WordPress SEO: Fixing Internal Duplicate Content & Low Quality Pages

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It's been a while I published anything on SEO but in the last couple of months, I made some discoveries on this blog and implemented several changes that actually increased my traffic. As a matter of fact, everything we'll be discussing in the next paragraphs are practical tips I personally applied.Sometimes around March or thereabouts, I experienced a serious drop in traffic and ever since, I've been struggling to get things back in form to no … [Read more...]

Changing Your WordPress Domain Name Without Losing Traffic

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Earlier this year, I decided to changed this site's domain name from doncaprio.com to what it is right now. I successfully did this without losing traffic and all the link juice on the former site was transferred to the new domain. There was no significant drop in traffic since I made sure the 301 redirect worked perfectly and I did notify Google about the change in address.Instead of explaining how I did it (since I do receive messages on … [Read more...]

How to Make Plugins Work Properly On MobilePress

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If you've been using MobilePress, you would've realized quite a lot of plugins do not work properly on it. Some sharing plugins appear awkwardly and quite a lot of functions do not work. Mobilepress is a great way to mobilize your Wordpress site but unfortunately, this issue can make it not worth using in quite a lot of cases.For instance, if you install plugins like BuddyPress or DW Question and Answer to extend your site's functionality, … [Read more...]

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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [Read more...]