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 Read more…
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 Read more…
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 Read more…
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.
I’ve been running Wibiya on Techtites and a few other blogs for a long time. The Wibiya toolbar allows users to share your posts quickly and easily on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, via email, etc. Wibiya tracks statistics and gives you a decent idea of how successful this is.
WordPress powers 19% of the web. This means that hackers are even more interested in your blog today than a few years back. Back in April, WordPress blogs globally were under brute force attacks.
An shopping cart plugin is very useful when it comes to set up a unique business online. Today there are more powerful and well designed e-commerce plugins for WordPress. Today every big or small business has an online presence.
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.