Microsoft, embraced, extended and extinguished through the eighties and nineties. In the end it turns, out Microsoft has paid more than $4.2 billion in antitrust and patent infringements, not counting the impending EU (European Union) settlement.
Forums and WordPress
A quest for a forum without hundreds of buttons and lines going every direction. The negative effect of design on traffic.
One Click Editing for WordPress
The latest addition to the How to Hack a WordPress Theme covers how to get those cool edit buttons on to both pages and posts by changing just a single php file in your template.
Xray Eyes for CSS
XRay, this amazing – and free – bookmarklet tells you all the CSS and structure for any element on a page.
How to Comment Code in WordPress Templates
I recommend reading the full article on How to Comment Code in WordPress templates if commenting WordPress templates is something you need it do occasionally. It will save you a lot of time.
Coding Languages, a developer’s new girlfriend
In general I believe that a lot of the coding developers (as opposed to user interface developers such as myself) like trying new languages like some men like trying fresh girlfriends. Each time a new language comes along they think this might be the one. But for the most part it’s a waste of time. Stick with the one you have if she’s kind to you.
PHP Speed and Security: The Code Optimization Phase
Apparently not all PHP is created equal and it is time to batten down the hatches. Once we get to functionality we will have to put a full-fledged optimisation phase in the development cycle: the Code Optimization Phase.
Great Handy Tool for Escaping HTML
How to escape HTML for weblog entries from any computer with a single click of the mouse.
Lost WordPress Admin Password and Email? How to get back into your weblog…
What should you do if you’ve forgotten or lost your WordPress Admin password? Don’t despair. A step by step recovery program. You will get back into your weblog.
Getting JustBlogIt to work with WordPress 2.1: Bookmarklet.php Fix
How to get the Firefox bookmarklet JustBlogIt to work with WordPress 2.1 and later. Revised bookmarklet.php file for free download and replacement in wp-admin.
Which Help Desk to Use to Build a Knowledge Base?
Which Help Desk to Use to Generate an Online Set of FAQ? This is another question I’ve answered lately privately. Kayako, Three Pillars Help Desk, Basecamp, Freshbooks – all candidates. My advice – pick any one system get to know it well and use it to the maximum.
WordPress Photo Galleries: State of the WordPress Images War
We’ve spent whole days at Foliovision playing around with what’s out there in terms of WordPress image plugins and there’s nothing I would recommend. Here are the best of the worst.
Test to see a plugin URL
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How to Sponsor a WordPress Theme Successfully | How to audit a theme sponsorship
A hard look at the value of sponsoring a WordPress theme. How many incoming links you can expect and from where. How to choose a theme to sponsor.
Social Bookmarking Plugins for WordPress: Bookmark Me, AddThis.com, AddToAny.com and Share This
Like everybody in search we are having to get more involved in Social Bookmarking than we used to be. Like most people in search, normally we don’t have a lot of time for social bookmarking. It’s a pretty busy year. On this weblog, we’ve implemented Denis de Bernardy Bookmark Me plugin which gives direct access […]
How to Hack a WordPress Theme: Identifying the Template
Announcing extended post on hacking WordPress template files. Step one – identifying the template files from the front end.
Should Software Be Donation Only | Minimum Donation Levels
Philip Dow’s Journler Philip Dow is the developer of the very well received Mac PIM (personal information manager) Journler about donationware. His application Journler had an open donation policy for personal use. Contribute whatever you like. A single commercial use license was/is $25. Phil is going full-time as a developer now and is starting to […]
XML-RPC server accepts POST requests only – WordPress Error
Lost an hour today to trying to debug Ecto posting to this weblog (if you’re not using Ecto, you should consider it). I was constantly getting this error: XML-RPC server accepts POST requests only Finally I wrote up a nice little support ticket for Dreamhost with all the details. Surprisingly I got the fix back […]
Redesign the WordPress Login via a Plugin
The WordPress login page just doesn’t look good. What to do about redesigning it? Two solutions.
Shopping Cart for WordPress: WP e-Commerce
Just discovered a very nice shopping cart for WordPress…. We will take WordPress from weblog software to CMS, bypassing bloat.The WP e-Commerce shopping cart plugin for WordPress is an elegant easy to use fully featured shopping cart application suitable for selling your products, services, and or fees online.WP e-Commerce is a Web 2.0 application designed with usability, aesthetics, and presentation in mind.