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Helping the Ultimate Tag Warrior Work with Jerome’s Keywords WordPress Plugins

If you have been following this blog, you will know that I’m a huge fan of Christine Davis’ Ultimate Tag Warrior WordPress Plugin. I’m also pushing both publicly and privately to get it put into WordPress.com. It makes adding tags incredibly powerful. Unfortunately, the Ultimate Tag Warrior WordPress Plugin doesn’t play nicely with another of […]

Blogging is Hard Work

I’ve talked plenty about how blogging is hard work, especially once the lark of newness has worn off, but this sums it up beautifully: So I’ve swore to join the daily grind and, as I’ve said, it’s hard work. Lucky for me there’s lots of nice folk out there lending a blogging hand. I’ve read […]

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 […]

Now Blogs Not Safe for Work

Bloggers are getting smacked by a bad thrashing review from Forbes magazine, and now there is a Wired story that Blogs Not Safe for Work. Robert Mason (not his real name) would love to spend a few minutes during lunch catching up on blog posts from around the web, but his company doesn’t allow it. […]

Enhanced Trackbacks – Making Trackbacks Work for You

Understanding trackbacks and pingbacks and pings can make you crazy. I’ll have a better explanation article for you soon, but I wanted to point out a helpful article to those who already have a clue on what trackbacks are, and how to enhance them to really make them work for you using a little javascript […]

Blog Exercises: Which Stats Matter

In this ongoing series called Blog Exercises, let’s explore the stats that matter, the ones you should be paying attention to on your site and off. On your site, you should be paying attention to: Most Popular Posts: Are your most popular posts related by topic? If so, there is clearly a driving interest in […]

WordPress School: What’s the Difference Between the Display Posts and Archive Shortcodes

In Lorelle’s WordPress School free online course, we’ve been exploring shortcodes. In this tutorial, let’s take a look at two shortcodes that appear to be the same on the surface. WordPress has long had the ability to generate a list of posts in a Page or post with a bit of code in the archives() […]

Blog Exercises: Are You Trending?

In social media, trending are topics attracting the attention of most of the people, thus popular. Unfortunately, trending topics are self-feeding, an accident along the highway where everyone wants to slow down and take a look. Then they want to tell others about it so they can look. Walking by a student glued to their […]

WordPress School: Shortcodes

WordPress shortcodes are abbreviated code placed into the WordPress Visual or Text Editors that expands into a larger code structure. As we continue with Lorelle’s WordPress School free online course, it’s time to explore the basics of WordPress shortcodes. The following is the embed code for a Google Map, pointing to one of my favorite […]

How to Avoid the New WordPress.com Interface

For the past three to four years, WordPress.com users have been “experimenting” with the what is known as the “new” WordPress.com interface. A drag-and-drop-meets-wysiwymg interface (What You See is What You MIGHT Get), it is designed to make interaction with WordPress easier. I’m still waiting. What it continues to do is make my students and […]

Blog Exercises: Unfinished Business

In this ongoing series called Blog Exercises, let’s tackle your UFOs. In quilting and sewing, UFO stands for Unfinished Objects. We all have them, in our work, our personal lives, and on our blog. Do you have a to do list hanging around your desk or locked in your phone regarding your blog? It’s time […]

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What I Wish Hillary Clinton Would Say Tonight

I’ve been asked repeatedly to make my views on the US 2016 Election public, even though it goes against all this site stands for, an unbiased educational site to support WordPress users and bloggers. In light of current events, and the impact the web has had on those events, the time has come for my […]

Blame WordPress For the World’s Problems

Let’s call this person “wise” using air quotes to give you a description of where they come from in life. This “wise” person confronted to me at a public event to announce that WordPress was evil and must be destroyed. “After all,” he informed me soundly. “While WordPress says it supports freedom of speech, it […]

Blogging Tools: DownThemAll Browser Add-on

DownThemAll! Firefox Extension is another tool for your blogging toolbox. As a reminder, most power bloggers use Firefox or Chrome web browsers. Not just because they are “better” in the terms of meeting web standards, but also because of their powerful extendable features. Browser extensions, add-ons, or plugins allow you to extend the features and […]