Changing the color of the address bar in mobile chrome browser for your WordPress Blog

Changing the color of the address bar in mobile chrome browser for your WordPress Blog

Blogging Technicals, How To, WordPress
A neat way of adding eye candy to your WordPress powered blog is by changing the color of the address bar in mobile chrome browser. The color can be made to specifically match the theme color of your blog. While viewing it on your Android smart phone, even the notification space on the top changes color. [gallery link="file" columns="2" size="medium" ids="334,335"] On the left is the blog with the effect. As one can notice, the notification bar on the top also takes the same color. On the right is the blog without the effect. How to change color of the address bar First find out the hex code of the color which you want to use. Use your theme customisation to check the exact color. Next, insert this code in…
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How to resolve error message “Your IP has been flagged for potential security violations”

How to resolve error message “Your IP has been flagged for potential security violations”

Blogging Technicals, WordPress
A JetPack enabled self hosted WordPress blog or website may through this error message. "Your IP has been flagged for potential security violations" The website has been blocked by JetPack. There is a link provided which lists out methods to resolve it. The most common way to get this problem is if you have a static IP address which is a prerequisite to have an HTTPS site certification. This static IP address is compromised or leaked by someone may lead to attacks and forced logins. If the JetPack module 'Protect' is enabled, then this error message will be displayed. About the block by Jetpack When you attempt to login to your wordpress site dashboard, you will get the following error message. A helpful 'Find out more' link is also given…
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Site Title : With or without spaces

Site Title : With or without spaces

Blogging Technicals, WordPress
Websites or blogs who have single word as website name or title are lucky that they do not have to bother about spaces. But for websites who have two or more words as a combo for website name have to make sure that both options are displayed in Google Search Results. Let us analyze this issue in details and address how it can be resolved. This article has been written for a self hosted site on the WordPress platform. Installed plugin for SEO is Yoast. What is the issue of site title with spaces A domain name for the Website called 'The Verge' reads http://www.theverge.com The site title for this website is 'The Verge' but the domain name is without spaces. The problem is not there for single word websites…
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Pagination and Infinite Scroll for WordPress Blog

Pagination and Infinite Scroll for WordPress Blog

Blogging Technicals, WordPress
Pagination is the navigation provided to the visitors to a website to move from one page to another. Infinite Scroll loads the next set of posts when the viewer reaches at the end of the page. Both these features if used properly make your blog stand out to the visitors. For the sake of this article we are restricting to the WordPress bogging platforms. Default WordPress navigation By default, WordPress gives a button showing Older Entries and Newer Entries at the end of the posts page. This navigation comes up automatically at the end of the posts page and archive or search page. What is Pagination Pagination is an improvement over the default page navigation of WordPress. This can be either done by manually inserting a code or by using…
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How to start a blog on WordPress.com

How to start a blog on WordPress.com

How To, WordPress
Earlier we had seen how to start a blog on Blogger by Google. https://startblogwriting.com/start-blog-blogger-google/ In this article we see how to start a blog on WordPress.com. Now before we proceed, it is essential to note that WordPress as a blogging platform provides two services. One is WordPress.com where you only need to choose the correct setting and you have a ready made blogging platform including the hosting. It is a very good package for someone who wants to take out the technical intricacies of blogging. The other service is from WordPress.org which lets you download a copy of WordPress software which can be customized but requires all necessary setting and customization done at your end. Four steps to start a blog on WordPress.com STEP 1 On WordPress.com click on New…
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Follow Button for your WordPress site

Follow Button for your WordPress site

Blogging Technicals, How To, WordPress
WordPress.com users have an amazing Follow Button which helps you to get subscribers for your blog. This feature is not available for a self hosted WordPress site. But there is an interesting trick and a work around to get the same function. Also note, this is the basic subscription feature made available by WordPress.com for limited number of subscribers. We would always recommend for a pro level solution once the number of subscribers reach at a high level. Basic Requirements for Follow Button You need to have the Jetpack Plugin installed and WordPress.com connection completed. Once the Jetpack plugin is activated go to the settings and look for Subscriptions. [caption id="attachment_36" align="aligncenter" width="748"] Subscription option for Jetpack[/caption] When you click on configure, you get the following options. [caption id="attachment_37" align="aligncenter"…
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