WordPress Wednesdays: Delay RSS Send Out

This WordPress Wednesdays entry is a re-post from Matthew’s old blog as we resurrect them here at GeekRev.

It’s that time of the week again where I give you some sort of hack or tip for your WordPress arsenal. Today I want to hit up the RSS side of things. RSS plays a very important role in the success of your blog. With RSS folks can be sent your posts, comments and more just by subscribing to your blog’s RSS feed.

A very easy hack, that I subscribe to is putting a time buffer between when I post and when my RSS feed is sent out to the world. This gives me a moment to fix any “ahh craps”!

We have all been there, published a post and went “ahhh crap!”, and realized that we¬†misspelled¬†a few words or forgot to add this or need to delete this. Well, after you hit publish, your RSS feed is updated and even though you go back and fix that error, RSS already has it and it’s around the world and in someone’s reader by now. Continue reading “WordPress Wednesdays: Delay RSS Send Out”

Add Facebook To Standard Theme’s Follow Count Widget

Welcome to WordPress Wednesdays! Usually, Matthew’s stuff will be shown here, but I (Herb) decided to share a tip today instead. Standard Theme comes shipped with an excellent widget that lets you show-off the number of Twitter and Feedburner followers your blog has. Unfortunately, it leaves out Facebook. This modification rectifies that shortcoming. I’ll walk you through the process after the break! Continue reading “Add Facebook To Standard Theme’s Follow Count Widget”

WordPress Wednesdays: Customizing The More Link

This WordPress Wednesdays entry is a re-post from Matthew’s old blog as we resurrect them here at GeekRev.

We are back with WordPress Wednesdays and we have a very small but beneficial CSS trick for you to use.

In most WordPress themes including Standard Theme, used here, the “more” tag is used often on the main page of the site. What is the more tag? Within WordPress there is a button on the toolbar that allows you to “cut” your post into two pieces. So what is the point? Well the point of the “more” tag is to allow an excerpt to show on the main page and to encourage your readers who hit the main page to “continue reading” your post by click on the “more” link! If you are reading this now on the home page, you should see the more tag right….now! Continue reading “WordPress Wednesdays: Customizing The More Link”

WordPress Wednesdays: Pretty Permalinks

This WordPress Wednesdays entry is a re-post from Matthew’s old blog as we resurrect them here at GeekRev.

Back again for another WordPress Wednesdays tip, this time it’s an easy change that goes a long way and adds heaps of SEO to your WordPress site. Something I have always had an issue with in WordPress was the default setting on the permalinks page. What the heck are Permalinks? Continue reading “WordPress Wednesdays: Pretty Permalinks”