How to redirect non www to www for WordPress

There are no rules about which version ( “WWW” or “non-WWW”) of your domain name you should use. It’s all a matter of personal preference. But choose you must! But, since a lot of you are just here for the code, we’ll get to the point. If you’re interested in learning more about how this […]

WordPress SEO Checklist - 20 Essential Pre-launch Tips & Tweaks

These days, setting up a WordPress site is relatively easy. You can go from nothing, to a very professional looking website (live on the internet) in about 20 minutes. It’s also really easy to completely blow it when it comes to having your site ready for Google and other Search Engines. This SEO checklist will […]

101 Blog Topic Ideas: How to Pick the Right Niche

Choosing a blog topic, or niche, is the first, and most important step to starting a blog. It sounds simple, but you really want to take some time to thoroughly research any topics you are considering. I’m assuming here that your goal is to create a blog and eventually start making money, either by selling […]

How to Find and Remove Hacked WordPress Files

I have had my fair share of WordPress sites get hacked. Most of these happened several years ago during a time when I was preoccupied with other projects. I had several sites just sitting & collecting dust, which meant that I was neglecting to update them when new versions of WordPress were released.

How to create a custom menu in WordPress

Most WordPress themes have a default horizontal menu that displays links your Pages. It is usually located somewhere near the top of the page. By default, this menu just grows in length every time you create a new page.

How do I Create a Static Front Page in WordPress?

Creating a Static Front Page is one of those tasks I do every time I set up a WordPress site. Once you get the hang of it, it’s really simple to do, but I can remember the first time I set one up, it was a little bit tricky to do.

How to Find Slow WordPress Plugins and Speed up Your Site

Some of you may have noticed that I have been doing quite a bit of work on this site in recent weeks. The home page is constantly being tweaked and improved, the logo has changed a few times, and I’ve also been experimenting with quite a few new plugins to add different features to the […]

Can I Make Money With a Blog?

When blogs first became popular, there weren’t many options to earn an income from your blog. For the most part, it was just like monetizing a print publication, like a magazine or newspaper. Bloggers would sell ad space and or links for a monthly or yearly fee.