Time-wasting distractions are one of the productivity killers for bloggers, freelancers, writers, and other entrepreneurial or self-employed people. Avoiding distractions has been something that I’ve written about before, but never in a direct manner; but today we will discuss distractions head on.[Read more…]
As a successful blogger (and blog developer) for nearly 15 years, I have learned a lot of things - some of them the hard way. These posts are snippets of wisdom that I have learned through the years. I hope these blogging tips will help you steer clear of some of the things I did wrong, and to tell you some of the things that I did right.
I have several other posts on how to improve the reliability of email sent via wp_mail and how to troubleshoot your WordPress email settings. Most of these posts focus on sending email. But WordPress email sent to spam is also a common problem.
How can you optimize WordPress email to make messages less likely to end up flagged as spam by the receiver?
How you set up WordPress email matters, and this simple change will fix the problem.[Read more…]
Here’s a simple way to make WordPress email more reliable using SMTP. These instructions will make your WP mail secure and robust.
Dealing with getting WordPress to properly send email can be a source of frustration for even a seasoned developer. Relying on the web server to send mail (which is what WordPress’ wp_mail() function does by default) is unreliable and insecure.
Here’s a simple method to change that – without needing a plugin. A plugin is a simple solution, and there are some good ones out there; but this method will give you the same benefit in a smooth and secure configuration for wp mail SMTP.[Read more…]