Many businesses and bloggers use WordPress to manage their websites. It is among the top web publishing systems in the world. If you hire a web developer to build your business website, he or she is likely to recommend WordPress. Unfortunately, most business owners have no idea how their business websites run. If you are reading this, you probably are thinking of starting a new website and taking over managing your website. Why should you join other business owners in using WordPress? Here are the top reasons why you should consider the publishing system.
Everybody needs tools to help with a job. You can’t put up a shelf without the aid of a screwdriver, using ‘no more nails’ doesn’t count! The same can be said of WordPress development. If you are developing a WordPress theme or plugin there are some excellent plugins available to help you do the job better. Furthermore, here is a roundup of more than 20 development tools that can speed up the process for you.
WordPress is the biggest Content Management System (CMS) when it comes to blogging, and there aren’t many other platforms that come close in terms of ease of use, with a large development community that supports it. WordPress has grown over the years from a basic blogging platform that enabled users to setup their blogs with ease, to a platform that now lets users create their own themes and plugins, which can easily be installed on other sites using WordPress.
Cleaning your WordPress database might not be top of your agenda. Whenever you have published a post or page, trashed a comment or simply haven’t even thought about it, there is likely to be left-over useless data. Over time that data builds up clogging up your database which can affect the performance. You can off course go into your database and clear things up manually which may be exhaustive for the average user or you could make use of a cleaning plugin. Here is my round-up of WordPress cleaners to keep your WP database in tip-top shape.
In this weeks review I am testing out Infinite Slider WordPress Plugin. Infinite slider is similar to a banner or banner slider, which displays content that encourages visitors to click on a blog post. The difference with Infinite Slider will display tiles, of varied sizes, of your WordPress Posts or Pages along with the feature image, title and excerpt. With lot’s of customisations you can finely tune it to blend it into your WordPress blog.
Navigating the WordPress plugin directory to find the right plugin can be difficult. Some people may think that there is too much choice where as some will think there is not enough. Over the past couple of weeks I have tested some top time saving WordPress plugins from just under the 28,000 plugins that are on offer from the WordPress plugins directory to save you time, boost your productivity and possibly make your blog even better.
I would like to announce the release of WOW-Twitter WordPress plugin. Loosely based on the post WordPress – Display your Cached Tweets using PHP and OAuth it features a widget, optional shortcode, optional badge, backup and debugging feature. Version 1.1 now includes an automatic update via GitHub from within the WordPress dashboard.
WordPress is the most popular used blogging/CMS software which is why I guess it is used by millions of websites around the world. Unfortunately, there are some very bad people out there that will try their hardest to exploit any weaknesses in your blog. If you look through your logs you can guarantee that someone, or something, like bots, for example, has tried to gain access to your site by attempting to access your login page, registration page or even your forgotten password page. Of course, you can never completely eradicate the bad boys but with a good knowledge of WordPress security can help you protect your site as much as possible.
jQuery is one of the most used frameworks there is and it is renowned for being simple, flexible and easy to learn. There are literally hundreds, if not thousands of plugins to choose from. Here are a few plugins that I have previously used or would definitely use in the future. I hope you enjoy them!
Now that I am a twitterer I have decided to integrate Twitter into my WordPress theme. I decided to install WP-Twitip-ID which adds a form field to your comments template, stores the twitter id that is entered and then displays the corresponding twitter ID within the comments.