What is Akismet, should I be using it?

What is Akismet, should I be using it?

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?...
Attaching an Avatar to your email address

Attaching an Avatar to your email address

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...

How to set up a static home page in WordPress

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...

Best SEO Plugin for WordPress

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...