Decrypt Your WordPress Footer PHP File

Like many bloggers I use free themes where I can find them and in almost all cases when you download a free theme the original theme creator encrypts and encodes the footer.php so as to prevent the user from changing and removing the credit for the theme. But some themes have customizations in the footer.php that you can only modify by accessing and manipulating this file. It is for this reason why I searched and … Read more

Finding And Removing Dead Links For Your Blog

I was using Google Web Master tools and noticed the number of 404 pages found on my blog had skyrocketed over the past few weeks, so I did a little digging and found that when I had installed many of the wordpress plug-ins on dragonblogger.com that the Google Index bots no longer can find them and trigger the 404 pages. This made me realize that no blogger should have Google or any other search engine … Read more

Add NoFollow To Your WordPress Archive and Category Links

One of the ways to improve your Google PageRank is to limit the number of link juice you have flowing out of your root site and to other pages, this includes links to internal page resources. I found a nice wordpress plug-in called “Noindex/Nofollow Links” which will automatically no follow all your category and archive links from your homepage, so you aren’t leaking out your PR juice to twenty or thirty internal pages. I just … Read more

Bloggers Disable Directory Indexing

If you are running a wordpress blog then you may be vulnerable to hacks and attacks by having your plugins exposed without you even realizing it. Test this by hitting your blog URL/wp-content/plugins and see if you get a full index listing of your wordpress plugins. If you can see all of your plug-ins, then you need to disable your directory indexing to avoid exposing this information to malicious intentions. To do this you need … Read more

Should I Put Captcha On My Blog Comments?

I get around 27-40 SPAM comments per day on all 4 of my blogs and these require me to filter through of them as some legitimate comments do get flagged SPAM by accident. I am considering putting Captcha on my comments, so that the spam gets reduced (auto blast submits will be thwarted and I won’t have as much junk in my spam queue hopefully). I have seen many other blogs use Captcha, most BlogSpot … Read more

Google Keyword Suggestion Tool

I have found online a nice Google Keyword Suggestion tool for people looking to make every keyword count for their blog posts. This tool allows you to search for keywords and find ones with the least # of pages that match, so you can target your keywords more effectively and rank better in Google Indexes. You don’t want to compete your keywords against 2 million other pages that have the same keywords, so you targer … Read more

WordPress Plugin – Custom Post Background

I decided to test a new WordPress plug-in called “Custom Post Background” which claimed to have the ability to change the background and CSS style for a single post. If this plug-in worked it would be a great way to draw notice to specific posts by changing the color of the background, font style…etc of specific posts. This is a fantastic idea and this post is my test of the plug-in. First you have to … Read more

Keep Track of Your Linkbacks with Google Alerts

Ok, if you are the type of person who likes to check your Linkbacks daily, then this is a service you should be using. Setup a Google Alerts account and add your blogsearch criteria as alerts. Or just do your blogsearch and then scroll to bottom and turn it into an alert. Create 2 alerts for each of your blogs, so you can accurately track Linkbacks to both types of URLs. link:http://yoursite.com link:http://www.yoursite.com You can … Read more