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We love WordPress and there is no word ‘Blog’ without WordPress. 20% of the worlds websites are managed by it and its increasing. Following is a list of 20 best tutorials we found for you. These are based on WordPress tips and tricks and suggestion on how to keep your blog secure and best.

1. 6 methods to control what and how your content appears in search engines

There are several ways to prevent GoogleYahoo!, Bing or Ask from indexing a site’s pages. In this article, we look at the different search engine blocking methods, considering each method’s pros and cons.

– Use a robots.txt robots exclusion file

– Use “noindex” page meta tags

– Password protect sensitive content

– tell search engines not to spider some or all links on a page

– Don’t link to pages you want to keep out of search engines

– Use X-Robots-Tag in your http headers

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2. 10+ wp-config tricks to boost your WordPress site

If you already installed WordPress, you know the wp-config.php file: this is the file where you set up your database connection info and define your site language. But you can do a lot more things with the wp-config.php file. In this article, I’ll show you 10+ tricks, using wp-config.php, to boost your WordPress website.

– Prevent WordPress from asking FTP credentials
– Tell WordPress to remember your FTP credentials
– Disallow direct file edition
– Automatic database repair

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3. How to Create Image Galleries in Your Theme

WordPress makes it straightforward to create a gallery from the images attached to a post. Just a couple of clicks and the gallery shortcode will be inserted into your post for you.

Why not make it even easier though? In this post, I will walk you through adjusting your theme to automatically insert a gallery after every post.

We’ll also limit how many images show up in the gallery (The rest can be shown on the individual image pages themselves), and exclude our post’s featured image if it has one.

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4. Why You Should NOT Remove Dates from Your WordPress Blog Posts

The modified time function in WordPress checks for the last time you went an updated the post. If the last time you updated the post was the time you published it, then it shows the date you published it on. However, if you went back to update that post six months later, then it will show the last updated date.

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5. How to Use Multiple WordPress WYSIWYG Visual Editors

I’ve gotten a few requests on how to add multiple visual editors in WordPress. So here is a quick way to add multiple WordPress Visual Editors to your meta boxes.

I’ll make this post short and sweet; This article is kind of a follow up to: How to Move and Position The WordPress WYSIWYG Visual Editor.

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6. How to speed up your blog loading time

Often in blogging, you hear: “Content is king”. This is true, but this isn’t the only factor of a quality blog. Design is one of those other factors, and so is loading time. In this article, let’s have a look at how you can easily speed up your blog.

– Use a quality host
– Be careful with external requests
– Make use of caching
– Minify is your friend
– Store media elsewhere

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7. How To Customize The WordPress Admin Easily

In this article, we take a break from some of the more advanced ways to customize WordPress, and share some super-easy customization techniques for the WordPress Admin area.

If you’re just getting started with WordPress, or have been running with default functionality for a while and now want to dig in with some useful and easy ways to customize your WordPress site, a great place to start is the WordPress Admin area, or backend. One of the great things about WordPress is that each part of the backend is easily customized using simple PHP functions.

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8. 10 Quick Tips: Optimizing & Speeding Up Your WordPress Site

80-90% of the end-user response time is spent downloading all the components in the page: images, stylesheets, scripts, Flash, etc. As such, serving the static content from the cookie free domain is a good practice for all websites, where even a little extra time to load something can mean long lag times. WordPress happens to have a provision to enable this feature.

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9. 10 Tips To Optimize Your WordPress Theme

The beauty of WordPress is in how easy it is to adapt for different tasks. One can extend it with just a couple of lines of code. In this post, we’ll review 10 shortcode snippets that will tweak and optimize your WordPress theme. You can add all of these code snippets to the functions.php file in your WordPress theme.

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10. 6 Easy and Efficient Ways to Combat Spam Comments

One of the downsides of running a successful WordPress blog is that some people want to take advantage of your success by posting “spam comments” on your blog and trying to get more visitors. Sometimes they do it with robots, sometimes with home-made browser extensions, sometimes manually – just like a normal human being. Not cool.
But thanks to WordPress’ flexible architecture, there are numerous ways to prevent them. In this article, we’ll go through 6 easy and efficient methods to have a spam-free WordPress blog.

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