• Nginx Settings for WordPress in Subdirectory (and Permalink fix)

    Here’s a quick tip if you’re on Nginx with multiple WordPress installations in a sub-folder of your main WordPress and you want pretty permalinks to work correctly. The problem is this: We’re running WPMU on our TLD but have mockups in a subdirectory (e.g. TLD.com/mymockups). In that folder, there are...

  • Easy Author Image v1.3 Update Released

    This morning version 1.3 of the Easy Author Image plugin was released and added to the WP plugin repository. Here’s a summary of changes and some ideas for 1.4 (and possibly 2). If you’re a hands-on type trying to use custom profile pictures in WordPress, you need to be using...

  • 30 WordPress Themes Most Popular with Small Businesses

    One of my readers had an idea to tailor the results of our monthly trend analysis software to denote a “buyer type” field. This allowed us to drudge through our data to determine what themes were being bought by people who reported they were for “personal” use (including as a...

  • Making the Case for a New, Lightweight WordPress Release

    WordPress is incredibly powerful as a CMS and the back-end is clearly designed for website architects. However, WordPress was originally intended to be a personal publishing platform, and by bombarding would-be bloggers with CMS functionality we are turning off a whole community of WordPress users who are, quite frankly, hungry...

  • WordPress, Ghost, and the Future of WordPress

    As much as I hate to admit it, the new blogging platform ghost has stepped up and is gaining traction as the blogging platform that WordPress used to be. As more and more people start realizing that Ghost gives them all the publishing power of WordPress without all the bloat,...

  • NGINX + WPMU + Non-WordPress Subdomains

    I’ve been trying to configure a subdomain on a WPMU install that runs on Nginx that is not part of the WPMU network and have ran into nothing but problems. In this post, I discuss some of the problems I ran into while trying to setup non-WordPress sub-domains alongside a...

  • WordPress Author Box without a Plugin

    In this tutorial we’re taking the custom author image function we created and turning it into a custom About the Author box in WordPress. If you haven’t already done so, go through the custom author image tutorial and follow the steps involved in creating our custom author image function. If...

  • How to Hide a Category in WordPress

    Do you want to keep articles up and running but omit them from queries? Here’s a quick way to exclude categories from every loop on your site. The Problem I have about fifty different posts that I wrote a few years ago that are not related to web development or...