Preview URLs submitted in WordPress post comments instantly

WordPress post comments include a really handy new feature!

I only saw this today, but it seems that the WordPress 3.3 update released at the end of last week (version 3.3.1) has given WordPress administrators the functionality to instantly preview the URLs submitted in WordPress post comments, prior to approving or trashing the comments that require moderation.

Preview URLs in WordPress post comments

I noticed this new feature today on several WordPress 3.3.1 blogs I administer, while moderating post comments & checking out spam because lately it seems like Akismet is on strike…

Hover over the URL submitted in the WordPress post comment.

Instantly preview website URL submitted in WordPress post comments

Once the pane has loaded, you get to instantly view the URL in the preview pane – like you can see below.

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How to setup a CDN in WordPress using W3 Total Cache & Amazon CloudFront

If you want to find out how to setup a CDN in WordPress, you’re at the right place!

I’ve been experimenting with CDNs (Content Delivery Networks) in WordPress over the last couple of months on a few different WordPress powered blogs and websites to test the increase in page speed and site load times for website optimisation purposes.

There has been news circulating around the social networks that indicates that there has been a large increase in active sites using CloudFront, which according to this blog post is now in excess of 20,000 active CloudFront customers.

I recently wrote a blog post on how to setup Cloudflare in WordPress to speed up your website, so I created this guide on setting up a CDN in WordPress using Amazon CloudFront and the W3 Total Cache plugin for anyone that is interested in finding out how.

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