My stats in last month:
78.59% bounce rate
I am using free WP theme that I tweaked a lot. Since I am not much of designer I guess it doesn't capture attention of visitors who are influenced to stay by purely visual appeal. :)
Currently making (slowly) new theme (child for Hybrid framework) and what I want to try is using new taxonomies system to provide more relevant information on posts. For example for software review show list of all posts about software by same developer, for same task, etc.
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- Facebook comments vs Blog comments
- How to do a full WordPress backup and restore
I use Cobian Backup to make automatic backups from FTP. However it became really slow and unreliable when there are thousand+ of folders and files.
Good way is to use file manager in cpanel (or whatever host uses) to pack everything into single archive and download it (just need to be careful to not create/leave it in public folder).
I pitched around idea for WP plugin that will zip and serve such file automatically but so far no takers. :) Might get to coding it myself when my skills up to it.
- It’s time for new design
Looks nice and... Usual for this blog I guess. :)
Upper-right corner could use some tweaking, icons don't fit with each other and search box fails to line up with anything.
- Mind your comments, someone may be watching
My take is actual issue here are recent comments in sidebar. They exploded single poor quality comment into site-wide problem.
From programming perspective every single bit that comes from possibly non-safe source is heavily scrubbed and sanitized in WordPress. Neglecting to do same outside of what is possible with code can easily be recipe for such disaster.
Was it possible to predict this chain of events? Unlikely.
But it was possible to evaluate usage of recent comments widget site-wide, where there is no foolproof moderation in place.
- SEO Super Comments
Just installed and enabled. Issues so far:
- no way to easily style "Comment posted on...", maybe add some class to it?
- that note also creates p tags mismatch, extra closing one
- line breaks in the start of comment get into title attribute in h1 link, validator complains
- h1 links to category, not post. is this correct?
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