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… Continue reading Security and Backup Essentials for WordPress
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… Continue reading This is how you stop Trackback and Pingback spam in WordPress
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… Continue reading 5 Free WordPress plugins for handling Thumbnails
The benefit of using WordPress to power your blog is that you don't need to edit any PHP files and use thousands of ready themes available for free. If you're like me, you'd prefer to keep away from major editing of the theme files and prefer to use the right assortment of plugins to get the job done. If you're looking to add text before post content in WordPress, you can either edit your theme files or check out Add to All, a plugin I released a while back.
Recently the folks at Secunia contacted me regarding a vulnerability in my plugin Contextual Related Posts. Contextual Related Posts is a powerful plugin for WordPress that allows you to display a list of related posts on your website and in your feed. The plugin comes with a tonne of options and inbuilt caching that can possibly increase user retention.
Everybody has heard of Contact Form 7 (we use it here on Techtites) as well as many of you might have got your hands on Gravity Forms. Besides these, there are several other lesser known contact form plugins that make it easy to collect information from your visitors. I've highlighted five of these below.