A/B testing is getting more and more popular, but typically in order to do so you had to add plugins to your site or use third party services. Now with Google Experiments, Google has integrated A/B testing right into their Analytics platform. What that means is you can easily test variations of your pages and have let Google use the data from your website to determine the winner.
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?