Shared Hosting > Leverage Browser Caching

by Paul Joyce

We all know that faster websites are better websites. Not necessarily better quality, as the Internet is full of drivel, but Google and Bing love fast websites. If you can serve fast content, they’ve openly admitted you’ll do better in their search rankings. Better ranking means more readers/subscribers/buyers/moneys. It’s meant an improvement for this WordPress […]

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Secure those WordPress 3.5.1 exploits

by Paul Joyce

Yesterday WordPress released version 3.5.2 of its famous blogging platform, patching many WordPress 3.5.1 vulnerabilities and exploits, but is it really worth the hassle of upgrading? I mean we all have better things to do at the weekend than go around fixing WordPress. Don’t even get started on those Monday mornings either! Well first off […]

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Broken WP dashboard and stats panel

by Paul Joyce

Another week has gone by and another post needs to be written to explain why some people are probably seeing errors on their WordPress dashboard. Having trouble seeing your site stats from Jetpack, or being asked “Are you human?” … likelihood is your suffering the same Heart Internet ‘problems’ I am. Have you recently started seeing this […]

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How to secure WordPress: 4 tips to help lock it down

by Paul Joyce

With the recent spate of brute force attacks hitting WordPress installations around the world, its not surprising that hosting companies such as Heart Internet have taken some steps in protecting its users, even if it does raise a few eyeborws. But what can we, as users of WordPress, do to help protect our own blogs or […]

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Suspicious www.webhostingstatus.com popup for WordPress Admins

by Paul Joyce

Like me you’ve probably seen a lot of activity in the media recently about WordPress being targeted by hackers for weaknesses. Well today I looked at my WP installs dotted around the virtual world and saw that some of them had a suspicious popup appear before I could log in to the admin section. The […]

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How to order and group custom WordPress posts by their custom taxonomies

by Paul Joyce

Working on a project for a client, I needed to group an archive of custom post types by their categories. To complicate things further the categories were implemented as a custom taxonomy. On top of this the taxonomies had to be ordered alphabetically. After a lot of experimenting with loops and different configurations of arguments, […]

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Whats new in WordPress 3.5

by Paul Joyce

This week we finally got our hands on version 3.5 of the WordPress CMS. It was way back in the middle of June that we saw the previous release, ‘Green’ version 3.4, boasting new Twitter integration etc. So what new features does ‘Elvin’ version 3.5 give us? Here’s a quick review of some of the […]

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Top 5 WordPress plugins so far

by Paul Joyce

Everyone loves a top X list. Whether its the top 10 music charts or your top 3 holiday resorts, the lists just work. They’re just a great way of sharing someone opinions in a quick and slightly organised list. Well, since I’ve been lurking around the WordPress woods for the last few months, and with […]

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jQuery: $ is not a function – Fix for common jQuery error

by Paul Joyce

“Error: $ is not a function”, this is the error that was being thrown back at me while working on a WordPress site the other day. However for the life of me I couldn’t see why my, usual fine JavaScript code, was failing. Was it a problem with my jQuery code, my WordPress installation or both? I […]

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