Choosing the Best WordPress Permalink Structure

One of the strengths of WordPress is that it does very well in the search engines right out of the box. And then there are a ton of things you can do to give and extra boost to that natural SEO strength that WordPress has by default. One of the easiest things to do is change the default WordPress … Read more about Choosing the Best WordPress Permalink Structure

How to Protect Your WordPress Site From Hackers

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 about How to Protect Your WordPress Site From Hackers

How to Use Gravatars in WordPress and Beyond

We all like to see pictures of ourselves. It's part of how we're wired. We're visual creatures. Somehow just seeing an image of someone else makes it easier for us to communicate with them and have a stronger connection. Not only that, but using a consistent image to represent yourself around the … Read more about How to Use Gravatars in WordPress and Beyond

Improved Security When Upgrading WordPress Not Automatic

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 … Read more about Improved Security When Upgrading WordPress Not Automatic

Image Formatting Issues on Upgrading to WordPress 2.6

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 was because I'd seen the … Read more about Image Formatting Issues on Upgrading to WordPress 2.6

Older Versions of WordPress Hacked

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 The problem is getting serious enough that the WordPress podcast recently addressed out of date WordPress blogs being hacked.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 … Read more about Older Versions of WordPress Hacked

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