Just installed Growmap Anti Spambot Plugin (G.A.S.P). This blog has been plagued by spambot comments, and I wanted to try something other than Akismet. G.A.S.P. works by adding to the comment form a simple checkbox which must be checked before the comment is accepted. The default prompt for the checkbox is Confirm you are NOT […]
WordPress 3.1 introduced support for Post Formats. If your brain was already hurting trying to figure out the differences between categories and tags (not to mention custom post types, custom taxonomies, and custom fields), you’re not alone. But there’s help. This blog post by Otto (aka Samuel Wood) offers some perspective. I’ll try to add […]
In choosing a theme for your WordPress Web site, you might be inclined to focus on layout and look and feel. Maybe you also consider end-user customizability and how many (and which) template files are included in the theme. If you’re a civilian building your own Web presence with WordPress, by all means pick the […]
Do you ever take videos with your iPhone and email them to friends? If so, are any of those friends on Windows?
Like tens — or hundreds — of thousands of others, I read Seth Godin’s blog religiously. I advise clients who blog or wish to blog but don’t yet read any blogs (a contradiction about which I’ve ranted here and here) to read Seth Godin’s blog religiously. And I usually agree substantially and enthusiastically with his […]
The best thing about WordPress today is that anyone who can send an email with an attachment can build and publish a Web site. The worst thing about WordPress is the same thing. In this article, I suggest that powerful, affordable (or free), easy-to-get and easy-to-use tools can make us dangerous.
Should you update to the newest version of WordPress? Probably not right away.
The Challenge nSiteful Client Jay Maurice operates a music instruction business called Lessons In Your Home. At this writing, the business has over 200 active music teachers in eight major U.S. markets. Jay wanted to optimize his email marketing and pay-per-click advertising campaigns by having a customized landing page for each market and each instrument […]
Scheduling meetings involving multiple participants can be such a hassle. Here’s a way to use SurveyMonkey (the FREE plan, even) to take the hassle out of the process.
iThemes, the makers of the great Backup Buddy plugin for WordPress sites, offers a number of useful plugins. One that I just downloaded and installed is Tipsy, which adds clickable pop-up tips that can include text, images, videos or embedded content.
This post is a test of how it works. Hover and click over certain strings of text to see it in action.