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Feedburner Finally Binned From My WordPress Blog

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After 7 years of using feedburner I have finally decided to switch. Google haven’t yet killed off feedburner entirely but having announced that they are no longer going to support or update it. Like many people who are flocking to alternatives I thought I would jump on the bandwagon. Obviously switching to something new can be quite problematic and true I did encounter a couple of problems and here is how I solved them.

Integrate WP Single Post Navigation into your WordPress Theme

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This tutorial shows you how to integrate the WP Single Post Navigation into your theme without using the plugin. I initially attempted to use the plugin and for some reason it didn’t work on my custom child theme based on TwentyEleven so I decided to hard code it into my theme by adding it to my functions.php. I will show you two methods, one to display the default WordPress single post navigation and one to display how to reverse the links for a book like affect.

Display Your WordPress Recent Posts on a Static Page

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This tutorial shows you how to display your recent posts on a static web page. So now you ask the question ‘Define Static?’ There are a variety of reasons why you may have static pages. You could, for example, have built a website from scratch and then decided to integrate a blog or news section into it and require to pull some information from the blog to your homepage. There has been several methods on the web including directly accessing the database. This is a simple but elegant solution in which I will show you 2 methods, one of which will be on a page with a .php extension and another will be on a page with a .htm extension. If you want to display your latest posts on an existing WordPress blog please check out the following post.

Update – January 2016 – Please also check the FAQ’s Page that I have set up to go along with this tutorial.

Exclude WordPress Pages from Displaying In Search Page!

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WordPress automatically assigns the default category to a single page. This is a simple way to exclude certain pages, for example, a contacts page, from displaying in your search results. A simple way around this is to create a new category, in this instance I have called it pages. Once the category is created hover over the newly created category and look for the cat-ID number as shown below, remember it or write it down.

Speed Up Vista! Part 2

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Welcome to Speed up Vista part 2.  This section is also relevant to those that have XP. Just a recap we have speeded up our system so far by turning off system services that are not needed. In this section we will look at other ways to speed up your computer. In this section we will look at other ways to speed up your computer covering cleaning the registry, temporary files, startup entries and defragmentation.

Speed Up Vista! Part 1

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Windows Vista may dive bombed since it was released in 2007 but for those have you that have it it may run slower than  you want.  First and foremost Vista looks beautiful but underneath those good looks it is also using a great deal of system resources.