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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.
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 […]
Announcing extended post on hacking WordPress template files. Step one – identifying the template files from the front end.
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 […]
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 […]
The WordPress login page just doesn’t look good. What to do about redesigning it? Two solutions.
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.
Coverage of the raging debate about sponsored themes at WordPress.org. Pros and cons of sponsored WordPress themes. Guidelines proposed.
When WordPress was a small weblog CMS for PHP insiders, including the developers blogroll did no harm. Right now it’s a tool to sell text links. Enough is enough. Time to revamp the WordPress Blogroll.
What’s oDesk really like? Good coders or rip-off artists? Virtual sweatshop or onsite outsourcing? Hard facts from opinionated users.
As most of you know by now we are big users of Ecto for editing our weblogs, across all platforms including WordPress and Typepad. Lack of Ecto support for WordPress is one of the main reasons I stuck with Typepad so long. Ecto just makes things so much faster and more convenient. One very large […]
Time for some forums for client sites.Second I wanted to introduce an old friend you are all probably familiar with from our support forums, bbPress…. It has some pretty cool features, such as tagging, RSS feeds, Akismet spam protection, AJAX interaction, but the team focused the most on creating something fast and light.
If you need to get some images up on your website in a hurry, here’s a bit of code which is extremely straightforward: Lussumo Filebrowser. The filebrowser is a lightweight PHP application that allows you to thumbnail images and view them in a web browser. That’s it. Short and sweet. While it’s too lightweight for […]
My acquaintance Nick Wilson of threadwatch.org fame (founding editor) has created an interesting Firefox plugin for posting to one’s weblog directly from within the browser.
We are working hard on some gallery stuff of our own, but there are a couple of simple and powerful plugins over at InternetVibes.net for galleries in WordPress. The first one will allow you to create a post all of images based on an uploaded gallery.