WordPress SEO Settings and Configuration

WordPress SEO Settings for Yoast’s WordPress SEO plugin is something that takes quite a while to figure out.  This plugin is one of the most well known, most respected, most used WordPress plugins  in the WP (WordPress) community.  That being said, you would think that the author (Joost de Valk) from Yoast.com or someone else […]

WordPress User Registration – How to Disable

I have been getting random (and suspicious) WordPress User Registration.  When that happens, you will get an email notifying you.  It is sent to your email address as specified in your site’s WordPress installation.  The subject line will be something like “[your WordPress domain name] New User Registration”. When I first noticed this, I was […]

Genesis WordPress Theme – why preferred

Genesis WordPress Theme is one of the top two premium themes for WordPress.  The other is Thesis.  In WordPress Theme can affect Plugins Needed, I explained how a theme can help me  minimize the number of plugins I need. I thought one day I would be choosing Genesis WordPress Theme or Thesis.  However the day came sooner […]

WordPress Theme can affect Plugins Needed

Yesterday I spent the whole day looking into my best choice for WordPress Theme.  Specifically Genesis framework and child themes.  Why did I do that and how important is it anyway to have the right WordPress theme? Originally I was using the free WordPress theme IconicOne.  And everything looked pretty good.  So why change to a […]

Essential WordPress Plugins in Monetizing Blog Experiment

What are the minimal essential WordPress plugins for our Monetizing Blog Experiment As part of our Blog Monetization Experiment, I will first show you the recommended essential WordPress plugins.  Most of them are recommended by John Chow.  Two of the WordPress plugins are also recommended by George Brown – so you would think I would […]

WordPress Postname and Custom URL

A Friendly WordPress Postname URL will make Mr Google like you more!   By default WordPress gives you  ugly, unfriendly URLs for your posts/pages.  You will want a betterURL via WordPress postname for better SEO (Search Engine Optimization).   What does an ugly URL look like? An ugly URL has lots of numbers, question mark and […]

WordPress Post Status – how to change

 Wordpress Post Status and Visibility lets you control who can view your posts. All About WordPress Post Status and Post Visibility   When you start a new post in WordPress, the WordPress post status is by default in Draft mode and Visibility is by default: Public. WordPress Draft Status Use the Draft mode while you are […]

301 Redirect to Preferred Domain in WordPress

301 Redirect is super easy in WordPress! This is sometimes referred to as a server-side redirect.  Use the 301 to set up a permanent redirection. The 301 code means that a domain or page(s) has permanently moved to a new location. The 301 redirection automatically notifies your visitors’ browsers to update their affected bookmarks.  It […]

Preferred Domain and 301 Redirect

If you don’t set your Preferred Domain, you could be falsely lowering your pages PR (Page Rank) status.   How do you know if you have set your Preferred Domain? If you can reach your website (or a page on your site) using either the www or the non-www version AND the destination page (in […]

The Madness of Google God

Bewarned, this is my little ramble and rant moment!  Yes, about the Google God and its many devout followers.  (Yes I think I still have my own tattered devotee robe languishing somewhere). This is not a technical help tip nor useful SEO advice.  Not much.  This is a call for common sense. Not in the […]