Since closing WordPress comments on older posts the amount of spam I am getting is under 10 per day.
Contact Form 7 is my favorite free contact form solution for WordPress. It is easy to use, is well documented, is updated frequently, and just does what it needs to do.
With additional add-ons, such as Paypal, Mailchimp and Page Redirects, Contact Form 7 is even more full featured. Here are five of my favorite contact form 7 add-ons that I use with the contact form here on this site.
One of my most popular posts is How to Link NextGEN Gallery Images to an Individual Page or Post in WordPress. Unfortunately, this article was written almost 6 years ago and is outdated as there have been a lot of changes to NextGen in that time.
NextGen Gallery was purchased by Photocrati three years ago and underwent some huge changes. Many of you who used my instructions to link a gallery image to a post or page found that the linking no longer worked and that the instructions were no longer accurate. For many people, the best thing to do was go back to the pre 2.0 version of NextGen and not update it. Over time, however, that becomes a security risk and there are issues with the old version of NextGen and the newest versions of WordPress. For example, on some installations I have found that the Visual toolbar no longer works correctly when the old version of NextGen is installed and activated.
Fortunately, however, NextGen 2.0+ can be linked to a post or page. Here are the full updated instructions on how to do that.
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The maintenance plan special must be signed up for within 30 days with mention of the special rate. I will contact you at the time of renewal and the maintenance plan will renew at the regular rate. Read more about the WordPress Maintenance Plan here.
WordPress is relatively easy to set up, with many customizable options, plugins, themes, and other appealing choices. This makes WordPress a popular platform for both do-it-yourselfers and advanced web developers alike.
With over 50,000 plugins, and thousands of theme choices, WordPress is well suited to meet the needs of diverse organizations and use case scenarios – from small businesses, to nonprofits, membership associations, startups, and major corporations.
Once properly setup and configured, WordPress is relatively easy to use as a web publishing platform, which is a benefit for business owners and marketing/communications professionals who want to efficiently publish web content without having to know a lot about the technology behind the scenes. WordPress also does a good job of allowing user management with different levels of permissions, and keeping a version history of published content, both of which make it easy to maintain control over who can access important site functions, and rolling back changes in a pinch.
WordPress is also so ubiquitous and widely supported that it tends to play nicely with many other 3rd party tools, and if you need to find professional help for development or maintenance, it’s not too difficult. This is in contrast to other content management platforms that may have more limited integration choices and where professional consultation is less abundant, often coming at a premium.
With so many appealing qualities, it’s not surprising that WordPress has evolved into the web’s most popular content management platform. However, this popularity also means that WordPress website owners need to be extra vigilant in maintaining their site in order to keep it functioning properly.
Why A WordPress Maintenance Plan?
Despite its simplicity and ease of use, under the hood WordPress is a fairly sophisticated database-driven system with lots of underlying source code and you need to Keep your website secure by choosing a reliable wordpress maintenance plan today. The reality is that WordPress requires consistent maintenance to remain stable, secure, and in good working order, like any other software.
The Basic WordPress Maintenance Plan includes:
1. Backup of all files and the WordPress database
2. WordPress Updates
3. Plugin updates, which include research to determine compatibility
4. Security scan to check for malware.
5. Troubleshooting any update issues.
6. Small edits and customizations.
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