Online How-To Guides: Useful, Handy, Good-looking!

I am doing a quick shoutout for First Site Guide, a site dedicated to providing help and guides on a variety of web development issues including web design, blogging, SEO, web marketing etc.  As far as I can see, most (if not all?) of their info and online how-to guides are free. In particular, I want to point […]

Display WP Posts in a Visual Grid Layout

How to Display WP posts in a Visual Grid Layout     What I want to do, especially over at my ClearlyHelena.com website, is to be able to (automatically) display all my posts (within a category) in a visual grid layout. The visual grid layout makes finding articles (posts) much easier.  At the moment, WP […]

Widgetize Pages Light: WordPress Plugin

I installed Widgetize Pages Light plugin (by OTWthemes) because, with it, I can drop widgets anywhere into my posts or pages.  At the time of install, there were over 10,000+ active installs with generally 5 star user ratings.

Contextual Related Posts plugin for WordPress

Displaying some Related Posts links at the end of each of your posts will help to increase traffic and reduce bounce rate.  On this site, I have used Contextual Related Posts by Ajay.  It had, at the time of my installation, over 60,000 active installations and mainly 5 star ratings.  So I reckon this is a […]

Related Posts plugin (Jetpack) for WordPress

Having related posts show up at the bottom of your posts is said to help increase traffic.  So it is time I did something about this.  Instead of installing yet another plugin, I will just use Jetpack plugin which I already have.  So if you have the same, then let’s do it!

SEO your Images!

How to SEO your Images In my previous article, SEO: Image Alt Text vs Title, Lumpy Dog and I tried to get through the message that your images’ alt text are important to you. Together with the image title.  But the former more than the latter. Don’t throw away your images’ SEO power! The question […]

Tips to Protect WordPress Installation

I just came across Matt Cutts’s Three tips to protect your WordPress installation.  So I thought I  had better look into it.  Admittedly the article was written in 2008 but being Matt Cutts, the safety information might still be useful. And needful. How to Protect WordPress Installation

Google Fonts – How to Use

Of course I knew about Google Fonts.  But that was all I knew: about!  Now is the time to learn how to use them.  Because right now Google has over 676 font families.  They are FREE! And they are BEAUTIFUL!! You can check them out at GoogleFonts. I didn’t try Google Fonts out before because: I thought it would […]

Where is WordPress head section

There are quite a few occasions when you might need to put script, code, or other meta tags in to the head section within your WordPress install.  In standard html page, we normally know this as the <head> .. </head> section. The <head> section is where we might put Goggle tracking code, or link to […]