All Posts by David Hartshorne

Thrive Clever Widgets – Make Your Website Smarter

One of the questions I get asked about my website is, “How do you manage to get different sidebar widgets appearing on different posts and pages?” If you’re a member of Thrive Themes you’ll know the answer already – it’s all made possible by one of their WordPress plugins. Until now it was reserved for Thrive Members, […]

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WordPress Hosting: The Need For Speed

Everyone wants a quick loading website – there’s nothing worse than hanging around for pages to load. Even Google acknowledges that page speed is important for the user experience and includes it as a ranking factor in its algorithm. But speed is only one factor when choosing where to host your WordPress site… What about security, or support, […]

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Google’s GAS Problem and How To Avoid It

You know how gas always has a distinct odor? Doesn’t matter if it’s natural gas, or laughing gas, or a bad case of intestinal gas. It’s just whiffy. Or as my friend Ron would say: “It smells funky!”   The GAS I’m talking about today is no laughing matter.  In fact it got me quite annoyed.  Let me share my angry […]

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Why You Need To Keep WordPress Updated

If you’re using WordPress then you probably noticed the very frequent updates to the software over the last couple of weeks.  It was quite unusual in that respect as updates are usually released every few months. However, there were different types of update being released, so I thought it would be a good idea to become familiar […]

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