WordPress might well be the most user-friendly CMS of the bunch, and a snap to install, but that doesn’t stop many people making bad decisions that leave a negative impact on the success of their blog. Let’s take a look at 5 of the most common problems and how to avoid them.
Sometimes we want to make it easy for site administrators to include the value of a custom field (maybe created as part of a custom meta box) into a post. Let’s take a look at possible solutions.
Instead of writing a really really long article, a better option would be that of breaking it down into a series of shorter posts/articles. Sadly WordPress does not provide in-built functionality for this. However, as usual, a host of plugins come to our rescue.
The best WordPress series plugins are the following, we’ll be discussing them in order of popularity (number of downloads).
Backing up your WordPress site is one of those essential things that don’t get spoken about nearly as often as they should. We’ve already reviewed the best WordPress online backup tool, BackupBuddy, and today we are going to talk about another tool which allows you to backup your site to your local computer. This piece of software is Backup Smart.
Post formats are one of the most interesting additions to WordPress 3.1. In this post we learn how to use them.
One of the major problems with security on WordPress sites is the fact that many people are careless with the updating of plugins. When there is a security vulnerability in a plugin and it gets fixed, it is very important that we update it, else we are leaving the door open to potential hackers. You might have many blogs or be using many plugins, so keeping track of all plugin updates is not always an easy task. Thankfully there is a plugin that sends you an email whenever one of your installed plugins is updated.
Sometimes you may need to convert posts to pages or vice versa, and as usual a couple of WordPress developers have already developed such a solution for you. Read the post to discover which plugins can help you out.
WordPress relies on Cron to run scheduled tasks and scripts, such as backups of your blog or flushing the spam comments. Unfortunately some plugins which use Cron are not coded well enough and do not remove their cron tasks when uninstalled. If you notice that this is the case (you can use the Cron View plugin to see what’s in your Cron), you can use this handy function to remove obsolete cron jobs. Replace ‘cron_name’ with the name of the cron job you wish to remove. Then just place the code snippet in the theme’s functions.php file, save and refresh.…