Posts Tagged ‘Plugins’

Fixing some quirks with Disqus comments in WordPress

So recently I’ve relaunched my blog, with that came A LOT of offline time (busy with irl etc etc). I develop various projects on localhost environments but one thing that doesn’t play nice with localhost is Disqus comments. This is because it requires a live top level domain with the correct permalinks to each post (or discussion in this case), so of course while my blog was under development this got quite badly out of sync and started to slowly break. Putting my blog back online and chaos ensued on the comments front, its getting back to normal now, but I had quite an adventure solving some interesting quirks.

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Speeding up your WordPress Dashboard

Recently, I’ve noticed when I’ve been administrating my blog, my WordPress dashboard has become awfully slow, and I mean slow. The loading of the dashboard was like dial up speeds and im on a 2 MB broadband connection (Soon to be 10 MB) so it was a joke really. So I went hunting for some tips on getting my WordPress Dashboard like the speed of light again. Not all of the tips I found helped my specific situation, but some might help you if your in a similar situation

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Improving your WordPress posts and content

WordPress is a powerful platform which goes down a treat with bloggers and publishers, and thanks to it’s brilliant community, WordPress has something called plugins which can extend the functionality of a WordPress website. There are so many different plugins written by community members that perform unique tasks, whether it be to extend the functions of something that is already in place or to completely introduce a new function to a WordPress website. Here are a list of some WordPress plugins that could help improve your posts and content

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WordPress Quick Tip: Getting WordPress to permantly save your FTP Information

Following my last little article on WordPress plugins I can’t live without, it made me remember something I’d done recently to my WordPress installation. If your a WordPress user which runs WordPress on a server rather than a wordpress.com hosted account then you’ll understand that each time you install or remove a plugin you have to provide FTP information in order for WordPress to correctly locate the wp-content/plugins directory and get authorization to add or remove a plugin.

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WordPress plugins I can't live without

Any WordPress powered website isn’t complete without WordPress plugins. Thanks to the brilliant community that surrounds WordPress there are a variety of plugins written by users of WordPress as well as developers. There are so many plugins out there but theirs a handful of plugins that I can’t live without, and that are installed on James’ Blog. Really, plugins and how useful they are to you or me is down to personal preference, but here’s a list of a handful of plugins that I can’t live without!

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