Chances are the longer you've been blogging, the more you've learned about WordPress's various ins and outs. But it's very easy to miss things, so I wanted to go over some of the tidbits that I've managed to figure out along the way. Your Gravatar should match your domain name Your Gravatar is the picture… Continue reading Assorted WordPress Tidbits You Might Not Know
We all want people to read our blogs; if we didn't, we'd probably keep them private. A lot of bloggers will, at least at some point, look for ways to promote their blog, whether that be to grow community connections or for other reasons. But there always seems to be a few people who really get… Continue reading Where’s the Line Between Blog Promotion and Being Spammy?
A couple of fellow bloggers have gotten in touch with me recently wanting my take on some odd messages they got via their blog contact form. I get strange contact form messages on a regular basis, but it's not something that seems to gets talked about much in the blogosphere, so I thought I'd share… Continue reading The Weird World of the Blog Contact Form
geralt on Pixabay Spam is inevitable in the online world. Some spam detection algorithms are better than others, but none of them are perfect. Any spam filter, including filters for blogs, has to find a balance between making sure spam is caught and making sure legit messages get through. WordPress's spam filter is called Akismet. … Continue reading Managing Blog Spam
geralt on Pixabay From what I understand, the goal of mass spam comments is to get people to click on their links. The comments are written to try to convince spam detectors that they're legit comments rather than spam. Wordpress uses Akismet as a spam filter. If you haven't stumbled across your comment spam inbox… Continue reading Comment Spam Comedy Corner