WordPress Plugins archives


Hosting your JS at Google

16 June 2009 by Joost de Valk » - 21 Comments

While in a previous post I talked about WordPress database optimization, with this post I intend to show you how to improve your sites performance a bit more by hosting your javascripts with Google. This only works if you’re using jQuery, prototype or another library that is supported by Google’s AJAX Librararies API. While those »

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What are custom taxonomies in WordPress?

8 June 2009 by Joost de Valk » - 32 Comments

In WordPress, content can be grouped using categories and tags by default. WordPress calls these groups taxonomies. When you are serious about your content and have a lot of it, it will pay off to create other groups as well. By creating these custom taxonomies, you are basically making your life as a content writer easier, and, »

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Optimizing WordPress database performance

30 March 2009 by Joost de Valk » - 71 Comments

I’ve been working with a plugin that was mentioned on the wp-hackers list last week, called debug queries, to optimize the performance on some of my sites, including this one. The plugin was pretty easy to use, and I’ve improved a bit on it. I’ve sent the patch to Frank, who authored the original plugin, »

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Breadcrumbs in WordPress

20 August 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 49 Comments

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Historically, blogs, and thus WordPress, have never had breadcrumbs. There’s hardly any theme that has them built in, and though there were some breadcrumb plugins for WordPress, in my opinion, they sucked.  Breadcrumbs are a great utility, both for usability and SEO. They allow people and search engines to easily determine the structure of a »

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Make WordPress’ search function suck Less.

4 August 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 119 Comments

WordPress default search kinda sucks. It sorts the results by date, newest first, and interface wise it doesn’t have any of the cool things we’re used to when we search in for instance Google. This post will explain how you can make your search experience suck less. It requires a few plugins and some work »

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WordPress Goodies

16 June 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 4 Comments

A small update to say I’ve fixed one plugin and added another resource for WordPress fanatics. First of all, I used to think that with the release of WordPress 2.3 and 2.5, the need for my Permalink Redirect plugin had gone away. However, I noticed that some friends of mine had loads of indexed URL’s »

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Move WordPress to a new domain in 10 easy steps!

14 February 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 123 Comments

A friend recently asked me how to move his blog, which is on /blog/ on his domain, to a new domain on its own. The steps to move WordPress are easy, but have to be taken in the right order to make sure you’re not annoying your users and the search engines. I know a »

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Using segmentation in Google Analytics for WordPress RSS readers

15 October 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 13 Comments

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One of the things I’ve been wanting to do for a while seems to be finally nearing completion. Google Analytics allows you to segment users into custom segments, and there’s one segment I’ve been aching for. I want to be able to segment RSS readers, to be able to see the different browsing behavior of »

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Enhanced WordPress Contact Form

11 February 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 34 Comments

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As a multiple WordPress administrator (I control 10+ WordPress sites), I use the WP contact form plugin written by Ryan Duff a lot. Most of the times these contact forms are used as some form of conversion on these sites. This means you want to know as much as possible about the person sending you »

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