Blog Spam And What To Do About It

Comment Spam

Blog Spam

This is more of brief on blog spam rather than a full blown run down on the whole thing. One thing is for sure and that is if you have a blog, after a while you are going to get spam comments and you could get a lot of it.

Why do you get blog spam? One of the main reasons you get it is because people are trying to build up back-links to their blog site or web page. They want to do this because it makes their web site or blog rank higher with Google and there is nothing wrong with this in itself, back-links are good (back-links are where you put a link back to a website as part of a blog post comment in this case). The problem comes when people start making comments that have nothing to do with your web site or blog post and they are doing it merely for the link. READ MORE

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A Simple Free Plugin That Makes WordPress Easier To Use And Saves You A Lot Of Time

Shortcoder

Shortcoder, A Macro Of A Difference

Once discovered this is one WordPress plugin you won’t want to be without.

WordPress has shortcodes built in, shortcode extension plugins and for this post, plugins that let you create your own shortcodes. There are a number of plugins that do this but the one I am using and the one I am going to talk about is this one “Shortcoder“.

What Is A Shortcode?

A shortcode is a “Macro” so I guess the question really is, what is a macro?

A shortcode or macro is a place holder that can be replaced by something else such as a sentence, a block of code or some paragraphs. Not only can you substitute them but you can send parameters or if you like values from the macro to that which substitutes it. READ MORE

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How To Center Things In WordPress And Make It Stick

Center Things In WordPress

This Works In WordPress And Anything HTML

This is a nice simple technical tip on how to center things in WordPress and keep them centered. It will work with anything HTML but is particularly useful in WordPress as when you center things in WordPress the editor strips the centering out sometimes.

For example, if you embed a Youtube video and try centering it, the editor will often strip the centering out. You can try saving it from the text/HTML tab but it’s a hit and miss business. It also depends on what version of WordPress and which editor that you are using but here’s a very simple way to add centering that almost always works, the WordPress editor doesn’t strip it out, well it’s worked up to now 🙂 READ MORE

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How To Add Banners To WordPress, It’s Easy

Banners on WordPress

If you have a blog or website you might want to monitize it at some point. There are lots of ways of doing this and one of the simplest and easiest ways is through using banners. You might want to put up banners for your affiliate products, Adsense, other peoples banners if you are renting advertising space on your blog / website or for some other reason. There are lots of ways of putting banners on your blog / website, it’s really simple and easy to do. I am going to talk through two ways of putting banners on a Wordpess blog site, using HTML and using a WordPress plugin. The HTML version will work on any website. READ MORE

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HTML And WordPress

HTML And WordPress

HTML? That’s programming code isn’t it, too difficult for me I don’t understand it, one for the experts, nope too hard. I’ve heard that if you stare at it for more than 10 minutes you go a bit funny and could even get a nervous breakdown …. gulp!

Ok, I jest, I’m sorry but … it is true that most people are, I don’t know, scared of code. Strictly speaking HTML is not a programming language it’s mark up code for formatting and has been around for years. Mark up codes were around before computers. I’m scared of balance sheets and accounts in general. Show me a corporation tax return and you might as well call an ambulance for me 😐 READ MORE

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