I have changed my mind. The Shortpixel service is my new favorite image optimization tool for WordPress websites. I have been using EWWW Image Optimizer for a long time, and I still like it, but Shortpixel has become my new favorite image optimization...
SEO Booster Free version Not too long ago I silently released SEO Booster on wordpress.org - Yipee! I did so without a big announcement because I wanted to catch and fix bugs without too many users affected. Since the initial release, I have released...
Are you unsure of how to effectively reach potential clients and readers online? No fear. Here are the most vital digital marketing concepts you need to know.
You can’t compete in any industry online if you have a weak online presence. Here are a few website promotion tips to help you get started.
WordPress is popular with bloggers because it's easy to customize. You can use themes built by other people and apply them to your site in no time at all. And there's plenty out there! The truth is, you need a good theme. You can spend hours working on...
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SEO is a complex process, but we’re simplifying it for you. We’re giving you the 6 basic SEO fundamentals you need to boost your search rankings. Click here.
Data visualization involves taking raw data and converting it into visually appealing presentations which readers can easily digest. Visualizing data on WordPress is an amazing way of drawing your reader's attention to the X factor in your posts. As a WordPress user,...
Move Your Wordpress Site to New Domain Without Hurting SEO Your site is your brand's home. It is how you welcome new relationships and maintain those already established. You have a history with your site. It has been there from the start as a partner of sorts. It...
Want your mobile app to take off in the industry? Then, you need high SEO rankings and strong mobile UI design to get noticed. In fact, you have to stand out among the other 2.2 million mobile apps available in Apple’s store! If you’re trying to grow website traffic,...
Maintaining healthy relationships with customers and putting up a brand is vital to every business. If your firm does not have an online marketing strategy, then it has a big chance of not succeeding. What is online marketing? Online marketing is an approach that aids...
You've decided to revamp your company website. It's been long overdue, and your graphic designer has come up with some great concepts. But which one do you choose? How do you know which one will work best? It sounds like you need to run some A/B testing! Lucky for...
How do you promote a small business online these days? To promote your business, you should take certain steps for you not to miss any opportunities. The following are some ways on how you can maximize your internet usage to be able to advertise your small business,...
Optimizing your WordPress site with Yoast? It’s critical to choose the right focus keywords for your posts. Here’s how to choose the perfect focus keyword!
I am a web developer, and it matters a lot to me how fast the FTP clients I use work. I always look for ways to work faster and handle more tasks efficiently, and this is where the speed of your FTP clients matters. If you are a web developer or for some other reasons...
I am delighted to announce the v. 3-series of SEO Booster. I have nicknamed the release “Phoenix” 🙂 I dubbed it Phoenix mostly because I feel this is a resurrection of a plugin that has been a large part of my life for nine years, it was after all the first plugin...
There are many ways to improve website traffic. Educating yourself on the basics of online marketing and investing in top-notch social media plugins are both great ways to improve your website's credibility. There's also the meta description. A solid meta description...
Awesome SEO writing considers both readers and search engines to rank in SERPS. To help you strike that perfect balance, here are seven must-have SEO content tips!
You've seen it in your own personal web browsing, the HTTP error 404. you click on a promising link but are disappointed to encounter an error screen. If this frustrates you, how do you think your users feel when they encounter it on your website? It certainly affects...
You can't succeed on the web if Google doesn't know about your site. Learn how to submit a sitemap to Google. It's the biggest search engine out there with over 3.5 billion searches daily. People rely on it to bring them everything from movie schedules to explanations...
There are many reasons why you might want to remove the comments feature on your blog, but how do you do it? Here’s how to remove comments from Wordpress.
You work hard at your business and at keeping your website relevant, efficient, and easy-to-use. But how do you know if your hard work is paying off in terms of SEO? Here are 5 SEO reporting tools to help you quantify your efforts.
If you operate a website, you know proper search engine optimization is important. When it comes to running a WordPress site, SEO is everything!
In fact, good SEO separates the high-quality WordPress sites from the amateurs.
Are you doing it right? Here are some quick WordPress SEO tips to improve your site in a few clicks of your mouse.
Standing out online can be a massive challenge. It's a crowded field and every day more and more companies enter the fray. You've likely been trying many different marketing tactics to make yourself stand out. But are they the right ones? You can kiss your questions...
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Harden WordPress Accounts to Prevent Attacks Your blog is your baby, which is why it is important to harden your WordPress account. Read here why you need to harden WordPress accounts! The internet is a dangerous place these days. If you live on the internet like the...
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Do you know how 22% of WordPress sites get hacked? A vulnerable plugin. This WordPress plugin checker guide lets you know if the plugins you have installed are open for attack
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SEO itself is a moving target and companies that build SEO plugins are constantly having to change their software to fit what Google is doing at the moment.
There are two SEO plugins that dominate the market today.
This update is primarily about deleting. Deleting duplicate posts in WordPress to be exact.
Many, many years ago I posted about how to delete duplicate posts manually, but I made a plugin to ...
I recently rediscovered some old content from my old blog on another website. I have teased some of the content on my Google+ page and a couple on Twitter @cleverplugins. (Fair warning, ...
A simple piece of code to fetch plugin information about any plugin hosted on wordpress.org and display on your own website. If you have built your own plugins and publish them on wordpress.org, you might want to display some basic stats about the plugin. With this...
A regular task in my work is to improve the speed of a website. There are many places to tweak, but a place I always go to look for some easy improvements is the header.php file.
This is a repost from my old website. If your WordPress website has ever been hacked, you know there is a lot of cleaning up to do after cleaning up the database, files and of course spiced up your security, right? In many cases the hackers use the hacked website to...
I'm very happy to announce SEO Booster 2 and cleverplugins.com have seen significant updates. The last post I made about SEO Booster 2 was around version 2.0.14 and quite a few things have happened since, check out the changelog for all that has been going on. A few...
An updated version of SEO Booster 2 was released earlier today, and this new version contains a couple of fixes and improvements. Read this post for a bit of history about SEO Booster you did not know.
WooCommerce review plugin sends out email reminders for reviews from your customers. Increase awareness of your products and get unique content for your webshop.
Inject popular keywords in the <title>-tag! An old feature from the version 1-series that was not implemented in version 2 was recently requested on the forum. The feature is "Inject keyword in title tag" and added the most popular keyword to the title tag. This...
Collecting and gathering the information for just a few Search Engine Optimization projects can be difficult and very time-consuming.
With a few SEO tools, services and investments you can build a system that runs automatically and leaves you time to focus on the more challenging aspects of building SEO strategies.
Barry Hughes is a Scottish WordPress developer, based in in Canada. Barry was kind enough to answer some questions about himself and his work.
Hello Barry. Thank you for doing this interview. Please ...
WordPress Optimization has many benefits to your website. The user experience improves, conversion rates in your webshop and better SEO rankings. Learn some of the tricks I use to optimize WordPress.
Has your WordPress website been hacked? Do you have a lot of 404 errors from spammy urls on your website? Grab a piece of code that automatically 301 redirects 404 urls on your website.
SoreThumb is a new WordPress plugin that combats banner blindness, bringing attention to specific elements on your website without compromising style. Online marketeers now have a new weapon in their armory for increasing CTR, as long as they don’t abuse it or it could have an opposite effect.
Socialite.js makes it easy to load social media buttons for Facebook, Twitter and G+ asynchronously to make your website load faster. Easy and fast.
WordPress is fast and easy to work with even for more complicated projects. Most of the time working with WordPress you do not need to do MySQL query optimization, that is one ...
When working with WordPress, you sometimes end up with unattached media.
This could happen for many reasons, usually you sometimes upload files you no longer use or for some other reason ends up ...
RAMP is a WordPress plugin that allows you to easily deploy changes from development servers directly to the production server.
WITHOUT the hassle of either replicating all steps manually or the more hardcore way of dumping and importing the entire database.
Functions.php code collection hosted on WordPress Answers on Stackexchange.com – The best code collection for your functions.php WordPress.
The functions.php file in your WordPress theme is an underutilized resource for many WordPress powered sites.
Instant WordPress is a standalone development environment, specifically designed for WordPress.
It even runs from a USB drive. (Win only)
WordPress is very fast when you first install it, but there are many things you can do to optimize your WordPress site for more speed.
In this article I give a few tips you can use to improve your header.php file.
There has been a lot of changes and additions the past week on cleverplugins.com, and I would like to share some of the highlights with you:
New member benefits!
I am currently negotiating a ...
“My search engine traffic has increased by at least 500% since installing this plugin.” – Venus O’Hara talks about her experiences using SEO Booster PRO, the dynamic WordPress SEO Plugin.
I am happy to announce the relaunch of CleverPlugins.com, with a brand new look and with lots of improvements, let me walk you through some of them…
Dear customers and friends of cleverplugins.com
It is my sad duty to inform you that my friend and business-partner Tony Lindskog passed away shortly before New Years 2010.
I have been gradually updating a WordPress blog over the past few weeks, and one of the new features requested was adding more imagery to the site.
Adding thousands of featured images to old posts published before the new WordPress feature is best done automatically via PHP/MySQL, read on for explanation and code example.
Learn how to find available domains in ANY niche, perfect for SEO targeting and affiliate marketing. Find free domains using only FREE online tools!
$current_screen WordPress Global Variable. What it is, how to use it and a reference table with all the different values.
A comparison between well-known blogging platforms WordPress, Joomla and Drupal versus the operating systems Macintosh, Windows and Linux.
A quick and simple solution for displaying search results from all subblogs on your WordPress 3 Multisite installation.
Status on how the 4 automatic sites test has been doing. See both traffic growth and earnings for all.
A friend of mine recently asked me of how to most effectively control content creation on several WordPress blogs, and that motivated me to dive into this quite lengthy article.
WordPress is a top CMS. It is easy to start using, yet it is powerful and you can build your site exactly the way you dreamed it. This is why WordPress is the preferred platform for any kind of site, including online business sites.
Using logging in WordPress Plugins for better usability for users.
Want to edit all your WordPress blog settings in one page? Find out how.
A quick and easy way to remove all 404 errors on your WordPress Blogs and redirect all 404’s with a 301 to your homepage. Never loose linkjuice again.
This interview is the third in a series of interviews with outstanding WordPress Developers. This time Milan Petrovic was kind enough to answer a few questions.
Getting individual post data outside The Loop in WordPress is easy with a few lines of code…:
My personal top 20 WordPress plugin list that I always install on every blog I set up.
Learn how to use WordPress’ built-in function wp_remote_fopen to load external data from other websites.
How important is it to have very keyword rich domains? It turns out it is VERY important as I describe in this post.
SEOKeywordRanking.com is a online tool that can monitor your domains for the keywords you choose. The tool is simple, but very powerful and it has one of the nicest designs for an online SEO Tool I’ve seen in a long time.
Vladimir Prelovac is an outstanding WordPress Developer who is the author of not only a lot of Plugins and a few Themes, but also a book on WordPress Development. He was kind enough to take the time to answer a few questions…
LinkDiagnosis.com is an online website diagnosis, and it is very easy to use and well designed.
The tool is perfect for running quick analysis of websites, as compared to the more robust offline tools I use for detailed SEO analysis.
A WordPress plugin to locate and potentially delete the duplicate posts on your WordPress blog.
How a simple MySQL query can remove all your duplicate posts from your WordPress database.
Simon from OIOPublisher answers questions about developing for WordPress and his well known Ad software, OIOPublisher.
Use get_plugin_data to use a template structure for your WordPress Plugins.
How to assign a Tag to a WordPress Post via PHP using wp_set_object_terms()
A simple PHP-function to check if the cURL PHP-extension is loaded.
Jeff Starr from Digging into WordPress released a post a few days ago about the different configuration values you can set in wp-config.php, entitled ‘WordPress Configuration Tricks’, which is a very interesting read.
How to automatically log in a WordPress user in your PHP Script
How to display properly localized values (numbers) using the number_format_i18n-function in WordPress.
WordPress date_i18n Function Reference and Usage
Use the date_i18n function to properly localize your WordPress Plugin or Theme.
A well-known tip in the blogosphere regarding WordPress is to remove the WordPress version from your meta-tags that are automatically generated by your WordPress blog.
How to reset your WordPress Administrator Password
Recently I’ve noticed more and more new plugins or recently updated plugins come with their own branded WordPress Dashboard Widget.
And as it is shown above your actual post content (per default) it will be shown in the Google Search results If you search on Google for the beginning of the term…
It is very important to make sure your homepage is as well-represented on Google as possible. As you can see in the following screen shot, Google updated the listing after a few days, and it is now a lot more relevant and appealing to the people searching on Google.
With the code above, the theme showed the name of the blog and the description on the frontpage, and on all other pages, the title of the post/page followed by a \”-\” hyphen and then the name of the blog.
How to change your theme’s category listing on posts