Basic WordPress security should be something everyone knows and implements. Yet I watch forums and Facebook groups where on a daily basis people have had their site hacked or something else terrible happen to it. And I can’t help but die a little inside. To make life easier I want to outline some tips that bloggers can carry out on their site today that will instantly add better protection. Now these aren’t ground breaking tips by any means, you can find them all over the internet. Thus making this post a collection of all of them so I can stop repeating […]
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Photos are an integral part of your travel blog. They add depth to your chosen topic and not to mention can work at filling your posting schedule if you are running short on time (that’s the excuse we use isn’t it). This is more a best practices post than a specific tech post but I’ve seen this done so often I wanted to have a little rant today because you really are missing out on good search traffic and I want to help you. By default my digital camera saves files in a format that looks like this “P1050801.JPG”. Your […]
A fast loading blog means a happy blogger and even happier readers. I recently wrote more on the topic in my first post about speeding up your blog where I listed some basic tips to keep extra information out of your WordPress blog so it runs lean and mean. If you haven’t read that then start there before continuing with this post as it’s the next step in improving the speed of your blog. Why do you need a caching plugin then? Well when someone visits your blog all of those lines of code that make up your site activate themselves. First […]
Having a slow website not only annoys you but probably your readers and not to mention the wrath that could be unleashed on you if Google gets upset. Before I get into this too much head on over to this great site at Pingdom and put your website through it’s paces. A test on RTW Labs leaves me with a full load time of 3.5 seconds, not bad but I know that I can improve it with a couple of changes. A general rule of thumb that I’ve seen written about a few times is to aim on having your […]
Many claim to know how to beat Google at its own game but for the majority of us, well we just have to tow the line and work with what we can. One tool that goes towards helping you ensure Google is taking notice of your blog is called Google Webmaster Tools. What can it do for you? Well let me use Googles own words to try and explain. See how Google crawls and indexes your site and learn about specific problems we’re having accessing it. View, classify, and download comprehensive data about internal and external links to your site […]