How to exclude WordPress custom post types from Yoast’s HTML sitemap

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If you have a WordPress website and have looked at improving its search engine friendliness, you will now doubt have come across the Yoast SEO plugin. One of the additional tasks you can do to improve your WordPress website’s SEO is to add a HTML sitemap to list all of the pages, posts and custom… Read more »


Updating your WordPress site URL to HTTPS in the database

If you’re a WordPress developer, you’ve probably had the need to update an old website’s URL to use HTTPS recently. This guide will help you to change your WordPress website’s settings to accommodate the move to HTTPS for your website, including the options in the database and all mentions of your website’s HTTP domain within… Read more »


Bulk deleting WordPress spam in Contact Form 7 Flamingo plugin

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Have you had problems in your WordPress website with a lot of spam submissions through your Contact Form 7 plugin? Spam emails aren’t uncommon, but if you use Contact Form 7 out of the box and simply set it to forward the submitted message to you by email, your email program – Gmail, Outlook, etc… Read more »


Changing the default uploads directory in WordPress

By default, all media – images, files, etc – uploaded in to a WordPress website in the wp-content/uploads directory. There are times that this isn’t particularly helpful – for example, if you want to maintain legacy URLs for images from an old website you have migrated to WordPress, you’ll need to change the value.  This is… Read more »


WordPress showing 2 meta descriptions in < head >

We came across this situation today, where, after installing a meta plugin for WordPress, two meta descriptions were appearing in our WordPress website’s <head>. In the HTML source of the WordPress website we were working on, we found this: <meta name=”description” content=”1st meta content not wanted by the client” /> <meta name=”description” content=”Client’s actual desired…