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I will quote Mike Little (@mikelittlezed1), one of the co-founding developers of WordPress.
"It’s a myth that “increase[ing] the size of your database [makes] the processing time slower and slower. ”WordPress’ database queries do *not* retrieve revisions, so the number of revisions has no effect on the queries. The only time the revisions are retrieved is on the edit page of the individual post. There is no impact on the front end speed of your site."
“WordPress is clever enough to ignore revisions on the front end” and “MySQL is clever enough that a lot of revisions makes no difference to query speed.”
2 years, 5 months ago on THE Plugin to Speed Up WordPress Blogs
@Rahul Tilloo Well other well-known ones do that too... the point in this article that we are making is that it still causes inconvenience to users if they want to switch away from Headway or Genesis ... and they used the Headway SEO options... because now they have to use the SEO Data Transporter to transfer the data to a plugin or a new theme....
2 years, 7 months ago on Why WordPress Themes Should Not Have SEO Options and Why They Do?
@newwpthemesnet Yes, I think the themes should have the proper semantics (which include H1, H2 etc. Breadcrumbs can be provided by a theme if needed. But the theme should account for popular plugins such as BreadCrumb NavXT or Yoast... both are fairly powerful and bring a lot to the table.
@hollywood_cat No particular form attracts SPAM. It is your site that does. If you put proper SPAM protection (such as captcha, or honeypot) then it will be fine. Gravity Forms have both options.
2 years, 7 months ago on How to Create a Donate Form for Nonprofit Organization using WordPress
@WPFortress Just to be clear, I'm not pointing fingers at you. Everyone is entitled to an opinion, and I respect the choices that you guys have made.I understand that a lot of companies have "Import Content" feature for their themes along with documentation and FAQs. My point is that people should NOT have to read a 90+ page web & PDF documentation to USE a THEME. I haven't seen the codes for your theme nor have used any of your themes. So I don't know how they are working. All I'm saying is if you are copying hard codes of plugins in your themes and giving them credit, then that is not the way to do it (specially not for big features). It is much better to use theme/plugin dependency so the user have the ability to upgrade that plugin when the plugin author updates.
Totally agreed with you. Plugin and Themes are separate. It is definitely a "marketing gimmick". How do you stand out? By bloating it with more features when you shouldn't. I think that theme authors are doing it to keep up with competition. If they seriously think from a "user stand point", then they would realize the inconvenience. As for the theme/plugin dependencies @otto42 has written a very cool article about it. http://wpbeg.in/JtxqCh
@WPFortress You can't possibly put everything into a theme. There is a reason why plugins are available. It is this vary mindset that is causing this huge issue. Everyone wants to bloat the theme with tons of widgets, hundreds of options... It makes it that much harder for a new user to understand WordPress. They like the theme how it looks (it should be simple install and activate) to make the theme look like the demo. Except it doesn't. They have to go through a bunch of settings to just get close to what the demo of the theme look like. Options are a great thing to have, but within reasons. Changing themes should not be as big of a hassle that it is now becoming (with all these options). If you think there is an important feature that you want to provide (i.e tabbers, slideshow, etc), perhaps going on a similar route as WooDojo makes more sense. Where you create a mega plugin with widgets that the user can activate. So it can actually work with other themes should the user decide to switch. The whole point is to "keep the very important features" such as SEO data be the same through out theme changes. I think this comes down to the fact that companies do not want to promote other companies or other developers. But we should. Specialize in what you do best (and be damn sure that you are the best in that). Collaborate with complimentary products, and see how you two can partner up. This will save you a lot of time which you can use to do what you do best "produce more great looking, well-coded themes".
@acurry Glad you like it :)
@mrwindowsx Oh didn't know that. Thanks for pointing it out.
2 years, 7 months ago on Beginner's Guide to Preventing Blog Content Scraping in WordPress
@yoast @jonbish Added a note at the beginning of this article, so users understand as well :)
2 years, 7 months ago on How to Fix Yoast's WordPress SEO Sitemap 404 Error
@yoast @jonbish Yes we understand that this is probably a compatibility issue. Yoast sitemaps work fine on our sites. We had to do this on a client's site.
@Daniele Zamboni These are CSS classes that you can add for styling purposes.
2 years, 7 months ago on How to Add Odd/Even Class to Your Post in WordPress Themes
@makkuus @wpbeginner None that we are aware of.
2 years, 7 months ago on How to Collect Donations in WordPress with Donation Can
@makkuus Not sure why it was taken down.
@mrahmadawais Because we keep the most updated version running.
2 years, 7 months ago on The Right Way to Remove WordPress Version Number
@shumail @thewebmasterblogs It won't work with Gravity Forms because they do not have that add-on.
In the usage section, replace "wpbeginner" with your twitter name.
2 years, 7 months ago on How to Display Twitter Followers Count and More in WordPress
Agreed. Just updated the code.
2 years, 8 months ago on How to Add the Theme Editor in WordPress Admin Bar
It still works :)
2 years, 8 months ago on How to Link to External Links from the Post Title in WordPress
@MarkStanwyck Its a security update, so not major but recommended for everyone.
2 years, 8 months ago on WordPress 3.3.2 (Security Update) - Upgrade Now
@MarkStanwyck The newest version of HTTPs is extremely unstable. We recommend using 2.0.4 << that is the last stable version that we found is working. As you can notice, that the current version is being reported by so many.
2 years, 8 months ago on How to Create a Donate Form for Nonprofit Organization using WordPress
@MarkStanwyck Because the page lives on WordPress, the https plugin must be installed to force https on that page.
@MarkStanwyck No if you are using PayPal, you don't need it.
@garrick1234 No such thing as a dumb question. You will find it in your FTP folder /wp-content/themes/yourthemename/Or in your WP-Admin go to Appearance > Editor and find it there.
2 years, 8 months ago on How to Add Facebook Like Button in WordPress
@AMANP This is why we always use MailChimp (a third-party system, where we have full control).
2 years, 8 months ago on How to get WordPress.com Features on Self-Hosted WordPress Blogs
@smattiza You can display the code in your single.php file, archive.php, category.php or any of those files. It needs to be displayed inside the loop.
2 years, 8 months ago on How to Add Additional Fields to the WordPress Media Uploader
That line has nothing to do with it. It seems that the error is happening before that.
@badr Sorry for your experience with their support. We have noticed that @Carl Hancock and his team is always very helpful. But they do have priority support for Developers and we have the developer account.
2 years, 8 months ago on Gravity Forms vs. Wufoo (Which is a better form management solution?)
No idea why. Have to see your code to tell that. Our code seemed to work fine when we installed it on a client's site.
2 years, 8 months ago on How to Add Content and Completely Manipulate Your WordPress RSS Feeds
@Sham You have to make sure that you have the php code to display the image in your template.
2 years, 8 months ago on How to Add an Author's Photo in WordPress
The page is now broken because we switched themes and didn't need that page anymore. So no page template. Page Caching and CDN are not related. It will still get info from CDN, unless I exclude it.
2 years, 8 months ago on How to Install and Setup W3 Total Cache for Beginners
@darrenth Yes, you would have to. Often when working on bigger projects what happens is that you upload on a subdomain, then use .htaccess to point the main domain to that subdomain and make it look like that everything is on the main domain. A little complex, but that is what we do when working with larger clients.
2 years, 8 months ago on Moving a WordPress Installation from Local Server to a Live Site
@figz91 Yes, you would need to go through the FTP. Send us an email, and we can help you fix it.
2 years, 8 months ago on How to Install Google Analytics in WordPress
@that1960chick If you go in Livefyre to moderate the comments... look at the top it says Site Settings. The option for Guest comments are there.
2 years, 8 months ago on What, Why, and How-To's of Livefyre for WordPress
@Technopsis Its because your comments are not approved right away. If your comment doesn't get approved, then you should email the webmaster asking to see if they are going straight to SPAM.
@kgjerstad We do have the disclosure: http://www.wpbeginner.com/wpbeginner-disclaimer/It pretty much states that any link you click on this site... simply assume that we are making money from it.
2 years, 8 months ago on Is this the Future Product Placement Model in Free WordPress plugins?
@mrahmadawais The best option is to use MailChimp or Aweber, so you have all of your email list at one spot.
@AMANP I heard rumors that it will be added in Jetpack in the future.
This does not make any sense. Are you suggesting that having Jetpack installed and then deleting your .com blog deleted your self-hosted blog?
@ronenbekerman @bjornjohansen We are using the plugin we mentioned in this article because it was updated. Haven't tried BJ Lazy Load since we last switched.
2 years, 8 months ago on How to do Lazy Load Images in WordPress
@JeroenOnstenk Yes it is possible as long as you are on the only admin managing it (a lot of confidential information goes in the backend).
Also the domain name must be generic as well... otherwise the users would wonder why they are on an off-site domain name to give donation. You would also need to have a homepage explaining why they are on the site... You can create a specific page template for each organization with their logos.
@AdamCollins You can use the same code. Because that is on a separate page. You can see traffic by pages in Google Analytics.
They have to login with Livefyre.
@thewebmasterblogs Unless they have an Authorize.net extension/add-on it will not be as easy. However, it is certainly do-able by coding an extension for it.
Which contact form plugin are you using?
Please use this article to install the plugin using your admin panel. The other information is for those using FTP.http://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/step-by-step-guide-to-install-a-wordpress-plugin-for-beginners/
2 years, 8 months ago on How to Show Weather Forecast in Your WordPress
@buckingham87 That probably happened because you pasted the code improperly in your functions.php file. http://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/beginners-guide-to-pasting-snippets-from-the-web-into-wordpress/