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WordPress Smiley Spam Technique

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I’m not sure if this technique has been around a while or what, but I’ve just noticed it. Someone just tried to leave a comment on older post here at Theme Lab with the usual “nice post thanks” and a smiley as the anchor text (or image in this case). How It’s Done These comment

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How To Efficiently Set Up WordPress Theme Demos

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If you’re a WordPress theme author of multiple themes, then you’ll probably want a more efficient way of handling “live demos” than setting up a brand new WordPress installation on each. I personally use the theme switcher plugin on my live demo site. What this plugin will allow you to do is set up a

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Are You Killing Your Own WordPress SEO?

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On a WordPress site of mine, I was perplexed as to why it was not getting indexed in Google or other search engines. I verified my site in Google Webmaster Tools and tried to submit a sitemap. In the webmaster tools panel, it informed me that my robots.txt file was blocking Google from grabbing my

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WordPress.com Blogs Now Have XML Sitemaps

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It was recently announced that WordPress.com blogs have XML sitemaps, which are automatically submit to search engines for better search indexing and optimization. Now, most of you reading this are probably self-hosted WordPress users. How do you get your own sitemaps for your self-hosted blogs? This is where the Google Sitemap Generator plugin comes into

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Ever Wanted To Remove The /category/ Base?

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One plugin which I use frequently on my WordPress development projects is the Top Level Categories plugin. What this plugin will do is remove the /category/ from the URL upon activation. For example: http://www.example.com/category/uncategorized/ will change to http://www.example.com/uncategorized/ No other configuration to the plugin is needed, all you need to do is activate. This plugin

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The Easy Way To Display Recent Posts in WordPress

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You don’t need any custom queries or database calls just to get a list of recent posts. In fact, there’s a function built into WordPress that will do just that. It’s called, wp_get_archives(). You might recognize that as a way to display monthly archives, but with a few parameters, you can modify it to display

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Change Your WordPress Author Name…Please

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I know this tip may be very obvious to some, but I keep seeing “admin” as the author name on many WordPress blogs. I thought I’d write this quick tip post because these WordPress bloggers may not even know how to change the publicly displayed author name. Fortunately, this is very simple to do. In

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