WordPress Development Tips And Best Practices

Here are some tips on efficient WordPress development by experienced developers to get the most out of your WordPress powered websites and blogs. This article first appeared on Toptal and reproduced in it’s entirety. WordPress is easily the most powerful open source blogging and content management system available online today, and so working knowledge of …

How To Speed Up WordPress Sites Using Photon

WordPress comes with a free image accelerator / CDN called ‘Photon‘. It is available as a part of the Jetpack suite of plugins that can be activated by linking WordPress account with your blog. To enable Photon, click on “Activate” for first time when using it. It instantly is activated, same can be verified by …

Quickly Generate Dummy Posts In WordPress

SCF Dummy Content is a handy WordPress plugin that can generate different dummy posts and pages for quickly populating a WordPress blog.This helps when testing a setup and wanting to fill that test blog with loads of posts. To install it, either download the plugin from here and select upload from Plugins > Add New …

How To Find Out VPS Uptime

When managing a Linux VPS on own, it is a good idea to know how long it has been running and if there are any potential bottlenecks on the way. To know the VPS uptime besides logging in to your hosting provider’s dashboard and checking it , there is a quick way to know this. …

Easily Monitor Your Blog Uptime Using Pingdom

Pingdom is a popular online website monitoring web service that can alert you to your blog/website outages. It can notify you either through email or SMS. Signing up is free and the free account includes a basic http check and limited SMS credits. The dashboard for monitoring website/websites is simple to use and easy to …

WordPress Version 3.3.2 Released

Version 3.3.2 of WordPress has just been released which is mainly for resolving security vulnerabilities that were discovered in previous versions. Plupload, SWFUpload and SWFObject which are WordPress libraries used for uploading media and embedding Flash content have been updated by this release. Other issues that are resolved in this latest release are : Cross-site …

How To Test Web Page Loading Time Online

Two of the most popular and free online tools that are used to check a website loading speed and offer suggestions to make it quicker are Google Page Speed and YSlow. GTmetrix is another tool which combines the Google page speed test and YSlow test to generate a side by side report showing load times …

How To Setup Email Forwarding Using cPanel

When using cPanel for managing settings for hosted blog/websites, it can become tedious to check each and every email account associated with each custom domain. So, cPanel provides the options of adding “Forwarders”. What this means is that email addresses can be mapped such that emails received at custom domain addresses (say avp [at] avp-blogs.com) can be …