WordPress Tips, Tricks and Solutions
WordPress is one of the most popular blogging and website platforms. There are over 75 million WordPress sites. Our collection of WordPress Tips, Tricks and Solutions can help you prevent and solve issues as well as increase the SEO and Performance of your site.
The popularity is a two edged sword. On one hand, an amazing number of plugins exist to enhance functionality and to manage your sites.
On the other hand, millions of hackers make a living trying to hack WordPress sites. A site that is not properly protected will be compromised within minutes of being published.
The constant revisions of the WordPress core, plugins and hosting tools present a challenge to maintaining a WordPress site.
This category contains WordPress tips, tricks, and solutions to problems that we have encountered along the way.
Discussions and articles about the WordPress platform including plugins, themes, SEO, performance, site security and more.
I fell into a bit of a rabbit hole. I previously had not bothered to create faveicons for my WordPress Sites. I was doing some work with the Redirection plugin and saw a lot of 404 entries for apple-touch faveicons. As I dove in I realized I should add them.Continue reading
Missing WordPress Categories and Tags Solution – Sept 2019 – I noticed that when editing posts on my sites that the categories and tags controls were missing. The problem was a conflict with the Autoptimize plugin. The resolution was fairly simple and involved only a slight performance hit.Continue reading
I needed to find block WordPress Comment Spam. I have a couple of WordPress starter sites on a shared host and was getting hit with comment spam from a particular IP range. A quick solution was to block the IP range using cPanel.Continue reading
While trying to optimize the CSS of a WordPress site using the Autoptimize plugin, it created extraneous bullets. The solution was simple.Continue reading
The Google Lighthouse PageSpeed insights tool can help you speed up your sites. Page speed is a critical ranking factor for Google. A page or site that loads slowly will be penalized. You can use some simple tools to get a benchmark of your site’s performance.Continue reading
Did WordPress crash after updating BackUpWordPress? I was doing some plugin updates on my sites. When I updated a site to version 3.9 of BackupWordPress. The site crashed with an HTTP 500 error. Updated 9/13/2019Continue reading
When updating a site, you may run into a situation where WordPress 5.2 update hangs on ‘Unpacking the update.Continue reading
Using the Free version of Cloudflare provided by my hosting company (Westhost) dramatically improved the speed and reliability of the WordPress sites on my shared hosting plan. Updated Sept 2019.Continue reading
I was building a WordPress site where the headline and slogan were relatively long. At certain aspect ratios, the text overlapped the logo image in the header.
The solution was to add some custom CSS and to make use of the Artisteer responsive design.
Some social media will look for the featured image if you are posting a link. Not having a featured image will result in a link that is text only in Tumblr.