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Creating a favicon and adding it to your WordPress site is actually quite easy to do, here is how to proceed.


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The dashboard is an essential part of WordPress, as it is the place where you write posts and install plugins. But as a developer and/or freelancer, you have to be careful about what your clients are doing on the dashboard of their WordPress powered websites. Today, I have compiled 10 super useful hacks to customize, modify or enhance WordPress dashboard.


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For those people who have been using WordPress for years, the first plugin that they would recommend anyone starting out with the WordPress format would be the All in One SEO Pack. All in One SEO Pack was one of the first comprehensive WordPress plugins and since it was launched has been downloaded over 8 million times. It is without doubt the daddy of all WordPress plugins and the one most people download first when they set up their WordPress blog.

All in One SEO Pack allows you to quickly and simply configure the meta tags, meta description and Title for each and every post that you write for your WordPress site. This is particularly useful because WordPress will use your blog tag as a keyword. Thus the plugin is brilliant for customizing every post or webpage to get the maximum benefits of optimization. This automation of the SEO process is brilliant for beginners, because it not only generates the correct tags but it also avoids duplicate content.

However, the problem with being the top dog is that someone always comes along and tries to steal your crown. And lately another SEO package has been getting a lot of attention. The WordPress SEO by Yoast is the most recent, and certainly most discussed, SEO plugin around. Boasting a whole raft of new features it promised to be less high maintenance than All in One SEO Pack. And it comes with a good pedigree with Yoast and his team being a reliable source and having been downloaded a great deal as well.


Indeed it is well designed and very easy to use with a bunch of great options for tweaking your search engine optimisation settings. The page that takes the place of the old All in One SEO Pack page works extremely well and allows you to simply customize the titles for differing page views, with numerous options for flexibility. However, there are also some problems with Yoast at this stage, that still need ironing out. Some category tags and templates didn’t work once the plugin was enabled, and after the installation of the plugin the category permalinks also stopped working. In addition there were problems with sitemap functionality and a few other minor teething problems that still need to be sorted out.

To be fair Yoast’s SEO plugin has not been around anywhere near the same length of time as All in One SEO Pack so it needs some time to bed in. But for a plugin that does one basic job – generating and organizing meta description, title and keyword tags – and does it well, All in One SEO Pack is still the only plugin worth installing.

About the Author

Alex Simmonds is a copywriter and journalist based in the UK.


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Chrome Extensions for BloggingWhen it comes to choosing a web browser, Internet Explorer and Firefox tend to be two of the most popular. However, Google Chrome is now making its mark in the browser sector. Many people are enjoying the easy to navigate and simple Chrome features, though one problem has cropped up for bloggers.

Up until fairly recently there have not been many decent extensions for bloggers that support Chrome. If you run a WordPress blog then you will be pleased to know that there are a few good Chrome extensions available. They can help you to better manage your blog, and make it more successful.

Extension Number One – WordPress Comments Checker

When you run an online blog you will often receive comments from visitors to your blog. There could be questions asked about the content in your post, or they could be praising you for your hard work. Whatever it is, comments should be answered in a timely manner.

It can be hard enough finding the time to write the posts never mind keep checking for replies! Luckily there is a solution and it comes in the form of the WordPress Comments Checker.

This handy extension keeps track of your comments and shows you how many pending comments you have. The results are easy to see on the header section of Google Chrome. It doesn’t matter what you are doing you will always know if you have a new comment. You must be logged into your blog in order to see the number of comments that you have pending.

When you click on the counter in the Chrome header, you will be taken right to the Admin section of your blog. Currently the extension is being developed to include even more features. For more information on this feature click here.


Extension Number Two – WordPress Stats

The WordPress Stats extension enables you to see how many visitors your blog has at any point in time. This will give you a good idea of what time of the day your blog often receives the most traffic. You can then aim to release new posts at around that time.

Once you click on the extension, you will be presented with many statistics regarding your visitors. You can find out about your most popular posts, how many referrals your blog has, and what search terms have been used to find your blog.

You will need to be using the WordPress Stats plug-in for this extension to work properly. It will take your information from the WordPress blog via your API Key. You should find this extension really simple to use. You can find out more here.

Extension Number Three – WordPress Checker

This is almost exactly the same as the WordPress Comments Checker only it is better for those with multiple blogs. Pending comments are generally displayed the same way that they are with the other extension. It just shows you the comments for every different blog that you have in one easy to manage section. Once you click on the extension you will be able to view pending, spam and approved comments for all of your blogs.Check out this great tool at WordPress checker.

These are the best 3 extensions that support Google Chrome. If you manage a WordPress blog then it would definitely be a good idea to invest in these extensions. They will help you to better run the blogs and monitor your traffic.

If you are strapped for time then you need tools that can help you. Blogs can be very hard work as they do need to be constantly monitored and updated. Why not let the extensions monitor your blogs for you to relieve some of the pressure?

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This was a post sent to us kindly by Lior Levin who is a consultant to a PSD to XHTML service and also works with a neon signs store that sells neon and LED signs.


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