Years ago in the early days of WordPress, everything was free. You either chose a boring default theme, picked one someone else had created or wrote your own theme. Then two things happened: 1) people realized they need to make money and 2) hackers discovered themes are a way to create security holes. Unfortunately, since […]
Have you heard about the most recent brute force attack on WordPress websites? Is your site protected against XMLRPC pingbacks? Do you have a security plugin installed and a system for creating unique secure passwords? Do you add increased functionality to your WordPress website using code snippets or use HTML code in text widgets? Find the […]
Plugins are programs (written in the PHP scripting language) that can add additional functionality to your WordPress website. Some plugins perform functions such as backups, caching and security. Others add special features like forms, image galleries, displaying related posts etc. Since plugins are basically a way of adding more code to your site, it’s understandable […]
Lately, I’ve been neglecting my #FridayFinds series where I highlight some of the blog posts that I have found to be interesting throughout the week. (Actually, it’s been closer to a month since I’ve written an article in this series.) So, even though it’s a Monday, without further ado, I bring to you some articles […]
Meta tags are used to embed data into your website page. Examples of this are titles, descriptions, alternate text and keywords. There’s always a healthy debate going on among SEO (search engine optimization) specialists on how important meta tags are to your search rankings (in search engines such as Google, Bing and Yahoo). Bottom line, […]
For those of you who haven’t heard yet, Andy Bailey is having a special 75% off anniversary sale on CommentLuv Premium (CLP). If you don’t already have a copy, you may want to hop over and take advantage of this sale while it lasts. (My affiliate link is below.) The regular price is $97 and […]
Social media plugins can be effective marketing tools to demonstrate approval. This sort of “social proof” can help influence customers.
Add functionality to your WordPress website using text widgets and the widget logic plugin. Embed a different YouTube video on each page of your website.
Everyone who has a website should have an easy way for people to follow them on social media sites sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+. Many people chose to install a WordPress plugin but it’s relatively simple to add buttons (like the ones at the top of my sidebar) to your WordPress website with […]
Recently the OpenHook plugin for the Thesis theme was totally rewritten as the OpenHook Customizations Manager plugin. Since then, many people are reporting issues. Part of it may be a learning curve on our part. In some cases, there are incompatibilities that are difficult to identify and resolve. This is a great plugin that makes it easy […]