Tips and Tutorials

Delete Tags

How to delete unused or less used post tags in WordPress

If you’ve been running a multi-author blog like us, over a period of time, you’ll see your list of tags growing exponentially. When I reviewed the number of tags on Techtites today, I noticed that this was well over 1,100 tags!

So, I went into the Tags interface and immediately realised that I’m going to spend an hour just deleting and cleaning up tags.

There are a few WordPress plugins available that allow you to manage tags and categories, including Term Management Tools. However, there isn’t a good free plugin to delete and clean up tags.

So, with a bit of googling, I came across SumTips post. If you have access to your database via phpMyAdmin or a similar tool then it will take you less than a minute to delete unused or unpopular tags.

If you proceed beyond this step, please be extremely careful. Playing with your database table is risky and can break your entire site!

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Webmaster Tools - Opt Out

How to stop Google from adding your site to certain Google properties

If you’ve wanted to prevent your site from appearing on Google Shopping or Google Advisor, you now have a chance to do so within Webmaster tools. Webmasters can now opt out of having content that Google has crawled from their site displayed on: Google Shopping Google+ Local Google Flights Google Hotels Google Advisor To do so simply visit the Opt-Out page and you will be presented with the following option. Simply click the big red button to exclude your site from showing up in the Google properties.

CloudFlare

How to speed up your site with CloudFlare

Many weeks back after much deliberation, I decided to give CloudFlare a shot. As they describe themselves…

CloudFlare protects and accelerates any website online. Once your website is a part of the CloudFlare community, its web traffic is routed through our intelligent global network. We automatically optimize the delivery of your web pages so your visitors get the fastest page load times and best performance. We also block threats and limit abusive bots and crawlers from wasting your bandwidth and server resources. The result: CloudFlare-powered websites see a significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks.

CloudFlare

CloudFlare offers both free and paid plans. You can check out a comparison between the various plans as well as see all that you have for offer. If you’re running a huge site, getting a paid plan is definitely a great option. It definitely works out cheaper than running your own server.

If you’ve decided to take the plunge, here is how you can go about speeding up your website. Note that you’ll need to be able to have access to change the nameservers for your domains, as well as add and activate a WordPress plugin (optional).

Follow my guide below to add your website to CloudFlare. I’ll walk you through how I added my site on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to CloudFlare.

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On-page SEO for WordPress

On-Page SEO Checklist for WordPress Blogs

Today in the world of competition, it’s very difficult to beat someone without using resources like money, man power and skills. The field of blogging is also just like practical world where everyone want to be on top of the list and want to earn more than others. The methodology of competition goes on and with the passage of time you’ll see an increase in competitors and ratio of increasing competition is higher than decreasing.

Google Takeout - Reader

How to export your RSS subscriptions from Google Reader

By now, most of the web is abuzz with news of Google axing its Google Reader, which is a platform that most bloggers, including me, identify with. I’ve lived with Google Reader open while I worked for several years, either via FeedDemon and also directly. With the demise of Google Reader, Nick has also decided to kill FeedDemon, most of you might already be hunting for alternatives.

Screenshot on Nexus 7

How to take a screenshot on Google Nexus 7

In the past taking a screenshot from your Android device was a painful experience requiring you to root your device. Even today, many of the screenshot apps available on Google Play require root access. However, if you’re running Android Jelly Bean then you don’t need any special apps to take screenshots, since the OS comes inbuilt with support for them!