Optimus Plugin: Affordable Lossless Image Compression For WordPress

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I’m not a control freak, honestly. But when it comes to images, I’ve always felt that manual optimization using old school Adobe Fireworks was the better way to go. While it may not be the most efficient use of my time, with practice I’ve whittled the process down to 30 seconds or less per image. Nevertheless, I was curious how…. Continue Reading

Fixing the Briefly Unavailable for Scheduled Maintenance Error in WordPress

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There’s an error in WordPress which occurs rarely when an update fails to complete. It usually happens when you update the WordPress core itself, compounding the fear factor. The message your receive is “Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute”. In this article I’ll take a look at why this happens and how you can resolve the…. Continue Reading

How to Move from WordPress.com to WordPress.org

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Are you interested in making the move from WordPress.com to WordPress.org? WordPress.com is like a watered down version of WordPress.org. Yes, it’s weird that they couldn’t come up with some more differentiated names for the products, but WordPress.com is typically for people just starting off with their blogs. It’s used by people who want to test the waters and see…. Continue Reading

How to Stop Spam Registration & Comments Easily with GoodBye Captcha

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WordPress spam. Comment spam. Registration spam. The thorn in the flesh of most WordPress users. The bane of WordPress entrepreneurs across the board. I mean, every aspect of running a WordPress website can be fun, but taking care of spam, well, that doesn’t conjure the best of feelings. Once, I let comment spam run amok on one of my WordPress…. Continue Reading

WordCamp Europe Seville 2015 – My Experience

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I recently spent an amazing five days in Seville, Spain, with fellow WordPress enthusiasts. I was there to attend WordCamp Europe; the largest WordPress conference in Europe. WordPress describes WordCamps as “informal, community-organized events that are put together by WordPress users like you”. If you check the main WordCamps website, you will see that there are WordCamp events on every…. Continue Reading