Submit a WordPress.com blog site to Google Search for indexing

I moved my web site from a shared hosting service to a wordpress.com personal site. However, I soon realised that the posts I had on the old service provider existed on Google search and some of them did not point to the posts published as per their link. The steps below are as per my … Continue reading Submit a WordPress.com blog site to Google Search for indexing

Shared hosting and WordPress

WordPress had recently upgraded it's code to work with PHP 7. Subsequently, each time I logged into the hosting provider account, I was always reminded by WordPress to upgrade the WordPress code and stay up to date with the latest security patches. Unfortunately, the hosting provider informed that the latest PHP 7 scripting language could … Continue reading Shared hosting and WordPress

Export WordPress site images from GoDaddy to WordPress

On a GoDaddy WordPress site, there is an option to export the contents of the entire site into an XML file. This includes everything. The same file can be imported into a WordPress site created on https://wordpress.com. Although everything gets inported into the wordpress.com site, the posts that use images do not display images. To … Continue reading Export WordPress site images from GoDaddy to WordPress

How to use uploaded image with WordPress post if you cannot use “Upload Media” button

I have an instance of my own of WordPress installed on my web site. In some posts, I need to use images to illustrate and explain certain topics. To do this, the image has to be uploaded to a folder within wp-content and then use the name of the image file to display on the … Continue reading How to use uploaded image with WordPress post if you cannot use “Upload Media” button

Generate sitemap.xml to enable Google to crawl wordpress site using Google XML sitemaps plugin

Install Google XML Sitemaps generator plugin by Arne Brachhold to generate the sitemap.xml file that Google uses to scan your WordPress site for posts to publish onto Google Search pages. I installed this as a result of the search results from my latest posts literally dwindling as I had last used some other tools to … Continue reading Generate sitemap.xml to enable Google to crawl wordpress site using Google XML sitemaps plugin

Announce wordpress post on twitter with WP to Twitter plugin

Many of us use WordPress to blog or post information on the internet. We also see that there are several blogs and sites that announce their new information on social sites like twitter.com using tweets. To do this from your¬†Wordpress blog, install a plugin called WP to Twitter. Once you have installed it, head over … Continue reading Announce wordpress post on twitter with WP to Twitter plugin

Stop spammers on your WordPress web site with the stop spammer registrations plugin

A big problem for WordPress sites is spam in comments that are posted by bots or spammers. To reduce spam, there are WordPress plugins like Akismet, but one effective way in addition to captchas, or even limiting users who can comment, is the use of the Stop Spammer Registration plug-in. This plug-in actually compares comments, … Continue reading Stop spammers on your WordPress web site with the stop spammer registrations plugin

How to delete default admin WordPress user account to enhance security

WordPress is a very popular blogging tool. However, as with all internet applications, wordpress too needs to be protected to make sure it remains secure and your site stays safe online. One of the basic attacks against a WordPress site is to try multiple login attempts. This is due to the fact that the default … Continue reading How to delete default admin WordPress user account to enhance security

How to remove URL entry in comments form in WordPress atahualpa theme

WordPress allows visitors to your site to leave comments against each post. At times, this link can be used to point to irrelevant or irreverent web pages. To prevent this, you can remove the URL field from the comments form altogether. The below method applies in case you have the Atahualpa theme installed. Before doing … Continue reading How to remove URL entry in comments form in WordPress atahualpa theme

Reduce excessive spam comments on WordPress blog

Unfortunately, there are spam bots, programs that automatically detect web posts that are open for comments, and put in spam comments into them. The pain of having these comments coming in unmonitored is that your site loses it's reputation or online reputation as it is called today, and also, if monitored, could lead to excessive … Continue reading Reduce excessive spam comments on WordPress blog