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Is this a Lifestyle Blog – my return to blogging more consistently

I haven't posted anything new to my blog in about 9 months. The reason for this is because I thought my blog isn't about any single topic that I would never be successful with it. Everything I read about blogging says you must pick a niche for your blog to become successful with it. In …

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Ubuntu Virtual Machine: How to Install Ubuntu on VirtualBox

I moved my WordPress blog to a VPS from DigitalOcean and I wanted to have a local version of my VPS for testing. This guide will teach you how to install an Ubuntu server as a virtual machine using VirtualBox on a mac. To prepare you will need to download 2 files: The VirtualBox virtual …

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Add Google AdSense to Genesis Framework Theme

If you would like to add Google AdSense advertisements to your genesis framework theme, here is the method I use. These instructions assume your genesis child theme is using html5. If you are not using an html5 child theme, the code below will need to be modified slightly. 1. Add the following 2 code sections …

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Add Google Custom Search to Genesis Framework Theme

If you would like to replace the default WordPress search with Google custom search here is the method I use. This implementation of Google custom search is reliant on using the Genesis Framework. 1. Create a Google custom search engine Go to http://www.google.com/cse and create a custom search engine for your site. Make sure that …

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WordPress Performance opcode cache

If you are running WordPress on a VPS or dedicated server, a quick way to optimize performance is to install a php opcode cache. To understand why, you need to first understand how php processes a request. A php request goes through the following steps: Read Parse Compile Execute Output For every WordPress page requested, …

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