How to get rid of tags on a default WordPress theme post / category

On many of my sites I use tags only as a way for related posts to be calculated reasonably correctly. For SEO reasons (duplicate content issues) I would rather they don’t show up on the site itself, and certainly not on every post and category... Read More

Duplicate content on WordPress – hey, Google indexed my tag pages!

On Facebook I’ve recently seen people ask about duplicate content on WordPress blogs. People are panicking. It’s logical to panic, unfortunately, because Google has been acting strangely lately. However, no-indexing ALL your tag and... Read More

How to change your WordPress admin username without going into the database – WordPress security

The blogging web was roughly awakened to the security issues around running a (self-hosted) WordPress blog last week as a botnet with 90.000 ip adresses at it’s disposal tried to hack all WordPress sites it could find.  Matt Mullenweg has three... Read More

WP Engine WordPress Hosting experiences 2013: my review

When I got into hosting trouble last year, I found help with Anne Corcino at SEO Praxis to carry me over the busy months before Christmas. I told myself that March next year (that was last month) I’d decide on a permanent hosting solution. I had... Read More

Thesis – the best CMS-style WordPress Theme

Lately someone bought Thesis off the affiliate banner on this site. I felt somewhat guilty. After all, it’s been years since I did my Thesis review and I have no idea if Thesis is still the best theme on the block for affiliates.  The new Thesis... Read More

What I learned about WordPress hosting this week (Hostgator vs VPS.NET)

Hosting is complicated Hosting is not as simple as you think it is WordPress hosting is definitely not as simple as you think it is Wow – that was eloquent, wasn’t it? The reason I’m writing this post is that I think my experiences... Read More

The best table plugin for WordPress

Last year I had the biggest webdesign job in my career (also the last one, as I quit designing websites for new clients just after). I wanted to make the CMS as user friendly as possible and went with WordPress. Two reasons: ease of use – with... 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

Menu item only on one category page and posts in that category in WordPress

This is one of those ‘blogging to remember’ posts. I’m working on using WordPress as a CMS on a site that has 700+ pages. In order to properly organize things, I need to be able to mix ‘news’ (aka the blog part) with the... 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