Tag: blogging


How-To: Add dynamically scaling columns to your site

So, you’ve got a spiffy (say, WordPress-powered) website with great content and a generally satisfying layout. Only problem is, you can’t seem to get your side menu (and/or various other columns) to lineup vertically with your main content area. Happens to the best of us.
Having all the columns on be of equal length adds a …


Share all your posts with FeedMingle and Twitterfeed

If you have more than one blog or online platform that uses RSS and you’re looking for a quick and (relatively) easy way to share all of your posts via RSS and Twitter, give FeedMingle and Twitterfeed a try.
Similar to Yahoo! Pipes, but far less complicated (and also less powerful, but more than adequate for …


How-to: Repair and Optimize your WordPress database

I got some helpful advice from my hosting company (of all places) with regards to making Boilr (this WordPress powered site) a bit quicker on its toes.
Since I am already using the great WP-Cache plugin (not WP-SuperCache as it interferes with some of the “real-time” plugins I’ve got enabled), I was looking for another …


Read lots of blogs? Love to comment? Get a gravatar.

This post is for all you avid blog readers/consumers out there. If you follow more than one blog and find yourself leaving comments fairly regularly, than it’s high time you got yourself a globally recognized avatar (g-r-avatar).
This isn’t some online gaming thing or a geeks-only practice…times have changed. Having a gravatar is an effective way …


Learn more about your site w/ WordPress.com Stats

For anyone who runs a self-hosted WordPress site/blog/CMS, Automattic’s WordPress.com Stats is an invaluable plugin. It does exactly what its name implies – maintains statistics about your site.
When used in conjunction with the aptly named WordPress.com Stats Helper plugin (not by Automattic), you can present the info on your public-facing pages, such as displaying …


Good? There’s plenty more where that came from…

What’s better than stumbling across a (random) blog post that you really enjoyed or was exceedingly helpful or that simply whet your inquisitive appetite? More of the same, that’s what!
Thanks to the awesomeness that is WordPress and the useful code (and help) from 3mind, Boilr proudly presents its latest upgrade – Related Posts. (note: a …


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I <3 WordPress

A few friends recently asked me, “how would you recommend that I start a blog?”  After 2.5 yrs of active use, I can proudly recommend WordPress.
Whether you are looking for a free service – WordPress.com – that’s incredibly easy to setup, or a self-hosted platform – WordPress.org – WordPress continues to grow in both reliability …



According to the Wall Street Journal, weblogs (a.k.a. “blogs”) are approaching their 10 year anniversary.
As an amateur/personal blogger, I am obviously interested in what blogs represent. Freedom of speech, thought, and opinion; blogs provide netizens around the world a platform to discuss anything and everything.
I know many people who think blogs are worthless…more power …