So, I decided to change the theme of the site once again. Man, I’m never satisfied with any theme and as far as I’ve learned in the last 3 years, no one really is. Yep, you look at someone else’s site and you like their theme. You look at yours, and you want to change it. Anyway, this time, I decided to move to a fast loading minimal theme.
MyThemeShop provides premium WordPress themes, but it has recently introduced a new free theme on the WordPress Themes repository and for the promotion of the same free theme, has introduced a new offer.
I had constantly worked on improving the site load time since last few weeks and you might have noticed some of the changes as well. If you are a regular reader, its hard to not notice them. :) As per my experience, I have made a list of things that you can do in order to improve your WordPress site’s load time.
Over the last few days, I have made some changes on the site to improve its speed. One of such changes was replacing the native WordPress comment system with Disqus. I changed the comment system because I thought of doing something like what Amit Agarwal has done on Labnol – make comments appear only when the visitors click on a button. This will reduce a lot of HTTP requests and in turn, help to improve site speed. I googled and then came across a post that did exactly what I was looking for!
Google Sites is an easy site builder provided by Google. However, the number of people who use Google Sites, or even know that it exists, is very less since most of the users prefer to go with Blogger or WordPress. You don’t need to have any technical knowledge to use Google Sites, not even the amount you require to operate a Blogger blog. It is very simple and has a very limited number of options.
I was going through some posts a few days back and I noticed something unusual; all the dates on the comment were the same as that of the post date. The first culprit that you think of when you see such kind of error is a plugin. Any plugin with compatibility issue or error in coding could have caused the problem… or so, I thought. But then I realised I had just changed my theme. So, it must be an issue with the theme’s coding rather than a problem with a plugin.
WordPress does not provide you the ability to download Codex for offline use. So, what do you do when you need to go to places where there is slow internet connection or if you’d like to browse the codex in offline mode? Here’s two methods to do it.
This post specifically deals with handling the links on author bio so that guest authors won’t get a do-follow link back to their site and thus, won’t be able to misuse it. I couldn’t find any plugin that accomplished this task. Therefore, you have to manually look for the code that puts information on the author box and then edit it. You’ll need to have a little bit of knowledge of Php or HTML.
Here’s a list of some of the best WordPress premium themes for a technology/gadget blog. Go through the list and download the ones you like!
Some days back, I noticed two sites that had copied my posts, and in a very stupid way too. The guide/articles were completely ripped off, without making any changes to images either; they were linking to my own images with the watermark still showing up. Luckily, there’s this thing called Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) , which I don’t think the culprits have any idea about. Otherwise, they would not have copied my post in the first place.
This is a step-by-step, easy to follow guide on how to install WordPress on 000Webhost.com. 000Webhost is one of the most popular free hosting provider, and although there’s an option on its control panel to install WordPress through one-click-installation script (Fantastico), it does not seem to work most of the time. So, here’s how you can manually install WordPress on the host.
I just changed my host today, and thanks to the amazing support at Hostleet I didn’t have to worry about setup at all; they downloaded the files from old host, uploaded it to their servers and managed all the files on their own. I just sat back and waited for their reply. Well off course, I had to change the Nameservers on my own. :P