Tag Archives: wordpress

How to Add New User Roles & Manage Capabilities in WordPress

WordPress uses the concept of user roles and their capabilities to manage what a user can or cannot do in the CMS> User Roles can be complicated.  By default, WordPress comes with following user roles: Subscriber, Author, Contributor, Author, Editor, Administrator and Super Admin. Each of these roles have a pre-defined set of things they can and cannot do. For example, a subscriber role can edit his profile and view the content, that’s that. Any user with Subscriber role cannot add, edit or delete a post. Whereas Contributor role has permissions up a notch, he can only add new posts, … Read More

Top 10 Tips & Tricks for WordPress Security For 2016

Just like with any popular software, WordPress is hunted by notorious hackers 24/7 and it fights the vulnerabilities all the time. Sometimes, it wins the day by discovering vulnerabilities before hackers & fixing it. Other times, it lets down its users. And this is to be expected, because no software is 100% secure. The best you have is precautions and security measures in place. While WordPress always tries to keep vulnerabilities at bay. It constantly releases security patches and fixes. Still there are practical measures you can take to go extra mile. Things like – not having “admin” as username, … Read More

How to Install Google Analytics on Your WordPress Site

Google Analytics is a great and insightful Google product that gives you deep insights about your site. It’s free, easy and fairly comprehensive. Not only does it tell you number of visits & pageviews, bounce rate (time spent by visitors), keywords, traffic sources, but it goes deeper than that. By tracking all these insights, you can make amends and optimizations to your site and improve them. For example, if visitors are spending more time pages with images, you could make implement more images, which will ultimately improve your bounce rate. Or if you see that a certain type of image … Read More

How & Why Change Permalinks Structure in WordPress?

Permalinks stand for permanent links. WordPress has a set of pattern options available for sites to use. It is entirely up to you which of these you use. Go to Settings > Permalinks to find those options. On new WordPress installations, default permalinks look like http://domain.com/?p=123 called “Plain”. Obviously if this post’s URL was like that, it would have gave no clue as to the contents of this page without opening the page, would it? Had the title been like it is right now http://thisismairaj.com/why-change-permalinks, it makes a lot of sense, doesn’t it? That’s what this is about: making sense … Read More

3 Things to Do Right After Installing WordPress

WordPress is a really powerful content management system. And just like with Windows or Mac OS, it has a default form and set of features which are built in the software. Right after installation, be it Windows or Mac OS or WordPress, they are representing just core. At this time, for OS’s, no third-party softwares are installed. Same goes for WordPress, no plugins come installed by default with the exception of Akismet and Hello Dolly (which are deactivated though).

Anyway it is always to have a checklist of items to do right after installing WordPress on a new site. This … Read More

Configure Yoast SEO plugin: Social

<< Part 1: Configure Yoast SEO plugin: Titles & Metas and General

First of part of this Configure Yoast SEO plugin series delves into General and Titles & Metas pages. This part will explore you Social and XML Sitemaps pages. The reason this guide is being broken down in parts is because it helps digest a load of information. See Yoast SEO is a plugin that has evolved over years and has a ton load of options to configure. It is for this reason that this series comes to help novice WordPress users.

If you are not convinced about SEO, … Read More

Google PageSpeed Insights sucks hard time!

Do you know the one tool that I hate more than any other by Google? Well, it should be no surprise to page speed junkies, it is Google PageSpeed Insights.

It is a simple tool (seemingly) to help webmasters, developers and normal people analyze their website for speed. You see, web performance is officially a search ranking factor, so Google has this tool by which they score websites out of 100. While it seems to have been built to help developers, etc., for me it seems to have been built to frustrate and torture page speed junkies. Especially freelancers are … Read More

3 Reasons WordPress Is Best CMS

There have been more than a dozen of popularly known Content Management Systems. Joomla, Drupal, ModX, TextPattern and Umbraco among others. WordPress, as of this writing, has dominated the content management systems market. It is being used by a quarter of total websites, 25%. That dominance grows every year. No matter whether you want a corporate website, a simple blog or a little sophisticated support board, WordPress can do that for you. Even if you just want to announce your presence on the web, WordPress does that too. It can be used to build fairly complex websites to simple static … Read More

6 WordPress Plugins I Install on a New Site

WordPress is probably the best Content Management System (CMS) as of now. Millions of websites run on this open source software and they’re making the best uses of it. The beauty of this software is that it is open source, which means that it is freely distributed and anyone looking to improve the software is welcome to do so. There are also thousands of plugins and themes available, especially designed to be compatible with WordPress sites. It’s amazing! Seriously. As per this writing, there are 41,990+ plugins hosted at official WordPress repository.

Plugins are similar to extensions and addons of … Read More