Category Archives: Monthly Tips

Quick WordPress Tip

Don't lose visitors to sites you're linking to!

You could check all your external site links to ensure they will open in a new tab/window…

~OR~

You can load this plugin and select the setting to have all external links open in a new tab/window — and it's set for good.

Easy peasy.

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Have a wonderful weekend!

Jean

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The external links plugin for WordPress lets you process outgoing links differently from internal links.

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WordPress Table Shortcode Builder

If you’re like me, you’ve probably needed to create nice looking tables for your WordPress hosted site but haven’t found a good shortcode for it. Well, today’s your lucky day (and mine)!

That’s because I found this post by Kevin Chard. However, I encountered results that weren’t quite favorable:

Variables not parsed - table contents

As you can see, it wasn’t parsing the variables at all. So, I made a few minor adjustments to his code.
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Is your website sluggish? Here’s how you can help make it faster.

I’ve been contemplating what makes a great monthly tip – and consider some people are using WordPress.com for their website (and are unable to take advantage of any recommended plugins), I thought I’d make this month’s tip a more general tip that anyone with a website can take advantage of! Woo hoo! (Feel free to share this tip if you think others may benefit.)
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Commercial for the moment: Because clients and colleagues may find this useful

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Fonts. Who needs ‘em?

You do!

Come a little closer, I promise not to bite. I’m going to let you in on a really big secret.

If you haven’t noticed – the hot trend for website design has been using unique fonts for a sometimes stunning effect.

Traditional graphic designers have been rejoicing breaking away from the standard boring set of web fonts and SEO experts have simultaneously been rejoicing the breaking away from the use of Flash (swf) or pixelated images to show stylized text.
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Would you like to exclude some pages from your site navigation?

Do you have a page that you don’t want to appear in the main navigation of your site? Often my clients will have email campaigns that they want to direct clients to a specific page of their site without having it appear in the navigation of the site. Or perhaps you have a “Thank you for subscribing to my Newsletter” page – which is also not necessary to show in the navigation.
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Discover how easy it is to create your very own globally recognized avatar!

A colleague question has inspired this week’s tip:

Mystery ManHow does a client select an avatar on WordPress, and get rid of that Mystery Man default?

Have you noticed some people have images associated with their blog and site comments? Not only are their comments more likely to be considered real and less likely to be spam, they’re more likely to be read and responded to, as well.
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