My love affair with WordPress started a couple years ago when I worked on my first WordPress site. I was instantly enamored with the flexibility, functionality and ease of use. The first WordPress website I worked on was a blog, but I could see how a WordPress site could be adapted for almost any website… [Read More]
The default size of the text editing box for WordPress posts and pages can be rather small making it difficult to see and edit your text. There are two ways to increase this box; one can be done on the fly and the other changes the default size. Change the Text box on the fly…. [Read More]
I recently came across a very neat WordPress print plugin, Print Friendly and PDF Button. It is easy to use and install and lets your visitor choose between printing the document or creating a PDF file. The site visitor can also choose to delete blocks of text or hide images, ensuring they are getting the… [Read More]
You were updating WordPress or your plugins and now your website is stuck in maintenance mode – and you are getting a message that says, “Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute.” What do you do?
The default permalink setting for WordPress creates ugly URLs for your pages and posts. Not only are these default URLs ugly but they are not very search engine friendly. They do nothing to help improve your search engine ranking. URLs from the default setting look something like this: http://www.your-domain-name.com/?p=123 What we want is something… [Read More]
Facebook just released new share/connect functionality in the form of Send Button. The send button enables your site visitors to send your content directly to their friends as a private message. Unlike the share and like buttons, which post to a users wall, the send message may be more effective as it targets individuals or… [Read More]
In the past adding videos to your WordPress blog could be tough. You needed to install a plugin and often had to mess around with the YouTube code. If you have upgraded to the most recent version of WordPress, it is now much easier. You can simply paste the embed code right into the “HTML”… [Read More]
There are over 6500 plugins available for download at WordPress.org – so how do you choose which ones are best for your blog? It all depends on the purpose, content and style of your blog. There are shopping cart plugins, gallery plugins, advertisement placement plugins, video plugins, and much more. I have compiled a short… [Read More]
Major WordPress supporters/developers are reporting “attacks” on older versions of self hosted WordPress blogs. If you are running an older version of WordPress, (anything other than version 2.8.4) you should upgrade your installation immediately.
Oh!No! You accidentally deleted or over wrote your WordPress page or blog post and lost all your content and now you are panicking wondering how to get it back. Don’t fret! There is a super easy way to recover your WordPress page content or blog post to an earlier version of the page. While in… [Read More]