Category: wordpress

PHP 7.2 AND WORDPRESS 4.9.4 OUTPERFORM

PHP 7.2 has managed to improve server performance rather significantly. It even outperforms the  HipHop Virtual Machine that Facebook developed to compile scripts in a big to increase performance. Kinsta benchmarked several CMS systems in addition to WordPress and PHO 7.2 delivered the best results across the board. We use WordPress is easily popular choice for …

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WORDPRESS 4.9.4

WordPress 4.9.4 has been released. It has a lot of fixes to deal with well known problems. It release fixes a severe bug in 4.9.3, which will cause sites that support automatic background updates to fail to update automatically, and will require action from you (or your host) for it to be updated to 4.9.4. …

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ADD MEDIA TO WORDPRESS

WordPress has the ability to upload images directly to a post, but there may be times when FTP of a large number of images is more expedient. MEDIA FROM FTP is a handy plugin that will add any unknown images to the WP media gallery where they can be inserted into articles as needed. This …

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WORDPRESS TABLE BUG

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Pasting an HTML table into the text view of the editor in WordPress will display double lined boxes even for single line rows. This has been a bug extant even with WP 4.8. To circumvent this bug you need to add some inline style to each row. Add style=”line-height: 0;” to each <tr> and <th> …

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WORDPRESS 4.7.4 LINKS

For some reason WordPress 4.7.4 has made some changes to the way it handles advertising links. The problem arose with the abuse of target=”_blank” where it was termed reverse tab napping. We have not seen this reported so we suspect that is more a WordPress related problem. WordPress adds rel=”noreferrer noopener” to links using target=”_blank” which will …

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WORDPRESS HTTP 304 ETAG HEADER PLUGIN

By deploying some additional code to your WordPress site, it can cut down on the need to have Google etc have to download every page on your site. The idea of HTTP 304 is to tell a search engine a given page is unchanged. By using a hash value, a tag called ETAG can be …

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SITEMAP NOW 50MB

We have noticed that sitemaps can now be 50MB up from the previous 10MB. The change was made to manage for longer URLs which are becoming more common with database driven sites. We use descriptive permalinks which make it easier for people to read when they wish to save a URL. The sitemap is still …

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1.5 MILLION WORDPRESS WEBSITES HACKED

About 1.5 million WordPress sites have been defaced thanks to the use of plug-ins that allow PHP to be used in comments etc. Remote code execution and worse is possible, If PHP is needed, then we strongly suggests developing a plug-in to handle the backend code.

ADVERTISING WIDGETS FOR WORDPRESS

There are several advertising widgets for WordPress. Most are commercial as they want a piece of the action. There are a few free ones that are crippled commercial ones. We use a 325 pixel wide sidebar on this site which fits the 300×250 medium banner ad. This size of banner is a very common format …

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HELPFUL WORDPRESS PLUGINS

Over 1 million sites use WordPress. We have become expert WordPress both with Linux hosted or with Windows Server. One posted online the entire site is managed with a browser. This few plugins are very helpful and are the best choice for websites. SITEMAP.XML Google and Bing both want sitemap.xml files so that it makes …

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