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W3 Total Cache

W3 Total Cache
The only WordPress Performance Optimization (WPO) framework; designed to improve user experience and page speed. Recommended by web hosts like:, Synthesis, DreamHost, MediaTemple, Go Daddy, Host Gator and countless more. Trusted by countless companies like: AT&T,,,,,,,,,,,,, and tens of thousands of others. W3 Total Cache improves the user experience of your site by increasing server performance, reducing the download times and providing transparent content delivery network (CDN) integration. An inside look: Benefits: Features: Improve the user experience for your readers without having to change WordPress, your theme, your plugins or how you produce your content.

WP Super Cache This plugin generates static html files from your dynamic WordPress blog. After a html file is generated your webserver will serve that file instead of processing the comparatively heavier and more expensive WordPress PHP scripts. The static html files will be served to the vast majority of your users, but because a user's details are displayed in the comment form after they leave a comment those requests are handled by the legacy caching engine. Static files are served to: Users who are not logged in.Users who have not left a comment on your blog.Or users who have not viewed a password protected post. 99% of your visitors will be served static html files.

Fix the RSS update time on the WordPress RSS widget One of the most common complaints on the WordPress support forum is that the content of the RSS widget doesn't update, or doesn't update frequently enough. Here's the scoop, each widget instance checks the feed once every 12 hours. Twice a day — that's it. And that aint much. Google XML Sitemaps Use this plugin to greatly improve SEO to create special XML sitemaps which will help search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo and to better index your site. With such a sitemap, it’s much easier for the crawlers to see the complete structure of your site and retrieve it more efficiently. The plugin supports all kinds of WordPress generated pages as well as custom URLs. Additionally it notifies all major search engines every time you create a post about the new content.

Tutorial: Different Sidebars for Homepage and Posts - BlogCraving This is an update with full illustrations to an older post. Basic Method: 1) Find your sidebar.php file. Take Control Of Your Website With The Dynamik Website Builder. “Genesis is an incredibly powerful theme framework for WordPress websites. But making tweaks to the design often requires some coding or writing some CSS. That’s why I highly recommend Dynamik for everyday users. It gives them an ability to change the look, feel, and fonts of their site without any coding at all. It’s easy to learn and easy to use.

SEO by Yoast WordPress out of the box is already technically quite a good platform for SEO, this was true when I wrote my original WordPress SEO article in 2008 (and updated every few months) and it's still true today, but that doesn't mean you can't improve it further! This plugin is written from the ground up by Joost de Valk and his team at Yoast to improve your site's SEO on all needed aspects. While this WordPress SEO plugin goes the extra mile to take care of all the technical optimization, more on that below, it first and foremost helps you write better content. WordPress SEO forces you to choose a focus keyword when you're writing your articles, and then makes sure you use that focus keyword everywhere. = Premium Support = The Yoast team does not provide support for the WordPress SEO plugin on the forums. One on one email support is available to people who bought the Premium WordPress SEO plugin only.

Tabs Widget for WordPress Home Files WordPress Widgets Tabs Widget for WordPress Live PreviewScreenshots This plugin creates a new WordPress widget to display a tabbed panel with different content types on your site, from recent or popular posts to your latest tweets from your Twitter timeline. Tabs can rotate one after the other thus allowing for more exposure of the content: your posts are no longer hidden. Content types

converting links from MT to WordPress I had over 1,000 posts in Movable Type that were archived individually, by month and by category. When I switched to WordPress I changed the format of the permanent links to include the date and title instead of the non-portable post ID (which, by the way, MT does not include when you export your blog so your permanent links won’t work if you export and import your blog through MT either). I was concerned that I wouldn’t be able to get those old URLs to forward to WordPress but in the end it wasn’t all that difficult. The easiest was the monthly archive. It used to be “/archive/year_month.html” so I just added a line in the .htaccess to change it to “/archives/year/month” and I was done.

All in One SEO Pack The original WordPress SEO plugin, downloaded over 50,000,000 times since 2007. Use All in One SEO Pack to optimize your WordPress site for SEO. It’s easy and works out of the box for beginners, and has advanced features and an API for developers. Upgrade to Pro Version Premium Support First created in 2007, see why AIOSEO is one of the all time most downloaded plugins for WordPress.

SlideDeck Web Slider We’ve talked before about how we believe that the responsive movement is the way forward for the Web, and now it’s time for us to stand by our words - starting with SlideDeck 2. Thanks to a lot of engineering trickery that we discussed a little while ago, today, we’ve updated SlideDeck 2 to be responsive! Now your sliders can automatically resize themselves to fit neatly on the page, regardless of the size of your screen or device – skip to the bottom to see how. Try it for yourself Check out how SlideDeck 2 reconfigures itself to accommodate for different screen resolutions. The Comprehensive Guide for a Powerful CMS using WordPress – Part one: 101 Techniques for a Powerful CMS using WordPress - Noupe Design Blog May 05 2009 This is the first article in the three-part series, “The Comprehensive Guide for a Powerful CMS using WordPress”. Throughout this article, we’ll be focus on many WordPress Theme hacks, ideas, tips and useful tutorials you need to have ready in hand when developing WordPress websites.

Akismet Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not and lets you review the spam it catches under your blog's "Comments" admin screen. Major new features in Akismet 2.5 include: A comment status history, so you can easily see which comments were caught or cleared by Akismet, and which were spammed or unspammed by a moderatorLinks are highlighted in the comment body, to reveal hidden or misleading linksIf your web host is unable to reach Akismet's servers, the plugin will automatically retry when your connection is back upModerators can see the number of approved comments for each userSpam and Unspam reports now include more information, to help improve accuracy

Display & Style Related Posts For Your WordPress Site Displaying related posts is a great way to keep readers on your blog and this tutorial will show you how to achieve just this! There are definitely many related posts plugins out there that would be great to use, however I couldn't find any plugins that fit exactly what I needed. So after a lot of reading and researching, here's what I ended up with that's helped me on a ton of my client's projects including my own. Here I will show you how to program a custom WordPress loop that will display your related posts with thumbnails. Step 1 Edit your functions.php file First thing's first, open up your functions.php file and add this little bit of code: