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How Many WordPress Plugins Should You Install on Your Site? How many WordPress plugins should you install on your site?

How Many WordPress Plugins Should You Install on Your Site?

How many plugins are too many? Aren’t plugins bad for performance? Don’t plugins increase your risk of security exploits? Isn’t it better to avoid plugins at all costs? These are some of the most asked questions we see by WordPress beginners. Ever since WordPress 1.2 (when support for WordPress plugins were added), plugins have been a blessing for users. The purpose of plugins is to extend WordPress to do almost anything you can imagine. There are articles through out the web that shows you: “How to do XYZ without a Plugin” (like this one and many others on our site). There is a whole debate about not adding every snippets to your functions.php file anyways. Many users are under the illusion that adding the code in their functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin will speed up their site. Before we go any further, let’s establish that it is NEVER too many plugins that are slowing down your site.

8 Blogging 'Legalities' That Will Surprise You (That You're Probably Not Following) Remember when blogging used to be fun?

8 Blogging 'Legalities' That Will Surprise You (That You're Probably Not Following)

No? Me either. A few months ago, I went to a blogging session from a lawyer talking about the legalities of blogging and the things that you should or should not be doing on your blog. Half way through the session, I texted my husband and said, “I’m quitting blogging. Must find other work.” Seriously? That session scared the crap out of me. Whether you blog as a hobby and occasionally accept free products to review, or you have your blog as a full-out business, you need to be aware of these requirements. 1. If you’ve been blogging for a while, you remember when the FTC swooped down and put into place requirements about disclosing if we were working with a company or brand. 2.

According to the attorney at this session, who has worked closely with the FTC and the guidelines affecting social media and bloggers, “FTC Disclosures must be ‘clear and conspicuous’ and must be at top of post, not just the bottom.” 3. A-Z Blog tools & resources directory. Generate HTML Tables Clean and Fast. Storytelling Tools for Bloggers. If you’re anything like me, you’re living your story every day all over the internet.

Storytelling Tools for Bloggers

Biannual Blogathon Bash: The Best Free Blogging Lessons Ever #PRforBloggers. How Search Engines Work - The Beginners Guide to SEO. Search engines have two major functions: crawling and building an index, and providing search users with a ranked list of the websites they've determined are the most relevant.

How Search Engines Work - The Beginners Guide to SEO

Imagine the World Wide Web as a network of stops in a big city subway system. Each stop is a unique document (usually a web page, but sometimes a PDF, JPG, or other file). The search engines need a way to “crawl” the entire city and find all the stops along the way, so they use the best path available—links. Crawling and IndexingCrawling and indexing the billions of documents, pages, files, news, videos, and media on the World Wide Web.

Providing Answers Providing answers to user queries, most frequently through lists of relevant pages that they've retrieved and ranked for relevancy. The link structure of the web serves to bind all of the pages together. Links allow the search engines' automated robots, called "crawlers" or "spiders," to reach the many billions of interconnected documents on the web. Options for Styling Text Links and Hover States. Because the web is built on links, how we style our links (i.e, anchors, or <a> tags) should always be an important part of a site’s overall design, branding, and feel.

Options for Styling Text Links and Hover States

I’ve seen so many variations on the link style/color and hover style/color combination, that I thought it would be interesting to list as many of them here as possible. Some of these will be quite common and humdrum, while others may be ugly and impractical. I tried to stay away from really bizarre animated stuff, but instead chose to stick to those that you might actually see on a web page. You can view the code for all of them at this Dabblet. Some Notes Here are some of my musings and observations on styling text links and hover states: Add your own to the comments with a link to a Dabblet, Fiddle or whatever other code sharing app you prefer.

The demo button below links to the Dabblet with all the examples. Leave a Reply Comment Rules: Please use a real name or alias. How to Use the SITS Girls Website. Welcome to the SITStahood!

How to Use the SITS Girls Website

We’re so glad you’re here. When The Secret is in the Sauce (aka The SITS Girls) was founded in 2008, its objective was simple: To create a space where bloggers could find their tribe and grow their audience. Although the site has evolved over the years, its commitment to this mission has not changed. Whether you are new to blogging and looking for blogs to read, or a veteran blogger interested in learning everything you can about social media and making money from sponsored posts, The SITS Girls community is for you!

Consider the below info your road map to how to use our website. Fix: "WordPress SEO by Yoast" prints site title twice » Prasanna SP. Biannual Blogathon Bash.