This afternoon I received an email from what appeared to be an @wordpress.org email that directs users to download a free copy of the premium version of Michael Torbert’s All In One SEO Pack plugin. If you get an email like this, always check the url of the link they want you to click; this email is a huge scam and if you download the zip file and open it, you’ll have exposed your system to some pretty terrible malware.
This is a wrapper of Tareq Hasan’s WordPress Settings API class. It changes the way you use his class by using member functions to modify an instantiated class, rather than modifying the class itself.
When you’re thinking of using a carousel or slider in your theme, just ask yourself one question:
A few developers were asking why their localhost instances of WordPress were asking for FTP credentials when trying to install new plugins and themes. If you’re getting the dreaded “Please enter your FTP credentials” page and you’re running XAMPP for your local WP development environment, do not follow the popular StackOverflow answer that tells you to chown your wordpress folder to _www. Read more for the real fix.
I tweaked the theme trend analysis settings this time to include themes without any sales. Now we have the top 90 newest themes combined with the highest selling themes, ordered by their average position across the marketplace.
One of the problems with moving your site from one domain schema to another is that the images in all your posts are still served from the old schema. In order to fix this, you need to run a simple MySQL command that will search through all your posts and replace the old URL with the new one.
I’ve been working on some optimization problems this week and one of the things I wanted to share with you is the difference between Lawsonry with optimization plugins and Lawsonry without optimization plugins. This is a good site to benchmark text-heavy sites, as results for sites that intensively serve images will no doubt differ.
In this article, I go over some of the steps I took to minify and distribute my site’s resources in order to improve its load time. I started out with just the WP Super Cache plugin installed, which is where I find most people when they start to reach out for help with reducing their site speed. You’ve got WP, you’ve got a caching plugin, you’ve got > 2 seconds load time. Let’s see if we can fix that.
Here’s a quick tip if you’re on Nginx with multiple WordPress installations in a sub-folder of your main WordPress and you want pretty permalinks to work correctly.
One of my readers had an idea to tailor the results of our monthly trend analysis software to denote a “buyer type” field. This allowed us to drudge through our data to determine what themes were being bought by people who reported they were for “personal” use (including as a sole proprietorship) and what themes were being used for “business” purposes. The results produced a list of 30 WordPress themes that include business portfolios, crowdfunding themes, and many more!