Category Archives: Wordpress

Wordpress Articles – Tips & Tricks:

While I realize that Wordpress itself is not considered Inbound marketing, certainly blogging is a major component…. if not most important in the inbound scheme of things. With that said, preparing and customizing your blog falls into an important factor in the Inbound scheme of things. I have provided this section to save readers the trouble of searching hundreds of forums for the same information…. Comments and suggestions of course are always welcome.

WordPress: Adding Code to Front Page-Only Between Posts

WordpressHow to Add Code below your Home Page Blog posts?
How to ad Adsense code below Front Page Blog Postings
How do I add HTML to My Twenty Ten Theme Front Page (below posts)?
How to Add code to Front page and not the rest of my blog?

This code is used to place and code (or ad code…whatever you’d like) on your WordPress blogs front page only

(You can also have it appear sitewide, if you follow additional notes below)

(This code is used only for one placement on your front page ) (more than 1 placement lessons to come soon!) Continue reading WordPress: Adding Code to Front Page-Only Between Posts

WordPress: Category Thumbnails Image Widget Plugin for Sidebar

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I thought this post would be a great help to those looking for this “look and feel” option for your theme. In fact I’ve seen this kind of widget in several themes (built in), but nothing that really does this simple need function (in the way of plugins).

For clarification, it’s a sidebar widget that only shows the thumbnails (or with titles..etc) on “recent posts” organized (or with the ability to organize) into columns (2-up, 4-up, 6-up)..etc. I’ve included a snapshot example to illustrate the need: Continue reading WordPress: Category Thumbnails Image Widget Plugin for Sidebar

WordPress: Adding a 2nd Menu Navigation (or 3rd) to Your Twenty Ten Theme Easily!

WordpressPlease note: This technique should also work across any theme (not tested on other themes, but the logic is pretty straight forward)

It was the other day that I was searching for “this” particular need on the Internet and came across several articles. While the articles were informative, each of them seemed to be missing basic steps and/or were listing code that produced errors on my site. So for the sake of simplicity and straight forward information, I am listing the procedure in very basic steps so that anyone can add a 2nd, 3rd, 4th……menu to your theme. This lesson does not take into account child themes, it is simply the way to modify your theme as is, right out of the box

(This tutorial assumes you have a basic understanding on how to edit and save your theme files) Really there is only 3 steps, though I’ve taken the time to explain everything to walk you thru it. Continue reading WordPress: Adding a 2nd Menu Navigation (or 3rd) to Your Twenty Ten Theme Easily!

WordPress: Protect your WordPress site from BAD BOTS

WordpressHow to block bots from seeing your website

After dealing with a recent issue of BAD bots hogging up my server resources, I began to look into solutions for keeping these nasty critters out. At one point my web site was even shut down BY my ISP because it reported close to 414K hits from bots that were hogging the resources (on a shared server, that is)

I did give the solution “Black Hole” a whirl, however after following instructions, my site wouldn’t come up due to errors.
So instead of trying to figure out why a recommendation that was actually quite old (2010) wasn’t working I went a different direction.
(Note: if “Black Hole” is still working, then “perishablepress” might want to update their notes to current rather than adding on a addendum that seemed to confuse. Continue reading WordPress: Protect your WordPress site from BAD BOTS

WordPress: Quick Cache Plugin – Setting up a Custom ‘Empty Cache’ Script

WordpressThis entry is based on a need that I came across using the great WordPress “Quick Cache” plug in. While I found the plug in to be perfect for my needs (and much more compatible than “W3 Total Cache” or “WP Super Cache“) I was running into daily ISP requests from my service provider that the “cache” folder was filling up rapidly with 1000’s of files causing what they call “Maxdir size limit alert

The official memo was:

wp-content/cache/ are exceeding the maxdir size limit. This directory is filling up with thousands of files rapidly, causing issues for the server.

To be honest I didn’t see a working section in the “Quick Cache” plugin to deal with this issue
(which is to empty the cache folder daily or more)

So I came up with a solution: Continue reading WordPress: Quick Cache Plugin – Setting up a Custom ‘Empty Cache’ Script

WordPress: How to Add Descriptions to your TAGS (on your Tag Pages)

Wordpress– WordPress – getting TAG descriptions to show up at the top of the page
– TAG descriptions in WordPress – Adding to your TAG pages
– HTML descriptions on TAG pages

Did you know that you can have your TAG descriptions visible on your WordPress pages? So you want TAG “descriptions” to show at the top of the page as well? Maybe you want to delete that ugly default that says

Example:  “Tag Archives: Custom Font”

Why would you need this? Maybe you don’t want to have a category for everything in your blog. Maybe you have a special need to tag a few articles that have common categories but a specific tag (and you want that TAG to have a description showing that helps in SEO!!!) For instance, your articles might be categorized under “News”, but you want your tag page for tag “2012” to have “it’s own header description. Continue reading WordPress: How to Add Descriptions to your TAGS (on your Tag Pages)