Category: Web

The 2011 Boilr Zeitgeist

Another year, another year-end Boilr Zeitgeist. Despite posting less frequently in 2011, Boilr surpassed 500,000 total visits (since enabling WP stats in February 2008, some two years after starting the blog) on Christmas day!

So what were the 10 most popular Boilr posts in 2011? Here they are (per Google Analytics) in descending order:


Five. Hundred. Thousand. Plus.

Total visits!

(since 02/08)


iPad-ify your WordPress site (for free) with Onswipe

Got a WordPress-powered site? Chances are, it’s not optimized for viewing/consuming on the world’s (current) tablet of choice – iPad.
Have no fear…Onswipe is here. With the installation of a single WordPress plugin, you can transform your site into a tablet-friendly, swipeable experience.
While there are relatively few options — Cover Display, Cover Logo, Launch …

Taking it to 11… er 300,000!

2010 ended on a solid note for Boilr, and 2011 is off to nearly as great a start. Although the site went live back in 2006, I didn’t begin logging stats with WordPress Stats until February 2008. In the time since, this little site that could has reached a number of milestones, including this past …


The 2010 Boilr Zeitgeist: Up and to the Right

Last year I posted the first-ever Boilr Zeitgeist (well, one including statistics; here’s 2008’s top 10 posts). Now that we’re coming up on the last moments of 2010, it is time to break out this year’s stats.

So what were the 10 most popular Boilr posts in 2010? Here they are (per Google Analytics) in order …


YOURLS: Now with random short URLs and other plugins

A few months back, I wrote a post on how to run your own URL shortener using YOURLS. Since then, the free, self-hosted shortening tool has undergone a major update – v1.5.
As the headline alludes to, the biggest change from YOURLS 1.4.3 to 1.5 is the addition of plugins. Now, instead of being forced to …

Shameless Promotion: Meet the Class of Twitter HQ

Now that some time has passed since this first went live, I felt the need to share it here. It’s just plain awesome.
Disclaimer: I work @ Twitter. The views shared on are my own, and not necessarily those of Twitter.


How-to: Run your own URL shortener with YOURLS

URL shorteners have become quite a thing over the past couple years. The ability to shorten an unwieldy URL can be really helpful in a variety of situations, be it in a Tweet, sharing via email, or to maintain a more obvious link to a favorite site or posting.
There are no shortage of options available …

How-To: Access online content offline on the iPod touch

Clearly, the biggest (and most obvious) drawback to the iPod touch is the lack of always-on Internet access. But then again, there are no data fees and the ithing does most everything else that its fancy big brother, iPhone, can do.
But what about using the iPod touch offline, like the headline promises?! Enter Instapaper, …

The 2009 Boilr Zeitgeist: A Statistical Look Back

Another year, another dollar bunch of stats collected. 2009 was quite a year…for the world, and for Boilr.
Starting with a spike in traffic before, during, and after President Obama’s Inauguration back in January, this little site that could has seen a lot visitor growth and multiple WordPress theme changes and updates during this last …