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Get a Website, Social Media and Competitor Analysis with Quicksprout

As a webmaster, you always need to be on the lookout for things to improve on your sites. This is less the case if you are just maintaining a private website, but […]

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How to move comments in WordPress

I'm currently going through all aged posts here on Ghacks Technology News to update them whenever possible, or remove them from the blog if it does not make sense to do so. […]

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Blog Maintenance: what I do when I have nothing to write about

If you are running a blog or website for a long time, you will encounter days or even weeks where there is little to write about. There are plenty reasons why this […]


Here is why is down right now is one of our partner websites, and it came as a surprise yesterday that the site went down completely. I first thought that this was just a fluke and tried connecting […]

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How to add featured images to existing WordPress posts automatically

Every now and then I'm running page speed analysis tools such as Google Page Speed or Yahoo's Yslow on the sites that I administrate to make sure that the sites load as […]

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WordPress SEO Premium 1.0 plugin review

Yoast's WordPress SEO plugin is a well designed plugin for self-hosted WordPress blogs that takes care of several SEO related settings and preferences. It enables you to define how permalinks should look […]


Attention domain owners: don't ignore "validate contact info" emails anymore

Every year or so it seems, I'm receiving quite a few emails from various domain registrars asking me to verify that the contact information of my domains are correct. Contact information link […]

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WordPress: distraction-free writing

The default WordPress writing environment is not well suited for writing at all, in my opinion. You get a sidebar on the left, modules on the right, and a toolbar on top […]


How to delete websites on Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a service by Google for webmasters who want to track the traffic, conversions and other metrics in regards to sites that they add to the service. The service highlights […]


WordPress 3.8 update comes with a new admin and default theme

A new version of the popular blogging software WordPress has just been released, introducing a new admin dashboard theme and the brand new Twenty Fourteen frontend theme. As you may know, a […]

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How to add a sticky post in WordPress

If you hang out on web forums regularly, you know that most of them have capabilities to make posts sticky. What is meant by that is that these posts are always displayed […]

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WordPress 3.7 Update brings automatic updates

A new version of the blogging script WordPress has just been released. WordPress 3.7 is a feature and bug-fix release for self-hosted WordPress websites. So called background updates are probably the biggest […]

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WordPress: Use Google Libraries instead of locally hosted ones

As I pointed out numerous times before: speed is important for any kind of operation on the Internet as a better loading performance will improve conversions on your websites. Mozilla managed to […]

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How to hire on

I'm pretty well versed when it comes to the Internet, web technologies and everything that goes along with it. While that is the case, I know that I still lack in certain […]

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Top tools to optimize your website's loading time

Making sure that your website is as fast as it can be in regards to loading time should be one of the top priorities of every webmaster. The core reason for that […]

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WordPress 3.6.1 security update is out

A new version of the popular blogging software WordPress has been released a minute ago. The update addresses several security issues in the platform that have been reported by third parties to […]


WordPress: Why you may want to disable XML-RPC Support

I recently bought a new website to add to my website investment portfolio, moved it to a server after some initial testing, and have been running it on that server ever since. […]

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Social Media Feather: a super lightweight WordPress sharing plugin

I'm still working on the new Ghacks theme behind the scenes, and one of the things that I really wanted to tackle was to remove the old social media sharing plugin AddThis […]