The other day I wrote a post talking about how I had consolidated 2 of my blogs in an effort to achieve symbiosis. The two blogs were pretty relevant to one another, so I decided to combine the fresher and highly targeted new site with the older, deeply indexed site. By doing this I was able to breathe new life into my older blog, while also being able to get my newer content seen a bit faster by adding it to an established site. And best of all, I only need to maintain 1 site instead of 2! … [Read more...] about How to Merge WordPress Sites
The other day I was perusing Amazon for some new books to throw on my reading list when I stumbled on this short Kindle edition book on blogging entitled... "How To Make Money Blogging: How I Replaced My Day-Job With My Blog" The book had some rave reviews, was a quick 60 pages, and best of all...free, so I figured what the heck... I'll read this one before bed tonight and see if I can't find a few little nuggets. Bob's Story What also grabbed me about this book was the author's … [Read more...] about How to Make Money Blogging: A Review
I wanted to post a quick update about a strange problem I came across recently where all of the plugins were deactivating and disappearing on one of my client's WordPress sites. This issue was a real head-scratcher for me, as I'd never experienced anything like it before. The plugins would mysteriously vanish from the WordPress dashboard when I'd attempt to perform an update. The files and folders were still there on the server, but they'd all had a massive string of code injected into the … [Read more...] about Have your WordPress plugins mysteriously disappeared?
I recently discovered a plugin which has fast become one of my favorite tools for cleaning and optimizing WordPress. It's called WP-Optimize, and it's a great plugin which performs a very simple, but important job...it cleans your WordPress database. I first discovered this plugin while out looking for tools that could bulk delete post revisions. For the majority of my sites I use a handy WordPress management app called ManageWP which performs a lot of routine WordPress maintenance, but I was … [Read more...] about WP-Optimize: A nifty plugin for optimizing your WordPress database
Sometimes WordPress may get jumbled up and start showing you 404 Page Not Found messages, even though the pages clearly exist. In some cases you may be able to access your home page, but nothing else. Clicking any menu item, post title or Read More link gives you a dreaded 404. This can be a frustrating experience, but thankfully, I've got a troubleshooting process that has worked for me 100% of the time, which I'll gladly share with you today! Troubleshooting 404 Page Not Found Errors in … [Read more...] about 404 Page Not Found…But it’s there…I swear!
If you run more than a few blogs, like I do, then at some point you may want to downsize and merge one or more of them. Having to manage fewer blogs is more efficient, and if you go about things the right way, the result is mostly an upshot. The reason I'm posting this today is because I just did this. I merged this blog with another blog I was starting. Given that I already have more blogs than I can effectively manage, another one seemed unnecessary, and since the new blog was pretty … [Read more...] about To merge, or not to merge: Combining WordPress blogs