Category: WordPress Maintenance

How to Install WordPress in Other Languages

In the past, we have written a fairly through guide on how to install WordPress by using 1-click install method, manual 5 minute install, as well as local installs. Recently it was brought to our attention that we missed a fairly important part: localization of WordPress installs. WordPress is used on millions of websites around the globe. One of the reasons behind its popularity is the fact that WordPress is easy to localize and can be used to build websites in any language. In this article we will show you how to install WordPress in other languages, so you can change the default language in WordPress.

You will need to have completed the basic WordPress install before you can install the language pack. Yes, you do need to have a domain name and a web hosting account. To install WordPress, please follow our tutorial on how to install WordPress.

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How to Merge WordPress Sites and Avoid Creating a Mess in the Process

Merging two or more of anything (banks, lanes of traffic, airlines, train tracks, families, etc.) can quickly and easily lead to trouble. And merging two or more WordPress sites is no exception. But there are some steps you can take to make this process cleaner and easier to manage.

In this post, we’ll go over these steps by running through a hypothetical example. And while your own merger may be a lot more complicated than this, the basic principles we’ll go over here should still help you when confronting what might at first look like chaos.

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WordPress Hacked! – What Should I Do?


HELP! My WordPress website got hacked! What should I do next?

WordPress is the world’s leading content management system and this makes it a popular target for both amateur and professional hackers.

Unfortunately, every day people go through the shock of discovering that their site has been hacked. After the initial shock, panic usually kicks in.

Oh my God, my website has been hacked, what can I do now? What should I do?

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WordPress hacks and snippets to efficiently reduce spam


Spam is a nuisance and every blogger have to deal with it. As a WordPress user, I bet you already use Akismet, which is definitely a great way to reduce spam. But several other tricks can definitely help. Here are my favorite WordPress hacks and code snippets to reduce spam on your blog.

Have you ever noticed that most spam comments have a very long url? So a good way to catch more spam comments which haven’t been caught by Akismet is to automatically mark as spam comments with an url longer than 50 characters.

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Automatically Backup Your WordPress Website to the Cloud for Free

Often the best things in life aren’t free. Like a week off at Goa. Or a sky-diving experience. Or a McChicken burger. We all know that. But then are times when some really (excuse my language) kick-ass stuff are in fact, absolutely free. Can’t think of one?

Its WordPress! Its free. Not just free, its do-whatever-you-want-with it free. Now that’s something.

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Show Only The Best Plugins in the WordPress Dashboard

PlugIntelligence provides an intelligent way to filter plugins in the dashboard. When searching for new plugins in the dashboard, it’s not easy to sort the results. You really need to search in a different window to adequately sort the plugins and get a better idea of how they stack up to each other in terms of rankings and reviews.

PlugIntelligence is a new plugin that gives you an intelligent way to filter plugins in the dashboard. Once installed you can use the settings panel to set minimum star ratings, minimum number of ratings and minimum tested versions to show only the best plugins that are highly ranked.

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6 steps to a better WordPress user experience


I’m a big fan of things just working, and especially so when it comes to blogs and blogging platforms. One of the lovely things about WordPress is that you can set it up how you want it and get rid of all the stuff you don’t need, so that it empowers your blogging rather than just gets in the way.

In my attempts to be more efficient (also known as “being lazy”), I’ve picked up a couple of little tips to make running and using your WordPress install that bit easier. Let’s get to it!

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Blog Exercises: Under the Hood Spring Cleaning

Peter Smith reminds us that too many WordPress Themes is a waste of resources. Today, I feature his post to remind us all to clean up our sites under the hood.

I had about 15 to 20 themes installed at anytime. Granted there is no need to have so many themes on self-hosted site. Should not use up server resources like this. This also could be said for WordPress plugins…

When using WordPress, we tend to use only one WordPress Theme, switching to a new one when we make a site design change, something most people do every couple years or so. After all, we worked hard to find the design we wanted, maybe tweaked with it. We’re not switching Themes daily, so why do we have dozens of WordPress Themes installed doing nothing?

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Plugin Developers – Use Uninstall.php Please


On January 7th, 2008 I published an article that brought up a subject not many in the community at the time knew about. At the time, I had only used WordPress for a little over 7 months. I decided to venture into the database WordPress was installed in and discovered several discrepancies such as information from plugins I had recently deactivated and deleted from my installation were still inside the database. It turned out that some plugins were leaving their data, settings, or tables behind. This was a big deal at the time because it was occurring without users ever being aware of the problem. The post generated a great discussion on how this problem could be solved and I highlighted some of the best responses in a follow-up post.

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Remove WordPress Meta Boxes from Post and Page Editor Screens

The WordPress post page (where you write your posts) can get a little crowded for some people’€™s taste.

Of course if you want to remove a lot of that messiness, you can pull down the Screen Options panel at the top of the page and uncheck whatever you like.

While that works, you might have a situation where you want all of those meta boxes removed automatically. Maybe you’€™re dealing with clients or site users who don’€™t need to learn yet another little something they have to do. Or maybe you don’t want those boxes available to them regardless.

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