Speed Up Your Site with WP Rocket

WP Rocket WordPress caching plugin can speed up your site

There have been many articles written on WordPress caching plugins. They explain what caching is, why you need caching and which plugin does the best job at speeding up your site. Most of these articles are very interesting to a geek like me and if you’d like to read the technical stuff, see the links…

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Creating a Unified Look and Feel

Consistent fonts, colors and layout are key to a unified look and feel

[UPDATED] When visitors come to your site and go from page to page (hopefully, they will stick around that long!), do they know that all the pages they visit on your site are all part of your domain? Your web site should have a unified look and feel throughout all your pages. Color schemes If…

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Protect Your Website with Wordfence

Wordfence security

In early February 2017, over 1.5 million websites were hacked because of a vulnerability in WordPress. A patch was quickly released by WordPress.org and installed automatically on most WordPress installations. Some users, however, had turned off automatic WordPress updates and were made vulnerable to the attack. If those sites had installed a plugin such as…

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The Dreaded 404 Page Not Found Error

IWD 404 Page Not Found

There are many reasons you may end up on a “404 Page Not Found” screen but a broken link on your site shouldn’t be one of them. Having broken links, whether internal or external, can affect your search engine placement. My favorite way to avoid this issue on my sites is to use the Broken…

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Install and Configure Yoast SEO

Configure Yoast SEO easily with configuration wizard

Yoast SEO is the most downloaded SEO plugin from the WordPress.org repository. I have used All-in-One SEO but like the features in Yoast SEO more. This is an easy plugin to install and configure. Here are the basic steps. Basic Steps to Install Yoast SEO Log into your WordPress dashboard. Select “Add New” from the…

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Must-Have WordPress Plugins: Akismet

list of plugins including inactive Akismet

If you have an email account—and who doesn’t—you are fully aware of and hate spam. Spam’s original definition of unsolicited email has expanded somewhat to now include unsolicited comments on blog posts. According to data published by Automattic, their anti-spam WordPress plugin Akismet caught over four billion spam comments in one month. Only 3.4% of…

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Who Owns Your Business? You May Be Surprised!

Plan to Own Your Own Business

I have seen increasing numbers of my Facebook friends promoting their businesses on their personal timelines. It’s against the Facebook Terms to use your personal account to represent something other than yourself, e.g., your business. If you’re using your account to represent something other than yourself, you could permanently lose access to your account if…

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