WordPress plugins are great, but sometimes you want to avoid having additional settings screens or giving a client access to make changes that could break functionality on their website. If you aren’t a coder and you want to automatically expire a post in WordPress, I’d recommend that you check out the Post Expirator plugin. However,…… Read More
New Plugin Release: Simple Website Redirect
Piggybacking off of my last post regarding how to redirect an entire website except for the WordPress admin, I’m announcing the release of a new plugin: Simple Website Redirect. After being asked by someone “Where do I put the code?”, I went looking knowing I would find a plugin that does the same thing that…… Read More
Get the Title for the Posts Page in WordPress
Find out how to display the title when a user assigns their posts page (aka blog page) to a static page in WordPress.
Securing your WordPress Admin Accounts
WordPress is secure, but only as secure as its weakest link. Make sure that you aren’t the reason that your site is at risk!
First Steps to WordPress Security
WordPress security is an important consideration, but often site owners don’t think about it until it is too late. Like most things, the Pareto principle applies: If you can do a few simple things (20%), you can prevent most security issues (80%). In addition to prevention, you can also take a few simple steps that will…… Read More
Tweaking WordPress Image Quality
Optimizing images for use on the web can significantly reduce page load times for image-heavy websites. What many people don’t realize is that WordPress automatically applies a 90% quality level to all JPEG images. This helps to conserve disk space and reduce bandwidth. However, if you are optimizing your images before you upload them, you…… Read More
Anatomy of a WordPress Project from a Pricing Standpoint
A common misconception with WordPress sites is that the number of pages makes a difference in the price of a project. It used to be, back when static web pages were the status quo, that each page was hand-coded in HTML. However, in the age of content management systems like WordPress, that is no longer…… Read More
Optimizing Images in WordPress for Google Image Search
Ever wondered how to get your images to appear in Google Image Search? The process is similar to getting a web page to rank well in Google Web Search: optimize your image so that Google sees your image as relevant content. Let me walk you through a few things that you can do when adding…… Read More
Disabling the WordPress File Editor
Tighten up security on your WordPress site by disabling the theme and plugin file editors. Just one line of code can prevent a lot of hassle!
Title Template Tags in WordPress
A synopsis of all the title template tags that WordPress has to offer. Make sure you are using the right function for the job!