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Disable WordPress Auto Update


Since about version 3.7 the WordPress Auto Update function has been included in all WordPress sites. The problem is that there is no way to simply disable WordPress auto update. (unless you have installed a new blog and you use the checkboxes to do so initially on install) I think everyone should have a say in the WordPress (and plugin) updates that are applied to their sites. Not offering an options-interface to this critical feature on the … Continue Reading

Two Easy Ways To Fix Yoast’s WordPress SEO Sitemap 404 Error


The Problem:  After setting up Yoast Wordpress SEO sitemap, and clicking the link for it you get the dreaded Yoast Sitemap 404 error! Fix Yoast Sitemap 404 error with these snippets. While this issue has never been a problem for me in the past, for some users it has been a  real pain. Recently several of my  clients ran into the issue of getting a 404 error for their sitemaps generated by Yoast’s WordPress SEO plugin. After trying a few things, … Continue Reading

How To 1 to 1 Redirect WordPress To A New Domain


One of the most asked questions I get is How do I  1 to 1 (post to post) redirect wordpress to my new domain? Occasionally you need to move from one url (domain)  to another and you don't want to lose all the traffic that you've worked to get on the old domain. After you've done the grunt work of copying files, folders and database (s) you need to do a good old fashioned 301redirect so that when folks visit http://yourolddomain.com/link … Continue Reading

Social Media Timing

Social Media Timing

Lots of  'experts' and so called  social media managers, have weighed in on the social media timing factor. For every expert there's a theory and all of them conflict!  Pages and pages in search engine results are dedicated to just when to post to social media. The most helpful info I've gotten, however, was right from the infographic below.Timing IS everything, from comedy to relationships to blogging.  Managing Social Media has to be the … Continue Reading

Getting organized with the Blog Buddy Planner


Blogging is hard work, especially for those making a living from it. It’s more than just writing. You need to think like a marketer, writer and social media/SEO expert too. Keeping up on everything you need to do for your blog plus anything else in your life can make your head spin. (I know I'm not the only one .. right?) I know there are countless apps and things out there for  my iPhone/iPad and/or computer to help me stay organized. … Continue Reading

How to Prevent Your Site From Falling Off the Search Engine Map


While Google’s new Penguin and Panda algorithms are not perfect, they seem to have been responsible for major Google internet search result cleanup. It's about time right?! Unless the site you’re looking for has dealt with a shady SEO company, you’ll no longer turn up “garbage” results filled with gibberish or porn/gambling links. Nor will you find page after page of poorly-disguised affiliate blogs built around the keyword you were searching … Continue Reading

Lock Down & Limit WordPress Login Attempts Using .htaccess


 You CAN lock down the WordPress login with some .htaccess rules to prevent unauthorized login attempts. There have now been several large scale WordPress wp-login.php brute force attacks, coming from a large amount of compromised IP addresses spread across the world since April of last year. A large botnet of around 90,000 compromised servers has been attempting to break into WordPress websites by continually trying to guess the username and … Continue Reading