We recently spent far too long trying to find a Wordpress plugin or other solution that would show us not only backlinks to us, but where those inbound links were landing. In other words, when you have referral traffic, to what page on your Wordpress site are they referring? Here’s the solution.
Yoast is the 500 pound gorilla in the world of Wordpress SEO plugins. It’s easy to see why: for a long time Yoast was pretty excellent. With over 5million active Wordpress installs, and with a 5 star rating, when your Wordpress friend says “use Yoast”, why wouldn’t you? And yet, we have come to hate Yoast.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
One of the banes of sites using the Wordpress BBPress forums, which is otherwise a great plugin, is that when forum members log in to the BBPress forums using the BBPress login link, they have to immediately log in a second time, because once logging in with BBPress, they are immediately redirected to the Wordpress log in, even though for the average forum user, the credentials will be identical! What you want is a way that a user can sign in one single time, using a single login that gets them into both BBPress and their Wordpress account at the same time. It’s possible with a couple of plugins, and we’re going to tell you how!
If you are reading this article, chances are that you were trying to view a web page or other web content, and ran into an error that advised you that in order to view this web content you need to install this, or do that.
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.
Bloggers considering the Apple iPad tablet will be thrilled by the Wordpress for iPad app. The Wordpress app for the iPad makes posting to your Wordpress site (or your Wordpress blog on the Wordpress.com site) a snap
If you were hit by the recent Wordpress hack which redirects your visitors to paymoneysystem.info and paymoneysystem.info/in.cgi?michaeleknowlton, you may be wondering just who exactly Michael Knowlton is, and why (and how) he hacked your website. Here’s the run-down.
There is a brand new Wordpress hack attack making the rounds, that redirects all traffic to your site through itsallbreaksoft.net and paymoneysystem.info, and then on to any number of junk sites full of advertisements. The intermediate redirect to paymoneysystem.info actually goes through the URL paymoneysystem.info/in.cgi?michaeleknowlton, 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.
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.