Hack: Automatically Using YouTube Images as Thumbnails

If you have lots of posts that feature YouTube videos you may want to add a featured image for that post that is a frame of that video. But YouTube already creates and hosts thumbnails for these videos. So a quick and easy hack is to use these YouTube thumbnails as your post thumbnail so you have images for the posts that appear on the home page and category pages of your site.

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Hack: Force Everyone To Use HTTPS

If your server is configured so that people can access your site using both http and https, then you may want to force them all to use https. There’s really no reason not to. Plus, for users logging on to your site (including you) they should definitely be using https for security. You can get a plugin for this, but it is easy to add a few lines of code to your .htaccess file that covers users, non-users, and even people going to non-WordPress pages you may have on other parts of your site.

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