Category Archive: WordPress

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My Take on WordPress 3.8

WordPress 3.8 came out just a few days ago, and I jumped at the chance to install it on as many of my blogs as I could manage.  This was one of the most anticipated updates in years - and with good reason.  It was a complete overhaul of the admin interface and added quite…

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Getting a Favicon on your WordPress Based Site

A good favicon (the little icon next to your URL in the address bar) can mean the difference between a boring bookmark, or standing out in a bookmark list.  It's also something most people don't think about, simply because it's such a small part of the overall presence of a site.  Here's the thing, though: having…

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WPThumb: Bringing Back The “Hard Crop”

One of the most useful features WordPress has is the ability to create custom image sizes from uploads.  This takes the guesswork out of design, as it allows me to specify exactly the dimensions I need for my image.  For a long time, WordPress had the ability to switch between a "soft crop", which basically…

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WordPress for iOS: Much Improved

I wrote a post a while back stating that the iOS app for WordPress was... lackluster, at best.  That was nearly a year-and-a-half ago, and it's nice to see that the app has come a long way.  I downloaded it to test it recently, and I was happily surprised with what I found: [gallery link="file"]…

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WordPress 3.4 Goes Green!

...not like eco-friendly.  I mean, they're already eco-friendly; a journal that doesn't use paper? Can't get any more green than that! No, it's green like Grant Green, the incredible Jazz musician. Look below for the change list, taken from the official site: For Users The biggest change in 3.4 is the theme customizer which allows…

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Post Ordering Made Easy

I love using WordPress' built in custom post types.   I've used them for sliders, directories, galleries, and pretty much anything else I can think to use them for.  The one gripe I have, however, is that I can't manually set the order of the posts.  Just like typical blog posts, I have to arrange…

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