Make a Dynamic Title Tag in Your Blog Header Logo

Over the last day or so I’ve been tweaking SEOgadget to load a little faster on page refreshes. It was getting quite slow with all of the conditional routines and server requests in this theme. The Ubuntu category targeted adsense blocks were the final straw, with the entire sidebar being such a dog that the rest of my page load performance was terrible. Most of my performance optimisation work focused on improving the sidebar and header but there are still lots of other areas to improve. If you’re interested, check…

I Fixed My Broken WordPress Pagination

Finally, I fixed my broken WordPress pagination. My theme uses the excellent wp-pagenavi from Lester Chan which has worked very well until recently. Despite my best efforts, I couldn’t find anyone who was sharing the same bug as me. The problem was that regardless of the paginated URL displayed in the browser, a visitor to SEOgadget would still see the same list of posts. That’s quite a limiting bug – only being able to see my last 10 posts! Anyway, the problem turned out to be a piece of code…

WordPress SEO plugins – Optimise your blog

Optimising a website CMS is reasonably easy as long as you can edit meta code, manage url rewrites, deal with canonicalisation issues and create reasonably clean, semantic HTML. A few years ago that meant developer time and a lot of work. I managed it in an hour. Nearly everything you need to optimise your WordPress blog is a standard option in version 2.5 or higher, or available as a plugin. I built this WP blog in no time (the site, not the content!!) – here’s how: 1) Get WordPress hosting.…