WordPress

  • Ken posted an update in the group Group logo of WordPressWordPress 1 week, 5 days ago

    For those of you with WordPress sites, a new scam has turned up from claiming money for using their photographs on site. Its all a fake!

    • Thanks for sharing this, Ken. Getty Images are well known for presenting invoices with regards to images that have copyright. We use Pexels: https://www.pexels.com for images. Some of our members take their own photographs.

  • Nigel Temple posted an update in the group Group logo of WordPressWordPress 1 week, 6 days ago

    If you have a WordPress website and are looking for an anti-spam service, check out CleanTalk: https://cleantalk.org You can try it for free and if you decide to keep using it, the annual cost is $8. It stops spam from happening via comments, registrations, forms etc.

  • Ken posted an update in the group Group logo of WordPressWordPress 2 months ago

    Hi. Trying to animate the opening text on a new Salient home page (its text not an icon). Have tried various ideas and plug ins without success. Any suggestions?

    • Try: Add Element (top left of the screen) | Animated Title

    • Ken replied 2 months ago

      Tried the component animate and that did the whole block. Er no surprises that. Tried a few plug ins, the easiest was ‘Animate It’, but it didn’t work – think it was for icons only. Found a lovely plug in ‘Easy Textillate’. Animates text fine and lots of options. Slight challenge is it generates code you have to copy and paste into the text…[Read more]

    • Thanks for sharing this, Ken. It transpires that there are over 50,000 WordPress plugins out there. 🙂
      In general terms, it is a good idea to have as few plugins as possible, as they can slow your website loading speed and also create challenges when they conflict with each other.

  • Nigel Temple posted an update in the group Group logo of WordPressWordPress 2 months ago

    We have added an RSS feed (within a widget) to the right hand column. It picks up the blogs from nigeltemple.com If you are a blogger, you can do this within your WordPress website.

  • Nigel Temple posted an update in the group Group logo of WordPressWordPress 2 months ago

    It is a good idea to login to WP at least once a week and check ‘Updates’. This appears just underneath ‘Home’ towards the top of the WordPress menu on the LHS (Left Hand Side) of the screen. Updates may include WordPress, Plugins and Themes.

  • Philip D posted an update in the group Group logo of WordPressWordPress 2 months, 1 week ago

    Hi Nigel, Having difficulty with installing and personalising social media widgets – they have gone AWOL on my site – where should I look? (they are in the footer on home page, but do not show up in widget menu).

    • Hi Phil, Login and go to: Appearance (left hand menu); Customize; Menus; Social links menu …you can remove an item (i.e. Yelp) or enter the full URL for a social media account.

  • Nigel Temple posted an update in the group Group logo of WordPressWordPress 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Hi Phil @phil-doggettgmail-com-2 Thank you for granting me access to your WordPress website. If you go to (WordPress) Settings / Reading …you can choose ‘Home’ as the static homepage. This will mean that the ‘Home’ page you have already created will replace the somewhat random elements that are currently appearing when the site loads.

    • Another suggestion: Go to the Home page and change ‘Home’ at the top to: Lamplight Books (or similar) and then click the Update button.

  • Nigel Temple posted an update in the group Group logo of WordPressWordPress 3 months, 1 week ago

    Hi Phil @phil-doggettgmail-com-2 You asked a question (via your plan) as follows:
    “Best (easiest?) way to host WordPress?”
    Login to the hosting service that I recommended to you (TSO Host) and then use their Chat system.
    Tell them that you are new to WordPress and could they please take you through the WordPress installation process – using the…[Read more]

  • Nigel Temple posted an update in the group Group logo of WordPressWordPress 4 months, 1 week ago

    WordPress was originally created as a blog platform. It has a considerable amount of blog functionality, including the ability to republish old blog posts. I have posted several hundred blogs over the years and I have now started to update some of them. Here is an example on website promotion that I have just…[Read more]

    • Timely – I have ground my teeth down to stumps these last 2 days while updating pages on my site.
      Yoast in particular is causing some angst.
      I have one particular page that was “awarded” green lights for readability and SEO by Yoast.
      Then I introduced some tabs using a built-in shortcode called SU-TABS – this serves to sort the information horizon…[Read more]

    • Hi Phil, Thanks for sharing this. Yes, I am aware of the tabs problem although I am not convinced that Yoast is. I would leave the page as it is for a few days and then check it out using the various Google resources (analytics and search console). There is some debate as to whether Google can get inside tabs (I would have thought that they can do…[Read more]

    • Thanks Nigel, I’m glad I’m not alone in the tabs struggle – is this a commonly known issue in the WP/Yoast/Google/SEO community?

    • I researched it as it has come up previously; I don’t think that it is a commonly known issue.

    • After much faffing about I came to the conclusion that Yoast sees the world through a different set of lenses than Google,
      With this in mind, I take hints from Yoast but don’t always treat what is says in a black-and-white, right-or-wrong way.

      If it says “you don’t have your keyword in an H2 heading” I would take that seriously.
      The advice about…[Read more]

  • Nigel Temple posted an update in the group Group logo of WordPressWordPress 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    If you have a WordPress website, try to minimise the number of plugins, as they can slow down your site down when it loads. How many plugins do you have? If you want some feedback, just ask.

  • Nigel, I need to delete a web page that refers to a soon-to-be obsolete product.
    I’m sure there are a few other pages within the site that link to the page due to be deleted.
    Does WP have a tool that lists all incoming links to a product page?
    Thank you
    Phil

  • Nigel Temple posted an update in the group Group logo of WordPressWordPress 6 months, 3 weeks ago

    With thanks to Ken Tombs @dml2012 here is a review of Site Kit by Google. This is a free WordPress plugin that brings together Google Analytics, Search Console. PageSpeed Insights and AdSense insights within your WordPress dashboard:

    Site Kit by Google

  • Ken posted an update in the group Group logo of WordPressWordPress 6 months, 3 weeks ago

    And between the last post and this, I set up Google Site Kit (as in analytics plug in), took moments, zero pain, all done and working. Well done Google.

  • Ken posted an update in the group Group logo of WordPressWordPress 6 months, 3 weeks ago

    Hi.

    While sorting key words in our Google analytics, it showed no data. Thought it had been quiet!

    It looks like a new promoted Exact Metrics plugin had deleted the previous Google UA code.

    Have replaced now with Google’s own plug in, so please check this isn’t happening to you.

    Ken

  • Ken posted an update in the group Group logo of WordPressWordPress 6 months, 4 weeks ago

    Hi, want to change the current salient square logo for a rectangular one. Seems you cant do this without using sliders and such and have tried the loading logo and all sorts. Any suggestions?

  • BrianSpecMan posted an update in the group Group logo of WordPressWordPress 8 months ago

    I had a comment on Green Building Encyclopaedia page and it seems genuine enough So I took a look…….

    “We’re wondering if you’ve ever considered taking the content from greenbuildingencyclopaedia.uk and converting it into videos to promote on Youtube using Content Samurai? It’s another ‘rod in the pond’ in terms of traffic generation, as…[Read more]

    • Hi Brian, I have found that the majority of comments that arrive within a WordPress website are usually spam-related. The ones that aren’t are typically from people that I know. They often refer to something that I have written within that specific website.
      You can either check through the comments on a regular basis and mark junk comments as spam…[Read more]

  • Nigel Temple posted an update in the group Group logo of WordPressWordPress 1 year, 3 months ago

    How many WordPress plugins are you using? Is it too many?

    WordPress plugins – how many can you have?

  • Nigel Temple posted an update in the group Group logo of WordPressWordPress 1 year, 3 months ago

    For those of you who use WordPress, if something isn’t working, try disabling your WordPress plugins one at a time and see if this resolves the challenge.

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