Technology Insights

Pretty Link Pro Social Network Bar Not Displaying In WordPress Posts

I have been using Pretty Link Pro, which is a WordPress Plugin, for a long time and it has definitely generated a lot of traffic for this site. Recently I noticed that Pretty link was no longer displaying the Social Media bar near the bottom of each post. This “social media” bar displays links to popular social media sites such as Facebook, Linkedin, Digg, Twitter, Reddit, Technorati, StumbleUpon, etc. and automatically inserts a link back to the post with the idea that if the content is easy for people to share they will do so.

Technology Errors

Zen Cart Simple SEO URL Add On Displaying Blank Page In Zen Cart Admin

A couple days ago I installed the Zen Cart Simple SEO URL add on for a client of mine. The SSU Zen Cart admin page was blank after following the instructions attempting to trigger the final installation steps by visiting a specific page in the Zen Cart admin. It appears I missed reading the “requirements” section of the installation instructions. Below is more information on the problem and how to easily resolve.

Technology Errors

Simple SEO URL: Request Exeeded The Limit Of 10 Internal Redirects

I was hired to install some ZenCart plugins recently one of which included the Simple SEO URL add on. The installation was fairly easy besides a dependency that was missing which I will describe in a future email. After the installation was complete I got excited when I was ready to test but was let down when I got a 500 Internal Server Error back from the Apache web server. The virtual host that the client was using didn’t have Error Logs enabled so I had to enable them and wait until they started archiving. Below is a description of the errors in the Apache Error Logs and how I resolved the issue.

Technology Insights

Search Term Suggestions & Statistics: Alternatives To The Overture Keyword Selector Tool

A long time ago I used to use the Overture Keyword Selector Tool to review keywords I was running ads for. The Overture Keyword Selector would allow you to type in a keyword or group of keywords to see how many times that keyword(s) or like keywords had been searched in a specific time period. This can be useful not only for ads that you may be running but it can also be useful for content in articles that you write. The more you use keywords that are popular the more traffic you can generate. The Overture Keyword Selector Tool is no longer available so below are two alternatives that provide a similar service.

Code Snippets

Add SEO Friendly Page Titles To The WP-Forum WordPress Plugin

Awhile back I found some code that described how to make the page titles for the WP-Forum WordPress plugin SEO friendly. By default WP-Forum includes the site name and title of the forum itself for every page generated by the forum. To generate more web traffic for your site it will be beneficial to modify the page titles so they include post title and/or forum group name. Follow the directions below to dynamically generate new page titles for each forum post.