Authorship Markup rel=”author” tag coming with WordPress 3.2 in Twenty Ten, Twenty Eleven Themes and Core

Google has announced that they are going to support authorship markup i.e. rel=”author” tag in website’s html. It will be a way to tell the search engine about the author of the content. Based on the data, Google can organize the author’s content in their index system and let people browse that from search results. Google is also going to use this data in finding out the originality of the content. You can add this rel=”author” tag in WordPress...

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What is Clickjacking Protection in WordPress?

WordPress 3.1.3 is released with lot many security fixes and enhancements. One of the added security feature is Clickjacking protection for modern browsers. So what is Clickjacking protection and how this added security is going to help WordPress users? Here is how you are going to get a security layer in your favorite blogging platform because of this Clickjacking protection. Clickjacking is a trick performed by hackers to get confidential...

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Upgrade to WordPress 3.1.3, Download WordPress 3.2 beta 2

WordPress team is really working hard to fix the security issues and is also keep an eye on the future release. They have released the security update as version 3.1.3  with few enhancements and also released the beta 2 version of WordPress 3.2. We had reported about the availability of WordPress 3.2 beta 1 and also shared few screenshots of the new admin and features. The most sought feature of WordPress 3.2 is the distraction free full-screen...

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WordPress 3.2 beta 1 with new Admin UI, new Full Screen Editor and Improved Performance

WordPress is getting popular each day and on every update, it is getting new features and options. After few months of WordPress 3.1 release, team has released the first beta of WordPress 3.2 which is having new Admin UI and lot many performance updates. Once we got the copy of first beta of WordPress 3.2, we started testing the new additions and features. Apart from improved performance and speed, here is what you are going to get in WordPress...

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Install Jetpack to get WordPress.com features on self hosted WordPress

WordPress.com is the blog hosting platform by Automattic where self hosted WordPress is open source fully customizable platform available for free. Some of the added features which where available in WordPress.com sites were available on self hosted WordPress through Plugins. Now Matt Mullenweg of Automattic has launched a single plugin to get all those added features on self hosted WordPress. This way one will get rid of at least 5 – 6...

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How to Hide Broken Shortcodes in WordPress Post Content

Now-a-days almost all WordPress plugins and some of the advanced themes are offering ready to use and handy Shortcodes, that can be used in the post content to insert some formatted content. The content is either dynamically generated using the Shortcode attributes or  is provided by us when we use enclosing Shortcodes. An example of simple shortcode could be [ gallery id="5" ] (Note: There is a space after the opening square bracket and before...

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Download or Upgrade to WordPress 3.1.1 Security Update

WordPress 3.1.1 is available to download or upgrade for self hosted WordPress package. This is a security and maintenance update covering around 30 issues and tickets raised by users. After WordPress 3.1 update, few people were seeing 404 error for posts using category in the permalink. And some users also reported issues with the newly added admin bar in WordPress 3.1. You can download the latest version i.e. WordPress 3.1.1 from the official...

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HTML Tags to Change the Location of Minified JS and CSS by WP-Minify WordPress Plugin

If your WordPress blog is loading lot many JavaScript and CSS files in the header area of the blog, it is recommended to use WP-Minify WordPress plugin. It will reduce the DNS lookup, JS and CSS sizes and will load your website much faster. But the problem with WP-Minify is that it loads the minified JS and CSS at the top. That means, when you will see the HTML source of your blog page, you will find minified JS and CSS loading even before the...

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Customization Guide for W3 Total Cache WordPress Plugin

To load your WordPress site pages faster, one should install caching plugin. There are lot many caching plugins available for self hosted WordPress, but the popular ones are W3 Total Cache, WP Super Cache and Hyper Cache. Here I will talk about the most downloaded and widely used W3 Total Cache plugin and will detail out the customization and features available in this plugin. By the end of this post, you would be able to understand the purpose...

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Compare Self hosted WordPress and WordPress.com as Free Blogging Platform

Are you planning to start a blog? I would highly recommend WordPress as blogging platform for non techie as well as tech savvy people. Matt Mullenweg and few other folks created WordPress back in 2003 which is now the best CMS platform awarded by reputed organizations. WordPress comes in two different versions, one is available online at WordPress.com where you don’t need to worry about hosting, domains as your content will be hosted by...

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