Using WordPress Child Themes

There are tons of quality WordPress themes out there. You found the perfect one for your site, almost. Everything looks good at first then you decide you need a few little tweaks to the theme code to really fit your needs. Stop modifying the theme directly. Start using WordPress Child Themes. If you aren’t familiar with child … Continue reading Using WordPress Child Themes

Fix the timthumb.php WordPress exploit

There was a recent exploit found in a common file used to generate thumbnails. I found out about the exploit from Mark Maunder’s site. If you have a server running several wordpress blogs, like us, here is a way to fix all the exploits. If you don’t want to copy and paste skip to the … Continue reading Fix the timthumb.php WordPress exploit

Installing and Configuring the Popularity Contest for WordPress

Popularity Contest is a WordPress plug-in written by Alex King. It gives your posts a popularity rating base on these values: Permalink Views, Home Views, Archive Views, Category Views, Feed Views, Comments, Pingbacks, Trackbacks. You also have the ability to change the weight of all of these values. For example, if you value Feed view more than comments, you can adjust the value of Feed Views to be greater than comments. The total of all values added together is the posts popularity. The popularity of the post is then displayed on your page as a percentage.

Replace WordPress Search With Google Search Box

This tutorial will show you how to replace the default search built into Wordpress with a Google Search box through Google Adsense. Adding the Google Search box will help you make money from your website by showing advertisements in the search results. You are paid if a users clicks on an advertisement. The downside to Google Search is that when a user clicks an advertisement they will leave your site.

Generate Traffic with Ekstreme Socializer Plugin for WordPress

This tutorial will show you how to use the Ekstreme Socializer plugin for Wordpress to help generate traffic through social book marking website. Socializer makes book marking to several different networks very simple. The plugin makes it even easier for your readers to submit your quality content to popular social networks.

Install WordPress using Fantastico in cPanel

This tutorial will teach you how to install Wordpress, the very popular blog content management system, using Fantastico in cPanel. It is a very simple task thanks to Fantastico. In order to complete this tutorial you will need to be using a hosting provider that offers cPanel web based management software.