Adapt your site for iPad

No doubt, the iPad is revolutionizing the computer world by leaps and bounds. If for months nobody gave a euro for a tablet PC suddenly, Apple brings to light the iPad and everyone discovers that he needs the gadget (myself included).

And like the iPad it incorporates new navigation modes (mainly), different from the ones we know so far, a new experience of " touching the web ", we will do badly if we do not adapt our site created with WordPress to the characteristics of the iPad. Come on, that has to be updated .

Unfortunately, there is still almost nothing to adapt our WordPress site for iPad. Themes are not found and there are only plugins that incorporate some kind of functionality, but nothing complete, that transforms our WordPress into a native website for iPad. It seems that the only option right now is to design a version of our website exclusively for iPad and the 'user_agent' will detect the device and show it.

But no, everything has a solution, in some cases per box …

PadPressed is so far the only complete WordPress-specific solution, and spectacular result, that turns our site into a native website for iPad when it detects that our visitor uses the fashionable device . If you need a quick solution right now it's the best you can find, and if you look closely the price is not expensive for the job that saves you.

In this video you can see the fantastic result … [19659003]

More options ?, then use a exclusive theme for iPad like these …

Or follow one of these guides with which adapt your site to iPad :

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Rename the user "admin"

When installing WordPress, we create a user called "admin" with which we can fully control the blog. While we can change our publishing nick, WordPress does not allow to easily change the username of "admin". This is a security risk, say, someone who wants to gain access to your blog by brute force should only get your password because your username already knows: admin …

There are 2 ways to achieve this: one is to create a new user with administrative powers, delete the "admin" account and control the blog from the new account, or edit the WordPress database. I used the second option and it works, so I will explain it:

Once this edition is finished, we save and close phpMyAdmin. Now we return to our blog and try to login. If we try with the user "admin", we will see that it does not work anymore, but if we try with the username that we have ("hello"), we will automatically access our blog.

A strange trick, but without doubt will let the most paranoid sleep.

Guide – Link to parts of an entry


I think we all already know how to insert a link to a URL but, as WordPress does not offer you a button for it , have you ever wondered how it is done link to different parts of the same entry links to parts of text on a page and everything without leaving it.

With a little bit of HTML the thing is sucked, and it's a basic concept of link code. Actually it is a variation of the tag that, instead of using it with the modifier href we will do it with the variant name .

It really is very simple. If you create a link to a reference, to a URL, you would do it this way:

And to link a text you just have to make a small modification and organize the use of the links.

This type of code is very useful if you have to put a list of links to different sections of the same article or page, and you'll also see it often in "Back to the top" links on some websites.

The process is this :

  1. Define names (name)
  2. Add links to names (name)
  3. Difference between relative and absolute links


The first thing is define, or mark, the destinations or names to which to link . To do this, before the text to be linked, you must include the code that "tags" it so that you can then call it. An example would be this:

As you see, before the text of our article ("Lorem ipsum …") we have added a mark that identifies a section as "intro" and another as "text". Of course, you can use any name (one, two, three, etc.).
You can create as many sections as you need just by changing the name for each one.


next is create the link index or simply insert the links to the defined names. This is just as simple because if you already know how to link to the
beginning of post you just have to apply a variation to link .

What you will do is replace the links to URLs by links to URLs plus the tag name or simply links to the tag defined with the name . It would be something like this:


And this can be done in two ways, with relative links or with absolute links . Absolute links would be those that include the full path to your post, and relative ones that only link to the tag defined with the name . Here you can see what it would look like:

Absolute link

Relative link

You choose the way to do it, although it is obvious which is the simplest and fastest. Actually, this guide is not something exclusive to WordPress but a recovery of the basics of XHTML programming which I recommend you review from time to time to offer more dynamic content on your blog.

As you have already seen, this article includes the use of these tags to navigate through the 😉

Back to the beginning of this post

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What nobody is going to explain about SEO • WordPress Help

Striking the "tagline" of this book by Javier Casares on SEO (if you can use the association of tagline a subtitle), and the truth is that it does not cheat then, in addition to what we can always read in SEO blogs in the SEO reference guide the first thing that is emphasized is in that position your blog in the search engines is not difficult, you will not even need to hire a professional for it, and with this goal the book is posed: offer you a quick reference manual to position webs / blogs in search engines .

The same size of the book (A5), the clarity of the text, easily legible and the layout, facilitate the use of it as pocket manual which you can have with your computer always on hand to use your references and apply them. In 83 pages organized into 8 sections easily identifiable by bookmarks on the spine you can quickly access tricks and procedures to improve SEO .

what I liked most, apart from the content and tricks, is section 0 of the book, it is an excellent introduction to break myths and fears and, incidentally, encourage you to use yourself the positioning techniques that the book brings together Note also chapter 5.7: " How does my site see a search engine? ". Another essential section is the Dictionary of terms at the end of the book

In a clear, direct and personal language Javier will tell you the secrets of SEO ]from the most common errors, up to Cloaking (who had no idea what it was), going through very clear explanations of all the factors that affect this new quasi-science positioning almost brings you closer to to know how search engines think to understand them better and take advantage of that knowledge so that your website or blog will gain positions in the search results.

If I have to put some stick to the book is that there is a link that does not come out differentiated in boxes "code type", some more graphic to illustrate, for example, link chains and, of course, a special section for WordPress (Javier, take note). There will also be those who think that would have been better an ebook but I disagree, for these things, and more in the format in which it is made, I think the paper guide is better .

In my case, thanks to Bloguzz who facilitated the review, and Javier of OjoBuscador who sent me the book in a few days, not It cost me one euro for the book but the less than 30 euros that costs (before it was worth almost 40 but celebrate the year of publication with this discount) are a good investment. Not only is a compendium of all the relevant information for SEO but also is read at a stretch as if you were telling a friend, and that is appreciated.

It is a book that has happened to occupy a place next to my Mac and that I consult almost every day for to improve the positioning of my blogs and I look forward to publishing the second edition , although Javier told me that there is still time for that.

You know I do not recommend to recommend, and if I would not have liked it, but is a good guide it's worth buy it .

Now that I realize, almost all we have read the book and commented on the [19659018] in blogs we have done the same, show a photo of it next to our machine. It is not something trivial, it is in line with the fact that they are essential tools .

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The WordPress Security Bulletin 2.5 was False • WordPress Help

It seems that in the end was just a malicious rumor the alleged report of a possible injection vulnerability SQL in the WordPress login screen 2.5 . Or that is what Matt said, with profusion of details, in his blog.

And Matt, who seems upset by this type of rumors, has not limited himself to questioning the rumor, as he remembers that an error report must always be accompanied by the affected code and a description of the problem .

In addition, it takes the opportunity to remember and nuance the problems of hacking sites, mostly with versions 2.1 and 2.2 of WordPress . There is a lot of good information about what to do if your blog has been hacked but Matt points out some specific WordPress tips:

  1. Update your blog to the latest version of WP. This is not should give you problems. There are plugins that can help you if you are an advanced user you can use Subversion then there is the official standard method and there are also hosting providers that have scripts to perform updates in a couple of clicks.
    • If you need someone's help to update you know you have us in the Forum where there are hundreds of WordPress users wanting to share knowledge with you, or you can also review the guides that we have developed in WordPress Help (this does not say Matt – at the moment). Take note of the steps and next time you will do it alone and you can even help others, it's very easy.
  2. Change your passwords both yours and those of other users who are registered in your system. If the attacker stole your password when you were in the version before the update, you can still enter it if you do not change it. Use the WP 2.5 password checker to create a secure key.
  3. Search your entries to see what may have been modified, and check your server's folders to find something that is different than usual. In the latter you can ask your accommodation provider for help.

But, in addition to these good advice, Matt also makes a kind of argument for those who still do not dare to to update. I like it better than I did but good Matt also puts forth good reasons in a series of questions and answers:

  • I'm scared that something will go wrong , or do not know how to do it. Ask a friend or ask for help in the Forum. If you want, you can also use the plugin WPAU or the automatic installers of the hosting to do it.
  • One of my plugins does not work with the new version. This case is increasingly rare because there is a cycle of public checking of plugins to test the plugins in the latest versions. You can look for an update on the page of the author of the plugin, contact the creator or even donate some money to be encouraged to make it compatible. You can also search for alternative plugins that are already updated and offer similar functionality. But, speaking of major words, it is much more important to have a secure blog than the use of a simple plugin, so it would be better to consider deactivating that plugin until it is updated and not lose security in your blog compromising the guts of your system
  • I do not like the new version, they have changed it for me. We think that each new version is better, but sometimes there are people who do not feel comfortable with the changes, and nothing happens, that's fine. The good news is that things are constantly improving based on the response of users, including the interface, and almost certainly what bothers you will happen to others and there will be a plugin that changes it. For example, if you do not like the new distribution of the contents in the writing panel, already there is a file for you to put it your style (old) or even a plugin that takes advantage of all the width of the browser window .
  • I modified the original files so the updates upset me. You should never modify the original WP files. If you see that you have to do it for some reason, open a file to request a modification or filter so that your modifications can be made with a plugin – it makes things a lot easier.
  • Updates are too frequent. If it takes more than 5 minutes to update your blog is that you're doing something wrong . Historically, there is a major update 3 times a year, and a minor revision once a month. Minor revisions almost never spoil anything, so they are the easiest (and often the most important). WordPress is a software that is evolving rapidly, so it is not a bad problem in any case.
  • I do not know when there are updates. You no longer have excuses. From 2.3 a notifier was included in the upper part of the Desktop that alerts you when there are updates. It is also interesting to subscribe to the development blog which incidentally you can also see on your main Desktop panel, it will not clog your RSS reader. Of course, you can also follow the WordPress blog these guys are really up to date and will promptly inform you in addition to answer your questions .

That majete is Matt, huh? 😀

Forgive me for the small licenses that I have taken in the translation, I'm sure you understand that they are with good intention, so that you have references in our language. Well, now we do not just say it and it's not good, given the security problem with previous versions (and Technorati ) wait for the WordPress virguerías 2.6 . So …

Do not wait for WordPress 2.6, update now!

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Move WordPress (Domain and / or Directory) (II)

The second part of Mudar WordPress (Domain and / or Directory) is here. Have not I taken a long time?

In this last installment, we will learn how not to lose any URL or any visitor.

We begin by changing the directory:

  1. To do not lose any links you just have to do a 301 redirect . Imagine that we had http://www.dominio.com/blog and have moved on to http://www.dominio.com . Well you have to put this code in the .htaccess of the root of the site:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond% {HTTP_HOST} ^ www.domain.com / blog $
RewriteRule ^. * $ Http: //www.dominio.com% {REQUEST_URI} [R=permanent,L]

And now the domain change:

  1. Keep in mind that the domain we have to keep in some host . There are hostings free that let you use your domain (redirects, frames, …) . Also, you have to take into account that the hosting that you choose has to let you at least have .htaccess .
  2. Once you have this in mind, the only thing you have to to do is a 301 redirect . Imagine that we had http://www.dominio.com and now we have http://www.dominio2.com . Well in the .htaccess of www.domain.com we have to put:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond% {HTTP_HOST} ^ www.dominio.com $
RewriteRule ^. * $ Http: //www.dominio2.com% {REQUEST_URI} [R=permanent,L]

It's that simple, in this way the visitors that go to any post of the old URL, will redirect to the new one. And most importantly, GooGLe does not penalize you.

The entry Mudar WordPress (Domain and / or Directory) (II) was first published in WordPress Help .

Migrate WordPress (domain and / or Directory) • WordPress Help

There are moments in the life of everything blogger that for some causes or others touches us to move our WordPress there are times that we have to move domain but others that simply of directory.

Searching in the search engine I found that there are several entries in which it tells how to move from WordPress.com to WordPress ; from Blogger to WordPress ; from The Shaker to WordPress ; from Joomla to WordPress ; … but curiously I did not find any tutorial explaining how to perform this simple process. So in the wake of this post in the forums I decided to do it.

And … that's it, the blog already works in the new domain or directory but the old URLs no. We'll deal with this topic, but … better in another post.

PS: In the URLs, put (www) . This is because it depends on whether your site has the www or not. If you have them, it will be http://www.dominio.com and if not http://dominio.com.

Your Blog on the Mobile • WordPress Help

Today I present a new way to mobilize your blog this time through a plugin that simplifies any management in this regard.

You just have to download the WordPress plugin that has just been updated to version 1.2 on > Andy Moore's blog Well there's a plugin in the official repository port of a PHP Andy Moore With the not only you can see a optimized version of your blog on the mobile but publish posts, upload images and almost anything else you've been doing in the usual way.

Adding Tags to the template

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The version 2.3 of WordPress brought us one of the tools expected by all users is the ability to manage Tags (labels) in a simple way and without tedious configurations. It is true that there are plugins to use Tags currently but the configuration is so complicated that it can take hours to adapt your blog and you get the desired result.

The case of the templates is vital, because with them we show our readers, The messages that the visitor sees are included in his code, and with these messages we make our communication space more readable, more comprehensible and, in short, accessible. And this is about everything we do.

But not all developers are still active, or some take to update templates for new versions. As if this were the case, it is especially important that you can manage Tags, and do it yourself (it's very simple).

The Tags system is a very powerful tool for positioning, since it is the language from which the seekers, said finely, so you will do well to take good note.

In Aiming for Indepence have written a wonderful and simple article where they explain, not only how to add the necessary function so that you template is capable of displaying Tags but in itself is a great mini-tutorial of how the templates work in WordPress.

In case you do not speak English, I will summarize the steps to make for your template, in case the developer does not update it to WordPress 2.3, let be able to show and manage the Tags . Incidentally, I'll try to explain something about how templates work in WordPress .

It's actually very simple. Inside the folder where you have installed your blog there is a folder called " wp-content " where, in turn, there are those that contain the plugins (" plugins ") and templates (" themes "). This is where the folders corresponding to your template will be.

Well, look for the folder that contains your template, something like ' / wp-content / themes / miplantilla ' and locate two main files that show the so-called " the loop ". These files are ' index.php ' and ' single.php '. The first one is the one that deals with the information shown on the main page of your blog, and the second one that handles the interface when you click on a specific article (similar to this one will be ' page.php ') the same for static pages). Occasionally, there are templates that manage all of this with a file that is "called" by the previous ones, and which is usually called ' theloop.php '. If this were the case, you would only have to modify this last file.

"The loop" is the communication interface with your readers the part of the code that shows the messages in your articles. There you will find references that show how many comments there are in the article, who wrote it, what day, etc. Also in what category it is archived or with which it is identified.

Well, it is in that part of code where the WordPress 2.3 update acts, and where you may have to add something if your template is not up to date.

You just have to include this code:

and replace the words before separator and after by which you want them to appear in the indicated place. For example, if you want the labels to appear after the article, and before the link to the " Previous " you should paste it after where this appears:

You can place it in other places, of course, but always inside the "loop" zone. I recommend that, with the open source editor, you try a local installation and the same template, and observe the results until you get the desired effect (always work on site before touching anything on your real blog).

The result you would get would be the following:

Before the Tags …

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After the Tags …

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But you still prefer to show the Tags in the form of "cloud", where the most referenced appear in larger size. In this case WordPress 2.3 also contemplates this possibility and you will not need any plugin for it. You just have to include the following code:

Where the '8' is the minimum font size, and '36' the maximum, although you can try several sizes until you have it to your liking. In 'number' you decide how many tags you want to show. With this you get what is shown here …

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And this code can be added wherever you want, not just in the "loop". In the footer of your blog (' footer.php' ) or even in widgets, and without using anything more than a text widget.

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Guide "Meet the Administration Panel"

After an arduous task to elaborate a tutorial for to know better the WordPress Administration Panel and as I already announced in one of the chapters, nothing better than having all the complete tutorial in a PDF file.

For this purpose I have elaborated a document with the complete guide, and I believe that the combination of good material, a fantastic editor such as Apple Pages and much enthusiasm have gotten that I can offer you a good PDF, with an unbeatable aspect and with valuable information.

I hope you enjoy it at least half of what I did while doing it.