Archive for the ‘WordPress’ Category

WordPress Content Blocks, CSS Gradients, and Free Icon Fonts

May 10th, 2012 Comments off
Here are a couple links to some cool things I found in regard to web design today. WordPress Content Blocks This is a simple WordPress plugin that allows you to create segments of text that can be used anywhere around your site. This can be done via a short code in a post or page […]

WordPress iOS App Gets a Complete Work Over in Version 2.7

March 17th, 2011 Comments off
The iOS WordPress team just announced that the 2.7 version of their app has just hit the app store. I am actually typing and will publish this post from the app. Already the app feels very solid. I have not had any crashes or login issues that have plagued several of the previous versions. It […]
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Nailing Down Slow Performance in WordPress

October 1st, 2010 Comments off
Going over the reasons why WordPress may be running slow. Includes checking your plugins, setting up caching, and looking at your web host.

I Think Google Chrome Killed My WordPress Blog

March 25th, 2010 Comments off
I have been using Google Chrome on my MacBook for the last few months and have been happy with it – up until about a week ago. About a week ago it seemed that it started to run slower especially when I was in the admin section of a WordPress site (which is all the [...]
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Still Trying to Troubleshoot FeedWordPress Issues

July 8th, 2009 Comments off
Unfortunately the last few updates to the FeedWordPress plugin have not fixed the issues that I have been having. What is going on is that the meta data is not being pulled in to the individual posts when automatically searching for feeds and therefore it is not linking back to the original post. I have [...] No related posts.

Why I Really Like WordPress 2.8

June 22nd, 2009 Comments off
I have been slowly updating the sites that run WordPress over the last week or so and have started to really love WordPress 2.8. The reason for this sudden burst of affection are a couple of new features that version 2.8 introduced. The first feature that I really like is the ability to upload themes and [...] No related posts.

WordPress 2.8 Release – Looking Good

June 11th, 2009 Comments off
Last night WordPress 2.8 was released and I updated the website to check it out. The installation went without a hitch through the automatic upgrade process and from what I can tell nothing broke on my site. notes that the new items that were apart of this release were: New drag-and-drop widgets admin interface and [...] No related posts.
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Fessing Up and Building My Own WordPress Themes

March 24th, 2009 Comments off
For client work I always work on a custom website design and layout and then transform that into WordPress template for the client’s website. For my personal sites I will admit that I generally rely on the work of others to get something up quickly and have even resorted to purchasing some memberships to theme [...] No related posts.

Playing With the WordPress iPhone 1.2 App

March 19th, 2009 Comments off

WordPress has released their 1.2 version of their iPhone app. Noteable items that this update includes are:

– Landscape Mode
– New/editing pages
– Comment moderation
– Image resizing
– Password protect posts

I am using it to do this post and it seems to be working pretty well.

Good job WordPress iPhone App Dev team!

Now I just need to get used to tying in Landscape mode with my thumbs.

– Post from my iPhone, please excuse any typos :-) .

Fixing FeedWordPress PermaLinks to the Original Website

March 9th, 2009 Comments off

feedwordpressWith the recent upgrade of the syndication plug-in FeedWordPress that I use on my syndication site the links on the articles were no longer linking back to the original website. A few people had noted this issue on the comments thread but no one provided any solutions. Because the website was linking back to itself I was not getting the SEO and cross linking advantage that was intended. In fact there was a possibility that I could be penalized because of duplicate content.

To fix the issue I deactivated and deleted the plug-in on my website and then re-uploaded the plug-in. This included the MagpieRSS-upgrade rss.php and rss-functions.php files that needed to be uploaded to the wp-includes folder as well. Once that was done I cleared the cache in my browser and re-activated the plug-in.

From there I did a test post and manually had the FeedWordPress plugin check for a new post from that site. The plugin found the post and when I checked the Permalink it linked back to the original website like it was supposed to. Unfortunately it did not update the previous posts.

To correct the rest of the posts I went into my syndicated site and deleted the posts that had the incorrect linking. From there I went in and had the plug-in update from all of the syndicated sites. It found all of the posts that I had deleted, added them, and properly linked them back to the original sites.

Problem fixed. Case closed :-) .