Hackers know that many WordPress installations leave the default “admin” user name with a simple password. And that knowledge makes your website vulnerable. You can improve your site’s security by creating a new username that is unique to your site. Here’s how you do it: Login to your WordPress dashboard as admin Create a new… Read more Enhance Your WP Security: Change your Admin Username
Akismet is the first WordPress plugin that you’ll encounter because it comes bundled with the WordPress core installation files. Akismet was created by the creators of WordPress to fight comment spam. “Used by millions, Akismet is quite possibly the best way in the world to protect your blog from comment and trackback spam. It keeps… Read more Akismet – dealing with comment spam
When customizing a WordPress theme, most of the design magic happens in the css stylesheet file. To change css colours you need to know a colour’s hex code. A colour picker program makes it easy to find. If you are a Mac person you probably know and love Mac’s digital color meter, a utility for… Read more Color Cop: choosing website colours
Blog posts and web pages really look much better when they include a picture or two. Since WordPress 2.9 we’ve had the ability to edit media library images right in the wp-admin but there is one problem with WordPress’s editing option, if an image is too large you can’t upload it to the media library!!
Use Multiple Menus in your WordPress theme When WordPress 3.0 was released the ability to edit site menus from the WordPress dashboard was introduced. The WordPress menu feature allows you to create multiple menus. You can easily set a customize menu as the primary navigation for your site or put a custom menu widget in… Read more How to add a Menu to your WordPress Theme footer.php
This week Google launched a new service called “Search, Plus Your World”. Users who log into their Google accounts will be provided personalized search results based on items shared within their Google+ circles. Each personalized search result displays Google+ information such as: the avatar image and linked profile name of who shared it, and how… Read more Search, Plus Your World – Personalized Search
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At the end of my last post Google+ & Social Media Fatigue, I said that this week I would be taking some time to learn Google+. One afternoon I met two friends and together we explored Google+. Social learning makes it easier to figure out how to use a new platform. We sat together each… Read more Getting to know Google Plus
You’re ready to prepare your content and the fun of designing your website is about to begin! Working through this 7-step list of standard things to pull together should help make the process a little easier.