I recently helped a web designer move a WordPress site from a staging server to a production host, and it struck me how many credentials were needed. What is a credential? A digital credential usually consists of a username and password, but sometimes can also include a hostname or port number, depending on the type… [Continue]
What is a Twitter Card?
A Twitter Card is a multimedia add-on to tweets. Twitter will add them to tweets that include your website URL if you have a “twitter:card” meta tag in your site header specifying the type of Twitter Card you want. The code for a sample Twitter Card looks something like this: <meta name="twitter:card" content="summary_large_image" /> Twitter… [Continue]
3 Insider Tips for More Effective Contact Us Forms
What good is a contact form if the contact email message never reaches you? If you are having this problem, the first thing to look at is whether or not your WordPress site is actually sending email. I recommended the use of SMTP over PHP mail, the default WordPress mailer. Learn more here: Help! WordPress… [Continue]
Help! WordPress not Sending Email!
Are you waiting and waiting for email to arrive from your WordPress site? Have you looked in the spam folder, looked in your inbox, looked under your bed, and your mail is nowhere to be found? Frequently readers think it is a problem with their contact us form, but in reality it is a systemic… [Continue]