Genesis Framework and Child Themes

If you are looking for commercial professional themes for your WordPress sites, Genesis Frame and Child Themes are highly recommended. We have recently switched several of our sites to Genesis child themes and had wished we have done so long time ago. Genesis Framework Why choose Genesis? The Genesis Framework empowers you to quickly and easily build incredible websites with WordPress. Copyblogger Media, the developer of Genesis Framework, lists top three reasons to choose … [Read more...]

SEO – Do It Youselfer (DIY)

Everyone needs a SEO, either a SEO plugin or a DIY SEO. Plugins are good but you don't know if they are indeed performing to your expectation. As the plugin gets more and more "advanced", things get more and more complicated. With so many parameters/variables to worry about, sometimes you need a manual to make sure if you have done right or wrong. If you are using a plugin, check page source to see if the plugin is indeed doing what you want. Or you could manually … [Read more...]

Timthumb, MaxCDN, W3 Total Cache, wp_get_attachment_image_src

Timthumb is a great piece of software used by many theme designers for thumbnail generation and manipulation. It does an excellent job resizing images, but it is also likely the biggest performance bottleneck to your site speed. The little script gets called into action whenever a page with thumbnails, such as index, home page, is viewed. Imaging how many PHP executions may be called on a busy site! Once timthumb has generated the thumbnails and images stored in the … [Read more...]

Speed Up WordPress Websites

There are many factors, slowing or speeding up your WordPress sites. They can be classified in the following categories, although in reality all they are related and need to be considered or thought through in concert. Themes Like you shop for clothing, you want something simple but elegant. Your target audience will help you decide what style of theme you will use. There are many free and paying themes. Several things to consider in choosing a theme. Paying vs free … [Read more...]

Profile Builder for User Login

So, you have installed WordPress, in a breeze. Great, congratulations! Now you start to explore and everything seems to fabulous, until … Until you log out, what a surprise – you are greeted by WordPress!  Did WordPress hijack my site? Does WordPress have to remind visitors the site is powered by WordPress? Or worse, visitors could mistaken your sites being run by WordPress. If you happen to remove the META widget, without a login plugin, you will have to manually type … [Read more...]