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Instagram Feed

One of the better plugins for displaying Instagram feeds on a page, post, or widget is The Instagram Feed. It's very easy to setup, is responsive and fully customizable. What I really like is the ability to display multiple (public) Instagram feeds and/or different...

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Ghost Spam

As if comment spamming on your site isn't bad enough, enter a newer breed - "Ghost Spamming". Never heard of it? Read on... Ghost Spamming, is also known as Referrer Spam or Referral Spam, Log Spam or Referrer Bombing. If you are using Google Analytics you may be...

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Name Change

Need or want to change your website's primary domain name? You'll want to preserve your current search engine rankings which is not as difficult as you may think. Firstly, you need to keep both domain names up and running. The safest way to start is by "parking" the...

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Why SSL?

Gain your site visitor's trust, enhance site security, and improve your search engine rankings by implementing an SSL Certificate. What is an SSL Certificate? Secure Socket Layer (SSL) provides secure communication via the internet. SSL protects sensitive information...

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Been Hacked?

Ever seen one of these? Ouch! Has your WordPress Site been hacked? Some examples... Cannot login to your admin area. Site displays strange characters. Email is not sending or received. Site only displays a "white screen," or worse, Site displays a warning screen from...

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Redirect to Homepage

If you allow subscribers to register for your site, likely you know once they login they are taken to a "dumbed-down" version of the admin dashboard. Yes, there is very little your subscribers can do whilst there, but it is a confusing interface nonetheless. A better...

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XML Sitemap

EASY DIY SEO: Who doesn't want to increase their site's ranking and presence among the major search engines such as Google, Bing, Yahoo and Ask? At the very least, to improve your SEO (Search Engine Optimization), consider adding an XML sitemap. What it is: An XML...

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Replace “Howdy” in WordPress

OK, not a big deal, but the "Howdy, Fred Sessoms" message in the right of the WordPress admin bar is, to me, a bit annoying. This can be changed easily by adding the following code snippet to your functions.php file: function howdy_message($translated_text,...

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Resolve Plugin Conflicts

Very little will kill your site's functionality, or kill your site altogether, than WordPress plugins that are poorly constructed, conflicting with other installed plugins, your theme, or WordPress itself. If you are experiencing these issues,...

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