Most WordPress users, when asked about their favourite plugins, will name the usual favourites like Yoast SEO and Akismet. Although I use and like them too, I’d rather name plugins that I think most people don’t know about. This is partly to introduce people to new plugins and to give the plugins some attention, but… Continue reading My 5 Favourite Plugins for WordPress
More and more people are realising that the traditional economy doesn’t work anymore (or never did work). That blue chip corporations equal security and stability is a myth. Job losses are happening all the time in banks, media organisations and the like. More and more people are looking to take responsibility for their own income… Continue reading Clicks Not Bricks (The Trend Is Your Friend)
Genesis 2.2 is expected to be released soon, and it will bring some major changes to the way the entry meta (also known as the post info and post meta) is handled. Most of these changes are ‘under the hood’, but there is one big difference you will notice on your sites: The entry meta… Continue reading Genesis 2.2 and Entry Meta
In WordPress, each piece of content can be either a Post or a Page. Have you ever been unsure about which to go with? The intended use for Posts is news – in other words, content that becomes less relevant over time. You should continue publishing more and more Posts on a regular basis. You… Continue reading Should You Use Posts or Pages?
As an example, a permalink including the date would look like this: https://askcarlo.com/2015/03/26/dates-in-permalinks/ A permalink not including the date would look like this: https://askcarlo.com/dates-in-permalinks/ Importantly, changing your permalinks after you’ve started publishing is not recommended because all links using your old structure will break. For this reason, it’s worth carefully considering whether or not to… Continue reading Should You Include Dates in Your Permalinks?
Although WordPress is an impressively robust piece of software to start with, its real value comes from the ability to customise it to suit the varying needs of different sites and clients. It provides two interfaces for doing this – plugins and themes. Although there are differences between the two, it’s often possible to accomplish… Continue reading Plugin or Theme Functions?