WordPress is a cultural phenomenon when it comes to publishing online. What started as a simple blogging tool in 2003 has become the most popular open-source content management system (CMS) in the world powering WordPress.com and millions of sites worldwide. There are a number of alternatives including the very popular Joomla, but the difference with WordPress is the almost cult following that has resulted in some of the best plugins available for a blogging platform. When you first install WordPress it can be difficult to choose which plugins you install first. WordPress doesn’t come preinstalled with any real security or backup abilities, so it’s essential that you start of your…
When blogging started to gather steam a decade ago, you had (and still have) three ways of receiving comments. The first still which still holds to today are traditional style commenting done by a person reading your article. Then came the bots and the comment spam which has today become a more manageable issue given several free and paid services available to a blog owner. However, even now, you will see tonnes of spam hits on very old posts, many of which don’t call for a comment! Two more methods of collecting comments was through trackbacks and pingbacks. Both trackbacks and pingbacks had a similar concept of notifying a linked…
WordPress v2.9 introduced Post Thumbnails (now called Featured Images). Since then the WordPress plugin repository has seen a host of plugins that help you create thumbnails, import images, resize them and regenerate them. In this post, I’ll feature five plugins that I’ve come across and use that make your thumbnail experience a better one. Auto Post Thumbnail Auto post thumbnail is a plugin to generate post thumbnail from first image in post or any custom post type. If the first image doesn’t work it will automatically search for the next one and so on until the post thumbnail is inserted. The plugin also provides a Batch Processing capability to generate…
As per a recent research, it has been found that nearly 55% of the 1 million most-visited websites operate on WordPress Content Management System (CMS). Well, frankly speaking, WordPress has definitely been successful in becoming one of the most preferable CMSs used by web developers across the globe. In this blog, I’ll be exploring the journey of WordPress from being referred to as a usual blogging software to becoming the ruler of popular CMSs including Joomla and Drupal.
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WordPress powers 20% of the web. Which probably explains why Google has also jumped onto the WordPress plugin bandwagon. The Google team announced the beta version of Google Publisher WordPress plugin.
At Techtites, over the past several months, I've been trying to optimise the site to get the best load times. This is why you'd have seen several new themes being experimented upon. I also use Cloudflare to improve performance.
WordPress theme has released v3.6.1.
It is said that the first step to tackling addiction is to first admit that you are addicted. ManageWP has an amazing post on WordPress addiction. Here are 34 tell tale signs that you are addicted to WordPress.
WordPress has announced a new API labelled WordPress.com Connect. Similar to that offered by Facebook and Twitter, WordPress.