Scott Ellis designated March 1st WordPress Developer Donation Day and has urged us all to donate $5 to the developer(s) of our favorite plugin(s) and then blog or tweet about it with the hashtag #wppdd. There are a lot of plugins I rely on and use in almost every installation. I’m working on getting descriptions… Continue Reading It’s WordPress Plugin Developer Donation Day!
A couple of weeks ago a client decided to move her website and blog from Earthlink, and there was much rejoicing. Earthlink is a terrible place to have a WordPress install. You have to do manual upgrades. The new host, GoDaddy (not my first choice for hosting, in all honesty, though I have some of… Continue Reading PreviewDNS Can Bork Your WordPress Install—But There’s a Fix
Whether or not you’re a smartphone user (and I still have a “dumbphone,” myself), there’s no denying that the Internet is going mobile. One of the great things about WordPress is the fact that you can create a mobile-friendly version of your site instantly by installing one of these plugins. Continue Reading WPtouch, WordPress MobilePack, and WordPress Mobile Edition
If you search the WordPress plugin repository for “backup”, you’ll get—as of today—195 results. I wrote about two of those plugins, WordPress Database Backup and WordPress Backup by BTE, just about a year ago, and installed them on all 8 of my own WP sites, as well as insisting that my clients use WP-DB-Backup at… Continue Reading Automatic WordPress Backup
This feature seemed especially likely to be useful to me for my older blogs, the ones that had gone through imports and exports and lots of different plugins. At first I wasn’t sure what you were supposed to do besides pasting the code define(‘WP_ALLOW_REPAIR’, true); into your config.php file. (And when I pasted it the… Continue Reading How to Repair and Optimize Your Database in WordPress 2.9