I was recently uploading an update to one of my WordPress Plugins. It was a big update and I had changed the file structure. I ran into an issue where SVN doesn’t delete the old files on WordPress.org. The files aren’t synced sorta speak. So all my old files still remained even though they were unused.
I had always been using The SEO by Yoast plugin on my WordPress sites. But recently I tried The SEO Framework Plugin, and I’m liking it!
It’s faster and cleaner. I really enjoy plugins that aren’t pushing their branding too much in the WordPress Admin.
Now follow along if you are like me. Let’s export our sites SEO data from Yoast, then import into The SEO Framework. Don’t worry, its easy ☺
Roots.io lays out their reasons for switching plugin.
“We’ve migrated to The SEO Framework. Some highlights include:
- This plugin is written with massive and busy (multi-)sites in mind.
- This plugin is 197% to 867% faster compared to other popular SEO plugins.
- This plugin consumes 177% to 260% fewer server resources than other popular SEO plugins.
- 100% fewer database interactions (numbers may vary on this one depending on plugin compatibility).
- 100% fewer advertisements. Let’s keep it that way.”
Always Backup your site and Database before making major changes! You don’t want to lose your SEO rank!
My 3rd WordPress plugin has been Approved on WordPress.org! This time around I’ve created a Plugin for White labelling WordPress. I’m developing it with my own use in mind. I wanted to be able to quickly customise the WordPress login logo, admin text, add dashboard widget, just to name a few things. The screenshots here … Read more
I happy to announce my first plugin WooCommerce Checkout Countdown Timer has been accepted on WordPress.org! Download the free version there! Getting the WooCommerce plugin released on the offical WP repo was fairly easy but not without one hiccup. Team turned down my plugin 24 hours after I submitted it, It was just a prefix … Read more
I’ve completely moved my whole WordPress site over to The SEO Framework from Yoast. I’m extremely happy with TSF so far! I always aim to keep my site as clean and fast as possible. The SEO Framework does not include any advertising or junk. The plugin only leaves a few comments in the frontend source … Read more
Easy Digital Downloads sends 4 emails per purchase by default, the Sale Receipts and New User Registration. I wanted to disable the New User Registration emails as they don’t provide any value benefit to me or the customer. Here are few reasons why Keep emails low (I hate unnecessary emails) Everything can be included in … Read more
There isn’t a easy menu in macOS to prioritise applications for high performance over others. I couldn’t get the Atmonitor software to work ,so I did some more digging and came across the renice command. I successfully improved the stream quality on OBS by prioritising the program.
If you spin up a new WordPress site using the Bitnami installer on Google Compute Engine, then you will see the bitnami banner in the bottom right. The banner links to useful information about your Bitnami install which could be a security issue. I have seen people try to hide it using CSS, DO NOT … Read more
If you are bit more hands on like me, then you’ll most likely benefit from being able to see hidden files and folders, on your Mac.
There isn’t a small setting for this so the easiest way is to run a simple command in terminal. Don’t worry, it’s not hard or complicated.
First up let’s find and open the Terminal app. You can find it few ways, either go to Mission Control or spotlight search.
Let’s remove “Connect your store to WooCommerce.com to receive extensions updates and support.” In the lates WC 3.3.1 update, WooCommerce keeps nagging you to connect your store to woocommerce.com If for some reason you don’t want to and it’s annoying you, then you can turn it off by putting the following filter snippet into your … Read more
.DS_Store files are really annoying on Mac.
If you’ve uploaded a heap of them onto a webserver like me, then worry not!
There’s an easy way to remove them all from your VPS server. This should work on most linux machines, Mac OS.
I was exicted to use the site importing feature in Local by Flywheel (localhost development software for WordPress. It should be as creating a zip of the site and make sure the .sql file in the root directory, of that zip. Just drag and drop the zip into Local’s window and watch it work! Local … Read more