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Need multiple contact forms on your WordPress website?

There are plenty of contact form plug-ins for WordPress.  I've used a few that I thought would be good but turned out to be barely functional, clunky, and/or buggy.  There are a couple of very reliable and simple to customize contact forms, however.  I have deployed numerous sites that need to handle multiple types of…

Creating a custom category page in WordPress when using the Genesis Framework

The WordPress Genesis framework is an excellent and reliable source of themes designed around a proprietary framework from StudioPress.  You can't use any Genesis themes without buying them, but you're not just buying a theme, you're buying access to their framework, which in many ways makes a lot of WordPress functions and customizations easier while…

Quickly identify WordPress posts with duplicate content directly from the MySQL database with a single query

This handy query will return all the post IDs from all your WordPress posts that are exact duplicates.  I usually run this query in a loop and then will delete the newest post duplicate.  This problem usually comes from multiple users importing content into the new WordPress site or importing content from Joomla into WordPress…

Optimize your server with caching and compression. Ideal settings for websites using WordPress, Joomla or Magento.

These are pretty standard settings, simply lines entered in your site's root .htaccess file.  Be careful modifying your .htaccess file, if you don't know what you're doing a rogue semi-colon (;) could easily take your site down and throw that dreaded "500 Server Error" -- that's not the kind of error you want your website…

Put alt text into images that are missing alt text to improve SEO rankings of WordPress sites

SEO experts encourage their customers to ensure every image that displays on their website have alt tags with meaningful and descriptive text.  This will help with SEO.  So, what should you do to improve your rankings in the meantime.  Perhaps you have hundreds of images and this will take some time.  Well, this is not…