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Emergency Update Notification for WordPress 2.1+

If you updated WordPress in the past few days, download the new version and update it again. Someone was able to break in and malicious code was added to the download. The new version is WordPress 2.1.2. For more information see: WordPress 2.1.1 dangerous, Upgrade to 2.1.2. It appears that this is a mandatory upgrade […]

Subscribe, Feeds, RSS, Email Mailing List, Blog Update Alerts, and Newsletter WordPress Plugins

Asking someone to “subscribe” to your blog used to mean signing them up on an email list. On a regular basis you would send out an email from that list with news about your site or blog encouraging them to return for a visit. Today’s notion of subscribing to a blog goes way beyond an […]

Ultimate Tag Warrior: Latest Update

The latest version is out on one of my favorite WordPress Plugins, Ultimate Tag Warrior 3.1415926. It is also one of the most popular WordPress Plugins, designed to put the power of tags into your hands. The The Ultimate Tag Warrior WordPress Plugin adds tags to your full version WordPress blogs. You can easily add […]

Technorati Explains Link Count Criteria: Expiration Date 180 Days

Many of us are still trying to figure out how Google’s Page Rank works, but at least we have a better clue now on how Technorati ranking works through a good explanation by Brian Pinkerton in “Making Sense of Technorati Link Counts”. We display four count-related numbers in just this little part of the page. […]

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, […]

Maxpower’s Digital Fingerprint WordPress Plugin Updated

By special request and input, Maxpower has updated the Digital FingerPrint WordPress Plugin to add the ability to set the digital fingerprint to display in EVERY post, old and new. I wrote about the Digital Fingerprint WordPress Plugin a few days ago, which puts a unique searchable phrase into your feed content and displays search […]

Ultimate Tag Warrior WordPress Plugin Update Released

One of my favorite WordPress Plugins, The Ultimate Tag Warrior, has a new release for WordPress 1.5x and WordPress 2.0. The new version includes AJAX features for WordPress 2.0. You can add tags on your Write Post panel, or directly on posts with an AJAXy box, or “in posts using special syntax from external editors […]

WordPress 2.0.2 Update

The WordPress 2.0.2 Security Update is now available for download. According to Mark Jaquith, on of the WordPress developers: It fixes several security issues, so I would recommend immediate action. Just to be clear: the security issues fixed were not the ones that several “security groups” claimed to have uncovered. Those issues were either minor, […]

Do You Update Posts or Post Updates?

Do you update your posts when information changes or is new, or do you just post an update? I think this is a question that needs to be thoroughly considered and explored. I, for one, am sick and tired of visiting a link for a WordPress Plugin, WordPress Theme, software program, or whatever only to […]

Validate an Entire Website

I’ve spent more than my share of months staring at validation screens trying to figure out how I screwed up this and where this tag begins and ends and what’s wrong with this and that. ONE PAGE AT A TIME. Imagine my thrill to run across Validating an entire site from Standards-schmandards. The detailed step-by-step […]

Bad Behavior – Latest Update

I’m a huge fan of IOERROR’s Bad Behavior, a WordPress Plugin that literally “gives the finger” to comment spammers and site abusers. There is a new update out at Bad Behavior 1.2.3 with the download site located on Download Bad Behavior WordPress Plugin. Just unzip the file and copy the entire folder into your wp-content/plugins […]

Bad Behavior – Updated New Release

If you are a fan of the wonderful comment spam plugin Bad Behavior, the WordPress Plugin with “gives the finger to spammers and bots not on good behavior”, then get excited because ioerror has released a new version! As a paranoid website administrator, I am constantly on the alert for comment spam, and I’m a […]

It’s About Access

If you have a few minutes today, watch this. Oh, watch it anyway. And share it. It won a Webby, the equivalent of the Oscar for the web world. And I have to admit that at the end, I cried. Seriously. Like those in the satirical episode, I don’t live in the wildest woolliest of […]

Russia’s Bloggers Under Attack

If you haven’t been paying attention to one of the largest countries in the world is persecuting bloggers. I’ve written up a summary in the ClarkWP Magazine site produced by my Clark College WordPress students, “The New Blogger’s Law in Russia.” In December 2013, the Russian parliament passed a law to allow the blocking of […]

WordPress For Writers: WordPress Author Sites

In this part of my series on WordPress For Writers, I’ll cover the basic things to consider when using WordPress on site promoting the work of writers and authors. For more on the subject, see other articles in the WordPress for Writers and Authors series. This article assumes you have some basic familiarity with WordPress […]

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