Customizing a WordPress Theme

This article is about customizing a WordPress theme with custom html, css, javascript and php. It will not refer to plugins that can be added to themes, but, rather refer to how you can add your own code to the current template files. For starters, your WordPress website will have a current theme that will[…]

Migrating Joomla 1.5 To WordPress 4

After many years running a blog on Joomla 1.5, I decided to migrate to the latest WordPress ┬ásince it was useless without a responsive design. I chose WordPress rather than upgrade to the latest Joomla 3.XX for many reasons. One of┬áthose reasons are that Joomla 1.5 had so many security issues that had to be[…]

Varnish Cache With WordPress

Using Varnish With WordPress So, you love the speed you get with Varnish, but, have suddenly noticed that you cannot login and make any changes. Although you could manage the site with phpMyAdmin, you more than likely want to login to the backend and make changes; like the high majority of WordPress users. Well, with[…]

Moving WordPress to a Subdomain

Moving WordPress to a Subdomain When you move a WordPress site to a subdomain, there are a few steps that can follow to ensure that the new subdomain will look and operate and you want. The steps are outlines below.  1. Setup a new subdomain with cpanel or add an A record for the main[…]

Custom Applications Within WordPress

Building Custom Applications Within WordPress Customizing WordPress If you have decided to use WordPress for your website or blog, it is a fine tool that will work right out of the box. Furthermore, shall you decide to create custom applications with WordPress, you can code freely code as you want. In order to create a[…]

WordPress SEO and Crawling

WordPress Issues WordPress seo issues? Google not crawling? 1) Edit header.php and add <meta name=”robots” content=”index, follow”/> 2) Make robots.txt User-agent: * Disallow: /cgi-bin Disallow: /wp-admin Disallow: /wp-includes Disallow: /wp-content/plugins Disallow: /wp-content/cache Disallow: /wp-content/themes Disallow: /trackback Disallow: /feed Disallow: /comments Disallow: /category/*/* Disallow: */trackback Disallow: */feed Disallow: */comments Disallow: /*?* Disallow: /*? Allow: /wp-content/uploads #[…]

WordPress and robots

WordPress and Robots in WordPress 3.0+ When working on a WordPress site, you have the option to allow Google to crawl the website or to make it private. To make it private, 1) Open wp-admin 2) Settings >Privacy 3) Select ‘I would like to block search engines, but allow normal visitors’. To make WordPress searchable[…]

WordPress Page and Post Customization

After a plugin is installed and activated to a WordPress site, you may find that the plugin shows up on each and every page(or post). However, you only want the plugin to show up on the home page, or a specific page. WordPress has built-in functions to allow you to add code to files such[…]

WordPress Content Management System Basics

Using WordPress for a Content Management System When you make a WordPress 3 site, you may want it to behave more as a content management system rather than a blog. The simple method, is to avoid using posts since they will group in widget categories and can cause building the site a lengthier exercise. If[…]