how to rename or change the theme name in wordpress

wordpress theme name

Themes are one of the most important part or feature of WordPress. Themes are an easy way to “skin” your website and provide it an unique design and layout with out having to modify any of the underlying code. Most themes are usually plug-and-play, meaning it can easily be installed and activated using the WordPress UI. Many of the well-designed…

how to block spam comments and trackback spam in wordpress?

Block comments with Disqus

Comment Spam and Referrer spam on websites, blogs and forums have always been a nuisance if not anything. When left unchecked, it takes up a whole lot of time in cleaning up and maintenance. The more popular your site, the bigger the threat of spam. If you have a blog with comments enabled then it is quite likely that you…

how to disable XML-RPC in wordpress blogs

XML-RPC in Wordpress

What is XML-RPC? XML-RPC is an xml based protocol that is used to perform actions on a remote server. Both the client and server has to supports the protocol in order for this to happen. XML-RPC is an abbreviation for eXtensible Markup Language (XML) Remote Procedure Call (RPC). It is a remote procedural call protocol. It uses the XML language…

how to install or update a wordpress theme

Free Theme Install in Wordpress

One of the most important component of the WordPress framework is the theme. The most important function of the theme probably is to decide the look and feel of the website. But it also have other implications such as influencing various SEO factors. A badly-coded or outdated theme can negatively affect SEO which makes it important to keep your theme…

11 easy ways to optimize and speed up your wordpress blog

Child Theme in Wordpress

WordPress is a very popular Content Management System (CMS) that is widely used by many blogs and even websites. It has many features that make the process of editing, managing and publishing of the web content easier. One of the downsides of such a feature rich CMS is that it tends be slow in serving web content. There are several…

the pros and cons of using 3rd party external scripts in websites

Scripts from different domains

Most modern-day websites use several different features that are provided by third-party vendors. The use of these third-party features or plugins allow you to easily incorporate common and popular functionalities without having to develop them yourself or in-house. Many of these are implemented using JavaScript and CSS technology. Just to give you an idea as to what these are: some of the common…

10 tips to choosing the best wordpress theme for website or blog

Child Theme in Wordpress

While starting a blog, one of the important choices you will make is the choice of a theme. The theme that you select will not only decide the look and feel of the blog, but can also influence several other SEO factors.  It can influence the loading or rendering speed of the webpage  and the page size . Most of…

7 distinct advantages of developing a custom wordpress theme

Custom themes in Wordpress

One of the important things when starting or updating a WordPress blog is the choice of a theme. You usually have several different options to choose from. Depending very much on your requirements, you can choose a specific theme framework and then choose a theme that has been developed on top of that framework. Most people browse several hundreds of…

how to enable and disable trackbacks or pingbacks in wordpress

Disable Trackbacks or Pingbacks

A Trackback or Pingback is a mechanism by which a blog or website can be notified when another blog post or websites creates a link back to the site. For example, when you publish a post that has links to a blog post on another domain then the other blog is notified of this backlink. The other blog can then…

when to use child themes in wordpress and its advantages and disadvantages

Child Theme in Wordpress

A WordPress Child Theme is a theme that inherits the functionality and look and feel of another WordPress Theme, which is referred to as the Parent Theme. The Child theme then have the ability to extend and override the functionality of the parent theme. Using a child theme is the recommended process for modifying an existing theme. It is easiest…

seo: how to remove query strings from static resources

SEO Recommendations

When you analyze your page using any page analyzer such as Page Speed, YSlow or Pingdom, you are very likely to see suggestions to remove query strings from static resources. This is an easy enough task that can get your pages and resource to cache so that the pages can load faster. A query string refers to the last part…

how to implement an HTTP redirect (301) for an URL

http redirect with .htaccess

HTTP Redirect or URL Redirect is a technique used by the web servers to serve the same and identical content for two or more URL addresses. This allows the users to use several different URLs knowingly or unknowingly but the content that is delivered is exactly identical and transparent to the user. There are several cases where this is useful….