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Advanced WordPress Image Settings

WordPress includes many options that may not be found by the casual user. In this post I will explain some of the options available when inserting images into a blog post. Image Details To uncover more options available for an existing image in a WordPress post you can click on the image and then select the …

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Ubuntu Virtual Machine: How to Install Ubuntu on VirtualBox

I moved my WordPress blog to a VPS from DigitalOcean and I wanted to have a local version of my VPS for testing. This guide will teach you how to install an Ubuntu server as a virtual machine using VirtualBox on a mac. To prepare you will need to download 2 files: The VirtualBox virtual …

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Add Google Custom Search to Genesis Framework Theme

If you would like to replace the default WordPress search with Google custom search here is the method I use. This implementation of Google custom search is reliant on using the Genesis Framework. 1. Create a Google custom search engine Go to http://www.google.com/cse and create a custom search engine for your site. Make sure that …

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Optimize WordPress for Page Speed YSlow and Zoompf

Here are some optimization techniques to optimize your WordPress site for Google Page Speed 1.10.2, Yahoo YSlow 2.1.0, and Zoompf. I installed a completely new WordPress 3.1 site with no plugins and using the default Twenty Ten theme. Here are the relevant scores on a fresh install: Test Score Page Speed 87 YSlow 93 Zoompf …

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