WordPress Wednesday: Amazon QuickTags Plugin March 25th, 2009 @ 9:15 am PDT
WordPress Wednesday: Displaying Huge Archives March 18th, 2009 @ 9:15 am PDT
Once you’ve been blogging for a few years, you’re going to realize that your archives page is huge. For the casual one-post-each-week blogger, it might be okay to display the titles or even excerpts of posts on your archives page. But what about you and your twenty-posts-per-day blogging habit? It won’t be long before your […]
WordPress Wednesday: Create a Twitter Widget March 11th, 2009 @ 9:15 am PDT
The team at ProBlogDesign has posted an excellent tutorial explaining How to Create Your Own Twitter Widget. The instructions are very detailed and by following them you’ll learn quite a lot about how widgets work.
WordPress Wednesday: Two Excellent Blog Hosts March 4th, 2009 @ 9:15 am PST
In the last five or six years I have used almost exclusively only two web hosts: DreamHost and Network Redux. I consider myself an “informed source” when it comes to the reliability of web hosts: I have hosted well over 3,000 websites with these two companies since 2000. If you are planning on running a […]
WordPress Wednesday: How to Display the Age of Your Site February 25th, 2009 @ 9:15 am PST
If you scroll to the bottom of this page, you’ll see that in my footer I display how long I’ve been publishing this site. It’s pretty simple to do this; all you really need is the DateDiff plugin and PHP’s default date() function.
WordPress Wednesday: Current Plugins February 18th, 2009 @ 9:15 am PST
Here’s a handy list of all the WordPress plugins I’m currently using to publish this site.
#WordPress Wednesday: Ping Services February 11th, 2009 @ 9:15 am PST
Where to ping
WordPress Wednesday: Scheduled Posts February 4th, 2009 @ 9:15 am PST
There are dozens of awesome features in the WordPress CMS, but one of my favorites is the ability to schedule a post for future publication. You can write a birthday wish to someone months in advance so you don’t have to worry about forgetting. You can plan to have an anniversary note appear on your […]
WordPress Wednesday: LaunchPad January 28th, 2009 @ 9:15 am PST
LaunchPad is a killer WordPress “domain parking” theme. It’s the perfect way to let visitors know that something cool is “coming soon” when you’ve registered a domain name but haven’t yet had a chance to actually build anything. This high-impact, minimalist layout (example) comes pre-configured with two RSS subscription options — via email or feed […]
WordPress Wednesday: Displaying Older Posts May 6th, 2008 @ 3:38 pm PDT
In which I explain a bit of MySQL