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Quick WP Tip: Simple WordPress debugging

17 August 2010 by Joost de Valk » - 28 Comments

After reading this post about the “WordPress white screen of death” I wanted to quickly share with you a quick hack I do in almost all WordPress installs I manage, that allows me to quickly switch on debug mode when needed. In the file wp-config.php, usually found in your WordPress root, do the following: Now »

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Google Analytics for WordPress get’s a logo

17 August 2010 by Joost de Valk » - 13 Comments

I’ve just pushed out release 4.0.7 of my Google Analytics for WordPress plugin. It contains a few minor bug fixes, and a little something I’ve been wanting to do for a while: a proper logo. It was designed especially for the plugin by Level Level, a Dutch WordPress specialist I’ve had the pleasure of working »

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Google Analytics for WordPress reaches version 4

7 July 2010 by Joost de Valk » - 149 Comments

Google Analytics has gotten so many new features in the last year, that the only way I could incorporate those into my Google Analytics plugin, which has been downloaded times, was by doing an almost complete rewrite. That’s why today, I’m proud to announce version 4.0 of this plugin. What’s new with this Google Analytics »

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Emailing your commenters

29 June 2010 by Joost de Valk » - 17 Comments

I updated my Emergency WordPress access script today, because of some issues we’d discovered at OrangeValley and some bugs submitted by users. When I updated the post, I realized I should be emailing all the commenters, as some of them had had the same issue, and most of them would want the updated script. Quite »

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Video SEO and WordPress

16 June 2010 by Joost de Valk » - 42 Comments

Update: if you’re reading this, chances are you’re interested in our premium Video SEO plugin for WordPress! I’ve been testing a lot with video SEO lately, and I’ll be doing a whole lot more of that testing, as video SEO seems to be a nice area to play in. Now I noticed my buddy Mark »

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Part II of my WordPress CMS series

12 June 2010 by Joost de Valk » - 8 Comments

I’ve just published Part II of my WordPress CMS series: Design & development of your WordPress CMS. Enjoy!

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Design & development of your WordPress CMS

12 June 2010 by Joost de Valk » - 1 Comment

So, after reading the article on getting from your website’s goal to a proper site structure, and having determined which kinds of page templates and functionality you’ll need, you’re ready for the next step: designing and developing your site. At the end of this article I’ll go through a short list of often-needed functionality, and »

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W3 Total Cache and why you should be using it

9 June 2010 by Joost de Valk » - 112 Comments

So I think I’ve not said it enough yet: W3 Total Cache is the best caching plugin for WordPress out there at the moment. To illustrate, I’ve made a short video outlining how I usually set it up:   Hope you enjoy it and make sure to install W3 Total Cache on your site or »

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Using WordPress as a CMS article series

2 June 2010 by Joost de Valk » - 12 Comments

I picked the winner for the ShopHTML competition today, a winner who asked for a post I can not possibly do in one single post. So I’ve started an article series on the topic: using WordPress as a CMS, and am ready to release the first article to you already: going from your website’s goal »

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Two WordPress SEO Plugins you should NOT be using

31 May 2010 by Joost de Valk » - 115 Comments

I was reading my backlog of feeds just now, and came across a couple of updated WordPress SEO plugins aimed at improving your site’s SEO. Some people are just plain ^%$#*& stupid, I’m sorry to say. Let me show you what got me so wound up: #1 Canonical Link Plugin This Canonical Link plugin consists »

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