WordPress

Introducing WordPress 4.3 — Let’s have a Round of Applause for Billie!

WordPress 4.3 has just walked on stage. Named after the great jazz/blues singer Billie Holiday, WordPress 4.3 has some great new features, and one big gotcha!. First, the bad news. If your site uses old plugins, Billie might cause problems. Do not upgrade to WordPress 4.3 until you’ve checked this out. Here’s the deal: If

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3 Ways Custom WordPress Themes Waste Your Time and Money

I’ve been hearing a lot recently about custom WordPress themes and how great they are. I don’t use them, and I don’t recommend them to my clients, either. Here’s why. First, let’s define what I mean by a “custom” theme here, because different people mean different things. I’m talking about a scratch-built theme. That’s a

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Block 2 is WordPress itself

How to Get More Traffic and Higher Search Ranking in 6 Easy Steps

Want to get a higher search ranking for your site? Just as you periodically de-clutter your closets, clear old papers out of filing cabinets, and empty drawers of accumulated junk, it’s a good idea to clean out WordPress from time to time as well. The start of the New Year is a great time to do

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WordPress Security, Malware, Bad Plugins and Careless Theme Designers

According to Gizmodo, a Russian malware bug called SoakSoak has hit 100,000 WordPress sites in one day. It infects the sites with malware, which they then spread to visitors. It’s just one example of what happens when you practice lousy WordPress security. Google has shut down over 11,000 infected domains, but that’s a drop in

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