WordPress version 4.8 is out! Before upgrading, be sure to back up your site. I use UpDraftPlus. Here are a few comments that WordPress says about the new upgrade. This list is not all of the new stuff, but most of the major new stuff is mentioned in this post. […]

WordPress 4.8 Update

Akismet is a comment spam filtering service. Akismet catches blog comment and pingback spam using their algorithms. This algorithm learns from its mistakes and from the actions taken by participating websites. Every WordPress installation comes with two plugins pre-installed. One of them is Akismet. Even though Akismet comes pre-installed, it […]

Akismet Spam Filtering WordPress Plugin

After having used the shortcodes you can go back to a full width section. This text is just a paragraph after the closing shortcode. Simple. For extra styling you could start a section with a different number of columns. Suppose you want to have some text take up two thirds […]

Columns in a WordPress Post

The Plugin Directory at WordPress.org says the following about this plugin: “A lightweight plugin to protect email addresses from email-harvesting robots by encoding them into decimal and hexadecimal entities.” A lightweight plugin to protect plain email addresses and mailto links from email-harvesting robots by encoding them into decimal and hexadecimal […]

WordPress Email Address Encoder Plugin

The Plugin Directory at wordpress.org says this about the Countdown Tier Ultimate plugin: “A quick, easy way to add and display responsive Countdown timer on your website.” Do you have a special event coming up? The documentation goes on to say this: “A very simple plugin to add countdown timer […]

WordPress Countdown Timer Ultimate

We provide several short articles and tips on building your own WordPress site. The short articles are under the WordPress menu. Most of the blog posts are about WordPress and web sites. You can search for blog posts in the sidebar on the right or go to a recent post or […]

WordPress Introduction