Category Archives: WordPress tips

Rich snippets in Google and WordPress using GD Star Rating

[this post needs to be reformatted and elaborated on, but for now here are the links that helped me get both AUTHOR and RATING rich snippets working on my blog :-)] VERY nice info on configuring GD Star Rating Good general overview of the task at hand and all the related info How to test to see if your rich snippets are formatted correctly and visible to Google

Akismet Privacy Policies Plugin for WordPress

Q. Thank you for the recommendation to install Akismet on my blog. It has worked to prevent spam on my blog. I also saw there is an Akismet privacy policy plugin? -P A. Glad you are enjoying the anti-spam plugin! As for the privacy policy plugin, I had actually never heard of it before you emailed. After some research it appears to generally be geared toward bloggers in Germany, as apparently Akismet (probably due to the way it tests comment content

Best AdSense colors, formats and font sizes (and WordPress)

Here are some helpful resources on the topic, in order from most helpful first to not quite as helpful last 😉 #1 My FAVORITE AdSense WordPress plugin It is simple, effective and powerful. But best of all it is FREE! 🙂 WordPress › Quick Adsense « WordPress Plugins Adsense is an Ads management WordPress plugin. It offers a quicker & flexible way to insert Adsense or any Ads code into a blog post. Besides, it can randomly place the… Tips

Simple Graph Data, WordPress plugin – image error (and minify)

I use the Simple Graph WordPress plugin for displaying graphs on my blog. Normally it works great. Today, however, I noticed that the graph on my weight page wasn’t showing. Since all the data that I’d input looked correct, and not much else had changed with the plugin itself, I expected it was another plugin that was causing an issue. Sure enough, after a bit of testing I found that minify was causing the Simple Graph plugin image output to

Kudos and thanks to Akismet [what to do if your comments are flagged as spam]

What to do if your comments are being flagged as spam?! Try revising your comment: If it is a particular comment/blog that is causing you problems, then you may want to revise your comment (remove URLs and any keywords that may be getting flagged as spam). Sometimes a surprisingly simple revision can help a legit comment get approved when it was previously getting flagged as spam. Nicely contact the blog admin: If your comments are only blocked for a particular

Plugin: Regenerate Thumbnails ERROR undefined [SOLVED!]

Question: I’m a big fan of the Regenerate Thumbnails WordPress plugin, howeve, recently some of my photos aren’t able to have their thumbnails regenerated! All I get is the following error 🙁 Regenerate Thumbnails All done! 0 image(s) were successfully resized in 2 seconds and there were 1 failure(s). To try regenerating the failed images again, click here. To go back to the previous page, click here. Please be patient while the thumbnails are regenerated. This can take a while

WordPress Multisite Stats Plugin [SOLUTION]

The WPMU (WordPress Multi User) project has always interested me. It’s a simpler version of what we do on The general concept for WPMU is to have one master WordPress install that contains any number of blogs. WPMU recently merged into regular WordPress and the new “Multisite” option. So, WPMU is now no more, long live WordPress Multisite. 🙂 Since I’m testing out WordPress multi-site I’m also looking for a good web statistics solution for it. I’d prefer to

How to optimize WordPress for iPhone?

Q. What’s a good and easy way to optimize WordPress for the iPhone/Ipod touch etc. ??? A. WPtouch :-). Here’s some more info: WPtouch iPhone Theme « WordPress Plugins a single click, WPtouch transforms your WordPress blog into an iPhone application-style theme, complete with ajax loading articles and effects, when viewed from an iPhone,… To use the plugin with hosting: download it unzip it upload it via FTP to: /wp-content/plugins/wptouch/ active the plugin from your WordPress administrative interface