WordPress Post Expiration Module

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, … Continue reading WordPress Post Expiration Module

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 … Continue reading New Plugin Release: Simple Website Redirect

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 … Continue reading First Steps to WordPress Security

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 … Continue reading Tweaking WordPress Image Quality

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 … Continue reading Anatomy of a WordPress Project from a Pricing Standpoint

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 … Continue reading Optimizing Images in WordPress for Google Image Search