Lightsail vs Hostgator: Bad for Beginners

The biggest difference between Lightsail and Hostgator, is that Lightsail is like a managed VPS that comes installed with WordPress, but without customer support. Hostgator on the other hand is traditional shared hosting where everything is automatically configured. Lightsail isn't for beginners, … [Read more...]

How to Remove Structured Data Errors for Reviews

Here on WP-Tweaks, I personally review a lot of web hosting products, but recently I decided to accept user reviews as well. This required a new kind of structured data - "aggregateRating" field, and so I needed a plugin to do this for me automatically. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to remove … [Read more...]

How to Show a Different Table for Mobile Devices

Even responsive design isn't enough for some tables. You can shrink the number of columns, and try all kinds of tricks to show them on mobile devices, but sometimes you just need to show a different table entirely. Perhaps one with a little more streamlined data that's specifically been optimized … [Read more...]

Is WordPress Obsolete? No!

WordPress is most definitely NOT obsolete. It's easy to get caught in the hype of new technologies and wonder whether sticking with something that's been around for decades is a good idea. But the reality is that WordPress is more relevant than ever. Especially with its latest updates. There are … [Read more...]

5 Things I REMOVED From my Site: via Negativa

I'm a big fan of Nassim Nicholas Taleb's views on fragility and antifragility. As a result of his thoughts, my approach to web design is via negativa. That is, we often feel that we need to do something to improve our site. Add new features. A new sidebar. Something extra. However in real life, … [Read more...]

How to Track Clicks on a Link with Google Tag Manager

How many times have you wanted to track clicks on a link in your WordPress sidebar? Perhaps you're debating the value of even having a sidebar in the first place. But to decide, you need data. How many times did people click on a sidebar link? What was the link? On which page was the link? The … [Read more...]

How to Add a Table of Contents in WordPress via Shortcode

With more and more SEOs advocating "long form content", it's becoming increasingly difficult to navigate articles. Especially since so many articles just don't get to the point! In their drive to achieve a set number of words to qualify for "long form" articles, people have started to ignore the … [Read more...]

How to Remove the Footer Link for Verbosa Theme in WordPress

Normally, removing the footer credits in a theme is easy. We can use an action hook, modify the child theme to just rewrite the relevant page. However, Cryout Creations makes it very difficult to remove the footer link for Verbosa and their other themes. For example, the Verbosa theme has the … [Read more...]

Why I Recommend InMotion WordPress Hosting

On my page comparing yearly WordPress hosting prices, I recommend InMotion as my provider of choice. This is despite some excellent competition from top class hosts like SiteGround and DreamHost. Indeed, you can't go wrong with any of these three. The only reason I don't talk about Bluehost … [Read more...]

Why is Bluehost Managed WordPress Hosting So Expensive?

Update: For the longest time, there was no regular Bluehost WordPress hosting plan on their front page. It was only "managed" WordPress hosting. Now however, they also show normal WordPress hosting just like everyone else. However, these "normal WordPress plans" from Bluehost are just ordinary … [Read more...]