Customizing the WPtouch mobile plugin

The WPtouch plugin provides a mobile-friendly version of a WordPress website. Did you know you can customize the look and add your logo? The plugin has many options, but my focus is on the creation of a custom logo icon. Create your new icons First create a 57×57 pixel .jpg image to use as an […]

WordPress Security Keys

WordPress, version 2.7 or later, has four security keys in the wp-config.php file to ensure better encryption of information stored in the user’s cookies. Sometimes in the excitement of installing WordPress for a new site, this step gets overlooked. Are you using them? Use an FTP program to look at your wp-config.php file for your […]

Google Analytics has new tracking code

Google has introduced the beta version of the asynchronous tracking code. According to Google… The new tracking snippet offers the following benefits: Faster tracking code load times for your web pages due to improved browser execution Enhanced data collection and accuracy Elimination of tracking errors from dependencies when the JavaScript hasn’t fully loaded You will […]

Image ALT tags

What is an ALT tag? ALT is the abbreviation for alternate text. Not using the tag is one of the more common errors on a website. When you place an image on your website, you need to include an ALT tag in case the person looking at your site cannot load the photo. XHTML standards […]

12 Advantages of a Self-Hosted WordPress Website

I am often asked “Why do I need a blog?” WordPress is fast becoming the most popular blogging platform. I have listed some of the advantages of building a dynamic website using self-hosted WordPress and incorporating a blog. #1 – Fresh content Fresh content is always more interesting, and search engines like it. The more […]

Improved Meta Tags Ready for Use

This is the last of five articles in the Meta Tag Series to help DIY business owners ensure they are using keywords, description, and title meta tags effectively. In the previous article, we discussed developing the title tag. Now that you have your updated meta tags, it is time to change them on your website. […]

Title Tag is Key

This is the fourth of five articles in the Meta Tag Series to help DIY business owners ensure they are using keywords, description, and title meta tags effectively. In the previous article, we discussed the description. Now we need to shorten the description to create the title tag. Title Tag Although this is not officially […]

Write an Enticing Description

This is the third of five articles in the Meta Tag Series to help DIY business owners ensure they are using keywords, description, and title meta tags effectively. In the previous article, we discussed the keywords tag. You should have your keywords list(s) complete and your main keyword phrase(s) highlighted . The next step is […]

Improve Organic Search Ranking with Meta Tags

This is the first of five articles in the Meta Tag series to help ensure that DIY (Do It Yourself) business owners are using keywords, description, and title meta tags effectively. For advanced SEO (Search Engine Optimization) keyword optimization, you will need to contact a company that specializes in SEO. This article is written for […]

Create a Keyword List

This is the second of five articles in the Meta Tag series to help ensure that DIY (Do It Yourself) business owners are using keywords, description, and title meta tags effectively. In the previous article, we discussed why they are important and what they look like, and you printed your website’s source code for evaluation. […]