There was a time when I thought that website SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, was a by-product of quality content on that website. While there is still some truth to that, I’ve come to realize that good SEO doesn’t just happen, it takes some serious thinking and some good old-fashioned hard work. You may not […]
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Using the Automatic WordPress Backup plugin and Amazon S3 to backup and restore your WordPress website or blog
I’m going to assume that you already know how important backing up your website or blog is, or you probably wouldn’t be reading this article. But if your website or blog is a self-hosted WordPress installation, your options are limited.
Cache and compression settings for a Joomla website using a RocketTheme template and Gantry Framework
(This is the CliffsNotes version of Andy’s reply in a forum thread on RocketTheme’s website, which you can read in full here.)
Andy explains these settings in much more detail in the forum thread I just mentioned above, and these are our recommendations for these settings based on his explanations.
Fixing the “Invalid Token” error for Joomla contact forms
I recently noticed that sometimes the Joomla core contact form will give an “Invalid Token” error page when a website visitor uses the contact form to send a message to the owner of the website. This screen is unmistakable, and somewhat shocking to the unsuspecting website visitor, as it is completely blank except for the words “Invalid Token” in the upper-left corner of the browser window.
Managing your WordPress post revisions
If you’re using a self-hosted version of WordPress you may have noticed that WordPress is keeping copies of every post revision you make. While this can be helpful in rolling a post back to an earlier version, the number of revisions can quickly get out of hand. These revisions are stored in your database, and once a post is published you probably don’t need them anymore. There are a few plugins that can help you manage these revisions, but in my opinion, if you can do this without adding another plugin, so much the better.
Creating a custom Joomla 404 error page
Let’s face it: the default Joomla 404 error page, while useful and perhaps necessary, is one of the uglier web pages in existence. The shock value of seeing one of these pages for the first time is memorable, and diminishes only slowly over time.
Setting your Joomla or WordPress website’s copyright date to update itself every year
2010 is now one week old. Have you updated the copyright date in your website(s) yet?
When I was updating the copyright date in our website and our clients’ websites this week it occurred to me that there should be a way for the date to be updated automatically, and there is IF your website is dynamic and uses PHP like Joomla or WordPress does.
Complete blog overhaul…from Joomla and K2 to WordPress
When I built this website earlier this year I used a Joomla template from RocketTheme called “Affinity.” If I remember correctly it was one of RT’s first templates that was designed to be integrated with K2, the “super-component” from JoomlaWorks. JoomlaWorks makes some great extensions, and K2 is one of them.