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How to improve your wordpress site speed ?

Blogging, Wordpress
Website loading speed depends on lot of factors, but it contributes more based on the below factors, Enable gzip compression: gzip compression is nothing but reducing the original file size to make it load faster even in slower networking connections. This can be achieved using w3 total cache/super cache/gzip compression plugins/using htaccess file. After you have enabled gzip compression, you confirm it using the below free tool, https://varvy.com/tools/gzip/   Enable all caching types using w3 total cache: Navigate to General settings -> Toggle all -> Save settings. Toggle all caching types on or off (at once)   Http requests caching: Use W3 Total cache plugin browser caching -> enable to minimize the http requests.   Optimize images:
Columns in wordpress post using Genesis Columns plugin

Columns in wordpress post using Genesis Columns plugin

Wordpress
Columns in wordpress post using Genesis Columns plugin: When we are writing the post sometimes we may need to split the content into the columns, for example to differentiate the things or explaining the images (one side image, other side explanations) etc. It would be more readable if you use columns for all these things instead of just writing into the post directly. In wordpress we have lot of plugins to achieve this functionality. We have used genesis columns advanced plugin in our sites, it works really great.   Where to download ? It's a free wordpress plugin, so you can download it from here.     How to use in posts ?   Once the genesis columns advanced plugin installed, you can find it in the new posts screen here,     ...

Customizing post created date in wordpress

Wordpress
We would have been bored by seeing the default post created date style in wordpress themes. Of course many themes came with ultimate post created and last updated date styling options. But when you have a paid/customized theme then you can not switch to other or new themes often just to customize post created or last updated date in wordpress. I could able to see lot of plugins to customize the post created date, but using plugins always create a optimization and security issues, so always try to bring the expected functionality through coding instead of going with the plugins. Before the customization : Javadomain.in look,   Let's start  changing the post created date style: find the content.php file and add the below snippet in the post loop: In some themes post

Installing wordpress in Ubuntu step by step

Wordpress
Installing wordpress in Ubuntu step by step:   Prerequiste: Lampp installed (If you are windows user then you may be knowing xampp, lampp is the alternate to xampp in ubuntu/linux). How to install wordpress locally in windows ?   Step 1: Download the wordpress. Extract it. Step 2: Open the lampp and start the mysql and apache web server. [plain] sudo /opt/lampp/manager-linux-x64.run [/plain]   Step 3: Open the lampp folder using this command, [plain] nautilus /opt [/plain]   Paste the extracted wordpress to htdocs folder.   After I pasted wp it looks like this,   Step 4: Create the database name, username password in phpmyadmin http://localhost/phpmyadmin I have created the database as: wp   username ...

How to create a sticky header in wordpress ?

Blogging, Wordpress
How to create a sticky header in wordpress ? Sticky header by thematosoup is one of the good plugin to achieve sticky header in wordpress, because it is simple to configure and comparatively good rated plugin for sticky header functionality.   It provides lot of customization which includes, 1. Selecting the menu If you are having more than one menu then which you want to display in the sticky header menu can be selected easily from theme customization.   2. Logo on sticky header Logo can be added to the sticky header. But height of the logo must be 30px.   3. Background color and text color Background and text color can also be customized for sticky header. We have to either select the color or give the hexa code of the color directly to maintain own th

How to paste image directly to post editor in wordpress ?

Blogging, Wordpress
How to paste image directly to post editor in wordpress ? When you are writing a post you may need to place lot of images in the post, but each time we need to upload the image through media or add media screen then upload then insert etc., It used to be hectic sometime and we feel like copy pasting the images directly to post editor can be easy for images insertion in the post. Now that can be done with onepress image elevator plugin. This plugin is available both in free and premium.   Free version: 1. you can paste the image directly to the post editor. 2. you can edit the image and add the alt tag and title for better seo. 3. you can not give the name of the file. [generated by default like img_57dfbed14823e.png] etc.,   Paid version: 1. you can paste the imag

Onesignal push notification configuration in wordpress step by step

Blogging, Wordpress
Onesignal push notification configuration in wordpress step by step: Push notifications became the more popular feature from blogs to ecommerce platforms. We could able to find lot of push notification plugins for wordpress. But onesignal is great among them because of its simplicity in configuration and the free pricing.     They still offer premium support, but I don’t think it is needed because unlimited devices, unlimited notifications etc., comes in the free version itself.   Two things need to be done to configure the push notifications in wordpress: Signup in onesignal and do some basic configurations like platform selection (chrome, Mozilla or android etc.,) Install one signal plugin and configure it.   1.Signup in onesignal and do

Finding and blocking spam IPs in wordpress

Blogging, Wordpress
Finding and blocking spam IPs in wordpress: One of my coupons website www.couponzcorner.com was keep on getting the hits from a same ip for different urls randomly. I came to know that it's a way of misuse/spam/hacking kind of thing, so i thought to block the IP.   Wordpress 404 to 301 plugin: 404 to 301 is one of the great plugin in wordpress to handle 404 errors, which also sends an email to admin about the 404 page hit. How I confirmed that it's a spam IP ? As 404 to 301 plugin sends a mail for 404 pages, I could able to see many pages which got the hits randomly, something like, couponzcorner.com/bku.sql couponzcorner.com/bkup.sql etc.. Also 404 to 301 plugin sends 3 information mainly in the mail, Ip address 2. URL 3. User agent (like chrome/mozilla etc

3 best live search wordpress plugins

Blogging, Wordpress
3 best live search wordpress plugins: Search autocomplete or jQuery autocomplete is a functionality to provide the live search experience by typing the letter in the search box. It is a very important functionality for eCommerce/business websites. Because user will not know the categories/tags/stores you have created. If it is a normal blog then this autocomplete functionality may not be needed. Live search functionality improves the better user interface, since it is helping the users to find the right content lively. Below are the few nicely working wordpress plugins. I would highly recommend search autocomplete functionality which I have implemented in my business website Couponzcorner: Coupons, Deals sharing site in india. This plugin is working very nicely in couponzcorner site.

4 Super Tools to find theme of any wordpress Site

Wordpress
4 Super Tools to find theme of any wordpress Site: If you guessed a website is wordpress and like to know what theme that website is using, then these tools can help you. These tools will also list the plugins.   1. whatwpthemeisthat.com: It detected the theme and 3 plugins.     2. wpthemedetector.com: It detected the theme and 3 plugins. It also shares the alexa rank, theme author and theme usage percentage etc.   3. scanwp.net: It detected the theme and 2 plugins. 4. theseotools.net wp-theme-detector: First time response: Response: This does not look like a WordPress Site, It maybe a highly customized theme. Second time: Detected the theme and 3 plugins.     These tools also will detect the wordpress the...