A couple of posts back I wrote about the problem of my site using too many resources on my host’s shared server. While the ultimate solution was revealed in that post, I’m going to reveal some tips that helped me improve this site’s performance by almost 100%, even though they weren’t the cause of the original issue.
For the last several months, life has been pretty good. I’ve been hanging out, relaxing, having fun and doing some good work. Except -unbeknownst to me, my website had been under attack the entire time.
Those of us who blog using WordPress usually develop our own methods of writing and posting to make it more convenient and efficient for us. I’m going to outline my process here, so maybe some of you will get something out of it.
Many of you may have already heard of Twitter’s new rich media experience called Twitter Cards. They’ve been around for awhile but most of us have to specifically opt-in. I went ahead and did that, but I guess we’ll see what benefit, if any, it brings.
Good news, people…I’ve discovered the most fun you can have with Wordpress -and it’s with the Advanced Custom Fields plugin. Come on in and join the party!
I’ve been doing some much needed structural work, shoring up the support beams here at the Hypertransitory Towers of Doom, and I decided to take a closer look at how my site displays on mobile devices. It was functional, but I thought I would make a few adjustments. If you haven’t paid close attention to your website’s mobile appearance you might want to do the same.
If you’re using Wordpress with the Genesis theme, I’ve found a way to take all the pain out of adding dynamic headers by using a few awesome widgets and a very helpful video tutorial.
Using the Wordpress Mobile App to be lazy AND efficient with your blogging.
I gotta tell you guys, sometimes it’s difficult for me to decide what CMS to use to build my new projects. I’ve got a new site coming up, and as usual my choices are a toss-up between Joomla and WordPress. Let the battle begin!
Man, that PopUp Domination really gets your attention, doesn’t it? I was reading yet another post about list-building for your website and of course the PopUp Domination plugin was brought up.
I recently had cause to resort to an old trick to target a single page with CSS. It turned out to be a bit of an ordeal in WordPress, although I must admit it’s still easier than in Joomla.
I had a disagreement the other day with another designer friend of mine who took issue with my use of themes & templates and didn’t understand why I always start out with a theme or template. He argued that my work wasn’t really unique and that the web was being diluted with carbon copy sites […]
I’ve had a few questions regarding web hosting from friends and clients recently, so I thought I’d do a video with my general opinion web hosting these days. Let me know your opinions or tales if you have anything you want to share. I’ll probably do more videos because I have more specific web hosting […]
I’ve had this site running on WordPress now for a little over a year, and I’ve wasted a lot of time by not optimizing it. For this reason, I decided to enable my related posts plugin to try to encourage some more reading of the articles on the site. To that end, I finally got […]
This site runs off of the free Magazeen theme created by the folks over at Smashing Magazine. I’ve modified it quite a bit from the default, but I really like it as a starting template. The problem I ran into right away was the annoying “comment date bug”. It became obvious fairly quickly that when […]
I’d been meaning to set up a gallery ever since I started up this site. I wanted to have the “wall of images” type of look and I was afraid I’d have to resort to Flash to get it done. You can check it out here: [UPDATE] I took this gallery site down and decided […]
This is a real quick rant. I run this site on WordPress. I chose it because I’d been doing a lot of sites in Joomla and I was ready for something different. Besides, after hearing all the time about how great WordPress is and how much Joomla sucks I just had to give it a […]