Block WordPress Comment Spam

There is one things that most new WordPress users want to do after few days: Block WordPress Comment Spam You will understand after your site has been running for a couple of days.Comment spam is a black-hat tactic to getting back-links to a website. Most of those fake comments are done via spam-bots (small programs) that inject comments into the comment field of your blog articles. … [Read more...]

How To Make WordPress Look Like a Website

WordPress has come a long way since its beginning, it was created as a blogging platform but is now way beyond that. You can easily make WordPress look like a website with just a few configuration and theme options.With the latest versions, especially version 3.0 where the custom menu feature was introduced you can use it for any kind of website.Using WordPress custom menu's you can … [Read more...]

From Static HTML to WordPress Website

This is a question I get on a regular base: How can I convert my Static HTML to WordPress based website?Let me give you a warning in advance, a WordPress website needs to be kept updated! A static HTML site can run for years without you ever touching it for things like security updates or new versions. Just to make you aware of the need for updates!Another thing that needs really … [Read more...]

How to Install 21 WordPress Plugins in 5 Minutes

Once you have completed the basic setup of your WordPress website, it's time to add more functions by installing plugins.Here is a basic list of plugins that I integrate into every WordPress website I build.Update: Since I wrote this post in 2010 several plugins have changed or have been surpassed by newer better plugins. That is why I created this new list (in alphabetical … [Read more...]

WordPress Agent Theme for Real Estate Agents

Brain Gardner, WordPress theme designer extraordinaire, just announced the release of a new theme specifically targeted to Real Estate Agents.This theme comes with great features like automatic thumbnail creation and special pages for your real estate listing.There are separate writing panels for your listings with fields for price and other items pertaining to the property. You write … [Read more...]

Classic WordPress Website Theme – Magazine by StudioPress Brain Gardner

Brian Gardner is showing off the redesign of his Magazine Theme, which is already a classic.If you look at the new features in the header, you can see why this is going was a great theme to use for Building a website with WordPress. (I now switched to Metro Theme)The tabs at the top are great for extra pages, and the category links will make it easy to "theme" your site.In … [Read more...]

Why You Should Not Use Magazine WordPress Themes for Customers

I was just thinking about this project of Building a Website with WordPress and the use of a Magazine Style Theme.As I was working on the manual for the use of that special kind of themes, I suddenly realized that the whole project was not going to work....You see, if you have a customer that is not as WordPress and Computer savvy as you are, you need to explain how this thing with … [Read more...]

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