There are more WordPress SEO plugins out there than you can poke a stick at; or ever use. I’ve seen at least twenty SEO plugins for WordPress and I wonder who the heck has time to use even a fraction of them? You can learn the bulk of the SEO game by understanding the simple words of StomperNet’s Brad Fallon … “Use your keywords early, and often”.
If you’ve tried to put video on a WordPress powered site, you’ll know it’s a little tricky to make it all work. Afterall, you’ll need to encode the video, upload it somewhere, then embed a player into your WordPress post. Let’s take a look at a few ways you can go about putting video onto your WordPress site.
WordPress baby themes aren’t something I get asked for everyday. But I got an interesting email asking me if I knew of any good ones. I didn’t offhand so I did some digging around and what I found for WordPress baby themes was weak sauce. The themes were either lame or overpriced or both. I found this surprising considering how much demand there is for parenting and baby information and products; a highly emotional market with motivated readers and buyers (parents!). You WordPress theme designers out there might want to take note and fill a void while there is one.
Personally, if you are looking for a WordPress baby theme here’s what I would do. Continue reading…
Some don’t know about free hosting for WordPress blogs. I mean, if you are in the business of designing and developing sites or you’re just savvier than the average Joe then yeah, you’ll know you can host a WordPress blog for free. However, many people don’t know about the joys of WordPress, let alone they can get their own WordPress blog with free hosting. So here’s the perfect solution you can recommend to low budget clients … you know, the one’s you have to turn away due to budget constraints.
My friend (and fellow WordPress nut) Steve recently launched his new site which reports on all things WordPress. Highly active in #wordpress irc channel, and it’s because of people like Steve that the WordPress project is so vibrant. He and many others like him can be found assisting people with their questions about WordPress. Stuck on some PHP? Wondering what that plugin is you saw on a site? You’ll find your answers floating around in the #wordpress channel.
Automatic plugin upgrade for WordPress is a gem of a feature, when it works. If you’ve tried updating your WordPress plugins using “upgrade automatically” in the plugins list and are getting error messages like:
“Installation Failed” or “Cannot download update from http://downloads.wordpress.org/”
You might try going to your host and making sure CGI support is enabled. I’m not sure if this is a must for the automatic upgrade plugin feature in WordPress to actually work, however, enabling CGI worked for me when recently encountering these errors.
Naturally double check your FTP username and password are correct and relax the CHMOD permissions on /wp-content/upgrade folder.
Heh. I just got done posting a quick shout to Jean-Baptiste for his excellent Sliding Doors + WordPress technique when I realized it had happened again: The Visual and HTML tabs on the WordPress text editor were broken again. I don’t know of any permanent fixes, but if this happens to you here’s how you can fix the issue temporarily: