How Not to Hurt Your Visitors When Using the WordPress Maintenance Mode

It is a common practice to set your website to maintenance mode when updating major sections of the website such as trying to fix a problem or running an updated version of a plugin. For several reasons which could be to fix a white screen of death problem , boost security against hackers and several others, we often update our own website and will automatically switch to the maintenance mode once an update is running.   Further reading: Best Comment Plugin for WordPress Websites 27 Free WordPress SEO Plugins that Will Improve Your Website Search Engine Rank How A Plugin Installation Can Crash Your Wordpress Website   Visitors to your website can be turned off in such cases when you will have to set your [...]

WordPress Performance: How to Find a Slow Plugin

One common problem with Content Management Systems including WordPress is that they are usually slow. The q uick fix to a slow WordPress site and any other Content Management System is to enable a cache system.   Further reading: Best Comment Plugin for WordPress Websites 27 Free WordPress SEO Plugins that Will Improve Your Website Search Engine Rank How A Plugin Installation Can Crash Your Wordpress Website   But there are cases where increased traffic leads to slow site despite the existence of a functional cache system . In this article, we shall address this issue with slow WordPress plugins. One plugin can slow down the entire site . We shall look at the P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler) and how [...]

Search Engine Manipulation: What It Is And Why Google Frowns At It

Google's comments in response to a legal battle against a publisher threw up some controversy over its position on Search Engine Optimization . Some think Google could come against SEO . But Google condemn Search Engine Manipulation and not SEO per say. Lets look further into this scenario. Does Google now view search engine optimization as bad, as spam, as something you could get banned for? Certainly not, but that is the take away you could now get based on a legal fight between Google and a publisher that was banned from its search results. Many of us have gotten a Google penalty including an outright ban. But this legal battle throws up some interesting questions and we will be seeing a possible change in the behavior of Google following this [...]

Best Practices for Managing 404 Error Pages

Website errors affect search engine rankings and so managing them in the proper and search engine friendly way is a good practice for every website manager. When a page no longer exists , because it has probably been deleted or moved to another directory, viewers are presented with a 404 error page . A 404 response code is returned by the server when there is no matching URI. In other words, the server is telling the browser that the content is not found.   Further reading: Common Errors Bloggers Should Avoid 20 Ways You Can Reduce Your Website Bounce Rate A Detailed Guide to Technical SEO Audit Common Causes of High Website Bounce Rate and How to Fix Them Common Problems with WordPress Websites and How to Fix [...]

Beginner Tips And Tricks For Drupal Websites

Drupal is a very popular Content Management System (CMS) and currently powers about 2.5 percent of internet websites. The strength of Drupal can be found in some of the websites it has to its credit including the Whitehouse , the Economist and the University of Arizona . There are several things that go for Drupal. One of them is that it is very flexible than some of the market leaders we prefere for web development . Drupal can be used to build very powerful websites, large, complex sites and can be used by non-technical folks without any HTML or Web design knowledge. Drupal is available with more than 16000 modules which can be addressed with Drupal core and add-on modules. Also read:  A Guide on How to Design Your Website By Yourself The choice [...]

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