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Preventing email spam with the built-in WordPress email obfuscator

| July 10, 2008 | 9 Comments
If you want to give people the option to contact you by email, you need to display your email address on your site. But by doing so, you are putting yourself at the mercy of the low-lives out there harvesting email addresses so they can spam you with products that will enlarge certain parts ... View Post

6 things to remember when moving WordPress blogs to a different host

| July 8, 2008 | 34 Comments
I recently had to move all my WordPress sites and blogs to a new server because Bluehost sucks. My sites were going down on a near-daily basis for way too long, and they couldn't care less. So I did what I really did not want to do, and moved six WordPress sites to a ... View Post

Social Proof: Increase subscribers to your blog by displaying your feed stats

| June 12, 2008 | 2 Comments
Last night I attended MashBash Tel Aviv, an intimate gathering of Mashable's Adam Hirsch and 800 of his closest friends from the Israeli hi-tech industry. In between having fun and getting served free drinks for three hours, I managed to learn something new. I learned about "social proof." Social ... View Post

I want a WordPress plugin to…

| June 11, 2008 | 5 Comments
So you've got a shiny new WordPress blog, and you really want to add a cool feature that either demands programming the feature into your site, or even better, finding the perfect plugin so that you can add the feature with a few clicks. The conventional way of finding plugins is to either search the ... View Post

WordPress Garage comments feed fixed

| June 9, 2008 | 1 Comment
Ryan Hellyer just pointed out that the comments feed here at WordPress Garage was not working, and apparently hasn't been working since the end of April. I wonder if it had to do with upgrading to 2.5... In any case, I've fixed the problem and it's working now, so you can subscribe ... View Post

Get to know every line of your comments.php WordPress theme file

| June 3, 2008 | 2 Comments
There is one WordPress theme file that I almost never touch when working on a theme: comments.php. I usually style WordPress comments via the CSS sheet, and that's that. Well, there's a lot you can do to customize and extend WordPress comments if you just know how. ... View Post

When a WordPress plugin for foreclosures is released, you know it’s a recession

| June 3, 2008 | 4 Comments
I always think I've seen everything, until something even crazier comes along. Foreclosure.com, a site that lists nationwide foreclosure data, has released a WordPress plugin that adds foreclosure listings to their Web sites. The WordPress Foreclosure Listings Plugin delivers a complete real estate search and navigation environment quickly and easily by ... View Post

Automatic thumbnail image resizing options

| June 1, 2008 | 10 Comments
I manage a few blogs that use thumbnail images to spruce up the appearance of the site, and make it more enjoyable for readers. As we've discussed here in the past, an efficient method for adding thumbnails to your ... View Post

Over 45 amazing free magazine/grid WordPress themes

| May 29, 2008 | 5 Comments
I rarely link to collections of WordPress themes because they always seem to repeat themselves, or are uninteresting. But WPZoom has posted a list of AMAZING magazine/grid layout WordPress themes, including themes that I've never seen before. Here are my 3 favorites from the list:
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    Happy 5th Birthday WordPress!

    | May 25, 2008 | 2 Comments
    Happy Birthday WordPress Our little baby is turning 5! WordPress has come a long way in five years, from a little snippet of code to a full fledged blogging and CMS system! Yes, WordPress is going into kindergarten, and boy it's come a ... View Post
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