Choosing the Best WordPress Permalink Structure

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There is a ton of incomplete information about the best option for structuring your WordPress permalinks. SEO considerations are important, but so is WordPress performance. Both should be taken into consideration.

How to Block Spam on WordPress

No Spam!

Spam is the scourge of the internet. No one wants to have spam comments filling up their WordPress website. It reflects poorly on you as a site owner, and this is especially true if you WordPress site represents your business! Fortunately there are some great tools available to make eradicating spam on your WordPress site… Read More »

3 Easy Ways to Back Up Your WordPress Site

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Backing up your data has been a necessary part of life at least as long as we’ve had computers. Far too many people live out on the raggedy edge, care free and unafraid, never giving a second thought about backups. Until something bad happens and they loose a bunch of their data, that is. Our… Read More »

How to Protect Your WordPress Site From Hackers

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It’s a nightmare scenario. You go to your website only to find a nasty message from a hacker bragging about hacking your site. And nothing else. As far as you can tell your content is gone and you can’t even find a way to log into your WordPress dashboard. Would your business survive your website… Read More »

Best Way to Get Started with WordPress

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Yesterday someone asked me what’s the best way to get started with WordPress. Good question. With its free code and famous 5 minute installation, WordPress is a great platform for the do-it-yourself website and folks looking to have a top notch website on a very tight budget. Since WordPress installation is so straight forward should you… Read More »

How to Use Gravatars in WordPress and Beyond

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Gravatars are an easy free way to add avatars to your website whether your site is built on WordPress or another platform. Here is all you need to do to get started with Gravatars…

WordPress Tips for Beginners

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Note: This post was written years ago and is almost completely out of date. Over the years my recommendations have completely changed as the tech landscape has changed. For example, I emphatically do not recommend GoDaddy anymore. For anything. So much so, in fact that we now as a company offer both WordPress hosting and… Read More »

Improved Security When Upgrading WordPress Not Automatic

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One click WordPress upgrades are convenient. They fit right in with how I describe blogging platforms to the uninitiated: They make web publishing simple for people of modest technical means. Some web hosts include the Fantastico module which also allows for one click upgrades of WordPress. I’ve used it many times. It is (usually) faster… Read More »

Image Formatting Issues on Upgrading to WordPress 2.6

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Got a call yesterday from a buddy of mine who had just upgraded his blog to WordPress 2.6 and found he wasn’t able to get images to align in his new posts the way he did before. No matter what he did the images just displayed one way. I knew right away what his problem… Read More »

Older Versions of WordPress Hacked

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WordPress blogs are starting to get hacked in greater numbers lately. The problem is getting serious enough that the WordPress podcast recently addressed out of date WordPress blogs being hacked. Even my good friend Mark Goodyear went to log into his blog and discovered that GoodWordEditing was hacked. In his case he couldn’t even log… Read More »

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