Using WordPress SEO by Yoast

yoast, Top 10 Favorite Wordpress Plugins

WordPress SEO, created by WordPress consultant and developer Joost de Valk, has emerged as the go-to search engine optimization tool for WordPress users. What I like is the framework it offers on the page, post, and media library to improve the attributes used by search engines to rank pages.

Social Media Widget Malware Alert


Today I learned that one of my favorite plugins, Social Media Widget, is infected with malware. When this happens, a plugin will inject advertising spam into a website.

If someone clicks on your Facebook icon, for instance, they will open a page for Pay Day Loan.

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BuddyPress My Friend

BuddyPress, blogsitestudio.comIn my November 12 post, Making Friends with BuddyPress, I bemoaned the difficulty of adapting BuddyPress to the Next theme, one that is not on the BP’s preferred list of compatible themes.

I used BuddyPress Template Pack and moved folders around on the server before being faced with the task of tweaking the layout to make BP appear correctly on the page. I got pretty far, copying and pasting the header and footer tags, but not far enough to make the sidebar go where it needs to sit.

After much frustration with BuddyPress, I did what any WordPress designer does when the coding gets tough.

I hired a developer.

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Choosing WordPress Plugins and Widgets

wordpress plugins for social media and seo,, by mari kane
Plugin, tune up and build out

Plugins and widgets are the little apps you install on your blogsite to add functionality. They’re tiny engines that make interactive things work, handling almost any task: Search Engine Optimization, spam killing, email gathering, photo displaying… the list goes on seemingly forever. Choosing plugins and widgets can be among the most important decisions you can make about your WordPress site.

They’re created and supported by regular software developers who sell Pro versions of the free plugins found on WordPress. Still, the developers do like donations and they let you know on every page possible.

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