wordpress documentation.

Posted by: Jennifer Zelazny | 0 Comments

As most people know, I am a huge fan of WordPress. I get a number of potential clients that ask to help build their company or organization a web site which is easy to update without knowing any HTML. Of course – 9 out of 10 times I start talking about the benefits of WordPress. As a developer as well as someone who does not want to depend on someone else for a lot, I really like all the documentation and examples or “lessons” that are available for WordPress. When clients see all the documentation, their minds are more at… Read More »

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why wordpress?

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I get a number of inquiries from people who want to know what content management system (CMS) or blog software I would recommend. After working with XOOPS, Plone, and of course WordPress my first thought is to make sure the CMS is a good fit. Although some people and companies benefit from more complicated systems, the majority of people can use the lightweight, highly configurable, and easy to maintain WordPress software. If you still are not convinced, take a look at the feature list.

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wordpress 2.1.

Posted by: Jennifer Zelazny | 1 Comment

I have successfully upgraded all my personal/business web sites to WordPress 2.1. I ended up doing clean installs on all my sites (it had been awhile) and only ran into one problem with the plugin PodPress. If you are using WordPress, make sure you check out the new version!

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ultimate tag warrior wordpress plugin.

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I am always looking for new ways to optimize and improve jappler.com and this past weekend I installed and configured a new wordpress plugin: ultimate tag warrior. Not only does it take care of my tagging needs with each post, but it also allows me to create a tag cloud (see the home page), and it automatically adds keywords within my meta tags. If you are new to WordPress or need any of the functionality listed, check it out!

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wordpress widgets.

Posted by: Jennifer Zelazny | 2 Comments

I recently started looking into WordPress Widgets which allow people to customize their WordPress web site or blog without knowing any HTML. Widgets allow WordPress users to simply “drag and drop” features in their sidebars. Sound interesting? A basic overview on how to get widgets working on your site: Download the Widgets plugin for WordPress Read the README file to figure out where to put the files that you just downloaded Within the WordPress Admin, activate the Widgets plugin If you are using a custom theme, make sure you have the functions.php file in your directory with the following code:… Read More »

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wordpress photo and gallery plugin.

Posted by: Jennifer Zelazny | 0 Comments

After a long search and evaluation process for a WordPress plugin to fit my needs, I decided to go with a WordPress plugin called fGallery. I started off looking at the Coppermine plugin but after reading about how development had been stopped and the reasons why, I plugged on to find something that would not require any separate software install and offered seamless integration with WordPress. After playing around with it for a bit, I integrated it on Evan’s web site. So far, so good. Now if only I had a plugin that would pull my photos from iPhoto, post… Read More »

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good photo plugin for wordpress?

Posted by: Jennifer Zelazny | 3 Comments

I recently created a web site (Evan’s Web Site) that could really use a nice photo gallery plugin. I have looked at a few but they have all fallen short in one way or another. Does anyone have any suggestions since there are so many out there? I am looking for: Easy upload and post integration (like the default WP) so that non-technical savvy people will feel comfortable with uploading pictures. A gallery option so I can group a bunch of pictures together in a gallery layout. Thumbnail creation. I do not need anything fancy…just some suggestions on proven plugins…. Read More »

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WordPress Newsletter Plugin

Posted by: Jennifer Zelazny | 24 Comments

I have been working with WordPress for multiple years now and I decided I needed to start reviewing some of my favorite plugins – as I receive a number of requests about what plugins I use/prefer. I am going to start with a newcomer: WP Newsletter. This plugin works great for WordPress sites allows you to: create a customized newsletter for your readers or customers using the same theme based layout as you use for creating WordPress themes offer a newsletter archive within WordPress seamless integration with the WordPress Admin use custom Newsletter WordPress template for easy integration into existing… Read More »

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wordpress 2.0.5.

Posted by: Jennifer Zelazny | 0 Comments

I spent a few minutes (not hours) updating all my sites to WordPress 2.0.5. So far, everything is working and no issues have come up. If you not upgraded your WordPress installation, check out the fixes in 2.0.5 and then upgrade away. Great work WordPress developers! [tags]WordPress, WordPress 2.0.5[/tags]

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wordpress permalinks fix.

Posted by: Jennifer Zelazny | 1 Comment

I had been struggling with the the next/previous links on my WordPress blog now for several months. Nothing excites me about mod_rewrite and permalinks in general. I know both are very powerful, but with power comes frustration. My problem: All my permalinks were working correctly except for the next page/previous page links. WordPress was trying to use the URL: https://www.jappler.com/blog/page/1/ which was not working. My setup: I am using WordPress as a CMS so my site is all in WordPress. My WordPress and blog address are the same: https://www.jappler.com (anything else produced an internal server error). I am using a… Read More »

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