Wow, it has been too long since I added anything here! It's been a busy year with building and growing Photography BlogSites. I was honored to be one of the speakers this last weekend at WordCamp LA where I presented a behind the scenes look at Photography BlogSites. Here are the slides from the talk. There was a lot of information spoken as the slides were shown, so if you have any interest in hearing what got left out here in the slides, let me know.
In Category: ‘WordPress Tutorials’
A client's WordPress site was recently hacked by some malware, receiving the dreaded red warning screen. You know the one where it warns that a site may harm your computer? This warning comes from your browser but is triggered by Google detecting that malware is on your site. First, this is NOT a WordPress security issue. It is all about malware being inserted by third party ad services. For my fellow WordPress folks, this is not the same issue dealt with at that hosting company that will remain unnamed. The Red Screen of Death When Google crawls a site and detects malware, they issue a warning which results in that red screen. They also add a warning within their search results right under the link to your site that says 'This site may harm your computer'. All pretty scary stuff for a visitor finding your site for the first time. So,assuming at
Most of the websites I have worked on over the last couple years have been built using WordPress, one of the best Content Management Systems available. It is extremely flexible and powerful, with great tools for Search Engine Optimization already built in. For a new user, however, it can be a little overwhelming once they log in for the first time. The WordPress backend is a little bit heavy and offers so many tools that it can be confusing for those new to the system. At first I was spending a lot of time on the phone talking clients through the same basic issues over and over. How do I add a new post? How do I create a new category? While these were new issues for them, I had to repeat myself over and over. So I put together a document that provides basic instructions for using WordPress and I have
WordPress has become one of the most powerful and most-used blogging and Content Management Systems in the world in part due to its incredible flexibility and ability to be customized. So it is surprising to learn that the default installation is lacking in a few ways. But because of the great flexibility of WordPress, this is easy to fix in just a few minutes. After any WordPress installation, there is a series of steps that I take in order to optimize the site, before I even think about what it will look like. Remove or edit the Placeholder Content There is a placeholder post titled 'Hello World'. DELETE that, or edit it to be your actual first post. There is a placeholder page called 'About'. DELETE it or edit it to say what you want it to say. Delete the user 'admin' If you used a one-click installation or had someone do it for you, you