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Link Keywords in Your Posts

October 18, 2013 · Posted in Blogging, Plugins, WordPress · Comments Off 

I recently noticed that the WP Keyword Link plugin is no longer working on some of my sites upgraded to at least 3.6 so I had to find a new wordpress plugin to use. I just tried Keyword to URL and it seems simple enough. It doesn’t have a lot of features like WP Keyword Link did, but I was able to get my site working in a pinch instead of searching for other available plugin options.

The only feature this plugin uses is to only link the first occurrence of the keyword and that is a global feature for all the keywords. Because of the lack of features this will be a temporary solution for me until I find another one. If you are looking for something really simple, so far I have had no problems with the plugin. As always, use at your own risk.

Why would I use a plugin like this? Because I write a lot of blog posts on a daily basis and using a keyword to url plugin makes my life a lot easier. I don’t need to worry about linking certain words and getting the information out there. I don’t need to worry about creating links on every single post and I can just blanket a bunch out there. Of course, use it wisely and not in a way that will get you flagged on search engines and don’t make your posts look spammy.

Do You Want Your WordPress Plug-in Tested and Reviewed?

March 13, 2013 · Posted in WordPress · Comments Off 

I love testing the use, compatibility and functionality of WordPress plugins. I used to do this type of work on applications at Apple during the 90′s and I loved it!

I would like to review your WordPress plugin. If you have one that you think would be beneficial to social networking or online marketing then please send information and a link to me at the-real-geekmom-at-gmail-dot-com (remove the hyphens.)

Please remember to include basic information such as what to do after installing the plugin. I wanted to review a plugin that looked really really good, but the author didn’t include how to use it so I couldn’t review it. This plugin would have been a great social networking sales tool and a lot of people would probably use it. Unfortunately, after the very basic installation and twitter installation instructions, there was no information on how it is actually used in the blog. I was bummed. I couldn’t review it.

I don’t charge for doing this as I enjoy trying out the plugins and reviewing them. Now, if you need a plugin actually tested then I will charge an hourly fee for this, but it would include a very comprehensive review and test of all features and different WordPress versions.

I guess now you know why I’ve had the name geekmom for so long. :)

Hard Coding vs. Plugins for WordPress

March 1, 2013 · Posted in WordPress · Comments Off 

As you know, I do a lot of modifications to many different WordPress themes when allowed. What you might not realize is that I try to add as little extra code as possible.

Why? Read more

Two Decent Ways to Protect Your WordPress Site

February 28, 2013 · Posted in WordPress · Comments Off 

Protect Your WordPress Files and Database from Scripts

There are people who have nothing better to do with their time than go and try to break into WordPress pages and cause havoc. Here are two real easy ways of protecting your sites other than making a real difficult password. Read more