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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 […]

How To Easily Embed Twitter @Anywhere In Your WordPress Blog

How To Easily Embed Twitter @Anywhere In Your WordPress Blog

With the rising popularity of Twitter, it is no surprise that more and more bloggers are looking for ways to distribute their content via twitter. With the launch of Twitter @Anywhere, bloggers are now given an easy way to embed the Twitter @anywhere on their blog and allow their readers to quickly post a tweet […]

How to Upgrade Your WP Blog to Multi-Users Blog Network With WordPress 3.0

How to Upgrade Your WP Blog to Multi-Users Blog Network With WordPress 3.0

In the past, for those who wanted to set up a WordPress multi-users site, the only solution is to use WPMU. Unfortunately, setting up a WPMU site can be difficult and tricky. Furthermore, migrating your existing WordPress blog to a multi-users site is almost impossible. With WordPress 3.0 (currently still a release candidate as of […]

How to Clone Your Live WordPress Blog to a Local Server

How to Clone Your Live WordPress Blog to a Local Server

Bloggers, have you ever been in the situation where you want to make changes to your site (such as changing of theme, installing new plugins etc), but afraid that it will break your site? A lot of time, we wish to implement some changes and see how it looks like on the live site, without […]

How to Add Image Thumbnails to Related Posts in WordPress

How to Add Image Thumbnails to Related Posts in WordPress

Q: Your site is very helpful to me. Could you please tell me how to embed that related posts like in your site in mine? I have tried a lot of alternatives, can you please tell me how you add that related posts with thumbnails? If you are frequently browsing the Web, you will notice […]

How to Migrate From Blogger.com to Self-Hosted WordPress

How to Migrate From Blogger.com to Self-Hosted WordPress

One of the first blogging platforms to hit the webosphere was Blogger in 1999. It was easy to set up and start posting right away. However, some time later, WordPress came into the scene, and it changed the way people saw blogging platforms. On top of the fact that it was easy to use, users […]

5 Ways To Reduce Comment Spam On WordPress Blogs

5 Ways To Reduce Comment Spam On WordPress Blogs

If you have a self-hosted WordPress blog which is quite popular, the most annoying thing is fighting WordPress comment spam on a regular basis. Every time you login to WordPress dashboard, you see a whole lot of spam comments waiting to be deleted. Either you have to delete them manually or let them die in […]

How To Integrate Topsy Into Your WordPress Site

How To Integrate Topsy Into Your WordPress Site

The search engines that we are used to, like Google and Yahoo, rely on spiders crawling through web sites indexing the keywords they find.┬áTherefore, when someone is searching for a certain topic, like “technology,” these search engines will display whatever they found, ranked by popularity on the page. Topsy is different. It’s a people-powered search […]

What is PubSubHubbub and How to Implement It In WordPress

What is PubSubHubbub and How to Implement It In WordPress

One of the most frequently asked question from content publishers (that means all bloggers, you and me alike) is “How to make sure that my feed subscribers can read my latest update the moment I publish it?” This nearly real-time technology is not really possible in the past, but with PubSubHubbub (yes, it kinda sounds […]

Snippet: Adding Post Thumbnail in WordPress 2.9

Snippet: Adding Post Thumbnail in WordPress 2.9

When surfing the Web, you can easily come across WordPress sites that associate an image thumbnail with each post. This is particularly obvious for those blog with magazine style layout. Before WordPress 2.9, the only way to do this is to insert a custom field with the URL of the image thumbnail in each post/page. […]

7 Important Features That Should Be Part Of WordPress Core

7 Important Features That Should Be Part Of WordPress Core

I love WordPress. I love its user-friendliness and how easy you can get it installed and running within 5 mins. I love its extensibility and the plugin system that enable us to increase its functionality without any coding needed. However, despite all the love, WordPress is not perfect. There are plenty of times where you […]

3 Useful Tools To Optimize your Blog’s CSS

3 Useful Tools To Optimize your Blog’s CSS

CSS stands for cascading stylesheets which is an important aspect of modern day web designing. If you are a web designer and know how to design WordPress themes or blogger templates, you can not ignore CSS anymore. However, if you have a blog and want to optimize the CSS files for better performance and quicker […]

WordPress: How to Separate Pingbacks From Comments

WordPress: How to Separate Pingbacks From Comments

With the popularity of social networking sites, such as Twitter and Facebook, there has been an increase of pingbacks and external comments. Therefore, some bloggers find it easier to separate the two, so it’s easier for their readers and themselves to distinguish between the two. This can be done in two ways: Using a WordPress […]

Make Your WordPress Blog iPhone Compatible Using WPtouch

Make Your WordPress Blog iPhone Compatible Using WPtouch

I’m sure most of you would agree with me that the iPhone is the world’s most popular smartphone. Even if you don’t agree with that statement per se, you’d definitely agree that it is the world’s most popular smartphone for accessing the Internet. There was a time when web pages had to be written specially […]