The PHP Compatibility Checker plugin isn’t just for WP Engine customers. They’ve made it available to anyone with a WordPress site. Any WordPress publisher can now leverage the plugin to test their site’s PHP 7 compatibility and identify and fix any issues so they can enjoy the performance gains PHP 7 offers. As most of you know […]
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Recently, I wrote about an excellent open source WordPress plugin and theme which automatically imports your Twitter stream to a WordPress site. Google once had a search partnership with Twitter, but after this expired it left the discoverability of your tweet archive a bit to chance. Furthermore, search engine traffic to Twitter.com doesn’t build your website’s […]
Generating income is the most difficult challenge in blogging, but it’s easier once you’ve grown your site traffic. So finding ways to generate social media traffic for your site is always valuable. While many themes and plugins make it easier for readers to share your content, few drive them to do it. Social Locker is […]
If you write longer blog posts and want to give your readers a structured way to navigate your pages and posts, the free Table of Contents Plus plugin is an elegant solution. It automatically generates a Table of Contents on your page from section headings, resembling very much the great collapsible Wikipedia style contents boxes shown […]
Anthologize Anthologize is a free, open source plugin for WordPress. It makes it quite easy to organize an ebook from a subset of content on your WordPress site. It has a few bugs and quirks that need to be worked around but is otherwise quite good. I have a tutorial pending publication at Tuts+ which […]
We will add additional plugins to this page in the near future – so check back regularly. The Duplicator Plugin The Duplicator plugin gives WordPress administrators the ability to migrate, copy or clone a site from one location to another. The plugin is also a great backup utility; you can backup your site at regular intervals with […]
Choosing a Theme [sc:wpcloud]There are many great themes for WordPress. A lot are free but I don’t mind spending a bit (<$50) for a high quality, custom design. Browse ThemeForest for a number of great options. Themes can slow WordPress down considerably – but the whole point of this guide is to optimize the performance using smart […]
[sc:wpcloud]W3 Total Cache is an outstanding WordPress plugin. It’s free and provides a tremendous performance optimization for your site. You can learn more about W3 Total Cache at its plugin site. Log in to your WordPress administration page at http://yourdomain.com/wp-admin using the username and password you configured during setup. Select Plugins -> Add New from […]
The WP Reading Time provides a remaining reading time estimate as the user scrolls down the page. This is similar to Medium’s estimated reading time.