Briley Kenney

Briley writes for several online publications and websites such as Uberoid, The TechLabs, and BlackberryRocks.

Buff Up Your WordPress Security

Buff Up Your Wordpress Security

With all this crazy hacking going on, it's the perfect time to buff up any Wordpress blog or website install. Especially considering how many exploits and vulnerabilities external plugins could present to outside sources. There are quite a few source edits that can be done to prevent outside parties from accessing integral Wordpress system information. Confine The Search Query When someone performs a query of your site through a search engine, if......

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Adding An Excerpt Area Character Counter

Adding An Excerpt Area Character Counter

Premium Wordpress themes are great as they open up many opportunities that don't exist with the default Wordpress themes. There's certainly no doubt that some of the best themes out there can make even miniscule sites look slick and professional. But sometimes theme layouts and designs can cause underlying problems. For instance, some themes may slim down the excerpt output on the front page to make room for other items......

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Adding WordPress Sub-Users

Adding Wordpress Sub-Users

One of the best features of running a Wordpress blog is the option to add contributing editors or sub-users. This feature is particularly useful when running a professional website and outsourced writers have been hired to produce content. You can provide contributing users with proper access to create new content as well as control their options so they can or can't publish directly on a Wordpress website or blog. Unfortunately some......

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How to Get Rid of Unwanted WordPress Categories

How to Get Rid of Unwanted WordPress Categories

Every now and then when writing new blog posts you have to categorize posts a certain way so they show up correctly in a theme, or post to a certain page. A lot of modern themes and plugins use categories to uniquely place posts. Unfortunately when using categories like so, they still show up on the blog or website in question. Because these extra categories end up being indexed, it......

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Quick Tip: Display Total Number of Blog Comments

Quick Tip: Display Total Number of Blog Comments

A lot of blogs are displaying social media followers and network links as a count on the main page. It serves as a good measure of how popular the blog or website has become. But a lot of blogs forget the internal community or reader comments. A popular blog always has a lot of comments under each post as readers discuss points of view and information with the author. So instead......

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How To Publish RSS Exclusive Posts

How To Publish RSS Exclusive Posts

In an effort to boost RSS readers and subscribers it might be beneficial to sometimes release an RSS exclusive post that doesn't show up on a blogs home page or in regularly scheduled postings. This would basically provide followers with a great reason to subscribe to an RSS feed, especially if they are fans of the blog in question. However in order to take advantage of this feature we need to......

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Speed Up Your Blog with WP Cache

Speed Up Your Blog with WP Cache

Sometimes blogs can take an extended period of time to load, especially when there's a lot of hosted content or media to process. One way to fight this problem is to host images and content elsewhere, and only host text and simple information on the blog in question. But this method can be quite troublesome, and can have dire consequences especially if the externally hosted content is on a......

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Create A Printer Friendly Style Sheet

Create A Printer Friendly Style Sheet

Most sites allow visitors the option to print content easily and efficiently. They do this by offering a print only version or style sheet so that extra advertisements and excess web content doesn't appear on the printed copy. If a print version style sheet is coded correctly the blog or website header, footer and sidebars can be excluded as well as a lot of extra and unnecessary content. The trick is......

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MaxBlogPress Stripe Ad- A Minimilist Advertising Option

MaxBlogPress Stripe Ad- A Minimilist Advertising Option

No one likes blatant advertising models, which is why annoying pop-ups and similar ads that stalk a visitor around a site are never a good idea. In some cases such persistent advertising can scare away potential readers and visitors. Unfortunately advertising is a necessity and is essential for generating a steady revenue. There is a new form of advertising that is small, inobtrusive and highly visible. It's called a stripe......

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How To Set Up A Custom WordPress Homepage

How To Set Up A Custom WordPress Homepage

Sometimes it's a bad idea to throw your readers right into the fray and expect them to find their way. Especially if your blog publications are in a properly ordered series, it might be a bad idea to link visitors directly to the recent posts page. WordPress automatically defaults to the recent posts page as the front page for any WordPress enabled site. But it is possible to define a......

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