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Keep It Standard
I was working with a client recently on their own, customised installation of WordPress… and it was driving me potty. The lesson: Keep it standard. It makes life easier for all involved.
WordPress Auto 301 Feature
There are some nice tricks inside WordPress, for example this WordPress Auto 301 Feature. Keep up the good work ladies and gentlemen!
Producing Instructional ScreenCasts
Sometimes there’s a need to produce training videos which show how you carry out a certain piece of work. Simply explaining a technique isn’t always possible in words.
The Wicked Problem
I was reading through some project management methodology just now (yay! My life is full of joy at last!) and came across the phrase “The Wicked Problem”.
Getting Your DNS Settings Right
One thing worth thinking about in 2008, is fixing the DNS entry to your website. Most are probably set up just fine, but here’s one of the most common problems we see.
Google Ranking Effect on Traffic
Take a look at the effect of Google ranking on the number of pageviews on this personal blog. Quite a jump, you can see!
Change wordpress dashboard RSS feed
If you ever feel like you want to change the source of the news items on the wordpress dashboard (Not wordpress.com, sorry if I got your hopes up there) here is how to do it.
Speeding site load times with htaccess
Create an “.htaccess” file in the folder you want to be cached and add the following to it. This will have the effect of caching your site for a week.
A Little Thing Makes All The Difference
Expensive mistakes can be avoided by just being a little bit careful. Imagine you’d spent many thousands on this marketing campaign, only to get it plastered around the web… for the wrong reasons.
Managing Risks With Web Hosting
Any website is a reflection of your business. If it’s cheap and unreliable, it’ll say that to your potential clients. Recently we’ve had client’s who’ve been burned by other web designers and their hosts
Restricting WPMU sign-up
Restricting the ability to sign up to new wpmu blogs is unfortunate but necessary to get away from all the spam bloggers out there. They make life hell for everyone.
Steps for installing WP Mu as domain manager
The following is the basic procedure for installing Wordpress mu with more than one domain name, so that you only need one install to control several domains.