Thoughts on the Genesis Framework

I’ve always been a little reluctant to use theme frameworks because learning other people’s code foibles often feels like a battle not worth fighting. However, as I’m now developing WordPress themes, plugins etc as a primary source of income, it made sense to bite the bullet and get on with it! I originally picked Genesis… read more →

WordPress Multisite Shared Media Library

Dearest WP users and developers, this post is a plea for help. I am trying to create a WordPress Multisite Shared Media Library. I want to be able to upload content (PDFs, images etc) to the main blog of a WP Multisite install, and access that media from other blogs on the same network (there’s… read more →

‘Old Post’ Notice

On this blog I have around 10 years of archives. That’s a lot of posts from over the years that may not necessarily reflect the “me” in 2012. I didn’t want people to potentially get the wrong idea about me if they read an old post, but I didn’t want to delete them either: that… read more →

Exclusive Preview of WP Email Capture Premium

One of the benefits of being super awesome cool like me is the things I get to see and do before everyone else. Today I am playing with (cough.. ‘testing’) WP Email Capture Premium before it’s official launch. WP Email Capture is an e-mail subscription plugin for WordPress. Install it, activate, and watch as the… read more →

Work In Progress: Conversion is a website / web page reviewing community. Launched in 2008, it was designed and developed specifically to help web designers, developers and hobbyist webmasters receive critical feedback for their website projects. As part of a larger package of updates and new features coming to the site, I have been plotting a conversion to… read more →

Maintain multiple sites with WP Remote

If, like me, you’re responsible for multiple installs of WordPress, you’ll know what a chore it can be to keep both WordPress and plugins up to date; just as you get one blog upgraded you log in to another and discover it has a different set of plugins that need updating too. Logging in to… read more →

Starting from Scratch – 3 Must Have Plugins

When I set up a new WordPress blog or website, which can be several times a week these days, there’s a short list of must have settings to configure, tweaks to make and plugins to install. Below are my top 3 ‘must have’ plugins for every WordPress install. WordPress SEO by Joost de Valk Although… read more →

Disable WordPress Trash

I have a habit of deleting a post in WordPress and then 3 days later re-writing it from scratch. I consider this part of my strange but effective editorial process. However, when the WordPress gurus introduced the trash can feature I suddenly started getting posts with URLs like “permalink-2”, “permalink-3”. D’oh — my posts were… read more →