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. ~~~ If … Read more

Easiest WordPress Tip of the Month EVER

Lynda.com offers lots of the beginner WordPress classes that are free of charge. Their learning format breaks training into smaller, digestible chunks to allow you to learn everything at your own pace. (Alternatively, you can also skip what you know and pick up a few classes on subjects you want to learn more about.)

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Is your WordPress database FAT?

Fat Car
(For the curious, click the photo to see more of this artist’s work, unrelated as it is to this article. Photo credit to the linked site.)

Is your WordPress database larger than it needs to be? Perhaps you’re moving to a new server and having trouble uploading the database because it’s too large?

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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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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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Your complete site backup

Would you like to have the peace of mind to know your whole website is backed up?

It’s very easy to “set it and forget it”. Take a few moments to ensure your site is backed up and have the security to know you’re covered, should anything happen.*

The “too long; didn’t read” version

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