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.
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.
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.
When an image is uploaded to WordPress, its title is auto-populated based on filename. But WordPress does NOT set the image Alt Text or other fields. For image-heavy sites, this implies repetitive manual effort. Read to learn how to automate this.
Content management systems have the ability to maintain multiple user and admin accounts. Sometimes, it becomes necessary to deny users access to their accounts. This post explains options available to you in WordPress and the pros and cons of each.
While the Jetpack Publicize feature is a really handy and time saving feature for blog posts, it is probably not such a great idea for WooCommerce products. This post contains a quick functions.php code snippet that helps disable Jetpack Publicize only for WooCommerce Products.
The regular plugin-based methods for noindexing pages may not work for files and the question becomes: How do we hide (noindex) files in WordPress from search engines? In this article, I explain a solution to this problem and I demonstrate with live example files how you can hide (noindex) other types of media like PDF and Excel files in WordPress.