Using video on your website is not a new idea. In fact, over the last few years it’s become commonplace for people to try to integrate video into their websites in myriad ways. It’s fairly common knowledge that videos are a powerful tool to increase engagement of a user, and can have great impact on…Continue Reading →
We recently worked on a project that required some sophisticated Gravity Forms customization to flesh out a travel booking form. The travel industry has some of the most specific sets of booking requirements around as you’re combining flights with hotel stays, tours, bus schedules, boat departures, and more. Travel Booking Complexity There can be a…Continue Reading →
If you’ve ever managed a BuddyPress site, you know that SPAM registrations quickly became the bane of your existence. When we built NetDivvy, we were cleaning out thousands of spammy user records every single day. It didn’t take long for me to start brainstorming ways to get rid of the problem.Continue Reading →
bbPress 2.0 is out and I’m excited. While there is still room to grow (and JTrip will be the first to tell you this), it is a great improvement over previous versions of the plugin. Thanks John James Jacoby and the bbPress team for all your hard word; it’s greatly appreciated.Continue Reading →
I presented a quick talk on backing up a WordPress site at the Orange County WordPress Meetup. This is just a set of links and descriptions for examples I used during the preso. As always, do your due diligence when selecting a back up method. Find something that fits your site and your skill level for best results when disaster strikes!Continue Reading →
Here’s another easy tip to help speed up the load time of your WordPress website. Deactivate any unused plugins. Simple, right? This may seem like a “no duh!” tip for WordPress users, but we can all be guilty of missing the obvious and/or being lazy. If you are diligent about keeping your plugins tidy, good for you. If not, read on.Continue Reading →
Most bloggers and website owners are aware that Google dings site rankings for duplicate content – that is having the same content on multiple pages. But with WordPress, many of us are guilty of creating duplicate pages without even knowing it. The good news is, there’s an easy fix. The Causes of Duplicate Pages The…Continue Reading →
I read a great tutorial over at NetTuts today that showed how to create a “Twitter-Like ‘load more’” button. It was grounded in WordPress, yet the author David Walsh wanted to keep it general so that anyone could integrate the functionality into their PHP code. He got his hands a bit dirty by accessing the…Continue Reading →
With the Firebug add-on YSlow, one of the components that gets rated is something called Compress components with gzip. When you run YSlow to optimize your website or blog, you may be getting dinged on that component. Here is how to improve your site’s speed a bit – with two huge caveats: You web server…Continue Reading →
According to recent activity reports from WordPress.com, people are writing 77 million new posts each month. With over 2.5 million blog posts going live each day covering every possible topic, it’s no wonder that these are the front lines in the battle against spam. How can we kill spam on our WordPress sites? What is…Continue Reading →
The WordPress query is a powerful thing. It’s at the core of every request a visitor can make on your website. Whether someone is visiting your blog, your about page, or a custom post type, when the request is made it will eventually run a WordPress query. In some cases, you’ll want to change the…Continue Reading →
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