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How to Fix Parsing JSON Request Failed Error in Commentluv

Talking about commentluv, which is a great plugin for WordPress. Sometimes it gives an error Parsing JSON Request failed error! not authorized. And this is only a settings issue in commentluv. And I would like to show you how you can get ride of this error and how to setup your commentluv plugin on WordPress.

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Fix Parsing JSON Request failed error not authorized

First of all I will come to the subjected point. To remove this error follow the steps below.

  • Go to your “WordPress Dashboard”
  • Click on “Settings” and then “Commentluv”
  • Find the link button “Click to Open Technical Setting
  • Scroll down and uncheck the following line.

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After you uncheck above box, your commentators will be able to share their links with comments. And your commentluv will not get error for Parsing JSON Request failed error! not authorized. Now lets talk about other features of commentluv.

Commentluv Free WordPress Plugin

If you are reading this article, then it means you might land for the solution of subjected problem in commentluv. But if you are not sure, what is commentluv and its benefits, then read from here.

Commentluv is great plugin to increase engagement on your website. It helps your readers to select their latest post links to show in your blog comments. With the help of commentluv your visitors will give more comments because they will get free backlinks and organic traffic from your blog.

How to Setup Commentluv Free WordPress Plugin

Install the commentluv free plugin from here. And upload it through your WordPress dashboard or using FTP. You can also install this plugin from your WordPress dashboard. Go to plugins tab under your WordPress dashboard. Click on Add New and search Commentluv in search box. This plugin is developed by Andy Bailey.

If you are not sure, how to download and install WordPress plugins then read this article. How to download and install WordPress Plugins

After installation activate this plugin and open the commentluv settings as shown in screenshot above. From primary settings you can control the visibility of commentluv. You can show this plugin under your all posts and pages as well.

Next option is Appearance; under appearance settings you can select commentluv badge. Either you can select default badge or you can also use custom badge by putting direct image link. Or if you are not satisfy with logo then you can manually write anything related to commentluv under Use Text option. There is one more option is available under appearance settings. “Enable info panel’. It totally depend on you, whether you want to use this option or not. In order to better understand this option see following video.

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Message Settings

Talking about message settings of commentluv plugin, I am using default settings and I did not change anything what they set for me by default. Because I am satisfied with the idea.

Operational Settings

Under these options you can select who do you want to give dofollow backlinks. In my case registered commentators will get dofollow backlink from this blog. And commentators can choose any of post from their blog. (from last 10 posts). You can modify by your own.

Technical Settings; I recommend, not to play with technical settings if you are not sure what you are doing. But where their you receive this error Parsing JSON Request failed error! not authorized, you can change the settings as mentioned above.

In last; commentluv is also giving a free gift plugin to their users. To unlock your free gift, use any one option to unlock.

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Top WordPress Plugins to Secure Your WordPress Account

Lets talk about your WordPress account security with the help of WordPress Plugins. As you may know, WordPress is incredibly popular. Unfortunately, this makes your WordPress account more vulnerable to security threats and issues. While keeping updated on how to protect your site can seem like a daunting task, thankfully there are many WordPress plugins out there to help secure your site. Here are the top 6 WordPress plugins that will help better your site security and make your life much easier.

Wordfence Security

Wordfence is one of the most popular security plugins out there. It continually scans your themes, files, and plugins to ensure they have not been compromised. Wordfence will notify you as soon as it comes across an infection. Wordfence also scans your post, comments, and malicious URLs to help keep your site safe.

Was your site unfortunately found under attack already? Well thankfully Wordfence also has the ability to recover core files from your WordPress Blog. What makes this plugin even more wonderful is that it is completely free! But, if you wanted additional features such as country blocking, scheduled scanning, or two step-authentication, then the Premium version of the plugin may be right for you. In the long run, spending money on extra security features could quickly pay itself off.

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All in One WP Security & Firewall

As the name says, All in One WP Security & Firewall plugin is one of the most extensive and comprehensive security plugins out there. Users love this plugin not only because it is free, but also because it is easy to learn and use. The plugin continually checks for security vulnerabilities and helps assist you in taking every precaution possible to secure your website. It even grades you on how well you are protecting your websites based on the security features you do or do not have activated. This is a great option for someone new to website security and wants a plugin to get started.

iThemes Security for Your WordPress Account

With iThemes security you will find over 30 ways to secure and protect your site. iThemes security takes measures to stop automated attacks, strengthens user credentials, and fixes common loopholes in order to prevent invasions. One of iThemes more interesting features are its measures to prevent brute force attacks. If a user is trying to login too many times, or is presenting suspicious activity, they will immediately be blocked from the site. iThemes does this not only by monitoring suspicious logins, but by also monitoring and recording any changes that have occurred to the site in order to catch any potential threatening activity. iThemes is also free, but has the option of updating to a Premium account that will offer extra safety features.

Bulletproof Security WordPress Plugin

This popular plugin provides a 1-click security solution. You simply need to activate the plugin, and then let it do its job of protecting your site. Users of this plugin enjoy its simplicity and ease of use. While this plugin may be easy to setup, it still does plenty for security protection. It protects the WordPress admin folder, as well as secures sites against RFI, CRLF, XSS, Base64, Code injection and SQL injection hackings. The plugin will also keep track of login attempts, and report to you when any malicious activity has occurred. This plugin is effective, reliable and easy to use, making it a great choice for a security plugin.

Google Authenticator WordPress Plugin

Google Authenticator is a simple plugin that offers a heightened level of security. It does so by providing a two-step authentication process. In order to do so, the plugin user needs to also have the app for an iPhone, Blackberry, or Android. You will not be able to use this plugin if you do not have a smartphone or other device.

Once the plugin is installed you are able to set a QR code with the secret key. You then enter the QR code on your smartphone or device, linking it with your WordPress account. With this plugin, every time you log into your WordPress account you will also need to open your Google Authenticator app. The app will generate a code that you enter to login into your WordPress account. This plugin makes users feel safe knowing they are the only ones logging into their WordPress sites.

Sucuri Security

Sucuri Security is a great option if you have never had any sort of security plugin before, and would like to ensure that there is not already malware infecting your site. After installing, every 3 hours Sucuri Security will check your site for website malware to ensure your site has no malware from malicious attacks. The plugin also offers a last login feature. This feature allows you to see the date, time an IP address of the last login on your account.

One of the more unique features of Sucuri Security is its post hack option. Obviously we hope that the plugins mentioned will protect us from security issues. However, if you have been hacked, the post hack option allows you to change your username and password while you are being hacked to help put an end to it.

Additional Security Tips and Tricks

Keep Plugins, Themes and WordPress Updated

It is important to always keep your themes, plugins and WordPress updated. The new versions usually come with improved security features. The security issues of older versions are better known. Even an inexperienced hacker may be able to bypass security measures of an older version. But, by continually staying updated, you eliminate the risk of potential security problems.

Use a VPN for Heightened Security

A VPN, or virtual private network, is another great way to ensure the safety and security of your WordPress account. A VPN will encrypt your data and information so that any data you receive or send is protected from anyone trying to intercept and access it. A VPN will protect not only your online activities, but also any critical information from your WordPress login or site that you do not want to get in the wrong hands. To learn how to pick out the VPN that will work best for you check out http://securethoughts.com/best-vpn/

Create Strong Passwords

This one is simple, but incredibly important. While plugins like the Google Authenticator can help ensure a safe login process, one of the best ways to avoid someone hacking into your WordPress account is to have a strong password. This means a password with uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, and characters. Be sure to also stay away from passwords that could be easily guessed, or that could be associated with you. If you have trouble remembering passwords there are many new services out there, such as LastPass or KeePass, to help in keeping track of passwords.

Do you use any of these WordPress plugins? What are your favorite security plugins to use? What other tips and tricks do you use to ensure your sites safety?

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How to Configure or Setup Akismet for Free

Every blog can setup Akismet for free. Bloggers knows the value of Akismet. Akismet is a free plugin which helps you to get ride of spammers. And I found it is best ever anti-spam plugin. The thing is how you can setup akismet plugin on WordPress for free?

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In order to use this plugin you have to register at Akismet. Registration process is free and you don’t need to have a credit card. I see many of my friends unable to understand how to register Akismet for free. Its a very easy process. For my readers, I am going to show you a free image and video tutorial tutorial to setup akismet.

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  • First of all you need to download Akismet.
  • After download install the plugin and activate it.
  • After activating paste your Akismet API key in plugin setup area.

If you did not have Akismet API key then follow the instructions below.

Get Free Akismet API Key

  • To setup Akismet for free visit plugin page.
  • Select Personal Plan and click Signup as seen in below image.

 

 

Akismet Config 2

 

  • After clicking on personal plan to setup akismet fill out your registration details.
  • After filling up click on Sign Up.

Akismet Config 1

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Akismet Config 3

 When slider goes to zero credit card options will automatically switched off. And you only need to put you complete name here and click on continue.

Akismet Config 4

 After successful subscribe you will receive and API key via email. And you can also get your API key by log in to Akismet official website. Paste your Akismet API key in Akismet plugin area from your WordPress dashboard. Now all set. You have now successfully setup akismet for free.

 

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WordPress SEO by Yoast Settings and Configuration

You can Setup WordPress SEO by Yoast step by step. First of all you should know what actual function of WordPress SEO by Yoast plugin is. This is an on-page optimization plugin. On-page optimization is very important for any website. One cannot neglect this part of SEO.

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I have covered an article for on-page optimization manually. SEO by Yoast is best free on-page optimization plugin till now.

WordPress SEO by Yoast

WordPress SEO by Yoast General Settings

Tracking

This means developer want to track your SEO settings. This will help developer to rectify errors if found and collect data to further updates. If you check option then you are going to allow developer to track. Don’t worry they do not collect your personal information. Your privacy and other information except SEO would not be collected. If you want to help developer, then check the tracking box.

WordPress SEO by Yoast Security Settings

If you are only author and administrator of your blog then you can remain this option unchecked. Otherwise check this option. Because if you leave unchecked then your authors or writer would get access to redirect your posts, change meta data, noindex posts for search engines etc…

WordPress SEO by Yoast Webmaster Tools Settings

There are three tools available in WordPress SEO by Yoast Webmaster Tools Settings. These tools can only be used to verify your website or blog that you are the administrator of your blog. If you are non technical and want to verify your website then paste the provided code in respected area available in Webmaster Tools.

Or if you already verified your blog then leave them blank.

WordPress SEO by Yoast Titles and Metas

  • General

a)      Title Settings

Check this box if you want to allow WordPress SEO by Yoast to rewrite your Titles. Or if you want to write titles of your posts manually then uncheck this box.

b)      Site wide Meta Settings

If you want to index your sub-pages on your website then uncheck this option. But if you are a blogger and you are publishing new posts often then it is strongly recommended check the box.

“Use Meta keywords tags” should remain unchecked.

“Add noodp meta robots tag sitewide” should remain unchecked.

“Add noydir meta robots tag sitewide” should also remain unchecked.

c)       Clean up the Head

You can check all boxes here to speed up page loading and clean up your blog head. After checking boxes WordPress SEO by Yoast remove respected unnecessary data from head.

  • Home

In home page settings there are two templates you can change. Title template and meta template only for home page. If you have already add your meta description for your blog anywhere in blog then you can leave them blank.

  • Post Types

Here you can change title templates of posts, pages and media. If you are unaware of these then I recommend do not change any pre-defined settings here. Or if you are using permalink option then do not change these settings.

Leave meta boxes blank to use them manually while publishing new articles. In post type options “Meta Robots” and “Authorship” options should remain unchecked in posts, pages and media. “Date in snippets preview” option can be checked as per your need. And “WordPress SEO Meta Box” option should remain unchecked because it will hide option of editing meta description while publishing articles.

  • Taxanomies

Same like post types you can use these options.

  • Other

If you understand how you can use meta description and title templates then use them according to your need.

WordPress SEO by Yoast XML Sitemap Settings

First of all if you want to create sitemap then use check the first box. Then change below mentioned settings. For better results I suggest following settings here. Following options would be checked here.

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  • Ping Yahoo
  • Ping ASK.com
  • Media (attachment)
  • Catogories
  • Tags
  • Format

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Other options should remain unchecked here. And you specify the maximum pages or posts to be included in per sitemap in “Entries per page” option.

WordPress SEO by Yoast Permalinks Settings

If you are already using permalinks on your blog then you do not need to change them here. Otherwise use them wisely.

Here I have shared most required SEO settings for WordPress SEO by Yoast. There are also a number of options there. To learn about them go here.

You are welcome to raise questions if you are facing any difficulty to setup WordPress SEO by Yoast.

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How to Change Favicon in Genesis WordPress Theme

I have noticed a plenty of blogger using Genesis Theme and did not changed favicon in Genesis. There are a number of methods which can be used to change favicon in Genesis WordPress theme. Here is genesis icon is looks like.

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And it is necessary to change default favicon in genesis with your custom favicon. It will increase your branding. Here I will show you three methods to change favicon in genesis WordPress theme.

Change Favicon in Genesis WordPress Theme Using FTP

This method is for those who know how to use FTP. First of all make your custom favicon and convert it to .ico file. It is recommended your favicon size could be 16×16.

Convert your logo or favicon online

After conversion give it name favicon.ico. Now access your FTP account and upload your favicon.ico file to public_html >> wp-content >> themes >> genesis >> images

Now repeat the same process to public_html >> wp-content >> themes >> YOUR CHILD THEME >> images

If you ask to overwrite the file then grant overwrite or replace old favicon file.

Change Favicon in Genesis WordPress Theme Manually

This method is for those who are not familiar with FTP. But this will require a little attention. Because you have to add some PHP codes in theme file.

See Also: Add Twitter Follow Widget

First of all upload your favicon.ico file to anywhere you want. In my case I have upload it in my upload folder. Now copy the code into a note pad and replace YOUR LINK with your favicon icon link.

 

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/** Load custom favicon to header */

add_filter( ‘genesis_pre_load_favicon’, ‘custom_favicon_filter’ );

function custom_favicon_filter( $favicon_url ) {

return ‘YOUR LINK‘;

}

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It will looks like below code after editing.

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/** Load custom favicon to header */

add_filter( ‘genesis_pre_load_favicon’, ‘custom_favicon_filter’ );

function custom_favicon_filter( $favicon_url ) {

return ‘http://howtowords.com/wp-content/uploads/htw/favicon.ico‘;

}

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Change Favicon in Genesis

 

Now after editing copy the entire edited code and paste it to your functions.php file of your child theme.

Follow the track path.

  • Login in to dashboard
  • Click on Appearance then click on Editor
  • Now open up functions.php file
  • Paste the code at the end.
  • Save the file that’s it.

Change Favicon in Genesis WordPress Theme Using Plugin

If you are unable to follow above methods to Change Favicon in Genesis WordPress Theme, then I recommend using a plugin to upload your favicon. But this will require your plugin always remains active. If you deactivate this plugin after upload then your default genesis favicon will reappear again.

Download Genesis Favicon Uploader Plugin

If you are facing any trouble to change favicon in genesis WordPress theme then feel free to ask in comments.

 

 

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How to Add Twitter Follow Widget in Blogger and WordPress

Twitter follow widget can be used in both blogger and WordPress. The method is super easy. You all need to follow some steps to add twitter follow box in blogger and WordPress.

Benefits of using Twitter Follow Widget

  • You can use twitter follow widget without installing a plugin.
  • Your page speed will not disturb.
  • Code is equally useful for blogger and WordPress users.
  • You will get more twitter follow using this widget.
  • Method to use is so simple.

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How to Add Twitter Follow Widget in Blogger

Follow the below steps to add twitter follow box/widget in blogger.

  1. Go to your blogger dashboard.
  2. Then click on layout.
  3. Click on add a gadget in your widget area.
  4. Select a HTML/JavaScript gadget.
  5. Copy this code.
  6. Paste the code in gadget.
  7. Give name to gadget if you required. Then save.
  8. Now see the widget area by loading any page.

How to Add Twitter Follow Box in WordPress

In WordPress you can add twitter follow box/widget easily in widget area. Like in blogger adding twitter follow widget in WordPress is quite easy. Follow the steps below.

  1. Log in to WordPress dashboard.
  2. Click on Appearance
  3. Now click on widgets.
  4. In widget area select a TEXT widget and paste the above copied code into it.
  5. Give name to widget if required then save.

Customization of Twitter Follow Widget

You may customize this widget easily. Locate the [highlighter color=”yellow” ]mrmubi2[/highlighter] and replace this with your own twitter username. You can also modify the width and height of this twitter follow widget easily. Locate the 300 and replace it with your own required width according to width of your widget area. I have set the widget height 250px. To change the height of widget change this value according to your requirement.

If you need any help then write in comments. Leave your comments if you like.

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How to Optimize Website Images Using Yahoo

Images optimization is very important for better search engine optimization. Google loves and support a fast loading of the website. It also helps us in the field of SEO. Webmaster use big size images because they do not want to compromise with the quality of image. Many of bloggers and webmasters fail to decrease the loading time for their pages. And they totally ignored images optimization. Although there are a number of ways which we can adopt to decrease website page loading time.

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In fact, Google tends to reward sites with compressed images and fast loading. Many people use programs such as Photoshop or Gimp, manually compress and save in other formats. An excellent service to make everything automatically called Smush IT, a free service offered by Yahoo! to lighten the images to be included in a site.

See Also: WordPress SEO Plugins

Here is a well known service Yahoo Smushit which can help you to optimize your images by decreasing images size. By using this service you are not compromising with the quality of images.

How to use Yahoo Smush It to decrease Image size

The operation is very simple: just click on UPLOADER and upload your required image to compress. Once the process is complete you will have to download your new image compressed and optimized.

Other option is you can also upload the image using URL tab.

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You will say its good, “but I should seriously have not used this service directly. It takes hours! If not days!! if I used this service directly visiting Yahoo SmushIt website. I am using WordPress and Yahoo SmushIt is available in a free plugin. Thats great so upload any images of my website/blog is simple as 1,2,3!!

Compress Website Images with WordPress Plugin

Here we find solace in a particular plugin for WordPress, Download WP Smush.it, that does this automatically. This plugin is able to process images with our algorithm to compress and SmushIt. This plugin clean unnecessary weight without any change in appearance or removing visual quality.

See Also: How to Add Facebook Floating Widget

Once installed, you will not have to configure anything. The plugin will do the job automatically.
Click on “Media “of the administration panel of WordPress for each image you can see, the data relating to its compression.
On the right you will see a word “Smush.it now!” which means that your images has yet to be compressed.

Clicking the image will be sent to the voice service Smush.it and will be automatically charged on WordPress. To optimize all the images you need to click the words under the heading Media “Bulk Smush.it “, which will send your entire image to the service.

[box color=”red” icon=”wand”]Note: (The time of this practice varies according to the number of images on your site, so if you have many go to the bar and wait for the process to be finished )[/box]

Now Speaks you mind about this WordPress Plugin

 

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WordPress Plugin Tells You Everything

I have installed a WordPress plugin in order to just test the actual work for that plugin. But I found it was the best ever choice of me in plugins. The plugin has great features. You will also amaze to see. Previously when I did not use permalink feature I shared a lot of posts. But when I used permalinks then obviously it changes links to all of my existing pages. I redirect all of my posts to new page links. But had missed some unchanged. Today I found people coming to my blog and landing on pages with 404 errors only due to WP Logs Books Plugin. I think you are familiar many other plugins who can share logs of your 404 error pages but they mostly offer only logs of landing pages. But WP Logs Books Plugin not only shared 404 error pages it will also share the referred pages logs too.

The above information is not sufficient for amazement. Now ready to have some eye popping logs offering.

A person tries to hack my blog…!!!

This is the first day log which WP Logs Book Plugin shared with me.

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See Also: How to Secure your Password

Obviously it is an alarming situation for me. WP Logs Books can provide login attach logs with following details.

  • It will show you date and time of bad login attempts.
  • Username and password tries by a hacker to hack your WordPress site and also the IP number of hackers.

3 more information are also being provided by WP Logs Book when available. Hope this plugin will also help you to make your blog more secure and 404 error free by providing detailed logs. The plugin is Free.