Normally putting the URL of a pdf on a line by itself doesn’t display the pdf on a WordPress page, and if you use the add media button and paste the URL for the pdf into the URL field, you get a link that will open the pdf, but the pdf does not display on the page itself,Continue reading →
Recently a reader raised a question in a comment to a previous post. He was confused about how to move an existing site to Godaddy Managed WordPress Hosting. Having done this several dozen times now I’ve developed some “best practices” and work-arounds I can share.Continue reading →
Release Candidate RC1 has been deployed.
I’m trying that out on my Hartsook Letter Staging site. Everything looks good so far, I haven’t found my theme or plugins breaking. You can take a look for yourself at https://hartsook.com. (the link will open in a new window so you can compare 3.8.2 and 3.9 if you want to.
Here’s a link to what wordpress.org has to say about 3.9 RC1Continue reading →
Admittedly it’s a new product, but currently there is no elegant way to manually backup your WordPress site at GoDaddy WordPress Managed Hosting. GoDaddy does take a nightly snapshot of the files and database and keeps it around for 30 days. If you want to rollback to a previous version, you have to call customer support and get them to do it. But change is coming…Continue reading →
There are several reasons why you might want to copy your website,
- you want to make a “sandbox” copy to experiment on, without affecting the public-facing production site
- you want to change hosting companies to get a better deal, faster performance or more functionality
- having a complete copy of your website is a great insurance policy should something happen to your host and your site is lost.
Jetpack Photon should help I recommend Jetpack-Photon module (deactivate all the other Jetpack modules you don’t use). Photon is an image-only CDN solution using Automatic’s servers. All your images are uploaded to their servers the next time the image is … Continue reading →
BackWPup plugin developer, Daniel Huesken has decided to begin offering a “Pro” version beginning with version 3.0 of the plugin. I don’t have a problem with this and in some cases might recommend the Pro version to some of my clients. All … Continue reading →
Another in a series of painless upgrades from WordPress. Double thumbs up for WordPress.org. One big advantage of this version of WordPress is that now I can create and edit posts on my iPad. In the previous version of WordPress the … Continue reading →
Relevanssi – A Better Search plugin breaks the search function in the “Media Library’, “Insert Media panel”, and also the ‘Insert link to existing content” in the hyperlink panel. Relevanssi replaces WordPress default search with a partial-match search that sorts … Continue reading →
No news is good news! I applied the WordPress Upgrade 3.4 from 3.3.2 and so far I haven’t found any conflicts with my themes of plugins on this site. And I use a lot of plugins (currently using 29) since … Continue reading →
Someone at our recent Weekly WordPress Support Group at TechLiminal in Oakland CA asked about how to create an image map to use as a navigation feature. There are websites that will do this for you and of course you can do … Continue reading →
Problem Reported: With Simple Facebook Connect installed, the version of Grunion Forms that comes with Jetpack no longer shows the form when the post is displayed. The short codes show up in the editor, but the form itself doesn’t display. … Continue reading →
The website you are looking at right now is using the WeaverII-Pro Theme. In order to show the contrasts and similarities between Suffusion and Weaver I made this site a facsimile of my website which is currently using Suffision (at … Continue reading →
Back up Your WordPress Website A story told with Slate.
I just pasted the URL of a Picasa album below (http://picasaweb.google.com/107310476656218787840/PieterSUkulele) Picasa Web Albums – Pieter Hartsook – Pieter’s Ukulele Photos by Pieter Hartsook, Jan 18, 2007 – The ukulele I built studying with luthier Mike Da Silva Using the … Continue reading →
There is a great post on the background of this problem by Mark Maunder that I recommend you read to understand the severity of the issue: Technical details and scripts of the WordPress TimThumb.php hack But even better, Mark has … Continue reading →
The best free backup plugin, the one I’ve been using on my site and recommend and install for my clients is BackWPup. It backs up your database and your files too. And it can automatically create and send the backups … Continue reading →
I thought I’d try out the upcoming version of WordPress since it’s now already rolled out on wordpress.com. I want to see what plugins and themes break before I recommend upgrading to my clients. So far everything seems to be … Continue reading →
I use the Hartsook Letter blog as a testbed for WordPress themes, tools, plugins, and extensions. I need to see how these work and ferret out potential interactions among the various extensions before I recommend them for a client’s site. … Continue reading →
I first became aware of the Referrer Spam problem after installing and using the WordPress plugin Stat Surfer. One of Stat Surfer’s statistics categories is Top Referrers. I noticed on a business-client’s site they were getting referral traffic from porn … Continue reading →
I wanted to display a slide show that was hosted on Scribd.com (see Mary Meeker’s slides on theBrilliant analysis of current internet marketing trends post). There is a lot of good content on Scribd that you may want to share with … Continue reading →
StatSurfer dashboard widget doesn’t use Google Analytics. StatSurfer is the evolution of StatPress and StatPress Reloaded, the plugin is therefore consistent with the data of the two StatPress systems. I like the aggregate display graph and the alternative view of … Continue reading →
So you want to spice up your posts with Flickr, Picasa, or iPhoto, images from your computer? You can just insert one or two using the Upload/Insert button on the post editor. But what if you want to have … Continue reading →
Time for a change I’ve been looking for a new hosting vendor. My account at GoDaddy.com is up for renewal and I think I can do better. Also, there are rumors that GoDaddy is on the block and I’m concerned … Continue reading →
This is a demonstration of the Lightbox Plus plugin. Click an image below to see a larger size or a slideshow of all the images. I found Lightbox Plus is the easiest of the image display plugins to configure. … Continue reading →
BackWPup is what I’ve been using. … Continue reading →
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