So you’re a blogger or content writer for a website/blog built in WordPress but you want help writing articles with search engine optimization (SEO). You do some research and you find WordPress SEO by Yoast is considered one of the best (and free). You install the Yoast plugin and then go to write a blog post (or page) and you are completely clueless on how to use it. Well, you’re in luck because this is a step-by-step tutorial for writing posts/pages with the Yoast plugin!
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If there’s one thing that I hate even more than email spam, it’s probably comment spam. I’ve tried a lot of plugins over a lot of sites, and here is what I’ve found to be very effective.
A client recently came to me with an issue: one of her friends had a hacked WordPress site, and GoDaddy (their hosting provider) had restored the files, but the site still wasn’t working. Unfortunately this example is far too common — what many people forget is that hosting companies maintain their servers, not your website. Which means they can do a restore, but after that you are on your own.
You’ve been told by countless SEO guides & Webmaster Tools that if you move a URL you need to use a 301 redirect. But they usually don’t tell you what exactly it is or how to do it. This article will cover the what and how for 301 redirects on WordPress.
We all know that we need to backup our website, but the question is always how. This tutorial covers using an excellent and free backup tool, BackWPup. BackWPup also has a paid version if you need additional features (but most people will do just fine with the free version).
I’m a designer and developer, so I move WordPress sites a lot. Of course I also move clients between different hosting companies, between servers, create duplicates of their sites, and more. So I’ve gotten a lot of opportunities to test out WordPress migration approaches. Here is a breakdown of how to migrate a site using free tools.
So you were hacked, but the good news is you’ve gotten your site cleaned out. So now what happens? How do you recover from this and move forward?
You may have recently seen this message on one of your WordPress sites: The plugin xyz has been deactivated due to an error: The plugin does not have a valid header. What does that mean and why did it happen?
I get this question a lot. What is the best visual page builder plugin? A lot of small businesses and entrepreneurs want to be able to get a beautiful looking website without swimming in the mess of all that code. Definition: A visual page building plugin is a tool installed on WordPress that allows you to build complex layouts by manipulating blocks on your screen instead of writing code. There are a ton of web page builders out there. It seems like every week a new one is coming out. Some promise to be simple, others promise to be more robust than my car.