Custom excerpts are better for UI/UX because in their absence, most WordPress themes will just grab text from your content. But writing custom excerpts of proper length can be tricky. What you need is a character counter on your WordPress excerpt box!
WordPress is by far the most popular content management system in the world. So, naturally, I love it and have quite a bit to say about it. My WordPress posts may be slightly biased towards code hacks (as opposed to simpler configuration tweaks), but well, I'm a software guy... So, no apologies.
If you do WordPress site migrations often, you will at some point encounter the problem of weird characters (like â€œ and â€) appearing in your WordPress content. This article explains why this may happen and how to fix the problem.
Once in a while, you may need to manually change your WordPress siteurl and home links (e.g. when you’re migrating your entire website to a new domain). If not done right, your site may malfunction. Here are the different proper ways to do this.
You may need to do redirections on your WordPress site from time to time. While they can be done with PHP or via code tweaks in your .htaccess file, this article explains a simpler and more robust method involving the WordPress Redirection plugin.
WP-Cron is how WordPress handles time-based job scheduling on sites. Sort of like the Linux cron utility. But WP-Cron could be very resource intensive since it executes on every page load. I share some insights/solutions to the problem in this post.
On WordPress blogs with one author, the author archive link is often useless because it generally displays a roll up of articles similar to what is already on the homepage. This article discusses various options for changing the author archive link.