Avoid Ugly Image presentation
One of the easiest ways to make your website more actractive is using a ‘lightbox’ for displaying images. Default action for imanges is to desplay them just plain in the browser. This is not only a ugly presentation but it is also user unfriendly.
On my main website I’ve actually been using this bad presentation for far to long, reason for this is that I didn’t not know better, or actually didn’t know how easy the solution could be.
There are several (good) plugins available which will do the trick. I tried 3 of them: Continue reading Using Lightbox to display Images →
I noticed I got the message: “Jetpack: [auth_failed] Authorization header was malformed” in my wordpress admin panel. Refreshing and Reconnecting the social media links (Facebook, Twitter, Google+) did not work.
The solution turns out pretty easy:
- Go to the Jetpack page in your dashboard.
- Click on the Debug link appearing at the bottom of the page.
- Click the link that says “click here to contact Jetpack support.”
- Fill in the description box and your name and email address.
- Click the “Contact Support” button.
Continue reading Jetpack: [auth_failed] Authorization header was malformed →
While monitoring Stats of my websites wp-admin/admin-ajax.php was always on top of the list of most requested pages which made me wonder, Why is there so much activity from the wp-admin/ folder? Nobody (no regular visitor) is supposed to go there / request a page from the admin folder, right? Continue reading WordPress Heartbeat (wp-admin/admin-ajax.php) →
Woocommerce Breadcrumb are great for customers looking for products in a specifiek product within a categorie, but when using products in multiple categories this is not working very well. If you have a product in categorie X, Y and Z for instance, and you navigate to the product from within the catogory Z, your breadcrumbs probably will display Category X.
This is very confusing for customers and even can result in loss of a sale! Continue reading Wrong Woocommerce Breadcrumb for Products in Multiple Categories →
I’m not sure whether it was caused by my recent upgrade from WordPress 3.9.x to 4.1, but I noticed a considerable drop in sales the day after the upgrade. After checking my website on my iPad I noticed I got the message “Page cannot be displayed” or actually since it’s a dutch website “Deze pagina kan niet worden weergegeven”.
Testing the WordPress upgrade
Since several components of my site were outdated I set-up an testing environment which is running with another hoster. I tested the website after updating a couple of plugins (17 updates were needed). Most did not cause any problems but most important was the woocommerce 2.2 update, and the update of my export tool (Store Exporter) since this is what I need for running my shop. Continue reading Page cannot be displayed in Internet Explorer and Safari →
As I was testing some new themes I needed to change my main menu to 2 smaller menus. Since I wanted to refer back to my original them I did not want to edit my existing menu.
Creating 2 new menus from scratch (+/- 20 menu items) would cost quite some time. Evenually I found this small plugin and it is perfect for the job. Just install, activate and you can copy you existing menu to a new one which you then can edit to your needs.
Great small plugin, saved me a lot of time.
Kento Latest Tabs is a nice little plugin which combines most popular and latest posts in one widget along with recent comments. Looks nice ands saves space in the widgets bar.
Ofcourse once you have visitors on your site you want to keep them on your site. This can be done by editing each link and tick the check-box ‘open in new window’, or use this plug in and control how your links behave in one central place
This is a great plugin which connects your self hosted wordpress site to several features of wordpress.com!
It’s a must have! After reading more details below it you know why Continue reading Jetpack by WordPress.com →
I tried several way of setting the wordpress favicon, and although wordpress.com jetpack is offering support, this is not always the best solution.
Even Yoast Seo plugin is offering a wordpress favicon option as this will do the job to me it’s not good enough! Continue reading What is the best way to set your wordpress favicon? →