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How to Clean Up Your Tags in WordPress

How to Clean Up Your Tags in WordPress

WordPress comes with this “tag” feature that allows you to tag your posts. While it is a great feature for you to categorize your posts, there is one problem though – there are no ways to organize them. Over time, as your tag list grow, it becomes very messy and your database is full of […]

How to Add The Facebook Send Button to Your WordPress Site

How to Add The Facebook Send Button to Your WordPress Site

By now, I believe most of you knew the existence of the Facebook LIKE button. It is a button that you can click to express your interest (on Facebook) in the particular page or site. To make thing even more interesting, Facebook came out with a new button, known as the SEND button that allows […]

4 Excellent Techniques To Enhance The WordPress Admin Bar

4 Excellent Techniques To Enhance The WordPress Admin Bar

If you have upgraded to the latest WordPress version (3.1), you will discover that it shows the WordPress Admin bar for you and your logged-in users. While the WP Admin Bar is supposed to make your life easier by providing useful links at the top of the page, it does not provide any form of […]

How to Add Facebook Comment System to Your Site

How to Add Facebook Comment System to Your Site

Facebook has recently released a new commenting system that aims to take the web by storm. This comment system can replace your existing commenting functionality and allows your reader to post comments with their Facebook account. The comments will also be posted to their Facebook’s wall, which could potentially increase more traffic for you. Now […]

Platform: A Drag-And-Drop Customizable WordPress Theme

Platform: A Drag-And-Drop Customizable WordPress Theme

According to the latest statistical data from Royal Pingdom, there are approximately 152 million blogs exist today. To put that number into context, there are more blogs out there than the whole Japanese citizen in the world. If you want to stand out among this kind of crowds, you need to work really hard – […]

Spread The Word About Your Website Virally Using TAF4Free

Spread The Word About Your Website Virally Using TAF4Free

What do you call an email that pops up out of nowhere in your inbox from somebody that you don’t know giving you a link to visit? That’s definitely a SPAM. But what do you call an email from your friend telling you to check out the exact same link? That’s a friendly recommendation. Even […]

How to Customize Your WordPress Administration Area

How to Customize Your WordPress Administration Area

WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems out there. Thousands of bloggers use WordPress to power their blogs, websites, forums and other online publications. The best thing regarding WordPress is it’s rich inventory of useful plugins – there are different types of plugins available for customizing your requirements. Do you know that […]

After the Deadline Spell Checks Your Content in WordPress

After the Deadline Spell Checks Your Content in WordPress

No one is perfect. Even the best writer can make typographical errors, not to mention the average bloggers like you and me. There are times when we typed too fast and mixed up the “a” and the “e” and also times when we get confused over the “is” and the “was“. For those who are […]

How to Automatically Empty Your Trash in WordPress [Quick Tips]

How to Automatically Empty Your Trash in WordPress [Quick Tips]

In WordPress, there is this “Trash” feature that keep your deleted articles (and comments) in the recycle bin until you go into the bin and delete them permanently. This is an useful feature as it prevents you from deleting any posts/comments accidentally. However, if you don’t have the habit of clearing your trash regularly, it […]

9 Plugins New WordPress Users Must Install on Their Blogs

9 Plugins New WordPress Users Must Install on Their Blogs

Seasoned WordPress users will have no problem finding and installing the plugins they need, but for newbies, or inspiring bloggers to be, finding the right plugins can be a daunting task. To help new WordPress users to get use to their blogs quickly, here are 9 plugins that I would strongly recommend any new user […]

How to Migrate From WordPress.com to Self-hosted WordPress

How to Migrate From WordPress.com to Self-hosted WordPress

I know that this topic has been mentioned a thousand and one time in the blogosphere, but still, there are many people asking me how to do it the easy way. Since this site is about making tech easier, I have decided to come up with a comprehensive and easy to follow guide for those […]

How to Automate Your WordPress Backup With iDrive

How to Automate Your WordPress Backup With iDrive

Make Tech Easier has covered several solutions to backup your information remotely. Dropbox is probably one of the most popular. iDrive is a solution which may appeal to a wider audience. Like many of the backup options out there, you have the choice of a free or a pay option. The pay option of iDrive […]

Snippet: How to Prevent WordPress From Creating Thumbnail Images

Snippet: How to Prevent WordPress From Creating Thumbnail Images

By default, when you upload an image in WordPress, it will generate several thumbnails (large, medium and small) from your images. If you have no uses for these thumbnails, they will become a liability to your site, take up valuable database and storage space. If you have a thousand posts in your blog and each […]

Embedding Google Font to Your WP Blog

Embedding Google Font to Your WP Blog

How many of you actually tested your website design on different browsers and computers before you launch the site? I bet few of you do. Do you know that what looks good on one OS (for example, Mac) can really look bad on another, such as Windows? The main reason is because the fonts used […]

Improve Your WordPress Performance With W3 Total Cache

Improve Your WordPress Performance With W3 Total Cache

If there is any plugin that can improve the performance of any WordPress blog by a great deal, it has to be W3 Total Cache. This is a well-designed cache plugin used by many popular sites, as well as this Make Tech Easier blog. Why the need for a cache plugin? Whenever you load a […]

How to Set Your Own Default Gravatar in WordPress

How to Set Your Own Default Gravatar in WordPress

You have seen it in most WordPress blogs: If the commenter’s profile does not come with its own gravatar, the Mystery Man icon is shown instead. Kind of ugly, isn’t it? What if you can add your own custom gravatar and make it show up in the comments, won’t that be a good way to […]