Over the last couple weeks I’ve been focusing on traffic building, link building and SEO on my WordPress blog. All three of these website strategies go hand in hand and all build on each other. In this post I will discussing how to make sure your WordPress blog is running efficiently.
I ran into just such a situation for a client and while I”m also not a fan of left hand navigation it was the decision of the client to utilize it in conjunction with their top navigation, and in retrospect it made sense for them. To keep things easily navigable we also implemented breadcrumbs (which is a good practice anyway). Read More
The debate over comments on blogs is as old as blogging — the meme recently resurfaced when Zoli Erdos declared that The Official Google Blog is not a blog because it doesn’t allow comments. Mike Arrington amplified the debate by running a poll about whether comments are required for a blog to be a blog. At last check, the results were:
Is a blog really a blog if there are no reader comments?
Not a requirement, but comments enhance content dramatically
1223 – 40% of all votes
Comments are not a requirement for blogs
1009 – 33% of all votes
Without comments, it isn’t a blog
791 – 26% of all votes
Total Votes: 3023
The post itself received over 150 comments. I wasn’t going to wade into this perennial debate again
Introduced in WordPress 2.8, body_class() is a very useful function when it comes to styling themes. In this recipe, I’ll show you how you can add post name to the function for an even easier styling. Read More
WordPress have a debug mode which allow you to easily get information when something goes wrong. To enable the debug mode, you have to add a constant to the wp-config.php file. But what about an easy way to switch on the debug mode, even without accessing wp-config.php? Read More
Many bloggers are using Feedburner “chicklet” to display their subscribers count. If you want to be able to display the count for an average 7 days, here is a piece of code you’re going to love. Read More
I think I just identified a pretty major bug in Facebook’s ‘Like’ button, which allows webmasters to write data on FB’s social graph, which cannot be ‘deleted’ *if* they should they make a mistake when they initially implement the code into their website.
And due to the way FB presents the tool and the code generator to the public, many webmasters do not read the docs (and just add the cut and paste code) and fail to add the meta tags required to admin the tool… which causes permanent problems later, if they ever want to admin the tool. In fact, most webmasters with this issue dont even know there an admin panel should have been dynamically generated for them when they first added the code, which they forever locked themselves out of. Read More
a fantastic list of 10 useful WordPress hacks to unleash the power of your favorite blogging engine. Each hack has an accompanying explanation, so you’ll not only unleash the power of WordPress but also understand how it works. Read More
One of the toughest things to do is question standards. When something works a certain way, all the time, it’s difficult to question whether it is working the way it should be. When something is, it’s hard to ask if it should be. Read More
SEO has been one of those buzzwords which incites discussion and debate, whether you live by it or cringe upon seeing it. Whether webmasters want to admit it or not, however, search engine optimization works if done correctly. As a webmaster it falls upon you to maximize search engine optimization (SEO) on your website or blog. Just a few years ago this wasn’t particularly fun or easy for webmasters, but that has changed with things like new software and of course WordPress plugins. Read More
For those who have followed my blogging for a little while, you will recognize the Theme Playground name. Theme Playground was the WordPress blog I wrote before acquiring WPCandy this year. As of today, all of Theme Playground lives at WPCandy. Read More
TricksDaddy has released WP Perfect, a free two-column WordPress theme. The theme includes a 3-column widgetized footer, an author profile box below posts, a theme options page to control basic settings and describes itself as “SEO-optimized.” WP Perfect is designed to look both professional and simple and to load pages in a minimal amount of time. A demo, full list of features and download link can be found on the WP Perfect announcement post. Read More
the thread, we can comment not only the post, but also comment the existed comment. So it look like a reply within reply. So the hierarchy of the comments would be better and also, the commenter could get commented by the other commentator. Read More