A month in advance of the major 3.2 release scheduled for the end of June, WordPress released version 3.1.3 yesterday, which includes several new security features that harden the code against hacker threats. Two in particular caught my eye, and one matches the trend of unusual hits I’ve seen in my site statistics. See why these updates are important and what other measures you will want to take to protect your site.
When most folks think about getting a new website, the first thing they do is research designs. Unfortunately, that’s the first, and most costly mistake they can make in both time and money. After becoming dazzled then dazed from viewing hundreds of sites, they are ready to turn the whole thing over to someone else or resort to DIY templates. That’s the second most costly mistake they make. Here’s what you need to know to avoid these expensive pitfalls that plague so many new site owners.
As most of you know, I LOVE my iPad. I take it everywhere. But, it’s not very handy for updating my WordPress sites. That changed today, with the announcement of an updated WordPress iOS (Operating System) for iPhone and iPad. I got it immediately, and here’s my review and how to use it. This is […]
You don’t have to wait for WordPress 3.2 to come out in late June to enjoy distraction-free writing with a big text editor. You can enjoy it now, plus create your own pre-publish checklist too. And, the four tricks I show you in this video work great for smaller laptop screens too.
WordPress 3.2 is scheduled to be released near the end of June. The beta version is out and I’ve given it a test drive, including the new Twenty Eleven theme. Some folks are making a big deal out of nothing with a few of the improvements, and totally skipping the real news on the upgrade. Read on to see what I mean.
Custom navigation menus give you the ability to highlight pages to your site visitors and improve your SEO. They also allow you to keep certain pages out of your navigation menu. And, if your theme supports them, you can also easily customize your category menu.
The home page of your site is the most valuable piece of virtual real estate that you own. It is usually the first thing that your potential clients see. Are they seeing your bio, your resume, or something they are actually interested in – like the problem they are having and the solution you can provide?
Seeing a thumbnail of your site is not the only benefit to viewers when they click the little magnifying glass next to the link for your site in Google’s search results. Instant Preview also allows them to see how relevant your content is to their search. Following are the details and how to ensure your preview gets clicked by viewers.