Generalists are the specialists of the future.
Most articles in this category address general Web and Internet issues. Some of them are rants and ramblings that may have less to do with the Web and the Internet and more to do with life lessons and business lessons.
Here’s a slight variation on a classic anecdote about pricing: Guy takes his Harley to the shop. Says it’s not sounding right. Doesn’t sound like a Harley should sound. Mechanic says she can fix it. She starts the engine and listens. She looks up and down the length of the bike for a few moments […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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 […]