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 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 No tags for this post.
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 No tags for this post.
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
Beginning in July 2018, user who browse with Chrome will receive a warning before visiting http sites. If your site is on http, now is the time to migrate it to https.Continue reading
When you open your WordPress dashboard and update your plugins, be aware that your site will be down for the time it takes to update the plugins.Continue reading