we installed the Coldfusion 9.01 update, Hotfix 1 (CHF1) for ColdFusion 9.0.1 and the hotfix for security bulletin APSB11-04. Essentially, users appeared to be losing session information in between requests.

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Event Photography Website Development
Event Photography Website Development
April 6, 2009

Horisk have just completed web development on a bespoke e-commerce website for the specialist Scottish event photographers Xpressphoto.

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When Filemaker Privileges are not enough
February 17, 2009

Normally adjusting Filemaker privileges for user groups is enough to embed the required security into your solution. You can achieve most things through the usual granular access to script, layout, record and value list privileges. Sometimes this isn't enough though.

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Wedding Photography Website
Wedding Photography Website
January 16, 2009

Horisk have just put a new website live for Scottish wedding photographer Rhoddy Stewart. The site uses a Wordpress backend for which Horisk designed new templates to best display Rhoddy's powerful images.

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New plant database for landscaping professionals
New plant database for landscaping professionals
January 16, 2009

Horisk recently completed some behind-the-scenes work linking Filemaker Pro and MySQL databases on a new website ilexplants.co.uk for Ilex Creative Solutions. The website consists of an extensive database of plants for Garden Designers and Landscape Architects.

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Modifying Wordpress to send email if your host requires the -f parameter
November 26, 2008

To increase security on email sent by websites, some web hosts (e.g. streamline.net) require that all mail sent via PHP scripts use the "-f" parameter to ensure that the sending email address is from a domain registered with that host. This "-f" parameter is used to set the envelope sender address when using sendmail. Wordpress does not seem to support the appending of this type of parameter by default. As a workaround, you can edit the Wordpress emailing code directly.

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Cross-site Scripting Attacks
August 8, 2008

A number of our sites have come under cross-site scripting attacks in the last few days. From reading other blogs this seems to be a pretty widespread wave of automated attacks, not specifically targeted at any of our sites.

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Making folders writable for PHP when using a Windows IIs server
April 16, 2008

Many people come across problems using content management systems like Wordpress and Joomla on Windows Servers. One of the problems is folder permissions when you try to upload images or other content. Linux is easy - chmod the properties of the folder to '777' - but what can you do when you are using a Windows server running IIs?

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URL issues running Wordpress with Plesk SitePreview
April 16, 2008

If you are having trouble setting up a Wordpress installation with Plesk's Sitepreview, the following may help (and may also apply to other systems that give you a temporary URL to test sites before they go live).

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