Starting from the WordPress version 2.9 posts, pages can have the associated thumbnail image. In WordPress 3.0 the terminology changed a bit and the "thumbnail images" are now "featured images". There is only a single line needed in the functions.php file to turn featured images on. add_theme_support( 'post-thumbnails' ); Typically one will add thumbnail images to the … [Read more...] about Post thumbnails aka “featured images” analysis
You are having an old WordPress theme designed before WordPress 3.0, for instance designed for WordPress 2.8. You need to update the theme to support native WordPress 3.0 menus. Here I will provide you the steps to do that. But first how can you recognize that your WordPress theme doesn't support WP 3.0 menus. Here is the key: If you get the feedback as in the previous image … [Read more...] about How to add WP 3.0 menus to non WP 3.0 themes?
I will cover some easy and common steps to ensure that your WordPress site is secure and hacker proof. There are 3 major things how to secure your web site: To secure Apache web server settings To secure WordPress installation To install additional WordPress security plugins Securing the Apache web server 1. Disallow bots from scanning the important Wordpress … [Read more...] about WordPress website security
In general there are several ways for tracking your web site speed: Google pagespeed http://pagespeed.googlelabs.com/ Pingdom http://tools.pingdom.com/ Chrome Inspect Element: Page Speed" plugin for Firefox and Chrome that can provide excellent web site speed statistics. or Web Page Test tool: https://www.webpagetest.org/ The best website speed optimization techniques … [Read more...] about Speeding up WordPress web site
There is a way in WordPress to add extra fields to WordPress users. While there's a "default" set of contact fields AIM, Yahoo IM and Jabber / Google Talk, oftentimes even more fields are required. This is particulary true if you need to create WordPress customization where each user should have its own home page and functionality. Here is how I added textarea field for the … [Read more...] about WordPress profile extra fields