A steady stream of updates is a great way to keep your site’s audience engaged and to keep your search engine “friends” paying attention to your ever-growing collection of quality site content. But creativity and opportunity aren’t always constant commodities for the aspiring blogger.  One common tactic is to use those productive periods to write […]

Anyone who has spent time typing in URLs has seen some really long, esoteric and seemingly bizarre ones.  The ones that look like someone pounded the keyboard’s number and special character region until a thoroughly unmemorable string of characters spilled forth. What you’re seeing in most cases is the raw, automatically generated, database based reference […]

Although the Media library feature in WordPress spends most of its life uploading and storing images and graphics, it actually has quite a bit more functionality.  It can serve as storage for various files, both multimedia and traditional.  This allows WordPress site owners to provide downloads of documents, embed audio and video files and more. For […]

After working long enough in WordPress you often forget that some of the scenarios you take for granted are actually quite common for new users.  A classic example is the “Static Front or Home Page” feature in WordPress. One reason why many users initially think that WordPress is merely a blog platform instead of a […]

One early notification feature of WordPress (and some other blog/cms platforms) was the “ping”.  Borrowing its name from the unrelated utility used to test the availability and responsivity of IP Addresses, the WordPress ping notifies authors and site moderators if another, pingback-enable site has linked to one or more of their articles.  WordPress can even […]

The WordPress community is one of the most prolific and generous groups in the open source community. There are countless themes and plugins all available for no more than the recognition of improving the form and functionality of a platform they believe in.  So what happens when a few bad apples decide to take advantage […]

A WordPress user on Reddit asked, “I’d like for category links to show the full content of articles instead of just excerpts. google isn’t helping“.  The answer lays in the loop.php file of the theme.  Around line 66 in version 1.0 of the theme there are a series of if/else statements which define how to […]

One of the big selling points of WordPress is the fact that many, if not most, users will never need to learn a single line of code.  But just as is the case with most things, the more you know, the more you can do.  Even a little knowledge can go a long way. One […]

The term cron comes from a scheduled job manager present on Unix and Unix like operating systems. Basically it allows users to schedule periodic functions. They sit quietly in the background but can trigger powerful features and take a lot of the manual toil off humans managing the system. WordPress has one common automated featured […]

Anyone who is in charge of Content Management for a site eventually realizes that timing of articles can be just as important as the articles themselves. Casual bloggers go through “feast and famine” stages where they have a flood of posts, then weeks where they have nothing, companies want certain articles released to coordinate with […]

A steady stream of updates is a great way to keep your site’s audience engaged and to keep your search engine “friends” paying attention to your ever-growing collection of quality site content. But creativity and opportunity aren’t always constant commodities for the aspiring blogger.  One common tactic is to use those productive periods to write […]

Anyone who has spent time typing in URLs has seen some really long, esoteric and seemingly bizarre ones.  The ones that look like someone pounded the keyboard’s number and special character region until a thoroughly unmemorable string of characters spilled forth. What you’re seeing in most cases is the raw, automatically generated, database based reference […]

Although the Media library feature in WordPress spends most of its life uploading and storing images and graphics, it actually has quite a bit more functionality.  It can serve as storage for various files, both multimedia and traditional.  This allows WordPress site owners to provide downloads of documents, embed audio and video files and more. For […]

After working long enough in WordPress you often forget that some of the scenarios you take for granted are actually quite common for new users.  A classic example is the “Static Front or Home Page” feature in WordPress. One reason why many users initially think that WordPress is merely a blog platform instead of a […]

One early notification feature of WordPress (and some other blog/cms platforms) was the “ping”.  Borrowing its name from the unrelated utility used to test the availability and responsivity of IP Addresses, the WordPress ping notifies authors and site moderators if another, pingback-enable site has linked to one or more of their articles.  WordPress can even […]

The WordPress community is one of the most prolific and generous groups in the open source community. There are countless themes and plugins all available for no more than the recognition of improving the form and functionality of a platform they believe in.  So what happens when a few bad apples decide to take advantage […]

A WordPress user on Reddit asked, “I’d like for category links to show the full content of articles instead of just excerpts. google isn’t helping“.  The answer lays in the loop.php file of the theme.  Around line 66 in version 1.0 of the theme there are a series of if/else statements which define how to […]

One of the big selling points of WordPress is the fact that many, if not most, users will never need to learn a single line of code.  But just as is the case with most things, the more you know, the more you can do.  Even a little knowledge can go a long way. One […]

The term cron comes from a scheduled job manager present on Unix and Unix like operating systems. Basically it allows users to schedule periodic functions. They sit quietly in the background but can trigger powerful features and take a lot of the manual toil off humans managing the system. WordPress has one common automated featured […]

Anyone who is in charge of Content Management for a site eventually realizes that timing of articles can be just as important as the articles themselves. Casual bloggers go through “feast and famine” stages where they have a flood of posts, then weeks where they have nothing, companies want certain articles released to coordinate with […]

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