If you ever have an automatic update fail sometimes your WordPress install can get stuck in maintenance mode. I just had this happen to me and was able to find a quick solution. Log into your server via FTP and look for a .maintenance file, delete it and you should be up and running again.
3 Jewels in my Crown was a very fun WordPress theme to work on. It features may different custom image sizes based on a Featured Image and does all of the resizing work for the user. One really great feature is the ability to select certain posts as “Featured’ by using a custom taxonomy I [...]
As the resident “web guy” for Les Stroud Productions, I was tasked with maintaining and improving upon the flagship website for Les Stroud. Built on WordPress this site has seen many changes since I started working on it and is a great example of a “working” site. Many website are built and then left alone [...]
I found a fantastic article on some great default functions for your functions.php file. They’re not all for every occasion but a great place to start. I pulled out the Google Analytics one in favour of my plugin Easy Analytics but that’s just my preference.
This is a sneaky little WordPress hack that replaces your page title with an ad for pharmaceutical products. The best part (and the reason you may not see it right away) is that you don’t see it on your site, the new page titles only appear in search engine results.
I just competed work on a WordPress theme for Luke Despatie & The Design Firm based on the very clean and elegant artwork provided by Luke. The theme itself has all the regular functionality you would expect of a WordPress theme with the addition of being able to update the full screen home page image [...]
** EDIT – 02/08/13 ** I just committed a complete overhaul of my Easy Analytics plugin. It was in dire need of it and I am far happier with it. It is class based now with proper localization techniques, and a much better looking (albeit simple) interface. If you have it installed already, thanks and [...]
Typically we have always created Flash sites from scratch and used XML or, in the case of Rush.com, a custom-made CMS as the content source For the bulk of our clients having a custom-made CMS doesn’t work with their budget so we are left with XML. This is a great option for simple updates or [...]
One way to help secure your WordPress install is to remove the version number from your meta tags: <meta name=”generator” content=”WordPress 3.0.1″ />
Here is a great snippet of code that removes “Private” and “Protected” from your password protected posts in WordPress. Just drop it into your functions.php file.