Jim Westergren
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Web Development

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Guide: WordPress with Maximum Performance and Speed

Posted in Performance,WordPress on October 25th, 2012.

This is a step by step guide in which I will show you how to setup WordPress with maximum speed and performance for just $15 per month utilizing Nginx + PHP-FPM + APC + Cloudflare + Redis. It is the same that this blog is using and I will show you how. No need for [...]

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How to load WordPress in a few milliseconds using Redis

Posted in Performance,Web Development on October 25th, 2012.

Redis is an advanced key-value store. Like memcached on steroids. Everything is in the RAM and you can theoretically reach 100 000 GET per second with Redis. My solution below will cache all the HTML output in Redis and display it without the need to load WordPress. A big thanks to Jeedo Aquino who have [...]

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Common CSS mistakes and their solutions

Posted in Web Design on January 31st, 2011.

While adding new templates to my website system N.nu (see all templates here) I always have to correct mistakes in the CSS. I normally add templates from WordPress.org or popular CSS templates sites so I assume that the creators are experienced professionals. This article is based on the experience after correcting over 100 popular CSS [...]

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A new approach to block web spam

Posted in Web Development on April 22nd, 2010.

This article updated on the august 11, 2010. Around half a year ago or so I had a unique idea (at least I had never heard or read about it before) on how to block web spam. It is very simple, yet very powerful. Normally comment spam, false registrations and other such spam are being [...]

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Challenge In Building a CMS: Different Hosting Setups

Posted in Clesto CMS on November 11th, 2009.

This is the first article in a serie about the Clesto CMS – my first PHP project (I am still a kind of noob, feedback appreciated). There is a huge difference in building something for yourself and something that you release for a lot of people to download. The Clesto CMS has now been tested [...]

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Fire Sale! 80+ Web Sites And Domains Must Go

Posted in My Domains,My sites on October 12th, 2009.

Over the years I have bought a lot of domain names and web sites. I especially bought a lot of web sites in 2006 and 2007 to use for link building to clients but as I sold my link building services and 40 web sites in October 2007 I have had almost no use of [...]

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Version 2 of my CMS, The Clesto CMS

Posted in Clesto CMS on September 18th, 2009.

After a lot of hard work and learning I have now finished making a complete new version of my Clesto CMS. It is still flat file based without a database and now it has both visual editor and HTML editor for making the pages – similar to that of WordPress. Focus has been to make [...]

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Redesign of JimWestergren.com

Posted in Web Development on April 27th, 2009.

There comes a point where your feel so ashamed of your old design you did a few years ago that you just have to sit down and change it. Writing the CSS and XHTML from scratch took only around 4 hours. I was little surprised by that as a year ago it would probably have [...]

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Display Links to Latest Items of a RSS Feed

Posted in Web Development on January 22nd, 2009.

With a simple RSS parser you can very easily make a list to latest items of a RSS feed, server side with PHP. The uses of this is great, especially if you manage several web sites. It is great for users to see directly new fresh links and it is great for SEO and ranking [...]

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Hacks to boost your WordPress 2.7 blog

Posted in WordPress on January 11th, 2009.

WordPress 2.7 is overall great and I recommend you to downloand and upgrade. There are however some fixes and recommendations I deem as important. Solving problem with duplicated URLs with comment paging WordPress 2.7 introduced a new way of displaying comments that is turned on by default. Unfortunately the way that this was constructed is [...]

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SEO for WordPress – The Complete Guide

Posted in SEO Articles,WordPress on March 20th, 2007.

I’m an SEO and I have been working a lot with WordPress, here I give you all my tips for you to rank very well in Google with your blog. UPDATE: This article was written in march 2007 and has not been updated since then, although many parts are still relevant. You should see my [...]

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New site design

Posted in My sites on March 9th, 2007.

Update, March 9th I have now changed it again and put some color into it. What do you guys think? Sunday today and I was away from work with clients so I decided to work with my blog today from home. I made a new design for this site. Check out the navigation links at [...]

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Checklist when won a web site auction

Posted in Web Development on February 20th, 2007.

This article is written for my friend “honey” (site). I have been bidding against honey on web site auctions for almost 2 years now. I have won maybe 60 auctions and I have now over 100 web sites. Honey owns over 300 … So here comes my checklist that I want to show honey as [...]

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Protect yourself from invalid Adsense clicks

Posted in Web Development on February 13th, 2007.

Have you also heard of those horror stories of Google banning Adsense accounts for the smallest mistakes? You have read the Terms and Conditions and you know the basics but what do you do when you show your friend your site on your computer and the first thing he does is to click the Adsense [...]

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Updating PR values of 1066 URLs in 30 minutes

Posted in Web Development Articles on February 11th, 2007.

This article is written more for myself so I remember how I do it the next time but probably a few people will also benefit from this for different uses and purposes. Today I updated all the PR values for the directories listed on my directory list. I had to update each listing in the [...]

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Worst Web Design Ever

Posted in Humor,Web Design on December 28th, 2006.

The following is a list of web sites collected on the internet for the purpose of demonstrating bad web design. If you have found another site that should be on this list then please leave a comment. New screenshots taken 15 january 2009. Official site of a children’s hospital in Japan MSY Technology Pty. Ltd. [...]

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Fighting the War Against Web Site Spam Bots

Posted in vBulletin,Web Development Articles on December 9th, 2006.

The last days I have been fighting in the war against the latest spam bot soldiers like a maniac. I own and manage over 70 web sites. This includes different forums, directories, blogs, topsites, article submission sites and you name it. Very recently there is a new wave of spam. The default captcha for vBulletin [...]

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Link to Me Textbox WordPress Plugin

Posted in Link Building,WordPress on November 6th, 2006.

This is a WordPress plugin that will give you more links and higher rankings in the search engines. Most bloggers knows the importance of getting links in order to get high rankings in search engines. But did you know that the best links are those that are natural recommendations? Additionally I experienced better rankings across [...]

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Tutorial: Automatic Site Map for WordPress

Posted in WordPress on October 22nd, 2006.

To improve the navigation of your users as well as search engine traffic and ranking to your WordPress blog I suggest making a good site map of your posts – a map of your site. A kind of user friendly archive of your posts. This is not “Google sitemap”! The benefits: The user can quickly [...]

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Rank bragging

Posted in My sites,SEO on October 8th, 2006.

How I rank on different keywords and links to the different SE queries.

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Historical Fiction Forum

Posted in My sites on September 27th, 2006.

I have bought a new site and been working on it for a few days. Historical Fiction .org It has an active forum with almost 40 000 posts and a large number of book reviews written and submitted by it’s forum members. The site is almost 1 year old and my plan is to make [...]

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Release of my new Link Building Service!

Posted in Link Building,My sites,SEO News on September 20th, 2006.

Finally after a lot of work my new link building service is ready and is here released. This new service is totally unique for the SEO industry (challenge me if I am wrong) and is developed based on my recent article: Link Building Guide. This new service provides links that: Are one-way to your site. [...]

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Stop the Topsites Spam!

Posted in Web Development on September 14th, 2006.

There is a site I have had a lot of problems with in regards to the hosting. That is my Directory TopSite. I finally moved the site to another hosting I have in which I pay $150 monthly for (15 C-class IPs, unlimited accounts etc). But then I got an urgent mail from the hosting [...]

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Bought some new sites (again)

Posted in My sites on August 25th, 2006.

I regularly invest in new sites and now I have done a new round. Here are the new ones I got hold of: Optical Illusions PR5, high traffic, dmoz listed etc. Modern Pentathlon Unique content, nice domain. Got the site almost for free. DotComPlay New Arcade site. I bought it for $20 and want to [...]

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Bought some new sites

Posted in My sites on June 29th, 2006.

I regularly invest in new sites and now I have done a new round. Here are the new ones I got hold of: Game Reign PR5 high trafficed flash game site Wi-Fi-Hotspots Unique site Find More Articles 3,2K articles, nice script Mesothelioma Learning Nice high paying content nishantonline.info PR4 domain for later use turtlcafe.net PR4 [...]

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