One big way that SPAM bots out there get their black-hat backlinks is to place their suspicious (at best) URL’s in the URL field in WordPress’s comment form. It’s still shocking how many sites out there don’t manage comments, and that’s what allows this to not only get through, but give the SPAM bots more […]
There’s been a whole lot of controversy recently surrounding the introduction of advertising from both Jetpack and WooCommerce. The main issue with both of these is that they are using either WordPress to advertise paid services outside of the plugins own areas in admin. With Jetpack, they are forcefully manipulating plugin search results in order […]
We have recently had a client come to us and want us to migrate their site from a WordPress.com hosted site to a self-hosted WordPress.org bog with new pages, new functionality and a new style. Normally that’s not too bad, but they were rushed, so we had to do a lot of work before we […]
Today I had a strange one. I’ve been adding editor styles to my sites using add_editor_style() now for a while, so that editors can see what the posts will look like when they post them. Today when I added in the same code as I always do, the stylesheets just wouldn’t work.
It’s becoming commonplace that people go to one of the many commercial WordPress theme marketplaces, search through the list for a theme that suits what their business does, purchase that, and use it on their site. In theory, this is great. It lets you get a head-start in functionality as everything you need is “all […]
This was a cry for help that I got from a client a short while ago when they wanted to change their galleries to link from the image files to the attachment pages so they could get more content on the site, and offer a bit more functionality than displaying only a standard image could. […]
WordPress can be a strange beast sometimes. This is one issue that’s haunted it for a long time, and is still around today.
I’ve seen this one many many times, and it’s very frustrating for users. All they want is their 5MB video file uploaded, but their server settings are limiting them to a limit of 2MB for file uploads. So what can be done?
I am hearing this more and more these days. Partly on the WordPress forums, and also form clients that come to me and say “why does my site have these pharmacy adds on it?”
It seems to be that there’s a whole lot of people that are getting this error message when they are trying to install or move their WordPress site. Even though this problem is common and there’s a very simple solution, people seem to always have more trouble with it then it’s worth.