When you post WordPress pages and blog articles, you don’t have to use the slug that WordPress automatically generates from the post title. In fact, there are some pretty good reasons NOT to use the default. This article explains the why and the how.
When in comes to making modifications to a WordPress theme, creating a Child Theme is Job #1. From the WordPress.org codex: A WordPress child theme is a theme that inherits the functionality of another theme, called the parent theme, and allows you to modify, or add to, the functionality of that parent theme.
If you use Webmail, it’s easy to accumulate lots of storage on your mailserver, especially if you’re a pack rat and tend not to delete messages. This is particularly true when messages include fat attachments (e.g., videos; high-resolution images). When your email account accumulates lots of storage, this can put your hosting account over its […]
Here are the basic tried-and-true steps for embedding a YouTube video into a WordPress Blog post or page, as of this writing. It also applies to embedding videos from several other video servers. Method #1: The Original Way: Embed Code Prior to version 2.9 of WordPress, this was how you had to do it. This […]
Any takers? Lemme explain. I’m trying to dive into OOP in PHP. If you are, too – or if you happen to enjoy teaching others what you already know – maybe this is for you.
In your PHP/MySQL applications, have you ever had to get values from a table based on the value of a foreign key in another table? Of course you have! Let me put it this way: Let’s suppose… Suppose you have a database of students and their families. Further suppose each student in the “students” table […]
This article describes how to customize aspects of the NextGen Gallery plugin by modifying an NGG template and making corresponding CSS modifications. You gotta love the NextGen Gallery plugin for WordPress. It is to image galleries in WordPress what Irfanview is to desktop image management. But not everything about NGG is wonderful.
Darn those Facebook kids. As someone who is a member of several Facebook Groups and an administrator of a few, I didn’t like it when Facebook introduced the new format for Facebook Groups several months ago. In particular, I thought it was ridiculous that they dropped the Discussion feature in favor of Docs. Now they’re […]
When the owners of S&J’s Woodfired Pizza wanted to let their customers and fans know where their portable pizza oven was going to be and when, we could have installed one of many “event” plugins in their WordPress site. Instead, I decided to adapt and integrate a nifty little PHP/MySQL-based events-management system I developed years ago. Sometimes, using this kind of hybrid approach is a great way to extend a WordPress Web site.
Many of our WordPress blogging clients have been using the WordBooker application for sharing blog articles on their Facebook (Fan) Pages. Recently, however, WordBooker hasn’t been working so well. Plus, WordBooker does not play well with Facebook’s Twitter app — the application that automatically sends Facebook posts to one’s Twitter timeline.