Topic: WordPress

Creating a jQuery Slider with WordPress Post Thumbnails

Create a jQuery Slide with WordPress Post Thumbnails

Published July 29, 2013 by Brad Knutson

We’ve all seen websites that have sliders on their home pages. A few examples from my niche that come to mind are SearchEngineLand and SearchEngineJournal. These sliders are a great way to grab users attention and point them through to your content. For WordPress, there are a lot of plugins out there that will allow […]

Creating a Custom 404 Page in WordPress

Custom 404 Page in WordPress

Published July 1, 2013 by Brad Knutson

In an ideal world, your visitors would never reach a 404 page. No inbound links would be written incorrectly, you visitors would make typos when typing in your URL, every possible page would have unique content, and so on and so forth. Obviously, this isn’t an ideal world, and 404 pages are a fact of […]

Spice Up Web Design with Google Fonts

Google Web Fonts

Published June 30, 2013 by Brad Knutson

I come across a lot of really well designed sites. Most of these sites are on the cutting edge of web design, using the latest in CSS and HTML5 to produce beautiful websites. One thing that sets sites apart is the font they use. The problem is when you find a really great looking font […]

Automatically Replace Twitter Username With Link in WordPress

Replace Twitter Username With Link in WordPress

Published June 28, 2013 by Brad Knutson

Ever wonder how some sites allow you to enter a Twitter handle (preceeded by an @ symbol) and turn it into a URL directly to that users Twitter page? This is actually accomplished fairly easily with a little PHP, and can be quickly converted to a WordPress function. Enter the below code directly into your […]

WordPress Quick Tip: Remove Revisions From Database

WordPress Quick Tip - Remove Revisions From Database

Published June 26, 2013 by Brad Knutson

With page load time becoming an increasingly important factor in SEO, making sure your site is optimized is extremely important. Fractions of a second could be a major negative factor when it comes to where you rank in search engines, especially when it comes to mobile usage. So today, I thought I would give you […]

Embed Instagram Picture in WordPress with Shortcode

Embed Instagram Picture in WordPress

Published June 4, 2013 by Brad Knutson

Today after resisting for a long time, I finally joined Instagram. I’m not sure exactly why I’ve resisted it for so long, but that is besides the point. I’m not ready to admit that Instagram is a legitimate marketing platform yet (and it may never be), but I do see some value in it, especially […]

How To Transfer A Tumblr Blog To WordPress

Tumblr to WordPress

Published May 20, 2013 by Brad Knutson

With today’s news that Yahoo bought Tumblr, tremors shook the social media world. Many people were excited and happy for Yahoo, yet others were nervous for the future of their favorite blogging platform. Regardless of your opinion on the change of ownership, we can all agree that things are bound to change. The depth and […]

Reduce WordPress Comment Spam

Reduce WordPress Comment Spam

Published May 12, 2013 by Brad Knutson

If you run a WordPress site, then you know first hand how bad the comment spam problem is. Spammers have gotten better over time at writing scripts and programs that crawl the web and target WordPress sites and spam them with comments in the hopes of placing a backlink. To many bloggers running WordPress, this […]

Embed Vine in WordPress with Shortcode

Embed Vine with WordPress Shortcode

Published May 4, 2013 by Brad Knutson

Vine is a great new app from the makers of Twitter. Back in January, Twitter introduced the world to Vine, and it’s really taken off since then. Vine is an app that lets you post short video loops as updates. Much like Twitter, they limit the length of the video. The concept is actually really […]

Automatically Set Featured Image in WordPress

Auto Set Featured Image in WordPress

Published May 4, 2013 by Brad Knutson

Featured images in WordPress are a good way to tie an image to a post. This image is often times meant to be an overview, or advertising for the post. The image can be shown in RSS feeds, Twitter cards, Google+ shares, Facebook shares, and more. They can be the gateway into the post. Many […]

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