Articles on WordPress Plugins

The articles listed below cover reviews of various WordPress plugins, how to make the best use of them and why you should not use too many. Click the headline to read the full article.

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There are currently more than 55,000 plugins available in the WordPress repository and many thousands more that are ‘Premium’ (paid for) and don’t appear in the repository. With such a huge number available it is inevitable that there will be big variations in the quality of their coding. And badly coded plugins will slow down… Read more

CleanTalk Anti-Spam protects you from human as well as bot spammers on contact forms as well as posts I have reviewed the WordPress plugin here, but to see the range of platforms, forums and other implementations that CleanTalk Anti-Spam protects click here and scroll to the ‘Anti Spam Plugins’ section about half way down the… Read more

If you’ve been running a website for any length of time you’ve probably had occasion to become dissatisfied with your hosting provider and thought about moving to another. That’s happened to me 3 times in the past 10 years. In the first case it was because the hosting provider I used did not support SFTP… Read more

Summary (full details below): Product name:WPML WordPress Multilingual Plugin What it does:Enables you to create a professional multilingual WordPress website. Best quality translations, it brings probably the highest level of efficiency to managing multilingual WordPress websites – full details below Rating:4.90/5.00 Where to buy:WPML Price:From USD29.00, with other options DisclosurePlease assume any links on this… Read more

Many different languages

I wrote about how to create a dual language static HTML website earlier. This time I’ll go through the process if you’re building your site on WordPress. Multi-Lingual Websites on WordPress With WordPress you have 3 options for creating a dual- or multi-language website: 1. First option – two languages on the same page The… Read more

I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve seen threads asking which are the best WordPress plugins. The responses inevitably list lots of them, covering the widest range of functionality you can imagine. One of the benefits of using WordPress is the range of plugins that extend its functionality into pretty much any area… Read more

My Google Analytics keywords report is telling me that one of the more searched for items on this site is ‘how to set up W3-Total-Cache’ – so here goes. Before starting, though, a word of caution: server configurations vary between hosting providers, so your first step should be to ask your hosting provider for their… Read more

As I mentioned back here the Thesis theme applies a date stamp to CSS files when they’re updated. It does (did) this in order to ensure the latest version of your site is always displaid to visitors. Unfortunately that process confused the life out of the W3-Total-Cache plugin (because it had the effect of creating… Read more

One of the WordPress plugins I use and really like is WP-DBManager. For some reason, though, when you activate it for the first time you will see a red warning across the top of all your WordPress admin screens that tells you your backup folder might be visible to the public. This can be a… Read more