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November 21, 2014

Let’s get this out of the way first: FeedBurner is neither a script nor a plugin. But it is usually accessed with a plugin, and it uses its scripts to provide a whole shopping list of services for you to choose from.

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In order to use it, you must have an RSS feed. If you are using a blogging platform such as WordPress, this is not a problem, since a feed is published automatically. You can use a plugin such as FD Feedburner, which automatically redirects your feed to Read more …

September 17, 2014

There are lots of plugins that will add buttons to your blog so visitors can share your content on various social sites. I have been using Add This for years on most of my blogs, and it keeps getting both better and worse. There are many tools to choose from, and you can pick the ones you think are best for your own website.

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Add This has 25 tools that you can use to get more traffic to your blog: 10 Share Tools, 5 Follow Tools, 8 Recommeded Content tools, and 2 Conversion Tools. 14 of these tools are free. The one that I have always used is the Sharing Buttons tool.

As you can see on my blog, I use 5 buttons that are lined up horizontally. The buttons come in three sizes, and can even show share counts if you like. But the thing I like most about them is that they automatically show visitors buttons for the social sites that they use most frequently. The last button opens a small popup where you will find up to 290 other sites that are available, such as Oyyla – if you happen to speak Turkish! Read more …

August 15, 2014

Yoast SEO is absolutely the best free SEO plugin that there is for WordPress. It is equally as good as ( and in some respects better than ) the most popular paid plugin. It includes modules in which you can set everything from page titles and meta tags to what you want to include in your XML Sitemap.


There are two main sections to this plugin:

  1. Global settings for the blog ( titles, metas, social, sitemaps, rss, … ) where you can set a template as a default, and it will apply to every post, unless overridden by:

  2. Local settings for each post

The three most important features – that make WPSEO by Yoast a real standout: Read more …

June 1, 2014

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I recently decided to renovate the Scripts For Your Website blog, which hasn’t had a new post in many years. While I was looking over the old posts, I found that some of them were about plugins or scripts that are no longer available!

Naturally, my first task was to delete all the defunct posts. Nine posts remain, of which eight are about scripts and one is about a plugin. I updated all of these, and they are now ready for you to check out again.

I spent some time looking for new material that has been published since my last post. I found some apparently excellent scripts and blogs from which to choose. Naturally, I have to try them before recommending them on this blog.

My first new post will be about a plugin for your blog. If all goes well, it will be published in a few days.

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Updated: January 31, 2016

One reason why blogs have become so popular in recent years is that search engines seem to like them a lot more than ordinary websites. They rank them more quickly, so blogs get noticed faster, and more people visit them.

Why is this? Because blogs have the ability to “ping”.


What is a ping? In simple terms, it’s a short message sent from one computer to another over the internet. The second computer then bounces back a message to the first computer acknowledging receipt. The is where the name came from — it’s similar to a radar ping originally used by submarines in World War II to locate other ships. Read more …