Securing your WordPress site

Last Updated on September 20, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

Just because you are paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t out to get you. WordPress sites are often under attack within the first hour of going public. There are steps that you should take to protect your site.

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Adding the ability to make links “Nofollow” in WordPress

Last Updated on September 20, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

UIPDATE – NOVEMBER 2019 – The Yoast SEO plugin is strongly suggesting that links are NOT nofollowed. The theory is that VALID outgoing followed links are good for SEO. 

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A basic set of WordPress Plugins, mostly free. Updated Aug 2020

Last Updated on August 25, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

A standard installation of WordPress works, but it lacks many features that are needed for even a basic site including critical security features. For any feature that you wish to add, there are usually one or more plugins that will accomplish the task. Plugins are a matter of your needs and personal taste.

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Nicepage WordPress template generator – review

Last Updated on August 24, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

I had been using Artisteer for years. Development pretty much ended around 2015. The WordPress 5.5 update caused issues that required some major changes to the template. That was impossible with Artisteer. After some research, I switched to Nicepage. 

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Full sized images were too large after updating to WordPress 5.5

Last Updated on August 19, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

A random check of some articles after updating WordPress to version 5.5 showed that images that were set to “Full Size” were overly large when viewed on a desktop. 

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Sort WordPress posts by the last updated date.

Last Updated on August 16, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

I had two location sites where I wanted to have updated posts show in the list of posts based on their last updated date. I was able to accomplish that with a free plugin and a quick configuration of the plugin

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Why you want to check the timezone setting of your WordPress site.

Last Updated on August 14, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

I had backups set to run at 3 am figuring that would be a time where there would be few users. That way, the impact on the server of the backup job would be minimal. I noticed that the sites would slow down when I worked on them at night. 

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Easy word art for WordPress posts.

Last Updated on August 14, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

If you need a graphic for a WordPress post, there is an easy way to generate a word cloud. .. for free .. online. 

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Adding an Anchor Link to Headers in WordPress with Gutenberg

Last Updated on January 28, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

I was trying to get a simple anchor link working in a WordPress header using Gutenberg. Through some trial and error I was able to get the anchor link working

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WP Super Cache for WordPress was not working on a shared host.

Last Updated on January 19, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

I am ramping up four sites on a shared host.  It is inexpensive hosting so running four active sites plus another minor site is taxing the resources of the hosting. I tried using WP Super Cache but could not get the preload feature to work. I did get it working by doing the following.

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