How to speed up your WordPress blog on shared hosting

Yesterday’s post was about how I was forced to find myself a new host and ended up with shared hosting (again). Today’s post is perhaps more useful: the tips I was given from various sources on how to speed up my blogs. There are several... Read More

Show your face on WordPress blogs: sign on for Gravatar

Most of the people who comment on here have done this, but a few haven’t, so I thought I’d remind people: If you want your avatar to show up on wordpress blogs, nine times out of ten what you need is a gravatar account. It connnects your... Read More

WordPress as a CMS: showing only child pages of page in menu

I’m working on a CMS for a large site: over 700 pages. I am using a horizontal menu for the main navigation, but when people are deep in the hierarchy, it makes sense to show them the children of the page they’re on as well as the parents,... Read More

Google blogger/blogspot SEO: title, blog organization & interlinking

Two online friends of mine asked (or got) advice by me recently about optimizing their blogspot (aka blogger) blogs. Blogspot is a much simpler platform than WordPress. WordPress has two types of pages: posts and pages. Blogger has only blogposts.... Read More

Thematic or Thesis – choosing a WordPress Theme

This blog was originally made on WordPress, using the Thematic Theme. Thematic comes with 13 widget ready areas (most of which you’ll never use), is coded well for SEO and flexibility of design etc. All that is why I started using it about two... Read More