How to Easily Add Widgets on MobilePress

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With all the rave for responsive designs going on, some folks like me still prefer a dedicated mobile website and if you're using Wordpress, there a lots of plugins you can install to mobilize your website in a matter of minutes. MobilePress is one of such plugins and I've been using it for a couple of years now. MobilePress is very flexible and that's one thing I love about it; you can create your own theme and make your mobile website appear just the way you want. Using shortcodes on the … [Read more...]

How to Downgrade An Installed WordPress Plugin

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There are times when upgrading a plugin can be a mistake. It's unarguable that it's important to keep Wordpress plugins updated so as to avoid hack attacks but when a newer version of a plugin creates issues that weren't there before and you're pretty sure the previous version is safe to use, downgrading to that previous version might be the solution.I upgraded a plugin recently and realized there was a bug in the update. I had to revert back to the previous version and inform the author … [Read more...]

Why I Switched from Disqus Comments Back to WordPress Default

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I started using Disqus comments late last year and it felt good then. Spam was greatly reduced and I had less to worry about. Although the rate at which readers commented dropped significantly, I didn't really care because I was satisfied with the results I was getting: zero spam, less comments to moderate, nice looking comment system.No doubt, Disqus is quite good and it eliminates a lot of worries but then, there are certain cons that eventually made me switch back to default Wordpress … [Read more...]

DC Simple Share Buttons: Lightweight Social Sharing Worpress Plugin

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I was trying to get a satisfactory Google PageSpeed Insight score and realized the sharing buttons I was using was having a negative effect on my blog's page load speed. You definitely can't do without a social sharing plugin but when it's doing more harm than good, it's best to find a better alternative. I tried several WP sharing plugins and while some worked great, some had a few bugs, some didn't have those buttons I needed, some lacked needed features like template tags and shortcodes and … [Read more...]

Fix: Blog Post Sharing on Facebook with No Title & Thumbnail

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If you're experiencing issues when you share posts on Facebook, it's obvious some things are not working properly on your blog. When posts are shared or liked, the title may not appear and thumbnails may not even show if you don't have proper Open Graph meta tags in your head section. It's proven that posts shared with images and proper formatting gains more interaction on Facebook but when share links appear as shown below, it's definitely going to have a low CTR.There are two fixes that … [Read more...]

Adding Facebook Comment to Genesis Without a Plugin

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I've been working on a radio website built on Wordpress over the last few weeks and I decided not to use WP default comment box. As a matter of fact, I disabled it and used Facebook comment box instead. I always believed that you don't really need a plugin for things that can be manually done on Wordpress and went ahead to consult the post I initially wrote on how to how Facebook comment form to Blogger.I had to make some changes to the code in order to work on Wordpress. This code can be used … [Read more...]

3 WordPress Plugins to Make Backup Easy

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Considering the number of Wordpress sites getting hacked every month, WordPress security is very important for every blogger. Why wouldn't one take Wordpress security seriously? There are certain things to put in place in order to secure a Wordpress site but the most crucial one is making backups regularly. Making a daily backup is advised but it's not possible for everyone. So, what do you do if you are busy or lazy blogger? Some automated plugins will help you to take your wordpress blog … [Read more...]

Guide to Choosing the Right Hosting Solution for Your WordPress Website

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These days it is practically impossible to run a business without an associated website. If you are not represented online you are not only missing out on terrific marketing opportunities, you are also making it more difficult for potential clients that actually do know about you to find you and make use of your services. WordPress has been a favored platform for building sites for a while now, mostly because of its ease of use, reliability and the fact that it gives you a ton of options, which … [Read more...]