How to Add Google AdSense Ads on WordPress AMP Pages

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to add AdSense ads on AMP pages when running WordPress websites or blogs.

Google AdSense is a program that allows webmasters and anyone who runs a website or blog to earn income by adding AdSense ads to their pages.

When your users visit your pages and interact with ads on your pages, you get a chance to earn some money from these ads. The more users you have, the more you may be able to earn.

It is easy to put AdSense ads units on regular WordPress pages. To do that, simply copy the ads unit provided when you logon to your AdSense account and create a new ad unit. Then paste the codes on any of your pages and in no time, ads should begin appearing.

However, if you’re running AMP pages, the process isn’t that simple.

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Upgrade WordPress to PHP 7.4 | PHP 7.4-FPM on Ubuntu 18.04 | 16.04

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to upgrade WordPress to use PHP 7.4 | PHP 7.4-FPM using Ubuntu..

WordPress 5.3 “Kirk” was recently released with introduction of over 150 new features and usability improvements, including full PHP 7.4 support..

WordPress continues to encourage all users to run the latest and greatest versions of PHP… So if PHP 7.4 is fully supported, you may want to upgrade to it and make use of newest features and enhancements that were released..

Although PHP 7.4 is fully supported with WordPress, some themes and plugins may not… so you probably should make sure your themes and installed plugins support the latest PHP version, or you may run into issues…

If you have validated that all your plugins and themes are PHP 7.4-FPM compatible, continue below to learn how to upgrade your PHP-FPM versions to support the latest version to support WordPress… Read More

WordPress 5.3 “Kirk” Released — How to Install | Upgrade on Ubuntu 18.04 | 16.04

WordPress 5.3 “Kirk”, named in honor American jazz musician Rahsaan Roland Kirk is now Available to download to install or upgrade existing sites..

This release comes with many features, including a new default theme (Twenty Twenty), user interface improvements, new block editor features and a new requirement to have PHP native JSON extension for any site running WordPress 5.3 or later…

WordPress administrators should be able to download the latest version or via update link in the site’s admin dashboard…

Following the major 5.0 and up to 5.2,  this release also introduced many new block editor  features, as well as improvements to the block editor interface, the underlying JavaScript module and others… Read More

Google Site Kit Out of Beta and Available for all WordPress Site Owners

Google Site Kit for WordPress which was in beta for the last 6 months is finally released and now available for all WordPress site owners..

With Site Kit, you will only need one plugin for Google Analytics, Search Console, PageSpeed Insights and AdSense code and scripts on your WordPress sites…

No need for separate and individual code and script from each of these Google products..

You will get data from Search Console, Analytics, AdSense, PageSpeed Insights, Tag Manager and Optimize, assuming you want reports from these directly in your WordPress dashboard..

Google Site Kit lets you add scripts and verification code from four different Google products, at least for now… Instead of adding Google Analytics script, Search Console verification code, AdSense tags and PageSpeed metrics tags individually in your header.php file, simply install Site Kit to include all these different products at once..

After installing the plugin, a dashboard displays how well your site is doing with these various Google tools, such as Search Console, Analytics, AdSense, and PageSpeed Insights..

This is going to be a very popular plugin on WordPress plugins dashboard..

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Resolve 413 Request Entity Too Large With WordPress | Apache2

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to resolve a common error with WordPress when trying to upload files, media and other data and get shown an error the says “413 Request Entity Too Large” via Apache2 HTTP server…

This error, 413 request entity too large occurs when you try to upload or make a client request that is too large to be processed by the web server, in the case a Apache2 HTTP server…

If the server setting has a request size limit that is too small, your users / clients may come across this error a lot.. So you will probably want to adjust the web server settings to allow larger requests…

WordPress allows users to upload new themes and plugins files, however, if your Apache2 powered website isn’t configured to allow large file to be uploaded, the upload process will fail always.

Some common errors user get when dealing with file uploads with WordPress are: Http error attempting to upload media, the uploaded file exceeds the upload_max_filesize directive in php.ini, maximum execution time exceeded, allowed memory size exhausted and many more.. Read More

Fixing 413 Request Entity Too Large with WordPress | Nginx

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to resolve a common error with WordPress when trying to upload files, media and other data and get shown an error the says “413 Request Entity Too Large” via Nginx…

This error, 413 request entity too large occurs when you try to upload or make a client request that is too large to be processed by the web server, in the case a Nginx HTTP server…

If the server setting has a request size limit that is too small, your users / clients may come across this error a lot.. So you will probably want to adjust the web server settings to allow larger requests…

One of the common issues webmasters encounter when managing WordPress is allow the server to allow file upload via WordPress media library…

WordPress allows users to upload new themes and plugins files, however, if your Nginx powered website isn’t configured to allow large file to be uploaded, the upload process will fail always.

Some common errors user get when dealing with file uploads with WordPress are: Http error attempting to upload media, the uploaded file exceeds the upload_max_filesize directive in php.ini, maximum execution time exceeded, allowed memory size exhausted and many more.. Read More

How to Stop | Prevent Searching Engines from Crawling WordPress Sites

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to stop or prevent search engines and other web crawlers from crawling and indexing WordPress websites easily..

There are many reasons why one might want to stop search engines from crawling or indexing WordPress websites..

One might be to prevent indexing of website content while the site is still under development.. You probably don’t want Google to index your under construction or maintenance mode page while the site is still under construction…

Another reason might be to prevent search engine from indexing or listing sensitive information that should only be hosted on your sites…

What ever the case, it’s easy to configure WordPress sites to instruct search engine not to crawl or index content from a site you don’t want to list online..

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How to Disable WordPress Comments Notifications

This post shows you how to turn off or disable WordPress comments notifications on your blogs..

By design, WordPress notifies the site’s administrator via email everytime a comment is left on the site… For webmasters and site administrators, this can be annoying at times..

If your site is new and don’t have appropriate settings to block spammers and others, this can be extremely frustrating.. Students and new users who are starting out with WordPress will find this post handy and helpful..

WordPress allows this feature to alert you of new comments so that you can respond and increase user engagement… This is a great way to start a blog to engage your readers…

However, as your blog grows, these notifications maybe become overwhelming and may hamper your focus and you may have to turn off or disable notifications everytime a comment is left for you…

Turning off notifications will allow you to respond at your choosing..

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How to Allow Users to Edit | Delete their WordPress Comments

With Simple Comment Editing plugin, you can allow anonymous users the ability to edit and/or delete their WordPress comments for a period of time, the default is 5 minutes..

Out of the box, WordPress comment form will allow users to post comments on article they want to review or ask questions… However, after a comment is posted, the user loses the ability to edit or delete it..

Maybe a user might want to edit a spelling error or he/she accidentally hit the submit button before finished proofreading, without a plugin like Simple Comment Editing, that user will not be able to undo or edit those changes…

If you have a very popular blog that is getting lots of comments, then you may want to consider adding a plugin like this to allow your users to edit or correct mistakes after publishing their comments in a short period of time.

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How to Install Google Site Kit Plugin [Beta] on WordPress

Pretty soon you’ll only need a single plugin to include Google Analytics, Search Console, PageSpeed Insights and AdSense code and scripts on your WordPress sites…

No need for separate and individual code and script from each of these Google products..

Google Site Kit lets you add scripts and verification code from four different Google products, at least for now… Instead of adding Google Analytics script, Search Console verification code, AdSense tags and PageSpeed metrics tags individually in your header.php file, simply install Site Kit to include all these different products at once..

After installing the plugin, a dashboard displays how well your site is doing with these various Google tools, such as Search Console, Analytics, AdSense, and PageSpeed Insights..

This is going to be a very popular plugin on WordPress plugins dashboard..

This brief tutorial shows you how to install and setup Site Kit on WordPress powered websites and blogs..

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