Rich snippets of video in WordPress

I know you know what are the rich snippets of content those rich snippets offered by Google when follows a schema determined that distinguishes one type of content from another.

I am referring, for example, to user reviews of products in online stores .

But surely you have also noticed that there are rich snippets of video in the results of the search engine, which distinguish the video content from others, attracting more attention … and clicks, thereby improving SEO aspects of your website when you use them

But …

How are the rich snippets video created?

There are some some basic solution in the form of plugins free but limited . Undoubtedly the best option is the premium plugin Video SEO of the Yoast team .

You already know Yoast's SEO plugin, but it has more plugins, and this is a gem to improve the site of a site that publishes videos, hosted or embedded, is irrelevant.

Among its functionalities you have the following:

  • Automatically creates a map of the videos XML site
  • Complete compatibility with the marking of
  • You can change the video thumbnail that will be shown in the rich snippet
  • Tags opengraph
  • Re-indexed videos
  • Configuration by content types and / or taxonomies
  • Customizable videos ( responsive )

SEO Video Settings

To begin with, once you install and activate the plugin, you must configure it.

General settings

In addition to or blame the XML map of videos to normal users so that they are only shown to search engines, you can indicate which custom fields you use if applicable, to upload videos, if your theme requires it, and even add extra information in the videos using Embedly .

Insert settings

You can force the videos play automatically on your favorite social networks make them responsive thanks to the service FitVids.js define the width of the content if you want a different one to the default of the theme, or configure your domains Vzaar and Wistia if you use these services.

Content type adjustments / taxonomies

This step is vital to determine what types of con had ( post types ) are those that will be indexed as containing – or may contain – videos, and of course, also taxonomies.


If you have configured for the first time, or have made any changes, in the settings of content types and / or taxonomies it is important to force the re-indexing of the videos .

How to create the rich video snippets

Once you have configured the plugin to your liking where the magic is done it is in your publications .

To do this, if you already you have installed Yoast's SEO plugin you will see a new icon where Yoast's extra plugins are hosted, and there you'll find SEO video settings for your content .

If not yet no video will detect it.

Simply add a video to your content and save as draft of the moment …

Now it will give you the options to create your rich snippet video :

[19659005] Of the available options I ALWAYS recommend to define a personalized image for your video, indicate the duration of the video, give it a rating of 5 (for what less truth?) And, unless it is clearly offensive, mark the video as suitable for all audiences.

When you post your content it will appear on the video site map with its preview and perfectly labeled . Of course, the results of the search engine will appear with the parameters you have defined.

And yes, rich snippets video improve your results in the SERP


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How to set up a perfect WordPress xml sitemap

If you have installed an SEO plugin like All in one SEO Pack or Yoast SEO you probably already have an XML sitemap but do you have it? configured correctly? Not only do we have to create an XML sitemap from our website, and add it to the Search Console and to Tools for Webmasters of Bing we also have to configure it well.

What is the XML Sitemap and what is it for?

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<p> A XML Sitemap basically <strong> is a file that informs search engine crawlers about the structure of your website </strong>listing all (or part) of the existing URLs. search engine bots use this sitemap as an initial guide to crawl your website. </p>
<p> An XML Sitemap <strong> can contain information (metadata) about the frequency of update of each URL, the priority </strong> of it and, in the case of videos, the duration of the content. </p>
<p> You can (and must) create specific sitemaps for images, video and specialized content for mobile phones. of your compressed XML sitemap (gzip). </p>
<p> <span class= An XML sitemap is the first line of attack for indexing in SERPs #WordPress #SEO @fernandot Click to tweet

Search engines will not be guided exclusively by the information given in the XML Sitemap but it is your first map to your web, they will take into account your indications, will always benefit you and it will never hurt you to have it that's for sure.

So create a Sitemap XML is the first line of attack for the correct indexing in the SERP of the search engines, and configuring it properly is a fundamental task for any web administrator, but the default settings of the plugins are that, by default, and not they adapt to all existing webs.

If you use the Yoast SEO plugin you can only configure what type of content will be added to the XML sitemap without being able to determine more important settings, so we will concentrate on the aj You are available in All in one SEO Pack practically the same as you will find the fantastic (but heavy) plugin Google XML Sitemaps which do allow you to configure an XML sitemap with precision

What to include in the XML Sitemap

In the sitemap you must include all the URLs in which there is content related to the theme of your website and that offer unique, valuable information and relevant for readers and, logically, also for search engines.

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So, as a starting rule, the XML Sitemap should always include :

  1. The cover of your website most importantly, the gateway to your site.
  2. Pages : your invariable and unique content that it defines you and explains what you are, what you do, what you offer, what are your values?
  3. Entries : your periodicals, in which you offer valuable information to visitors to your website about the content of your sector or business.
  4. Taxonomies : those that serve organize and rank your content, such as labels and categories.

Also, depending on the orientation and segment of your website, the XML Sitemap can include :

  1. Videos : indicating the duration, content category and audience classification
  2. Images / Attachments : specifying the metadata that identifies them
  3. Mobile content : especially if you offer special pages for old mobiles, but also if you have defined a precise mobile strategy.
  4. Topics in the forums if you had them.
  5. Custom content types such as projects, portfolios, etc., if they are relevant to your topic and SEO strategy.
  6. Author files necessary for Google's authoring algorithms.

Additionally, if there are URLs that you want to add to the Sitemap and you have not generated them with WordPress the plugin allows you to add them manually and configure their parameters.

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What NOT to include in the XML Sitemap

It will depend a lot on your content strategy but as a starting rule the XML Sitemap should not include:

  • URLs with duplicate content.
  • URLs of attachment pages automatically generated by WordPress.
  • Membership URLs.
  • Files by date.
  • Taxonomies self-generated by the theme or plugins that do not offer organization or content hierarchy.

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Update frequency of the XML Sitemap

An important parameter, that the search engines will value, will be the frequency with which your URLs are updated. The plugins that allow you to configure these values ​​offer you the following values:

  1. Do not overwrite : Which will use the default values ​​of the plugin. The default settings are usually for blogs so as a rule do not ever leave it like this.
  2. Always (always): Ask the crawlers to visit your URLs as often as possible, every minute if possible. Configuration suitable for sites with many news that are updated very often, such as digital newspapers of the first order.
  3. Every hour (hourly): You want the bots to visit you every hour. Suitable for news sites that publish new content several times a day.
  4. Every day (daily): To be visited once a day, ideal for blogs that post a daily entry as much.
  5. Each week (weekly): If you update the blog from time to time it is a good configuration.
  6. Every month (monthly): Typical for static websites without a news section or blog, for crawlers to check if Every year (yearly): For exclusively static websites and landing pages ( landing pages ) that never change, but that you want Google to remember that exist.

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And now the usual doubt arises what frequency do I assign to each type of URL? Of course, you want the search engines to visit you the more the better. However, many visits from the trackers does not mean that they will position you better in the SERPs.

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In fact, the algorithms of crawlers could " think " that you cheat them if you make marks, for example, a frequency always and do not update anything from your content never or you do it very infrequently.

The rule that you should always apply with the search engines is not to lie to them or try to cheat them because they will catch you and they will penalize you if you generate a consumption of their resources inadequate to the result they will obtain. Google and Microsoft are million-dollar companies but they did not get rich by being fooled, and they are very jealous of the money they use to manage their tools.

I always recommend the universal rule of … " It makes life easier for search engines and you reward, complícales the task and you will be penalized . "

With this in mind, you must assign a frequency appropriate to the reality of each type of URL that you include in the XML Sitemap, being honest with your settings.

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For a blog like WordPress Help a suitable configuration would be More or less like this:

  1. Portada : always because I publish every day, sometimes several times, and in many occasions I modify titles and extracts of the entries, with what what appears on the cover You can change . Also valid would be the value hourly .
  2. Entries : hourly for the same reason above, since it is quite usual to modify entries once published, to correct errors, add links, provide more content that comes up with the conversation with readers in the comments.
  3. Taxonomies : as they show the file of the entries should be the same parameter you use for them, in the example that we are following hourly .
  4. Pages : daily | weekly | monthly | yearly any of these values, it will depend a lot on how often you modify the information of your pages. When in doubt put the same frequency as for entries, although a reasonable value, even ambitious, would be daily .
  5. Author pages : the same frequency that you establish for taxonomies, being a file of entries.

Above all, keep in mind what we are talking about, how often the URL is updated, how often it shows new or updated information.

So you must clearly distinguish the archival pages, like the cover page and taxonomies, of the entries and pages. The first ones will be updated whenever there is new content, the second ones only when you modify them independently. Keep this in mind when defining frequencies.

XML Sitemap Priorities

One parameter of great relevance is the priority we assign to each URL in our Sitemap. The available settings come in numeric format of type: 1.0, 0.9, 0.8, and so on up to 0.0, and always include the option Do not overwrite to use the plugin's default values.

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Although the value is of this type then it will be displayed in the XML Sitemap as 100%, 90%, 80% and so on.

This is translated in which we are going to tell search engines what percentage value each URL of our website has in SEO of our entire site, that's nothing.

Come on, you have to decide what value has on the total weight of the positioning of your website each type of content or file difficult decision where they are or not?

My advice is that always, always, assign the value 1.0 (100% ) to the cover as a fundamental element of the SEO of your website (normally) since it contains the eta title main and the most relevant and up-to-date information on your site.

For the pages you must apply the value 9.0 (90%) as they must always contain absolutely relevant information about what What are you offering?

If, in addition, you publish entries with valuable content, that you use to reinforce your positioning you assign them also the value 1.0 (100%) or as little 0.9 (90 %) or 0.8 (80%) since the search engines feed mainly on relevant and updated content.

From here there is no fixed rule apart from not assigning very high values ​​to the rest of the URLs except specific strategy on some type of content (video, images, etc.) basically so that they do not compete with your main URLs (cover, pages, entries).

Basically, what you are saying to Google and Bing is where you publish your most relevant content with your theme which you prefer to position in front of other URLs in case of doubts or need of saving of resources.

More parameters to take into account in the XML Sitemap

, our beloved WordPress plugins also offer us other interesting parameters to configure, and the main ones are the following:

  • Create a compressed XML sitemap (gzip) : Believe it always, in fact the crawlers read them more faster than standard.
  • Notify Google and Bing : Here the plugin sends a ping to the crawlers when your sitemap is updated so they can see what has changed. I think it goes without saying that you always activate it.
  • Generate the XML sitemap dynamically when you publish new content: Do I really need to tell you whether to activate it or not? Ok, yes.
  • Schedule updating of the XML sitemap : This is in case you want to specify a specific time in which to update your sitemap. This is because the creation of the sitemap, on websites with many URLs (thousands), can consume many resources of your server, and it may be better to choose certain hours to avoid slowing down your website if you do not have a powerful server. If you use it you must disable the automatic update when you publish new content, for obvious reasons.
  • Prefix of the site map : By default the prefix is ​​ sitemap so your XML sitemap will be will call sitemap.xml . You should only change it if there is a conflict with another sitemap
  • Create indexes of the site map : If you activate this the sitemap will not initially show all your URLs, but it will be a kind of menu with links to other sitemaps , organized by type of content (pages, entries, taxonomies, etc.), in which the URLs of each container will be. You must not activate it unless your website contains so many URLs (the rule is that does not contain more than 50,000 URLs and does not weigh more than 10 Mb ) that slows down too much the visualization of the sitemap ( Note: the plugin Yoast SEO creates the sitemap with indexes by default, without the possibility of changing ). What has been said, ideally, unless you have many URLs, is to display it directly, without indexes, to facilitate browsing and indexing the crawlers, without having them visit several URLs to see the structure of your website. If you need to create the index the plugin All in One SEO Pack creates it with links to the compressed sitemaps of each type of content, much more efficient and fast loading for crawlers.
  • Add link to the virtual robots.txt file ]: WordPress always offers a robots.txt virtual file. If you are going to create a file robots.txt own (with All in one SEO Pack you can do it easily) do not activate this box, especially if both are going to be in the same route, usually in the root folder of the site . If you are not going to create your own file activate it, it is better than nothing.
  • Add sitemap in HTML format : The Google XML Sitemaps plugin offers you this option, but it is not necessary. The normal xml Sitemap offers the necessary, basic styles for the crawlers to read them correctly.
  • Change the sitemap route : Another setting that allows the Google XML Sitemaps plugin, very useful if not the root folder of your site does not have writing permission, allowing you to save the sitemap in any other folder.

Any questions?

If it has there is some doubt put in the comments and we all solve it.

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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The most important actions you should take after installing WordPress

After having installed WordPress on your server it is time to put your batteries and take a series of actions that are very important. Enter and find out.

1. Install a theme that adapts well to your website.

You have thousands of free themes that you can search and install from the WordPress admin panel itself, it's very easy.

On the other hand, if what you want is a professional site you can get some premium theme payment. It is highly recommended by most professional bloggers.

2. Install a security plugin.

Believe it or not, there are many threats that can compromise the security of your blog. To avoid them there are many plugins that will improve the security of your installation by default.

The one that I use in my blog iThemes Security . I recommend it to you. Among many other things, it blocks the IPs that try to log in to your administration panel to take control by brute force.

3. Delete the default content

When you do a WordPress installation from scratch, files with default content are installed so you can create your blog quickly. Actually that content is not worth anything, besides it usually comes in English.

Delete the post " Hello world ", also the predefined page as well as the comment that comes with the installation.

]4. Friendly structure of your urls

For the SEO of your blog it is very important that you change the default structure of the WordPress urls. You must put the type: .

5. Create a sitemap

A sitemap is a file with the structure of your website. It is very important for Google, so that your spiders can correctly index all the pages.

You can create a XML sitemap very easily with WordPress plugins. Once you have created it you must upload it to Google Webmaster Tools .

6. Install a cache plugin

It is important for the good performance of your website that you have installed a plugin that is responsible for managing the cache. Why? Because that way reduces the download times of the contents of your site and by increasing the performance of your hosting .

7. Install a backup plugin

One of the worst things that can happen to you when you have a site with WordPress is that your data gets corrupted, you are hacked or you simply lose control of your blog.

This does not usually happen with a CMS like WordPress but it's always better to prevent. For this I advise you to install a plugin for backups like Better WP Security .

One of the great advantages of this plugin is that you can make backups by programming them periodically and without need to be in front of the computer.

I hope you have understood that after installing WordPress you need to continue configuring it before writing. I recommend you to continue learning more about the WordPress installation and configuration because it is to invest time intelligently.

Customize everything you can to ensure and optimize your website.

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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HTML Sitemap in WordPress

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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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    What did not come out in WordPress 2.8

    Yes, a moment ago we have available WordPress 2.8 but there are some functionalities, some of them long announced, that have been left in the inkwell and we will have to wait more for WordPress 2.9 or WordPress 3.0 .

    I would point to be able to filter by user and month in the area of ​​administration of tickets, something vital for those who We have several blogs or we have collaborative blogs.

    What will not go in WordPress 2.7

    There is more information about the news and features of WordPress that will not come out with version 2.7 and that they will be postponed for the next version, WordPress 2.8 . They are as follows:

    • Some shortcodes by default, perhaps the most popular 10
    • Support for oEmbed associated with shortcodes
    • A better interface of user for post reviews, and perhaps even an optional field to show what has changed in each revision
    • Support for OAuth
    • GeoData for posts, comments, attachments, etc. [19659003] User interface for duplicate posts Tags in other taxonomies ( Ticket 6387 )
    • Template tags that do in the gallery what already has in his blog
    • Code highlighting Codepress for template editing (this will be milk)
    • Menu editor
    • Tags unbalanced in tags more and nextpage ( Ticket 6297 )
    • Sitemaps by default
    • Auto-current Importers
    • post_type for galleries
    • Version system in template editions
    • Links to documentation for the functions used in the template that is being edited
    • MPTT for hierarchies

    I find the template editor with code highlighting especially interesting, which would eliminate the need to use external editors most of the time, something already requested some time ago by users .

    The entry What will not go in WordPress 2.7 published it first Fernando Tellado in Help WordPress . Do not copy content, do not say anything good about you to your readers.

    WordPress News List 2.7 • WordPress Help

    Although not all of them are still available in the preview version that we are testing, you can now review the (almost) complete list of news of WordPress 2.7 which aims to be a version really interesting, refining a lot of what was left pending in 2.5 and 2.6

    Well, it seems interesting, do not you think? Let's see if they continue with the good run and improve WordPress as we all wish. Of course, they forget the usual thing: optimize the management of the database and that each new functionality that they add requires more load on the server, and at this step more than one hosting will prohibit install WordPress as they do with some forums systems.

    Help me Browse your Blog • WordPress Help

    Imagine this situation: You have been surfing for a while reading the wonders of posts that we wrote here, and you are aware that there will be much more great material to read and with which to learn things about of WordPress. But milk, you reach the end of the page and you can not find any link or way to continue visiting the contents of the blog . Damn it, now what are you doing?

    If you are an experienced user you may know that you can type something similar to " " and so on increasing the number to continue reading this blog wonder. You can also browse the categories use the Tags even use the searches, that very useful and little used resource. You can even look to see if there is a sitemap .

    It seems silly but it will not be the first nor the last template that you will find without such a basic navigation resource as some links that allow you Go back and forth in the blog archive . If this is your case you just have to add this before the call to " footer.php " in your file " index.php ":

    Easy huh ?. Like everything with WordPress Help .

    My List of what should change in WordPress

    The other day I read in WPCandy the 30 things that should change for the next version of WordPress, 2.6, and I saw that it matched some but I also realized that I had my own priorities, so I'm going to encourage you to do my list of requests for WordPress 2.6 … or WordPress 2.7 . [19659003] I will separate it in parts, making a review of the improvements that would make life easier for us …


    Perhaps this is the [almost perfect] part of WordPress, with those links to the more usual functions, the ability to customize the feeds you want to have at first glance, even statistics.

    In this regard the only downside that I find is the same fact of the new location of WordPress 2.5 so to access the writing Once you click on any other tab you must "move up" to "find it". I think something so important, from where you can access everything important in your blog, should be much more available, more intuitive, even with links to the desktop.


    This aspect has also undergone many improvements but I still believe that you can supervitaminar with some ideas.

    One of them would be the possibility of filter by Tags in addition to author and categories. The export should let you do it also by categories or even by dates not only by author. Something similar to when importing, where you should have options to apply Tags or Categories before making the complete import, something like a massive edition to be able to hierarchize the imported entries.

    Another little functionality is the Tag administrator. Something like what the plugin Simple Tags would be expected in our blog, what is currently is really pathetic at the level of Tags management .

    The library multimedia I think you'll be with me in what is really painful, without any use, is something I've been watching since the first versions and still do not understand how continue to maintain such useless utility . I would earn enough points by offering some kind of simple image editing, and if it were something like Imaset then I would pay homage to the Automattic guys.

    Something else And what about removing the category ID column? . Let's see if in Automattic they have decided that I have to have active the browser's status bar to guess the ID in the URL.

    To finish, they should implement something similar to the page link manager , and thus be able to decide which ones will be visible and which will not be in the navigation bar.


    Here I think that nobody would dislike to have the possibility, which users already enjoy, of Preview how our blog will be when changing the theme it would be great to be able to test our blog before finally changing the template.

    Another aspect to improve is the old Editor of Themes currently expired, without the possibility of searching a file, or undoing changes. Also it would help a navigator of available files.

    The Widgets perhaps are not at all intuitive but to that they work well ?. Personally, the previous system of drag and drop seemed more simple, but Mac but we must recognize that now they consume less memory.

    Finally a request I think reasonable: please, the Kubrick template included by default we've already seen it, to see if they put another, or a few.


    And I say … why do not distinguish between comments and trackbacks? ] as Akismet does. Curious, is not it? Well, they are already taking.

    Another thing to review is the withdrawal of the edit button from the comments manager, having to click on the user's name is not as intuitive as possible, in fact It's hard to find out.

    Another thing … for when a comment system in AJAX ?


    Here I have a few silly questions, namely …

    • Why not includes WordPress locations to other languages ​​ series?
    • Why has it been years recommending the folder uploads and does not come in the default installation created?
    • Why support myhacks if one does not come by default or documentation of how to use it?
    • If we all use Feedburner why not give the option directly without plugin ?. If even in WordPress they always recommend it
    • For when a system cache powerful ?. Blogs are powerful publishing tools but if your space becomes popular you always need this type of utilities.


    I find it amazing that in these times there is activate Akismet it should come active by defect, for example. But not this alone, here would have hundreds of requests for plugins that should come as built-in function. I already commented something about Simple Tags, but there are things like an SEO tool why should I install a plugin to generate a sitemap ?, could not it come a default utility included? of something so basic?

    Sure you have more basic requests but it seems a bit silly that Automattic has its own plugins like Akismet, noWWW or Stats and you have to activate them, even download them, when they might come included by default.


    I like the differentiation included in WordPress 2.5 per user but I still do not understand why there is no integrated avatars system like in for registered users and without the need for gravatars, configurable in the user profile.

    In another order of things, the possibility of defining the capabilities of each type of user would be necessary, as you can do with Role Manager [1945900] 4].


    As you know, there have been quite a few problems with the visual editor in almost all versions of WordPress. When you do not get along with the PHP version you have security conflicts with the servers. Well, this should draw the attention of the developers and take seriously the window that a blogger uses in WordPress, offering improvements and stability to avoid these conflicts.

    Apart from this, it is necessary an editor that includes ] more buttons or "quicktags" such as a complete function for creation of tables (essential), another for text size for typography to use and many more that occur to me that, in order not to overload, you could choose which ones to display from the Writing options. I find it essential to professionalize blog posts .

    Another aspect that sins a lot is the system of attach media since, since it is a popup (version 2.5) you have to reopen it to insert more images. It seems a little ridiculous that now we can upload more than one image at a time but we have to open several instances of the system to include the uploaded images one by one . It seems that they have only thought about this utility for the gallery system, which incidentally should have more options than the current ones.

    They should also remove the "Related" which are almost never used while you write, and put in that privileged place the selection of categories and tags, do not you think?

    Ah, I forgot. The editor at full screen is great but … why do I have to leave it to attach media ?, rare? …

    Details, details … [19659003] And your list what would it include?

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