How to Disable the WordPress Gutenberg Editor

If you’ve recently set up Wordpress, you may have the version which includes the new Wordpress editor, Gutenberg, from the ‘Gutenberg Team’ (not Project Gutenberg, which is a group that digitizes reading material). It may have been installed as your default editor, or you may have clicked on a button to try Gutenberg; either way now it’s your default editor, and you don’t like it, so you want to uninstall or disable Gutenberg.

How to Display a List of the Newest Posts at the Top of BBPress Forums

A lot of people and businesses use Wordpress and, more to the point, a lot of them also use the forums program (plugin) BBPress. So you would think that it would be easy to figure out how to display a list of the newest 3 or 5 or whatever number you like posts at the top of the BBPress forums listings, above the full forum listing. Or that there would be a Wordpress plugin that will put the newest BBPRess posts at the top. But there isn’t. So we’re going to tell you how to do it.

How to Get Rid of “The post” “appeared first on” from Your WordPress RSS Feed

If you use Wordpress and the entries in your RSS feed have started including the text “The post” and “appeared first on”, referencing the title and date of the post, and you’re going crazy trying to figure out how to get rid of “the post appeared first on”, you’re going to love us. Here’s how to get rid of that “the post” … “appeared first on” line from your Wordpress RSS feed.

How to Reduce the Size of the Bloated Images on Your WordPress Site

We at the Internet Patrol are always walking that line between providing you with interesting and visually appealing content, and not holding your data and eyeballs hostage to gigantic videos, pop-ups, and images (how are we doing?) And to make it even more challenging, that line keeps moving. In our effort to keep up, we recently discovered a couple of great Wordpress plugins to optimize images, and also to resize images, or both, that are already on the site, to reduce their load on bandwidth, load speed, and your brain.

How to Display Code in a WordPress Post – It’s Easy!

If you write posts or articles in Wordpress, and if your site deals at all with technology, you may on occasion find yourself wanting to share code in a post. But how to post code in a Wordpress article without the code trying to render, rather than display (and likely breaking your post)? It turns out that it’s really easy, and doesn’t involve any extra code or anything else!

How to Make Your Comments Appear in ‘Newest First’ Order in WordPress

When readers leave comments on most sites running Wordpress, the newest comment goes to the bottom of the queue, with the oldest comment at the top. But many site admins prefer to have comments appear in ‘reverse order’, having the newest comments appear first, at the top, and then go in descending order from newest to oldest. There are some plugins out there which will allow you to reverse the order of how comments appear on your blog or website, but why add another plugin to the mix when it is so easy to make comments appear newest first? Here’s how.

Was Your Site Hacked? Redirecting to or Here’s What Happened.

There is a brand new Wordpress hack attack making the rounds, that redirects all traffic to your site through and, and then on to any number of junk sites full of advertisements. The intermediate redirect to actually goes through the URL, suggesting that someone using the name Michael Knowlton is going to be benefiting from any monies earned by the ads. Here’s how it was done, and how to fix it. Fortunately, the immediate fix is very easy.

WordPress Comment Spam Hack Disables Plugins and Allows Massive Comment Spam Injection

A new hack has Wordpress hackers disabling all of your Wordpress plugins (including, you see, Akismet or any other anti-spam comment spam stopper plugin), which then allows them to inject comment spam into your blog at will. So if you suddenly find yourself getting an enormous amount of comment spam all at once, or if you suddenly find your blog pages coming up blank (because with your plugins disabled, that often can be the case) you may be the victim of this latest plugin-disabling comment spam hack.