My slide at Hanoi WordPress Meetup

On last Thursday, we hosted the 4th meetup of WordPress in Hanoi. It was the Mid Autumn Festival, so not many people came. But we still had 5 talks (2 slides). I also talked about widget settings UI & UX, which I think should be improved. People still don't pay much attention to widget settings. … Continue reading →

Disable XML-RPC in WordPress – Complete Guide

While monitoring hits to this blog, I recognize that the file which received most hits is xmlrpc.php. I was surprise because I don't use XML-RPC for remote access, posting at all. I guess the problem may comes from bots, spammers or even hackers. So I decided to disable XML-RPC completely and here is how I did that. … Continue reading →

WordPress plugin for building internal links

Internal links are links on your website that point to other pages of the website. Internal links is an important SEO factor, that helps search engines to understand website structure and index more pages of website. In this post, we will discover a WordPress plugin, Internal Link Building, for automatically linking between posts and pages of … Continue reading →

WordPress: Remove author link in comments

WordPress, by default, display author name as a link to author URL in comments. It's good for those who want to discuss seriously, they deserve backlinks for their websites. But sometimes you get spam comments, they just want to have backlinks without adding anything to discussion. To prevent this situation, removing author link in comments is a … Continue reading →

Blogger: Page Navigation with WP-PageNavi style

If you use WordPress, you might have heard about WP-PageNavi, the famous page navigation plugin. But in Blogger (blogspot) there is no such “plugin”. Blogger provides only Previous Post, Next Post links, and they cannot satisfy us. In this post, I will show you some code to make beautiful page navigation with WP-PageNavi style. … Continue reading →

URL structure doesn’t affect PageRank

In an answer of a question on GoogleWebmaster channel on Youtube, MattCutts explains that Google doesn't use URL structure as a PageRank factor. Google doesn't worry very much about how deep a set of directories is. If a page with deep URL structure, and is linked by another page, it still gets pagerank from that page. … Continue reading →

SEO: The right way to use H1 tag

The heading tags H1, H2, … are used to emphasize content and by this way improve SEO strength of website. The H1 tag, the most important tag, is usually used for main topic of the web page. It is recommended that we should use only one H1 tag on per page. This causes some different ways of position H1 tag, its implementation in the header of … Continue reading →