What is it with certain webhosts? I mean, I know that none of the Fantastico-type installers have yet caught up to the fact that you can upgrade WordPress automatically from within the dashboard, so whenever you log into your control panel, it’s going to tell you that you need to upgrade even though you already… Continue Reading Manual Upgrades Are Not a Thing of the Past
If you lose your WordPress database, you’re screwed. And you may hope that your hosting company is backing it up, but are you sure? Besides, with all those hackers out there eagerly seeking out vulnerabilities in WordPress, it’s a good thing to have a copy or two or three of your database around. Continue Reading WordPress Database Backup
There’s a good reason Akismet is bundled with WordPress: without it, we’d all be drowning in comment spam. It’s impressively effective: there’s not much spam that makes it through to the comment moderation queue, and it rarely marks genuine comments as spam. (You should give your spam list a quick once-over before deleting it, though,… Continue Reading Akismet
The most popular premium (and free) themes almost all have Theme Options, places where you can go in and change the way your WordPress installation work. Sometimes theme options focus mainly on design, such as letting you choose between color schemes or upload a header image. Some themes have much more elaborate options panels… Continue Reading Theme Options vs. Plugins for Controlling WordPress Features and Functions
The Truth About WordPress by Sallie Goetsch of the Podcast Asylum and Jon Leland of ComBridges Recently, in a WordPress group on LinkedIn, the question was asked “Is WordPress the answer to all our prayers?” The writer was extending the conversation about his own blog post which objected vehemently to crazy claims that complete novices… Continue Reading But I Thought WordPress Was Supposed to Be Easy!