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Plugin review: Hide Comment Author Link

This plugin frustrates spammers by removing the field in which they post their spammy links.

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New plugin announcement: Hide featured image on all single page/post

I made a new thing — a plugin to turn off featured image display in all single WordPress pages and posts, for use with themes that display them stupidly.

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Plugin review: Lightbox for the Default Gallery & Image Block…

This provides an essential function that really should be baked into WordPress. When you click to enlarge an image, a modern, professional site doesn’t navigate away from the current page to do that.

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Plugin review: Broken Link Checker

The free Broken Link Checker plugin from WPMU DEV is something you’ll pretty much want on every site. Broken links can occur at any time…

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Plugin review: All-in-One WP Migration

A common issue during web development is that you have the site at one URL, and you want to move the whole thing to a…

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Plugin review: Contact form 7

Your website needs a way for people to get in touch with you (or at least with your representative, if you’re too much a bigshot…

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Plugin review: iThemes Security

WordPress is a secure platform. If you keep your themes and plugins up to date, and you have a good password, you’re most of the…

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Plugin review: UpdraftPlus WordPress Backup and Restoration

It’s necessary to make automatic backups of your site. Many hosting providers will do this for you automatically and keep a few recent version on…

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Plugin review: Yoast SEO

Another essential plugin: Yoast SEO from Team Yoast. This is the most popular plugin for managing SEO (search engine optimization) and related aspects of your…

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Plugin review: Search Exclude

Here’s another plugin I install on every website I create. Your website will likely have an internal search function — not Google, but a built-in…

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