WordPress

The Hidden WordPress Options Panel

Did you know that there's a hidden options panel in WordPress? It's one page you can visit that will allow you to set every single option available to you on your site - even some of the hidden ones that are set via plugins and/or other functions. http://www.mydomain.com/wp-admin/options.php Navigating here will show you any options,…

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Musings

The Road Ahead

Hibernation. I've been trying to come up with a good word that explains my life for the past year or so.  Hibernation, I think, fits the bill quite nicely. The last few months have been a transition period.  A new job (at Vanderbilt University). A new baby (who's three months old now). A myriad of other things…

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Tutorial

Adding SSL To Your Amazon AWS Instance

The last few blog posts have been an in-depth tutorial on how to set up an Amazon AWS Instance.  And, while the basics were more than covered, I had a few reader asking me about a super important topic: SSL and Encryption. What exactly is SSL Encryption? The short answer: it's that fancy green lock…

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Tutorial

Creating a Site Specific Plugin in WordPress

Quick: how do you add a custom function into a theme. If you said 'add it to your functions.php file', then you would be correct. But is that really the best way to go about things? The Problem Let's say you've customized your site with some pretty fancy functions you've added in through the hooks…

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Using Hyperlinks Correctly in WordPress

Any good content marketer worth his or her salt knows the value of using links in their content. It's a good strategy to practice - whether you're linking internally to content you've written in the past or to external resources you mention in posts.  However, a lot of people overlook a small, single detail that could…

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Digital Strategy

WTF Is… A Digital Strategy?

Let's be honest: there's a lot to take in online lately. We started with Facebook and Twitter, might have dipped our toes into Plurk and Google+, and have communicated with Instagram, Snapchat, Periscope and Meerkat. Who knew that over such a short course of human history that the walls of communication could be broken down…

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