Is your Jetpack ‘Popular Posts’ WordPress plugin/widget not refreshing? [solved]

Over the last month or so, the Popular Posts plugin I use for one of my sites stopped refreshing. For that particular site, I have been utilizing Jetpack’s WordPress Top Posts and Pages widget for many years and rarely ever had an issue. Continue reading “Is your Jetpack ‘Popular Posts’ WordPress plugin/widget not refreshing? [solved]”

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How to force WordPress to remove auto-hyperlinking of URLs in content

I just realized that WordPress started automatically hyperlinking website URLs when they appear in content. This is happening whether one adds a hyperlink code to the URL or not. Continue reading “How to force WordPress to remove auto-hyperlinking of URLs in content”

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The easiest way to upload ads.txt file onto your WordPress root domain

I got the message about ads.txt file, too. I didn’t really know what it meant. All I wanted to do is to is remedy it as quickly as possible. Continue reading “The easiest way to upload ads.txt file onto your WordPress root domain”

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Can Akismet scan old comments for spam and clear them out retroactively?

I run a couple different websites on WordPress and for one reason or another, Akismet is deactivated which results in dozens of spam comments flooding in. Continue reading “Can Akismet scan old comments for spam and clear them out retroactively?”

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Automatically add an external link icon to WordPress content

Here’s a cool plugin for WordPress that I just discovered. This External Link plugin allows you to process and style external links. Adding a link ‘notification icon’ to all external links within your content. Continue reading “Automatically add an external link icon to WordPress content”

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Spend more time watching TV, use Shortcodes Ultimate for WordPress

What I Found Out Today: Bloggers have it so much easier nowadays.

Ok, not today, but I was reminded of it recently just last week, that there was a time when there weren’t any blogging platforms or WYSIWYG editors: if you wanted to publish a blog post, you coded everything Continue reading “Spend more time watching TV, use Shortcodes Ultimate for WordPress”

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Restricting a WordPress widget to only display on the homepage

What I Found Out Today: Hello WordPressers, there may be a time in which you want to display a widget only on the home page of your site while not showing up on other pages. Continue reading “Restricting a WordPress widget to only display on the homepage”

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Forget WordPress Plugins, Use IFTTT for Tweets, Instragram, Facebook, Etc.

 

If you’re looking to bring in all your social activity onto your WordPress blog, look no further than IFTTT. Continue reading “Forget WordPress Plugins, Use IFTTT for Tweets, Instragram, Facebook, Etc.”

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