Tag Archives: plugins

Why I Stopped Using The All In One SEO Plugin

If you’re like me and running a WordPress blog, sometimes as soon as you see an update to a plugin you probably go ahead and update it, not thinking much about it. That’s certainly been the case for me.

old Canadian coin

This is no longer used either

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My Top 10 WordPress Plugin Recommendations

I originally wrote this article almost exactly 5 years ago. I was recently asked about plugin recommendations, and I realized I’d only written one article specifically recommending more than just one plugin at a time. I shared this article, but realized that three of the plugins on this list are things I wouldn’t recommend any longer.

Fire Hazard

Lady_K via Compfight

Those two plugins are WordPress Firewall, Compfight and WebReader for Word Press. The first started messing with a couple of my blogs so it had to go. The second pretty much stopped working, which meant you had to go to their site to continue using the images they were highlighting from Flickr that you could use (go to Pixabay to find free images instead). The third might still be fine but the company went to a paid model and, though I’m not necessarily against paying for certain things, it turned out not to be mobile friendly so I discontinued using it.
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Maintaining Your WordPress Blog When You Think Your Theme’s Broken

On a fluke a few days ago, I was checking out my business blog on my smartphone. I can’t remember what made me take a look, but I’m really glad I did.

Maintaining a great meal

For some reason, it wasn’t showing up properly on my phone. It was showing my blogging site, which would normally be good, but it was supposed to be showing the version of my site the way WP-Touch makes it look to improve its mobile speed. If you’ve never seen what the difference is, look up this domain name on both your computer and your mobile phone and you’ll see what I mean.
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The Problems With Old Plugins

Last week another of my favorite plugins died. It’s called Compfight, and it’s what I used to pull in images for all of my blogs from Flickr’s Creative Commons. If you look at the first image on a post from two weeks ago you’ll see that it shows the name, and if you hover over the first link below the image you’ll see it goes back to Flickr.

sad plugin dog

Since last Thursday is I’ve been getting this particular message on all of my blogs:

The Flickr API returned the following error: #100 – Invalid API Key (Key has expired)
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