Category Archives: WordPress

Fix Broken Permalinks after WordPress 3.2.1 Upgrade

Have your blog traffic stats taken a tumble after upgrading WordPress? Mine did, after upgrading to WordPress 3.2.1. The fix may be easier than you think. Re-save your settings – that’s all, folks! Easy peasy. If the only thing that’s … Continue reading

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Developing a WordPress Wireframe

The WordPress Default theme can provide a jump start for developing a WordPress wireframe. Because it has a good selection of template tags already worked into the theme, a quickie clickable prototype blog theme is only a few simplifications away. … Continue reading

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WordPress Default Single Post View With Sidebar

The WordPress Default theme doesn’t include a sidebar in single post views. I don’t like the way Default does this, for three reasons. Any page can be a landing page. A site should provide new users with whatever they may … Continue reading

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Show and Tell: Plugins for Testing and Changing Themes

There are three ways to get a peek at how pre-existing content looks on a theme: use a theme changer or a theme previewer on the blog’s current location, or install a copy of the content’s database in an alternate … Continue reading

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WordPress Remodel Begins With a Custom FeedFlare Lesson

From here on out until I’m satisfied I’ll be blogging through the process of revamping the WordPress Default theme into a new home for my blog. WP Default has good bones and was based on Kubrick, another theme with good … Continue reading

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I Dofollow Comments

My nofollow comment status is coming down. Dofollow Comments as a Linking Philosophy A good conversation is worth fistfulls of gofollows or nofollows or any kind of follows. Why? Because people who have participated in or read a good conversation … Continue reading

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WordPress 2.5.1 Adds Security and Bug Fixes

Whenever WordPress sends out notice that an update includes a security fix, I install it on my own blog right away, for two reasons. That phrase security fix I want to know how it acts on my blog, before I … Continue reading

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Mom Remodels WordPress

Yup. That’s me. Empty nest and all, I am forever “Mom.” ::waves to a certain grown one who sometimes reads this blog:: I, the Mom afore mentioned, mentioned in my 101 Day Round Up earlier this month that I was … Continue reading

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A Quick First Look at WordPress 2.5

Yesterday WordPress 2.5 became the latest stable release. I upgraded… and it was good. If you want to get a sneak peek before performing the deed yourself, head on over to the WordPress 2.5 announcement. You’ll see that wordpress.org has … Continue reading

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Styling Wide, Widgetized Sidebars Part II

This tutorial will walk you through creating a single widgetized sidebar container filled with individually styled widgets that can span a wide sidebar or float to either side to create the appearance of columns. An alternative strategy was covered in … Continue reading

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