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After upgrading to WordPress 2.3 and trying to re-evaluate tag usage, I decided to re-visit an old pet-peeve of mine: The relatively massive (read: gi-normous) size of my wp_postmeta table. It was always the biggest table in my database (thanks …

Cleaning up WordPress database after UTW Read More »

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I have been meaning to post a note about some of the recent changes here, but have been busier then a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs (been dying to use that phrase for some time ;’)… …

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There are some basic steps you can take to help limit your exposure to malicious behavior directed at your WordPress install. My intention with this article is not to make your website bullet-proof (if such a thing exists) but to …

6 Simple Steps to Hardening WordPress Read More »

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I was thinking about a way to showcase older posts and happened across the Zazz Post Tickerplugin by Stew Houston. I thought “Here we go, another chance for me to totally bork my blog with some unknown piece of code…” …

Display posts ticker-style in WordPress with Zazz Read More »

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Just released the new version (0.94) of the missunderstood theme. Some major changes, lots of clean-up, added functionality: Built-in Optimal Title (for SEO) Built-in slimbox (faster, lighter Lightbox effect) Separate lists for comments and trackbacks Fancier blockquotes Built-in pullquotes Prettier …

missunderstood theme — Big update Read More »

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The info in this post is pretty old but I’m leaving it here for reference, regardless… I wanted to add a forum to my WordPress blog but everything I came across did not integrate well (design/page continuity, etc.) or was …

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Version .95 is out now, with a lot of tweaks done over several months… Incorporated some plugins into functions.php for convenience: Optimal Title Hot Dates removed ‘sociable’ Slimbox Added the Top Post functionality (for a full-width ‘featured’ post). Top Post …

Corporate Slave theme — Big update Read More »

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Since domains are often indexed differently (with and without the www prefix), I’m jumping on the no-www bandwagon. For more info visit Ease of use with WordPress influenced me to use Mark Jaquith’s Enforce www. Preference plugin (which works for …

www. Preference and samdevol.com Read More »

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When I first started a WordPress blog I wanted to add some personal identification to the front page in an effort to promote validity/identity/what-evah. ‘Widgets’ were somewhat new to WP so I thought this was the approach for me. I …

About Me widget for WordPress – v1.0 (TinyMCE) Read More »

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I added a ‘Help Desk’ tech support ‘ticket’ system some time ago (Hesk v0.93.1) and wrote a tutorial for it here. I don’t use it and haven’t had time to update to the latest version of Hesk (latest version of …

No new Hesk integration tutorials Read More »

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