Category Archives: Tips
By Jeff | Published: September 27, 2010
I presented a quick talk on backing up a WordPress site at the Orange County WordPress Meetup. This is just a set of links and descriptions for examples I used during the preso. As always, do your due diligence when selecting a back up method. Find something that fits your site and your skill level for best results when disaster strikes!
By Brandon | Published: June 25, 2010
We gave a presentation on maintaining and securing your WordPress installation at this month's OC WordPress meetup. These are our notes from our presentation.
By Brandon | Published: November 12, 2009
WordPress 2.8.6 was released today. It includes some security fixes for vulnerabilities found by WordPress users. As always you can get the newest version of WordPress from the WordPress.org download page. We recommend always upgrading WordPress to the latest stable version available. If you don’t have the time or don’t know how, you can always [...]
By Jeff | Published: August 29, 2009
Here's another easy tip to help speed up the load time of your WordPress website. Deactivate any unused plugins. Simple, right? This may seem like a "no duh!" tip for WordPress users, but we can all be guilty of missing the obvious and/or being lazy. If you are diligent about keeping your plugins tidy, good for you. If not, read on.
By Jeff | Published: August 27, 2009
Here something else to think about and take your duplicate page avoidance to the next level. (Be sure to read the previous post regarding duplicate pages first.) Even after incorporating the tips from the previous post, there is still a bit of overlap between content on the home page, the categories/tag/archive pages and post pages. [...]
By Jeff | Published: August 26, 2009
If you are interested in improving your search engine rankings, this one is for you. One of the criteria Google and other website index engines will ding a site on is duplicate content. The trouble is, with WordPress, many of us are duplicating content without even knowing it. But the good news is, there’s an [...]
By Jeff | Published: June 18, 2009
If you are a prolific writer you may have this problem: You are looking at your archive, index or search page results and notice that not all your posts are showing their respective post dates. What’s the deal with that? The deal is that the WordPress Loop will not print out the same day more [...]
By Jeff | Published: June 6, 2009
With the Firebug add-on YSlow, one of the components that gets rated is something called Compress components with gzip. When you run YSlow to optimize your website or blog, you may be getting dinged on that component. Here is how to improve your site’s speed a bit – with two huge caveats: You web server [...]
By Jeff | Published: June 2, 2009
Brandon and I just got back from WordCamp in San Francisco. Boy howdy did we learn a lot of great tips and tricks for WordPress (and met a lot of great new people!). One of the speakers I saw was Steve Souders, an originator of something called YSlow. So, here’s the first tip I’ll clue [...]