Wordpress tips

WordPress is by far the most popular blog engine now, learn the tips to make the most out of it.

featured article How to SEO Optimize Your WordPress Site
Published on October 18th, 2012

When creating a new website, you should always have Search Engine Optimization in art. Literally, SEO is the art of optimizing your website’s pages and post content for the search engines. SEO is effectively telling the search engines what your content is about, and who should be reading your content. For example, if you write a post on “How to fix a car”, then you will need to be specific and optimize your page for more specific keywords, such as “How to fix your car’s engine socket”. While this is a brief example, SEO also applies to the way that you link between your website’s content, and how often you link. If you don’t consider yourself knowledgeable in the area of SEO, then don’t worry – because a WordPress plugin exists that will help you out big time.  

Display feedburner subscriber count In WordPress blog
Published on February 17th, 2012

If you want to display the number of subscribers you have but don’t want to use Feedburner’s button, here is how to display it as text in your WordPress theme. Replace FatherApprentice (in bold) with your feed name.

Get the first image from the post and display it in WordPress
Published on July 29th, 2011

By default, WordPress will not take your images with the excerpt on the homepage. This is the reason why many people use the thumbnail function or custom fields to display an image for the article on the front page. However, there is a simple way to display the first image of your article on the front page with a function.

Reset a WordPress Password from phpMyAdmin
Published on July 29th, 2011

If you can not get your WordPress password back through the “Lost your password” link or you’ve been hacked, there is a way to get it back through phpMyAdmin. 1. Go to phpMyAdmin, find your WordPress database 2. Find the users table, it should normally be named wp_users unless you changed it.

Find the RSS feed for all comments in WordPress
Published on July 29th, 2011

If you are looking for a feed aggregating all the comments on your blog, just look at one of these two addresses: With permalinks on, your full comments feed will be at an URL with the following structure: http://example.com/comments/feed/

Stuck into a WordPress update? Here is how to get out
Published on July 29th, 2011

Ever used the WordPress automatic upgrade tool and got stuck in maintenance with a message saying “Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute.“? If it happened to you, don’t worry, it’s not too bad. When upgrading, WordPress creates a .maintenance file at the root of your WordPress install. If the message sticks, just manually delete that file through FTP and you should be good.

Download wordpress using ssh and svn on a remote server
Published on May 22nd, 2011

For this tip, you need to know how to connect to your server through SSH, if you don’t know take a look at this post (it’s the source of this tip). Once you are connected to your server using SSH, just enter the following command:

Changing the excerpt length in WordPress
Published on May 22nd, 2011

To change the excerpt length in WordPress, it’s quite simple. Edit the functions.php file in your theme, then add the following php code: add_filter(‘excerpt_length’, ‘my_excerpt_length’); function my_excerpt_length($length) { return 20; }

Use page templates for custom page layouts in WordPress
Published on May 22nd, 2011

Getting alternate layouts for your WordPress pages is quite easy, for that just duplicate the page-custom.php file. Make all the changes you need in that file and add the following code in the top of the file.

How to add the official tweet button in WordPress
Published on May 22nd, 2011

Adding a “Tweet me” button with a counter in WordPress is quite easy with the button generator offered by Twitter itself. Then you can use this code.