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

I have been asked a by a few of the G4H community members to do a WordPress Wednesdays post about my Archives page. If you check out the Standard Theme, or even use it, as I do, you would see the awesome power of it.

With the above said I am going to go into a short tutorial on how to add an automatically updating archives page.

Let’s start with the assumption that you already have an archive.php within your theme files. You will need to navigate to that file and understand the overall architecture of it. For this archives page we are going to setup a template that you can apply to your own archives page. Continue Reading…

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…

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…

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…

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

Today we will touch on a little trick that I have added in the last few days. This is a simple 2 minute change that I think really brings out the blog comments that much more.

Highlighting the author’s comments can really help readers easily track the author’s comments from everyone else. When readers come to a post with a ton of comments, they may want to check comments of the author first. There are some plugins that could do this job, but you know my stance on plugins over code!

So to get this working correctly in your WordPress blog, all you have to do is add the code snippet below to your style.css or for Standard Theme users, custom.css. Make sure you type this out, it will help you to learn the code rather than the easy copy and paste! This does get a little crazy with nested comments and I am working out the bugs now for it! Continue Reading…