Let no one touch my subject!

I'll answer before I start: " Yes, ok, you can also make users not have profiles that allow them to change the subject or modify it ". And there are very capable plugins, such as Role Manager or Members, to create personalized profiles.

But what if your "client" does not want restrictions ?, if he wants full access except the agreement that has arrived with you, as the designer of the site, from DO NOT TOUCH YOUR SUBJECT, NOR DEACTIVATE IT OR CHANGE THE THEME .

Then it seems to make sense to deactivate any option so that nobody, perhaps save yourself, has access to the options of the topic, even at menu itself.

And you have it.

WordPress guide for the perfect idiot

I think the name of the book published by Susan Gunelius and you can find on Amazon "The complete idiot's WordPress guide", that is, the WordPress guide for the perfect idiot, a very smart and eye-catching headline, hence I like it.

Actually it comes to be a WordPress guide for clumsy (or dummies if you prefer) that is actually very well, explaining everything very simple, even what is a blog, with icons that identify each section of the book, to make it even easier.

For $ 16.5 in print or $ 18.99 for Kindle (never understand that they charge more for digital editions) you can have it, with some very cool and explanatory illustrations, 464 pages with the basics of blogging and WordPress, that if, totally in English.

Google Panda and WordPress

Surely you already know that Google has released a new algorithm if you can call it that, called Panda . After the implementation of these new " rules " many popular sites have seen their visits fall in important ranges, not always justified to my way of thinking.

In principle, the idea of ​​Google was to refine its own algorithm, as the link farms and portals of " copia-pega " were prevailing over the original sites, but seeing some of the first results are not giving the reason All this, and that is that many sites, with original content, with quality links and not forced, without advertising and without forced SEO have been penalized. Why?

Well it seems that Google Panda is not working as fine as it should and, although it has penalized sites that really deserved it, too is taking its toll on others many that, even with quality content, do not seem to meet all its parameters, or perhaps just the opposite.

And it seems that is valuating the bounce rate and time permanence on the site, including the importance of the "brand" of the site and this penalizes sites without a powerful "brand" behind (personal blogs for example, or academics) with a great content of quality and original that, for its extension, tend to be stored in favorites or archived in Delicious or similar that incite navigation.

It seems as if Google, in an attempt to be true to its principles, was precisely spoiling the same if not reviewed these param tros, or get to be more human and less machine . Either I'm afraid or Google is adapting to vague users, offering perhaps more popular results but not for better quality.

In addition, Google Panda is not part of the general algorithm from Google, but it is activated every month or month and a half, and works on keywords, and it depends on what is found that way, trying to improve the search results for each keyword.

Results palpable, that You can check yourself, is that always puts forward "brands" of relevance although the content is not its greatest potential, even having – for example – blogs that contribute more to the searches of users. This is partly why I say that Google Panda is not doing its job which should be to offer the best possible content to the users of the Google search engine. But hey, sure that some SEO expert will explain this better than me, that I only speak for the experiences I have and what I am reporting, which are much less than what a professional in this field will have seen.

Anyway, let's go to the practical …

What is supposed to penalize or value Google Panda?

Well, mainly, the idea is to reward to sites with …

  • Original content
  • Content with great depth and quality
  • Usability
  • Design
  • Trust
  • Social
  • Little publicity

And would be penalizing, consequently, sites with …

  • Copied content
  • Articles with poor quality and / or amount of information
  • Outdated designs
  • New sites
  • Unsocial
  • Much publicity

Then what can we do to try to avoid being penalized s?

Well in principle there are two different but complementary strategies, one of concept and another practice, adapted to WordPress in our case. These would be:

1. Content

The idea is to go back to the basics of redacción 2.0 or to write for Internet if perhaps being more finicky in certain aspects. Namely …

  • Create original content, even if you are from other sources, always indicate the source and, above all, avoid copying anything as relevant as you like
  • Avoid short articles that provide little beyond a link to the source original (this seems to load the theory of the miniposts). If you already have them you can do two things:
    1. Edit the entries and give them more content
    2. Create an entry that unifies them and redirect 301 of the "small" entries to the new collection

    [19659013] Structure your content well, organize it with format tags

  • If you have more than one entry that competes in keywords, try to unify the content in the best position and redirect 301 of the withdrawal you want to prioritize. Another solution would be to de-position the other entries (remove tags, remove keyword reinforcement, etc.)
  • Always use alternative text and even legends for the images. Also try to always be in the first "scroll" to make the content more attractive
  • Enamora your reader with writing. Apply the "read more …" rule in each paragraph, to encourage the complete reading of your entries
  • Use a simple, clear design that facilitates navigation through the contents. Always add links to related posts, use videos, anything to encourage permanence on your site
  • Wait for your site to become a veteran (here you can not do much milk if you just started)
  • Encourage the "brand" of your site: personalize the design, create a logo, offer subscription to the content, create a profile in social networks where to share it, invite others to link
  • Make it easier for your readers to share your entries on the networks using social icons
  • Remove excessive advertising, study the most profitable and eliminate the one offered by a low eCPM
  • Check the Webmaster tools of Google to identify errors in links and other
  • Encourages the debate in the comments, of course they are relevant to the topic, not any comment. Do I have to remind you that the comments are also content?

2. WordPress

Here, based on the rules they have imposed on us, we will take advantage of what WordPress offers us to avoid penalties and give Google Panda what it asks us.

  • Monitor the depth and relevance of your content with plugins like SEO content control or Admin word count column which review your content and warns you of the SEO "needs" of it
  • It always adds descriptions to categories, links and labels, which the authors fill in the author "bios", and always complete the abstract field manually. Come on, individualize WordPress .
  • Use Platinum SEO or similar plugins and activate the "noindex" for categories, labels and all types of files. It will also serve to self-generate the extracts that commented in the previous point
  • Reduce categories and labels to the essential. Above all avoid categories and – above all – similar or duplicate tags (eg WordPress and wordpress)
  • Fix broken links, plugins like Broken link checker will help you wonderfully in this task.
  • Use social plugins ( there are many, choose the one you like best), so you will popularize your site, in the absence of age
  • Use a cache system, since the change of algorithm to Caffeine, Google greatly appreciates the speed of response of the sites [19659013] Prevent you from copying content because Google Panda is not getting the sites that copy us penalized as they should be, and even sometimes they are ahead of the original content sites
  • Do not use the integration of Facebook comments as they do not contribute content to your site to be an external frame, if you want to use some better non-native system Disqus or Intense debate

I can not do it right now provide more tricks and ideas, but if you have any experience about it, we will be delighted to tell you in the comments. Or at least your opinion.

Do you dare?

NOTICE : this publication is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.

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Your own icons for custom input types • WordPress Help

One of the news that is most exciting about WordPress is the custom entry types and you have already experimented with them, it is a functionality with a great future that, when it is incorporated by of the theme designers will convert WordPress into everything you can imagine.

Now, if you have encouraged yourself to create your own custom entry types, you've probably missed a good icon library to use in them, and not to leave the ugly icon by default.

And if you do not remember how icons are added to your custom input types here you have the code and, below, an explanatory video, so you do not miss anything.

<? Php

add_action ( 'admin_head' 'cpt_icons' ) ;

function cpt_icons () {

?> [19659002] <style type = "text / css" media = "screen">

# menu-posts-POSTTYPE .wp-menu-image {

background : url ( <? Php bloginfo ( 'template_url' [19659007]) ?> / Images / TUICONO.png ) no-repeat 6px -17px ! Important ;

] }

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background-position : 6px 7px ! important ;


<? Php } ?>

Remove RSS feeds completely in WordPress • WordPress Help

There may be situations in which you do not want to offer, for a particular site, a RSS feed to your readers. It is not so strange in these days that the use of feeds has been left to advanced users of the network, since the rest follow blogs and profiles through social networks.

Anyway, if you meet that need the process is really simple you just have to add a code to the file functions.php of your active theme, the following …

function disable_all_feeds () {

wp_die [19659006] ( __ ( 'Sorry, our content is not available via RSS, please visit <a href = "' . get_bloginfo ( ] 'url' ) . '"> the web to read it' ) ) ;


add_action ( 'do_feed' 'wpb_disable_feed' [19659006] 1 ) ;

add_action ( 'do_feed_rdf' 'wpb_disable_feed ' 1 ) ;

add_action (' do_feed_rss' [19659006] 'wpb_disable_feed' 1 ) ;

add_action ( 'do_feed_rss2 ' ' wpb_disable_feed ' 1 ) ;

add_action ( 'do_feed_atom' 'wpb_disable_feed' 1 ) ;

add_action ([19659013] 'do_feed_rss2_comments' 'wpb_disable_feed' 1 ) ;

add_action ( 'do_feed_atom_comments' 'wpb_disable_feed' 1 ) ;

Save the changes and you already have it.

Spain to queue in WordPress insurance (infographics) • WordPress Help

As I know that you like infographics today I share one that is very good, not because of its design but because of its specialization, since at having made it a site dedicated to computer security emphasizes ] how safe are the top 100 thousand sites using WordPress .

As always, if someone does not handle well with English, I will translate the data that I consider most important, namely …

The only really safe version to use is WordPress 3.2.x, it is the only one in development and supervised, if you use a previous version you are alone, there are no security updates for old versions. You knew, right?

Different color according to the state of the tickets

If you have many entries on your site, especially if there are several users and you have to approve entries pending review, it is not always enough with the text that tells you so.

A great way, besides cool, to distinguish the entries by their state would be to be displayed in different colors in the listing window of entries right?

Well to get it is very simple, you just have to add this code to the file functions.php of your active theme and you already have it:

The chosen colors are sample, but you can change them for your preferred hexadecimal as is natural.

Tune the WordPress desktop

One of the things that I love about WordPress are the plugins. And although it usually shares functions or hooks with which to modify aspects of WordPress, when a plugin comes out that makes our life easier so that with a couple of clicks you can do virguerías I love it.

CMSfy is one of these little wonders. As a WordPress administration customization tool is priceless, and above is free, at our disposal in the plugin installer and the official repository come on, you can not ask for more.

What do you do? Well, a little bit of everything …

What you are looking for is to offer a complete customization of the WordPress administration and for that it offers a single screen, yes, with 3 different tabs and a multitude of possibilities in each one. It is what is usually called a " tweaker ".

In the first tab we can make many customizations to the visibility of the elements in the administration deciding that users will see of our WordPress and no. I will not detail them all because they are a huge amount, but you can hide the updates to those that are not administrators, choose which Desktop widgets will be displayed, which widgets will be available for the sidebars, even which columns you will see in the input windows and Pages

The second, called " Media ", offers us a couple of important questions. On the one hand we can provoke that the images that we upload automatically resize in the load, avoiding an excessive consumption of space and time in load of the server due to fawning users who upload their photos to top of quality, for example

The next thing that this tab offers us is to be able to add additional sizes that will be created when uploading an image, defining not only the size, you can do that in the standard settings page, but also the names of the different images. You do not replace the standard sizes but you can create more.

In the third and last configurations tab, called " Editor ", you can improve somewhat the ticket editor TinyMCE choosing which text style formats you want to show (which always remains), but you can also add new formats and sizes to your liking.

And if you're left wanting more in the last tab you have a series of recommended plugins for to improve the experience and control of your WordPress CMS . ] Well, no?

I think, however, that you can still improve the plugin, because for example it does not allow you to define what user profile you will see depending on what things, for example. In the current version if inactive, for example, the Quick Press widget will not be available to the administrator. With that it would be perfect at all. But come on, that's great, and more so for a version as early as 0.5.

NOTICE : this publication is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.

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Really, that is not to return to the eternal discussion . In Deviousmedia have created an infographic comparing " data " on Drupal Joomla! and WordPress ] The results are already analyzed by you and so there are no interpretations on my part.

You look at the infographic information (very interesting indeed) and then you comment. I'll enter the rag in the comments (sure)

In case you do not handle well with English I'll make a summary of really curious data, which say "many things":

2,400 double-sided blu ray to store a year of the WordPress community • WordPress Help

If you wanted to store all the publications created in a single year by the WordPress community you would need 2,375 double-layer blu ray discs, that's nothing.

This is one of the data that have compiled in Broadband Choices and have included in an interesting infographic in which, among others, you can read these interesting data: