Category Archive: WordPress Help

Maintaining your database for optimal performance

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WordPress works hand in hand with a MySQL database. Maintaining your database is a difficult task if you’re not a programmer. But ignoring it not a great idea. With every change you make to your site you are adding more data. When you are experimenting with plugins and/or content, each version is being saved to Read more >>

What is Akismet, should I be using it?

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After you install WordPress you will notice there is a plugin pre-installed called Akismet. So what is Akismet? It’s a comment spam filtering service from Auttomatic. Auttomatic was founded by the WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg. Why is Akismet valuable? You’ll find after your site is found by search engines it is also found by the Read more >>

Attaching an Avatar to your email address

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Attaching a what?….An Avatar? We all know James Cameron’s “Avatar”. The avatar was a representative of the person used to facilitate communication with the indigenous Na’vis from the planet Pandora. So an “Avatar” on the internet is a photo representation of you in the digital world. If you read blogs and occasionally comment on blog Read more >>

How to set up a static home page in WordPress

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A static home page in WordPress is very easy to set up. You do not have to live with the default blog style home page. Artists, in particular, need to show their art in an interesting way. You have just seconds to catch the interest of your visitor. Wow them with your art. Here’s how Read more >>

Best SEO Plugin for WordPress

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WordPress does a pretty good job with basic SEO functionality in it’s core but with tough competition you need to do some optimization. This wasn’t the first SEO plugin I used when I started building sites with WordPress but I’ve since learned why this is the best SEO Plugin for WordPress. WordPress SEO by Yoast Read more >>

Do you have a XML sitemap? You should!

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So what is a XML sitemap? It’s a document that lists all your web pages with their priority so the bots can more intelligently crawl your site and index the pages. Sitemaps do not boost your search ranking, but allow search engines to better understand your website. Sitemaps are great for new websites and blogs. Read more >>

5 of the best sliders for your Artist Website

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Your home page is the front door of your artist website and you only have seconds to capture the interest of your visitors. Why not wow them with a slider of four to six images of your art? There are many slider plugins for WordPress in the WordPress Plugin Repository but here are 5 of Read more >>