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phpMyAdmin WordPress Plugin: Database Access from Administration Panels

I’m having a horrible hate-hate relationship with my current full site domain host. I’m looking for the love and there is little or none left. Other SuggestionsFor alternatives, try Adminer WordPress Plugin or Portable phpMyAdmin WordPress Plugin. One of my main whines is the eight clicks it takes me, with two windows which open in […]

HTML, CSS, PHP, and More Cheat Sheets Updated

Next to my article on horse sex, the consistently most popular post on Lorelle on WordPress is HTML, CSS, PHP, and More Cheat Sheets, and I just updated it with new links and resources. If you are looking for cheat sheets to help you with PHP, CSS, HTML/XHTML, search engines, Ruby, Rail, rewrite and htaccess, […]

Using CSS in PHP

Thanks to a heads-up from Weblog Tools Collection, a must-monitor blog resource site, I learned that Chris J. Davis has been at it again with Variables in Your CSS Via PHP. It is really a no-brainer to want to take some common CSS elements and simplify the process of changing them or updating them. Before […]

WordPress Developers Still Working on PHP Compatibility

According to EWeek’s Blog Buzzword Compliant’s article “That’s Why They Call It The Bleeding Edge”, WordPress developers, like many other open and source software programmers, are battling with backwards compatibility issues as they move forward with advancements in other support software programs. It happens all the time with proprietary software upgrades–and often, it happens on […]

Free Text Only Editors for Templates, PHP, HTML, CSS, and More

Over and over again on the WordPress Support Forum and WordPress Codex, I and other volunteers keep saying “Use a TEXT ONLY editor to edit your files.” A text editor is one that only works with raw text. But what does that really mean? When you are working with Word, WordPerfect, or any word processing […]

HTML, CSS, PHP, and More Cheat Sheets

If you are into tweaking your WordPress Theme or designing one from scratch, here are some HTML/XHTML and CSS Cheat Sheets you might want to add to your resources. * UPDATED * HTML/XHTML Cheat Sheets HTML Cheat Sheet HTML Tags Cheat Sheet HTML Tag and Code Cheat Sheet The HTML Source – HTML Cheat Sheet […]

WordPress For Writers

I will be speaking this year at several workshops and conferences on the subject of “WordPress for Writers.” The workshop covers the basic elements of WordPress content structure and organization, then adds the complexities of a site for writers and authors. This is one of a series of articles on WordPress for Writers and Authors. […]

Blog Exercises: How to Create a Blogger Identity

A rebroadcast of “How Much Does Your Name Matter?” from Freakonomics Radio looked at the impact of a name on society, perception, prejudice, and ability to succeed. Indeed, there is some evidence that a name can influence how a child performs in school and even her career opportunities. There’s also the fact that different groups […]

Blog Exercises: Taking Inventory on What Keeps You Blogging

The recent major desktop computer crash has left me reeling. I thought I had all my data backed up. For the most part, I did. What I didn’t have backed up was my programs. Getting back up to speed fast, I’ve had to prioritize the programs I had download and install. Yes, download. Who gets […]

Blog Exercises: Push Your Writing Forward

Blogging is about writing. Let’s not forget that. And now is the time to test your writing skills. The Tomorrow Project by The Society for Science and the Public is promoting contest for a science fiction story about the kind of future you want to live in when the future comes to call. They are […]

Fall 2013 WordPress College Courses

Registration is now open for the two WordPress college courses I teach at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington, and Portland Community College at Rock Creek in Beaverton, just west of Portland, Oregon. See Classes and Workshops for details. I’ve been working with Robert Hughes of the Computer Technology Department at Clark College for almost two […]

Blog Exercises: Organize Your Content

In “The Giant Blog Exercise Check List Part 1” I presented you with a giant list of all the posts I’ve published in these Blog Exercises so far in 2013. It was an amazing exercise and it is now your turn to do the same exercise. Your blog exercise today is to create a link […]

Blog Exercises: Are You a Victim of the Past?

Have you seen the fun video released to promote the then new television show, Portlandia on IFC, recently renewed for another year or two? It’s called “Dream of the 90s” and is part of your homework for this blog exercise. The story is that Jason went on a trip from Los Angles to Portland, Oregon, […]

Nelson Mandela Tribute

In January 2011, Nelson Mandela became a trending topic on Twitter as false rumors of his death circulated the world. He was 92 at the time and this was one in a long string of stories shaking the world’s confidence in his survival. Today, at age 94, those rumors seem more prophetic as the world […]

Blog Exercises: Backups and Alternatives

I didn’t expect to return home after a meeting this morning to find I have no telephone or Internet access on this bright sunshine, calm weather May day. I’ve got classes to prep for, sites to review for students and clients, article deadlines, these blog exercises to publish and keep to my year long commitment, […]

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