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CoSchedule: a full social media solution for WordPress?

  The question mark in the title is because this is actually my first test post using CoSchedule. It brands itself as the perfect way to manage your social media scheduling with WordPress as your base. The concept is that you have a calendar where you can visualise your scheduled blog posts and all social [Continue reading]

6+1 WordPress initial-setup plugins

In my most recent WordPress installations, these are the plugins I install first: 1) Acunetix WP Security: all sorts of changes in settings and file checks to increase security 2) Limit Login Attempts: Straight-forward plugin that blocks brute-force bots 3) Simple Login Log: exactly what you imagine ;) 4) Google Analyticator: adds GA tags on your [Continue reading]

How to save space in your WordPress site

// Handy #plugin  for #WordPress : WP-Optimize will give you the option to clear revisions, draft posts and spam/pending comments and also optimise your database tables, freeing up value disk space and speeding up all database access. That said, if you use the Google+ Blog plugin http://bit.ly/yNwPxo by +Daniel Treadwell to import your G+ posts in WordPress, [Continue reading]

How to stop SPAM trackbacks in WordPress 

// Nearly every #Wordpress  blog will start getting spam trackback requests shortly after they have it’s first few visitors. If you’re not familiar with trackbacks, it’s an automated method to get notified (and add link back) when someone links to your blog. Trackbacks are by default enabled in WordPress installations.  To the rescue come the [Continue reading]

Advanced text-around-image wrapping

Not magic, JavaScript Here’s a small gem of #jQuery coding: jQSlickWrap is a #plugin which allows for easily wrapping your text around images, respecting the image’s content, as you would do in a DTP program. The specs: – Client-side, Sliced and Diced Sandbags using HTML 5’s new <canvas /> element– CSS-based padding– Sandbag "resolution" is [Continue reading]

Location-enhanced photos in your WordPress

So you’re taking photos with your mobile and posting them in your #WordPress -powered #photoblog but you find that you’re missing something. While your phone has included location information in the photo, it is nowhere to be found on your site. A solution comes with the GeotagPhoto #plugin : it will identify attached images in [Continue reading]

Easy Google Maps on your WordPress

My #WordPress #plugin discovery of the day: MapPress by Chris Richardson (find it on WordPress.org http://bit.ly/zgNHrR or the developer’s site http://bit.ly/zmMgHa)You can easily add maps on your posts and pages, full with multiple markers, html descriptions, directions, all the usual Google Maps control, etc. It’s free (which covers most uses) with an affordable pro version [Continue reading]