JetPack adds related entries – WordPress Help

It seems that JetPack is committed to being the only plugin you may need for almost any WordPress installation, and today you have introduced a new module, in version 2.9, that all or almost all of us use, the related entries .

And the truth is that it is very complete, more than many plugins out there, these are its virtues:

What's up, it works relatively well personally I prefer Related Posts by Zemanta because it allows to customize the appearance and edit the related entries and it's faster, but you have to recognize that the module Related entries of JetPack is fast to load and minimalist in appearance, which will fit most designs .

The main drawback, logically, is the absence of customization possibilities and improvements in the selection of related entries , because it is not always correct with the most related. In any case I encourage you to try it, bad option is not.

Solution to the Better WP Security vulnerability

Despite some reluctance, because it seems that they were working on another version and did not want the authors to check the plugin (only two lines ) for a serious vulnerability, fortunately they have reconsidered and there is already an updated version (3.6.4) of Better WP Security that seems to solve the security problems of the previous version of Better WP Security that we denounce here . [19659002] What you read is an original content of WordPress Help – Resources, themes, plugins and tutorials in Spanish and published Fernando Tellado first here: Solution to the vulnerability of Better WP Security

How to use shortcodes in text widgets

The shortcodes are a very interesting personalization that WordPress and many plugins and themes offer to have fast functionality with minimum effort.

But they usually have a snag, they can not be used in widgets text

Most of the shortcodes are ready to be used in posts and pages, but text widgets, with how tremendously versatile they are, are not usually ready to use them.

Fortunately, this has a quick and easy solution, you just have to add the following line of code to your utilities plugin or to the file functions.php of the active topic:

You save the changes and you already have it, your text widgets ready to take advantage of the simplicity of use of the shortcodes .

How to uninstall WordPress completely

There are many ways to leave a WordPress installation clean, but only one way to do it completely and definitively.

If we want to reinstall WordPress we access our site and start the installation of new by choosing a new prefix from the same database.

What we get with this quick method is to start a new site by discarding all of the above, but keeping the tables from the database of the previous site in case in the future we we regret and want to recover, at least, the entries, comments, users, etc.

In this way there is no trace of the previous installation, neither in the hosting nor in the server.

If later you want to reinstall WordPress after this cleaning you must first create a new database (with the same name if you wish) and proceed to the installation of WordPress usual.

Of course, always make a copy before of security of the database and of the folders of the installation, at least of the folder wp-content and its subfolders and of the main loose files of the root folder: wp-config. php .htaccess and any other that you have customized.

Severe Vulnerability in the Better WP Security plugin • WordPress Help

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If you use the plugin Better WP Security you should know that a serious vulnerability has been detected that, to this day, is still unresolved.

reported on the 15th of this month in Packet Storm the Beter WP Security plugin is not living up to its name because in its current version, 3.6.3, it has a serious vulnerability that could allow the non-spoiled disclosure of site information and cross-scripting attacks XSS .

The most serious of all is that a few days have passed and the plugin has not been updated to solve the problem something unacceptable in a security plugin.

My advice, logically, is to uninstall it right now and use another one that has no vulnerabilities, there are a few plugins for WordPress secure .

Force the default administration color • WordPress Help

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WordPress 3.8 has introduced a new design to the management area based on the plugin MP6 which, among its features, includes (to this day) nothing less than 8 color schemes for each user to choose .

Now, if you manage a site with many users and want to offer an experience solid and uniform aspect may seem like a good idea define a default color scheme for all new users .

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And this is very easy to get, you just have to add a bit of code to your custom utility plugin something like this:

In the previous example the chosen color scheme is " sunrise " but you can customize it, choosing from any of the available ones, putting your name in English and lowercase.

If, in addition, you want the color scheme selector of the user profiles to disappear you should add a little more code, this:

What you get is this:

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Do you want to add more color schemes to choose from ?, then install the plugin Admin Colors Schemes .

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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GoDaddy prohibits the use of dozens of WordPress plugins

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Surely in GoDaddy you will not have read the article the other day about plugins that you should not install but they take it to the letter, maybe a bit too much.

And it is that recently in GoDaddy they have decided that their managed hosting service specialized in WordPress does not support a series of plugins which are already prohibited .

There are valid arguments in many of them, such as the excess requests to the database or complex operations but honestly they have gone hand-in-hand, reaching a point of anti-plugins hysteria that does not send a good message to the WordPress user community.

You have to be aware of the available options, since there are thousands of plugins, hundreds for every need in most of the occasions except some exc eption, but from there to prohibit such a huge list of plugins, where some are included as " Hello Dolly ", to take an extreme example, has crossed the line of caution to paranoia . You just have to check the list:

You will see that there are several of which we have spoken, as plugins of related entries, of statistics, but also others that do not make sense to block because they do not comply with the rules for the election of Effective plugins .

There are also examples that restrict user freedom such as the prohibition to use backup plugins, protected by the idea that the provider of hosting copy, but in my opinion is a line that should not be crossed, because the needs of each user are different. And so we could discuss many other examples, such as cache plugins, also banned.

What do you think?

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Plugins that you should NOT install

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Plugins are a big part of the huge success of WordPress but as with everything, there are good ones, bad ones , regular and just the opposite. Today we will see some that, and not precisely because they are bad plugins, you should avoid as much as possible.

I mean plugins that, despite their virtues, are detrimental to the performance of your site , that slow it down, and you already know that this is not good, not only because Google can penalize you, but because you do not want your visitors to abandon you for having a slow site?

Let's go to it …

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Google XML Sitemaps

This plugin is a wonder it not only creates a site map that is updated only each time you publish something but it has so many settings that it is absolutely impossible not to have a file sitemap.xml perfect and thus help search engines index your site.

Now this plugin is a enormous resource devourer because precisely the process that must be done of revision of and all your database to create correctly the map of the site means that in many servers (shared of course) there are times when you will not even create the map due to lack of memory.

Are there alternatives? bad is not, at least as good. There is one that is not bad, Better WP Google XML Sitemaps but personally I did not like its operation, not even the map it generates. But come on, that's a personal opinion, make the site map and quite complete.

Another option is Google Sitemap this is weaker unless you opt for the payment options, but it can be

The other possible alternative is using the plugin's sitemap modules such as All in one SEO pack or Yoast's WordPress SEO .

Broken link checker

] Wonderful, essential, obligatory but it happens the same as the previous one, that when analyzing ALL the links of your site to find broken links, in a constant and tremendously effective way, is a memory devourer like no there is another, even worse than Google XML Sitemaps.

The bad thing is that a server has not found any other plugin that does not even look like it, so be damned. The only possible alternative is to use web services or SEO desktop applications, which sometimes offer search engine broken links, such as BrokenLinkCheck CheckLink or LinkChecker this last installable.

Or, what I do: a day of little traffic I install it, I activate it, I let it work a few hours, fix links and I deactivate it until next time .

WP Post Views

This veteran plugin, from the last century, is actually a very cool tool because it shows us the most viewed posts, which we can make visible in the form of widget or code.

It is a good SEO tool but it has its hidden face, and is that, of course, being constantly reviewing your entries to show their popularity consumes many resources to be constantly checking your database .

I would say any plugin that does the same it can be useful of alternative but it is not true, they are not alternative, all plugins of this type have the same problem because they all do the same, so your only alternative are external statistical analysis systems like Piwik or the same Google Analytics.


Of course, I could not miss, and that is that JetPack has modules that do much of the above, although it has other modules that help speed up your site, but in this kind of thing you do not have to to compensate, we must be as effective as possible.

Whether we are talking about the statistics module, because of what was said previously of WP Postviews, of Markdown, Beautiful Mathematics or the Shortcodes because they have to "translate", of the infinite Scroll by the JavaScript, of the Gravatar Hovercards until they load the information or the Contact Form, that consumes what is yours even if you do not believe it, we are facing a monster .

So avoid it, and use to alternative plugins for each utility you "really" need .


Yes, remove that face of astonishment, that Akismet, and wonderful as it is, is also piece of plugin brick, that slows down your site more than desirable .

This is due to several reasons, because not only do you have to connect to the JetPack servers to check lists of spammers but also check your database to show more comments of each author, and even shows thumbnails emerging from the URLs in the comments, and all that consumes his .

Also, you have enough alternatives to combat spam .

Are there more mallet plugins?

There is more, of course, and there's nothing better than doing your own checking on your site with plugin P3 which analyzes the loading of the components of WordPress. It seems almost messy but this plugin is also a great consumer of resources, but at least it is of the type to install, activate, use and deactivate.

The best, in any case, is to follow a series of guidelines to the time to choose plugins and avoid – where possible – those that comply with the following rules:

  1. Plugins that load a lot of scripts, style sheets and other additions.
  2. Plugins that add additional requests to the database on each page of your site.
  3. Plugins that perform complex operations like MySQL commands or intensive search in the database.
  4. Plugins that make many requests to the database.

It is not the number of plugins you have installed which slows down your site but the quality of the plugins you have installed.

Choose well, choose only those you need, and for everything else create your own plugin functions only with what each site re

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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Highlight comments from registered users

Surely you've seen a lot of websites that encourage visitors to register and, in this way, obtain additional advantages, of which one of the most visual is highlighted Somewhat of your comments .

This is very easy to do in WordPress because you just have to create a CSS class that uses the WordPress class byuser which identifies registered users.

In the example code, the comments of registered users will be highlighted with a nice bluish background color.

WordPress vs Frameworks, did you miss it? Here you have it

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The other day, in a Facebook group of WordPress users emerged the debate on the suitability of use of frameworks in WordPress and of course, as at WordPresseros we go the march was set the party.

So tonight from 22:00 (Peninsular Spain time – GMT + 1) will take place on a Hangout on Google+ and YouTube on WordPress vs. Frameworks where lovers and detractors of the frameworks will debate on this particular, juicy and controversial Subject

The participants in this exciting debate will be Pedro Santos ( @hostfusion ), specialist WordPress trainer and community manager of the hosting company Host-Fusion Ángeles Portillo ( @ zanguanga ), designer, trainer, blogger and specialist in WordPress, Fernando Tellado ( @fernandot ), blogger professional of the social media and expert in WordPress, Teresa Sáez ( @teresaezc ), formadora 2.0, passionate about new technologies and computer science and Daniel Martínez ( @Wakkos ), trainer, web designer and co-founder of the design studio CoolVillage .

In Twitter the hashtag to use is #HangoutON share it and follow it live !, in the Google+ page a chat is enabled during the live which we ask you to use only for questions because this way the video is labeled according to the questions for then facilitate your viewing, you can also interact by Facebo ok or the event page created on Google+ where you must sign up for Google to send you a reminder of the event and where the video will be displayed during the broadcast.

See you tonight!

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