htaccess index.html added by Plugin wordpress

This works for any wordpress directory.

If you have a WordPress website and have noticed that some thing has added index.html or a plugin has added it.

Example would be http://pinguisweb.com/about/index.html.

The code below will redirect to http://pinguisweb.com/about/ and drop index.html

try adding

RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
RewriteRule ^index\.html$ / [R=301,L]
RewriteRule ^(.*)/index\.html$ /$1/ [R=301,L]

to your .htaccess file

How to redirect subdirectory to url with htaccess file

 

This will redirect all references to Car-Sales directory to 
the car-sales file. 

RedirectMatch 301 ^/Car-Sales/.*$ http://pinguisweb.com/car-sales/

Improve Page Speed

Some tips on how to Improve Page Speed.

Use one of the below suggestions to improve your website speed.

CSS Optimization Test

Analyze the CSS delivery of your web page (ultimately your website).

CSS Compressor

Minimize CSS scripts for page speed.

Javascript Optimization Test

Analyze the Javascript delivery of your web pages.

Javascript Compressor

Minify your JS scripts to maximize performance.

GZIP Compression Test

Test whether your web pages have Gzip compression enabled.

Image Optimization Test

Test the image delivery of your website so you can improve it.

PNG Compressor

Reduce the file size of PNG images while keeping quality.

JPEG Compressor

Play with the quality and size of JPEG images to reduce file size.

CSS Sprites Generator

Save multiple images to a single image to make fewer requests.

Caching Test

Check whether and how your website files are cached.

Broken Links/Requests Test

Test your web pages for broken links and requests.

HTTP Requests Checker

How many HTTP requests do your web pages produce?

Base64 Encoder

Encode web files into a Base64 string to reduce HTTP requests.

Keep-Alive Checker

Check whether your website has keep-alive enabled.

Line Breaks Remover

Remove line breaks from your scripts to reduce file size.

HTTP Header Checker

Check the HTTP server header of a web page.

Taking these actions while not a big influence on page speed individually, do accumulate to that faster speeds.

WordPress Update Services

WordPress Update Services are tools which are used to let other people know you’ve updated your blog.

WordPress automatically updates popular Update Services when you have updated your blog by sending pings each time you create or update a post.

Listed below are Ping Services WordPress uses:

http://rpc.pingomatic.com
http://rpc.twingly.com
http://api.feedster.com/ping
http://api.moreover.com/RPC2
http://api.moreover.com/ping
http://www.blogdigger.com/RPC2
http://www.blogshares.com/rpc.php
http://www.blogsnow.com/ping
http://www.blogstreet.com/xrbin/xmlrpc.cgi
http://bulkfeeds.net/rpc
http://www.newsisfree.com/xmlrpctest.php
http://ping.blo.gs/
http://ping.feedburner.com
http://ping.syndic8.com/xmlrpc.php
http://ping.weblogalot.com/rpc.php
http://rpc.blogrolling.com/pinger/
http://rpc.technorati.com/rpc/ping
http://rpc.weblogs.com/RPC2
http://www.feedsubmitter.com
http://blo.gs/ping.php
http://www.pingerati.net
http://www.pingmyblog.com
http://geourl.org/ping
http://ipings.com
http://www.weblogalot.com/ping

Update service URL’s are listed under “Update Services” under Settings-> Writing Settings

WordPress Address None www. or with www.

WordPress Address www. or none www.

How to get www. before your domain name on your WordPress Website.

WordPress Address none www. or with wwwUltimately, it doesn’t really matter which one you choose. The success of your website will not be determined by a www or non-www URL. The important thing is that whichever one you choose be accurate and consistent.

If visitors type to www.pinguisweb.com or chose to type pinguisweb.com they will still find the Number 1 “Website Design Kerry” website.

In fact when you visit www.pinguisweb.com, the www will not be displayed in the browser’s address bar.

Its assumed when you are searching the world wide web that www. is there.

As long as the domain name is identical there will be no problem with WordPress. Its written into the .htaccess file WordPress has Rewrite Rules to correct this.

To change to either on the left hand black bar go to settings and general. Basically its a matter of choice.

Just be consistent throughout.

Of course, WordPress changes everything when you go installing it in a sub domain and linking it back to you main domain.

WordPress Media Settings

WordPress Media Settings

Media Settings are controlled by the various settings related to images and other media that are used in writing posts and pages.

Wordpress Media Settings Ireland

The image sizes listed determine the maximum dimensions in pixels to use when inserting an image into the body of a post.

  • Thumbnail size – Specify the Width and Height of your Thumbnail
    Crop thumbnail to exact dimensions (normally thumbnails are proportional)
  • Medium size – Specify the the Max Width and Max Height
  • Large size –  Specify the the Max Width and Max Height

Uploading Files

Default settings used for during the media upload process when writing a post.

  • Organize my uploads into month- and year-based folders – Check this box if you wish to organize your uploads into folders based on the year and the month of the upload. WordPress will automatically create the folders, such as wp-content/uploads/2010, these folders are well organised and easy to browse, if you need.

Save Changes Button

Click the Save Changes button to ensure your changes are saved(committed) to your database. Your settings have been saved.
Remember that some plugins require additional image sizes and will create them based on their specifications. One of the main reasons for WordPress site being bloated or taking up to much room.

WordPress Discussion Settings

How to setup WordPress Discussion Settings or Comments.

Default article settings WordPress will send out a pings to a site or article you have linked to in your post automatically.

Trackbacks allows you to communicate to another blog or blog owner using your WordPress

Pingbacks are sent automatically when you link to someone’s site or they link to you.


Other comment settings

I dont allow comments on my websites as a rule.

My settings are: Comment author must fill out name and email.

Users must be registered and logged in to comment.

set to 0 days

Email me whenever

A comment is held for moderation

Before a comment appears

Comment must be manually approved.

Comment author must have a previously approved comment

 

I hate spam so hold a comment in the queue if it contains or more links. (A common characteristic of comment spam is a large number of hyperlinks.)

Below are avatar settings

Avatar Display
Avatar Display

Maximum Rating
Maximum Rating




Default Avatar
Default Avatar

For users without a custom avatar of their own, you can either display a generic logo or a generated one based on their email address.

WordPress Reading Settings

WordPress Reading Settings Control your frontpage Settings

Front Page Display Setting choose what content appears on your website’s front page. Choose to have your latest blog posts or a static page. Created in the Pages tab (black bar left hand sidebar) of your site.

Your front page is set to display your latest blog posts by default, this can change it to a static front page. Using a static front page is handy if you want to use your front page as a landing page.

Reading Settings in WordPress

Blog pages show at most – Controls the number of Posts to display on your blog page. If frontpage display is set to display Your Latest Posts this value is controlled here also.

Syndication feeds show the most recent – These feeds show the most recent items and lets you set how many blog posts will be sent out at via RSS feed (mine is located at http://pinguisweb.com/feed/). Add /feed/ to your wordpress domain name to get your feed address.

For each article in a feed, show – choose whether to show all post content or the first 55 words, you can select Full text or Summary. Full text means that the entire contents of a post are included in the feed. Summary means that only the first 55 words are included in the feed, along with the option to continue reading the rest of the post. Best change to Summary because of pagespeed and bandwidth factors.

Search Engine Visibility – If you want to setup your website before indexig check the Discourage search engines from indexing this site box to ask search engines not to index this site. When the option is checked, this changes robots.txt to send back noindex(Disallow) commands to search engines.

Writing Settings WordPress

How to change the Writing Settings WordPress

Default Writing Settings WordPress Ireland

WordPress has a lot of Default Setting already set to help you get started quickly. Reading Settings is no different but can be tweeked to get the results that push you up from amateur status.

It not going to change the world but may improve your blog rating that bit.

 

Writing Settings in WordPress

Convert emoticons like and to graphics on display – i would tick YES
WordPress should correct invalidly nested XHTML automatically – i would tick YES

Default Post Category for this one i would select a popular search term related to my business. These categories are set in All Posts and Category. Enter your category information there and come back and select it from the list.

Default Post Format I always leave it to standard the choices are Standard, Aside, Chat, Gallery, Link, Image, Quote, Status, Video or Audio. Again depends on you type of blog or customers.

Change Your WordPress Timezone

Learn How To Change Your WordPress Default Timezone

If you are scheduling, selling online, message publication, and many calendar features with WordPress may not work until you have set the default timezone set.

When signing in to your new website, you will see a warning bar telling you to check your timezone in WordPress. Do not ignore or Dismiss this.

WordPress settings, help text says ‘Choose a city in the same timezone as you”.

 

To change your WordPress TimezoneGo to your WordPress dashboard on the left hand sidebar. Click on the Settings, then click General.

Changing Timezone SettingsSelect a city nearest you. There is not too many Cities in Kerry, Dublin is our option here.

On the Settings > General page, find the section labeled Timezone. Select a city in the same timezone as you.  Go to Europe and scroll down until Dublin is listed.


Save your changes.

Be sure to click the Save Changes button at the bottom of the Settings > General screen.