Author: Harper Phillips

How to Configure WPBruiser and Stop Spam on Your WordPress Site

If you’ve been running your own WordPress site for any length of time, dealing with spam is probably high on your list of the most annoying things you have to worry about. Luckily, your not alone. The WordPress community has already come up with some great solutions for this problem. The WPBruiser plugin (formerly Goodbye CAPTCHA) is our favorite plugin for dealing with spam and boosting the security of your site. Once you have it installed, here’s how to navigate and configure the settings:

Why We Love WPBruiser and How to Reduce Spam Submissions on Your Site

One of the most annoying parts of maintaining a WordPress site effectively is dealing with spam submissions. CAPTCHA, a type of challenge-response test that’s used to tell if a user is human, is one of the most common ways of protecting against spam. It’s also one of the most obnoxious for users. We’ve all had experiences on sites where we had to decode unreadable, broken numbers in an image multiple times before we could sign up for a mailing list or submit a question over a contact form. The WPBruiser plugin (formerly  Goodbye CAPTCHA) is one of our favorite plugins for dealing spam and boosting the security of your site (this isn’t a sponsored post, so you know we must really love it!).

How to Set a Custom Post Excerpt in WordPress

One of the best ways to improve your WordPress site’s pageviews and reduce your bounce rate is to make sure you’re writing and featuring copy that hooks your readers. An excerpt in WordPress is the portion of a post that is displayed underneath a posts title on your blog’s homepage, blog page, and archive page, as well as in your RSS listing.

Why and How to Change Your Meta Title and Meta Description in WordPress using Yoast

If you’re trying to increase traffic to your website and improve your SEO, Yoast SEO for WordPress has quickly become the go-to SEO solution for most WordPress developers. It’s a multifaceted SEO plugin that’s full of features that make optimization easier to keep up with! One of our favorite features is the snippet editor, which gives you the ability to edit your meta title and meta description in WordPress which we’ll cover in this post.

Why and How to Install the Yoast SEO for WordPress Plugin

While WordPress itself is already one of the best tools you could be using to improve your site’s SEO, optimization is a large, ongoing task that should be fully integrated into your marketing and PR strategy. Without thoughtful consideration, your site could easily become invisible to the people who need your content the most. Luckily, Yoast makes a great plugin to help you stay on top of SEO.