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Crash! Burn! How to repair tables in the WordPress database

| September 23, 2008 | 15 Comments
We just got a scary phone call. Don't worry, everyone's ok. We logged into one of our Wordpress sites and, while the backend was still there, all the posts and pages and comments were gone. G-O-N-E.  Poof. Just like that. I went into the PHPmyadmin section of the control panel to look at the ... View Post

7 Reasons to Check out ThemeForest

| September 9, 2008 | 0 Comments
ThemeForest is a brand new online marketplace where you can buy and sell Wordpress, CSS, Joomla, Drupal and many other types of templates. I'm aware that I get overly excited about new theme/template sites, so I'll try to tone down my excitement by putting my impressions into list format. Here are some reasons why ... View Post

WP Scoop – New Social News site for WordPress Community

| September 4, 2008 | 1 Comment
WP Scoop, which launched yesterday, is yet another digg-like site, that lists the most popular posts from around the web about Wordpress plugins, themes, hacks, or anything else that has Wordpress written all over it. Playing on the scoop theme, the website claims that "New users should.. worry not, it is as easy as ... View Post

New CSS for aligning images, block elements and captions

| August 19, 2008 | 15 Comments
I was recently working on a WordPress site, and I just couldn't get my images to left-align with the text so that the text would wrap around it. It was wrapping in the text editor in the admin, but on the front end the image stuck out of the top of the text. Rebecca, our ... View Post

WordPress 2.7 heavily based on existing plugins

| August 4, 2008 | 22 Comments
Weblog Tools Collection has published an overview of the features in store for us in WordPress 2.7. As I was reading the list, I noticed that many of them them are based on existing popular plugins, like the Google Sitemaps Generator, ... View Post

WordPress for iphone released, and other WordPress news

| July 24, 2008 | 2 Comments
There have been a few developments in the wonderful world of WordPress over the last little while. Let's take a look:
  • WordPress 2.6 was released. Nuff said.
  • WordPress for iPhone app released. This would be exciting news, BUT I'VE NEVER TOUCHED AN IPHONE IN MY LIFE
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    Welcome back WordPress Press This bookmarklet! I missed you.

    | July 18, 2008 | 2 Comments
    A few days ago, the folk over at Automattic released WordPress 2.6. This release was so ahead of time (apparently it was released a month early) that I feel like it snuck up on me. First of all, kudos to all involved for getting out a new release ahead of time. And ... View Post

    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
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