We had a chance to use DreamHost’s VPS since we got a task to moving several websites which use DreamHost’s shared hosting to their VPS (Virtual Private Server).
The one of WordPress site got a wired space when one webpage displayed, When we used inspect tool, we saw a strange character ﻿ there, it was just this strange character was converted to space on a web page.
The last month we had Alexa Ranking record. 30 days passed, now how our website’s ranking is?
We mentioned we came back to maintain GoGoToTo.com, now the visiting traffic is better and better. The Alexa ranking was 1,918,259 in last month.
(update on March 04, 2016) Our WordPress blog sites got countless junk comments often. The big amount of junk comments were saved by WordPress into database automatically and caused MySql data tables large sized.
We could delete junk comments manually, or we install some plugins to help us, for example the plugin Akismet can protect our site from spam. It is a default and recommended plugin in newer edition of WordPress. However, no matter which way, if you set you will review all comments manually, the junk comments will still occupy your database space, your data tables are still huge. So, what you can do is deleting useless comments manually one by one or use another “rude” way which is deleting all records from comments data table.
We mentioned we created too many categories on our WordPress blog site since we kept posting in passed 10 years but did not have good time to maintain entire website structure. Now we have to finish multiple tasks. Cleaning up existing categories is the one of important tasks.
Our current WordPress edtion is 4.4.2 which is the newest one currently. We thought it has already provided the Category moving function but actually it did not.
Sometimes we realize we have created too many categories in a WordPress blog site since several years passed. So we want to remove part of categories, but how about our posts which have been set to under the category ? Will they be deleted with the category ?
The answer is No. you can delete a WordPress category, but your posts which related will be kept, but the posts will be move to the default category automatically.
I often select an existing WoredPress theme for my blog website, but normally I will NOT use the theme completely, I will change something in the theme due to my own requirement and my own style.
How I changed theme is using WordPress child theme mechanism: it is easy to understand, a child theme, it is a theme which can cover the original theme, but you do not need to write entire theme. The advantage is I also do not affect original theme, I do not need to change original theme directly.
For a child theme, you just create or copy the theme files to another folder which named like “xxx-child” (Note: all theme files located the folder wp-content/themes, the child theme folder also should be in this folder), you use the same file names, and change code in those files:
If you used IIS server or Windows Hosting, you might know an annoying problem that if your website not be visited for while, the next visiting needs longer loading time, you have to wait up to over 60 seconds if your hosting is not good. This is because IIS has a feature for low traffic websites it recycles unused worker processes.
Twenty Eleven WordPress theme is another popular free theme which was released by WordPress team. We can adjust the screen by change css file.
Here is a requirement about adjust width, for example, we need to increase the width of right sidebar (include Widget width), and decrease the distance between content and right side widget, also, decrease the left margin of content, and right margin of widgets. also, if we will, we can increase the width of content.