Earlier this week, I’d shown you how to connect to a VPS with InterWorx on SSH. In that, we saw that the default installation uses the regular SSH port of “22” for connections. In this article, I’ll show you how to change the SSH port. Why? Because look at this screenshot from my SSH login: […]
How Do WordPress Actions And Filters Work?
We spend so much time on NameHero giving advice on which code to add to WordPress. It occurs to me that we haven’t given an explanation so far, about the most common mechanism in WordPress for modifications – actions and filters. So this is a quick introduction to them, why they’re useful, and two examples […]
When Should You Use A Page Builder For Your Site?
If you’re a newbie to web hosting, you might have seen services on certain web hosts, offering “page builders” to create your new site. Or perhaps you’ve heard of products like “Wix”, which allow you to host your site on their domain, and which allow you to quickly build out site elements like contact forms, […]
How To Add “Target Blank” To Your Links In WordPress
The Most Basic Way To Increase Your Site Branding
Over the years, Google’s algorithms have placed an increasing focus on “site authority”. It all started off with their “PageRank” metric, and even though Google has now discontinued their public data on PageRank, they’ve openly proclaimed that it still plays a role. Last year, the famous “Medic” update made SEOs all over the world lose […]
3 Outdated “Best Practices” For Your Site
As web designs constantly evolve, new trends take hold for a while, and then vanish. Over a span of 12 years, my own site has undergone many redesigns – each of which represented a different phase of web evolution. And it’s not just the outward appearance that’s subject to these trends. Many different backend processes […]
Should You Use Relative Internal Links in WordPress?
Every now and then, an idea comes along that seems good, but when you think about it a little more, the flaws become apparent. This happened when I thought of moving my CDN to something other than Cloudflare, but then the disadvantages became suddenly apparent once I tried it. But there are other, more disruptive […]
How To Implement Unlimited Comments In WordPress
I’ve written before about the insufficiency of 3rd party comment systems like Facebook, and recommended that you stick with the default, native WordPress comment system. Even though there are plugins for comments that make use of your own database, you never know if they’re going to stick around for long or be updated to comply […]
3 Reasons To Remove The Sidebar On Your Site
These days I’m seeing more and more sites ditch the left or right sidebar that’s such a staple of website design. And indeed, how many of us include a sidebar merely by habit? Because we saw it somewhere else? When making the decision to keep or remove the sidebar, we also need to rely on […]
How To Display Dynamic Calculations On A Static Page In WordPress
WordPress is a curious combination of the static and the dynamic. The overwhelming majority of WordPress pages are static – they hardly ever change. On the other hand, the entire architecture of the CMS is based on a dynamic database. Pages are generated from scratch each time a request is made. It seems a bit […]