Category: WordPress

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How to drive traffic to your blog with Artiss Draft List

I’ve just launched version 2 of my Artiss Draft List plugin for WordPress and if you’ve not tried it, it’s really worth a punt. In a nutshell, it lists on your blog any posts (and/or pages) that you have in draft. This can provide an ideal, and unique, way to promote posts before they are published. Output is in text so will be picked up by Google, adding SEO advantages (see below). But let’s get back to the plugin. Once...

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Bandwidth Problems

So, I’m into day 11 of this month but my hosting bandwidth (which was only recently doubled) is now at 75% used. What’s going on? Thankfully, Memset provide cPanel and a host of data analysis tools. As you can see from this graph it’s rocketed since mid-October. I’d love to say it’s because visitors have gone up as much, but that’s not the case. Looking at the biggest bandwidth hogging files, it’s exactly as normal – in fact nothing in...

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How to use the Android 4 Roboto font on your website

This site previously used the font named Droid, which is the open source font used by Android. With last week’s introduction of Android 4, however, they’ve created the Roboto font – this has been designed for HD screens, so is perfect for websites. You can learn more about the Roboto font from a Google+ post by Matias Duarte, the Director of the Android User Experience. If you wish to use a non-standard font for your website then there are a...

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Copying to clipboard in WordPress

I was recently asked, as a commercial request, to create a WordPress plugin that would allow users to click a button and copy text the clipboard. It seemed an easy enough thing to do – 2 weeks later, though, and I’ve thrown in the towel. Using JavaScript to capture contents is the easy bit – adding it to the clipboard is a lot more difficult. IE has a JavaScript command built in, other browsers vary. Unfortunately, other browsers (e.g. Firefox)...

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Making money from WordPress

If you’ve come to this post thinking I’m sharing some amazing strategies on making money from WordPress, you’ll probably be disappointed. WordPress, and a result themes and plugins produced for it, are licensed under the . What this means is that although you can product commercials versions, people are free to use and copy your results. Additionally, WordPress doesn’t integrate well with, for example, commercial plugins as there is no place for them on their site and, hence, no automatic...

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UK2.net Hosting

While I was moving  something else happened – this site’s bandwidth limit was reached and the site went down. As you can imagine, I didn’t even notice. My host is Memset who, I have to say, are superb. But you pay for that quality and I was already having to pay more than I was last year due to bandwidth increases (you pesky visitors keep coming here!). There’s only so much money you can throw at something though before you...

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Using Google Analytics data to show popular posts

Google Analytics Dashboard is an excellent plugin for showing site analytics on your WordPress dashboard. However, it also has an open API built-in allowing anybody to access statistics from their own code. As a result I’ve created a new of small functions for my own site. To get these to work, ensure you have Google Analytics Dashboard installed, active and you’ve authenticated yourself using the OAuth method! The most useful is the one I use in the sidebar to display...

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Streamline Hosting

Somebody once described NTL (now, Virgin Media)  to me as “excellent, until you need any help”, due to their poor support. When it comes to Streamline.net hosting I wouldn’t even go that far. Their hosting is quite cheap and that’s the only good word I can give them. The Copy+ website, owned by the software author Stuart, are hosted by Streamline, but I manage the site. As huge profits aren’t made from the Copy+ site we stuck with cheap hosting....

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WordPress 3.1.2 released

WordPress 3.1.2 has been released. This release addresses a vulnerability that allowed Contributor-level users to improperly publish posts. The issue was discovered by a member of our security team. We suggest you update to 3.1.2 promptly, especially if you allow users to register as contributors or if you have untrusted users. This release also fixes a few bugs that missed the boat for version 3.1.1. The official WordPress announcement 3.1.2 Codex Details Change Details A list of the modified files...

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Damn you, Professional WordPress Plugin Development

So, I’m finally beginning to get somewhere with version 2 of my YouTube Embed WordPress plugin. As a birthday treat to myself I bought Professional WordPress Plugin Development from Amazon. Now, completion of my plugin is even less likely to be soon as this rather excellent book has just left me with a raft of further changes to make. Everything from coding standards to widget development is covered. I’m only a quarter way through and already there are sticky note...

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