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Vladislav Davidzon (40 Posts)

About: Vladislav Davidzon is the principal of US-based online marketing consultancy Vladislav Davidzon & Associates, developing integrative solutions through high impact search engine optimized WordPress websites for socially responsible customers of all sizes around the world.
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What is .htaccess?

One of the most common files found on most web hosting servers also happens to be one of the least understood, especially for a large number of novice web hosting clients and website administrators. That file, called “.htaccess,” is used to determine any number of important settings, from the 404 Error page that is displayed to site users to the…

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Ten Key Ways to Secure a Typical WordPress Installation

In just under a decade, WordPress has evolved from a fledgling content management system to the most-used such solution online. The software has accumulated more than 60 million users around the world, both on typical blogs at major news organizations like the New York Times, CNN, and the Washington Post. This notoriety, generally speaking, is good for the entire community….

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Publishing to WordPress from the Desktop, Even Offline, Using the XML-RPC Protocol

The way to avoid losing the moment of inspiration in an offline world is by installing software known as an XML-RPC client. These specially designed software applications actually reside on a user’s hard drive and place a shortcut on their desktop. They permit the writing of posts even when the computer does not have access to an internet connection, and…

Don’t Become a Slave to Your Archives: Highlighting a WordPress Site’s Best Content

The challenge of operating an aging and content-rich WordPress blog is to never let content be fully relegated to the archives, which most users aren’t likely to peruse on their own free time. Confining entries solely to the backdated pages of an archive section is a great way to turn them into forgotten content, with users unable to find those…

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Using cPanel to Create a MySQL Database for use with your CMS

There are two things that almost any online author is bound to experience in their travels: cPanel administration software and a content management solution like the ever-popular WordPress. And this means that virtually every online author will have to eventually learn how to create a MySQL database which is capable of holding the data produced by WordPress–including pages, posts, comments,…

Perfecting the Stylesheet: Common CSS Errors Made by Beginners

As web design continues to transition from a professional occupation to a worldwide hobby, an increasing number of people are becoming acquainted with creating designs which are controlled by extensive stylesheets. While it’s true that these files are often much simpler to create and maintain than vast XHTML documents, it’s also true that CSS is a notoriously “picky” programming language…

Using jQuery to Validate the Standard WordPress Comment Form

WordPress does not natively validate its comment submission form, but it can be instructed to do so by developing a custom plugin which makes use of the popular Bassistance jQuery library. This library is specifically designed to validate forms and print any relevant errors before submission, and it’s by far the most widely-used way among web designers and developers to…

Using the Power of the .htaccess File to Improve WordPress SEO

Search engine optimization is a rapidly growing field which seems to grow more lucrative by the day, and that’s largely because a website’s placement within a search engine can make or break the site’s revenues and their stream of new readers or subscribers. Many people are familiar with the best ways to optimize a website for the best search engine…

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How to Properly File a Digital Millennium Copyright Act Complaint

One of the great things about the internet is how it has transformed access to information and sources of knowledge, from newspapers to private blogs and even self-written electronic books and other helpful content. While the majority of content featured on the internet is original content written by just one author or a collaborative community of authors, there exists a…