Earlier this week I woke up to find not one, but two spam emails in my inbox offering “100% Guaranteed Seo Results”. I’m not sure why gmail decided that all of a sudden I needed to see these, but I just marked them as spam and proceeded to read the rest of my emails. However, a few hours later, a random email landed in my inbox: [Read more…] about 100% Guaranteed SEO Bullshit
Check your server setup easily with phpinfo() for WordPress
We all know that
phpinfo() is an easy way to see if a server has what it takes to run WordPress smoothly, but sometimes that is not enough. phpwpinfo provides an equivalent to the
phpinfo() function that reports WordPress Requirements information about the PHP/MySQL/Apache environment, and offers suggestions for improvement. This tool allows you to quickly test environment server where you want to install WordPress.
It tests various elements such as : [Read more…] about Check your server setup easily with phpinfo() for WordPress
Building a Multilingual Website? These are the Questions to Ask.
Throughout the years I have created several multilingual websites using WordPress, and I have tried different methods to achieve my goals. As you might know, WordPress does not offer a simple solution for creating multilingual websites. Yet since you can create virtually everything using WordPress, just a little effort is needed to achieve your goals. There are several ways to create a multilingual website. [Read more…] about Building a Multilingual Website? These are the Questions to Ask.
The future of contributing content is here – Post Forking in WordPress with Git.
A week ago I watched a great TED talk about how Git(hub) is changing the world as we know it. Yes, I said world. I remember watching it and wondering how some of Clay Shirkey’s point could find its way to WordPress. We’re one week later and what do you know, Ben Balter was already busy creating just that and released a plugin today; a mix of Git and WordPress Posts. I’m really excited about this because of the possibilities it opens. From the site:
WordPress Post Forking allows users to “fork” or create an alternate version of content and in doing so, sets out to foster a more collaborative approach to WordPress content curation. This can be used, for example, to allow external users (such as visitors to your site) or internal users (such as other authors) with the ability to submit proposed revisions.
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The Art of Editing Your Design
One of the biggest mistakes I see people making in theme design is not editing their work. A large part of being a designer is about training and channeling that inner editing voice. Being a good editor of your work is a strong tool in your design kit. [Read more…] about The Art of Editing Your Design
WordCamp Lisboa 2012 This Weekend
WordCamp Lisboa 2012 is happening this weekend and will spread over two days, the second being a developers’ hack day. You should definitely attend if you can, and here’s why:
- Most of the WP Realm team will be in town and some of them will be presenting!
- Lisbon is a very cosmopolitan european city where most, if not all, WordPress enthusiasts are fluent in (at least) English. Last year’s WordCamp had a dozens of attendees from other countries, including speakers such as Drew Strojny, Scott Berkun and Isaac Keyet.
- In keeping with the portuguese sea-faring tradition, it is also the home of a very active WordPress community, with very strong ties to users, designers and developers all around the world, not to mention the fact that it is also the home of our very own CodePoet.
- I like to think that the city is one of the places in Europe which you simply must visit. Don’t take my word for it, by all means, take a peak at what the New York Times has to say about Lisbon.
- Also, after-party; you know you want to.
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Support the Development of Anthologize
BuddyPress core developer, Boone Gorges, has set up an Indiegogo campaign to fund him to spend time working on the Anthologize WordPress plugin. Anthologize lets you turn your WordPress website into an ebook. It was developed via the One Week | One Tool project, a summer institute for humanities scholarships, during which they had to build a tool in just a week.
Anthologize encompasses two loves of my life: the humanities and web technology, so I’d encourage you all to check out Boone’s proposal and support him. He’s only costing his time at $75 per hour, which seems like a bargain for one of the select few of BuddyPress core developers. You can read more about it on Boone’s blog, or go straight to Indiegogo to sponsor him.