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CleanTalk: An effective anti-spam plugin

I started using the CleanTalk anti-spam plugin for WordPress back in April 2015 when one of the websites I manage was being bombarded with comment spam and contact form spam. The CleanTalk plugin was incredibly easy to set up and immediately started blocking spam. Since then we haven’t had to change any of the settings […]

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Automatic WordPress Updates

WordPress Update Confusion There have been a lot of WordPress updates recently and a lot of scares about hacking and spam. In this post I will attempt to clear up some of the confusion about automatic WordPress Updates. Automatic WordPress Updates via Installatron If your WordPress website was originally installed using Installatron, it may have […]

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Increase PHP Memory Limit in WordPress

This is a useful configuration change if your WordPress site is loading slowly: Add this bit of code to your wp-config.php file: define(‘WP_MEMORY_LIMIT’, ’96M’); Please note, this has to be put before wp-settings.php inclusion. see http://docs.woothemes.com/document/increasing-the-wordpress-memory-limit/ Also you could try using the WP Super Cache plugin.

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Custom Styles in WordPress Posts and Pages

These instructions will show you how to add a Styles drop-down box to your WordPress text editor so you can apply custom CSS styles to specific text in your WordPress posts and pages. Install Ultimate TinyMCE plugin http://wordpress.org/plugins/ultimate-tinymce/  and activate it Go to Ultimate TinyMCE settings page in your admin area and tick the box […]

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Remove Sub-Category Links from Category Pages in WordPress

Credit to Justin Stern at Skyverge for this one http://www.skyverge.com/blog/hide-certain-woocommerce-subcategories-catalog/ Sometimes you just want a product category page to be a landing page with no products and no sub-category links on it. There is no option to do this in the WooCommerce settings but you can achieve the desired effect with this simple modification. The […]

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Adding code snippets to WordPress posts

Thanks to Robert from Statlore for this one: http://statlore.wordpress.com/2013/01/14/adding-code-snippets-to-your-wordpress-posts/ If you want to add some code to your WordPress posts so you can share code with other people there are various ways of doing it. I simply wrap <pre> </pre> tags around the content like this: <pre> put code here</pre> which then encloses the code in […]

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Show product categories in breadcrumbs in WooThemes

To show product categories in breadcrumbs in WooThemes copy the code from http://docs.woothemes.com/document/show-product-categories-in-wooframework-breadcrumbs/ and paste it into functions.php within the theme folder. It is best to use a child theme and copy the functions.php file into your child theme directory. Here is a copy of the code: /*———————————————————————————–*/ /* START Breadcrumbs – see http://docs.woothemes.com/document/show-product-categories-in-wooframework-breadcrumbs/ // […]

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