Archives for January 2011

How to Move From WordPress.com to WordPress.org

WordPress.com is a hosted service, which allows you to set up multiple blogs for free, however there are optional paid options which add functionality to your blog. WordPress.com is perfect for a beginner blogger, however many bloggers find that it is to restrictive and looks unprofessional. In this Conor P. explains how to move from […]

Is WordPress Killing Web Design

Brandon Jones over at Envato’s Tutsplus posted the video of SXSWi 2010’s panel, discussing whether WordPress kills the creative design scene.

Tutorial: Show All WordPress Image Sizes

Justin Tadlock, of Theme Hybrid fame, has published a new entry describing how to display links to all images sizes within WordPress (or on your attachment pages). The attachment page often is a forgotten area in many a WordPress design. At Splashpress Media we also made sure to pay extra attention to the attachment page […]

Nacin Explains WP Core Team’s Post Formats Concept

WordPress Post Formats have been the rage among designers and developers since first announced and with WP 3.1 reaching its release a set of standardised, non-extensible, post formats have found their way in the WordPress core. As so often, a decision made by the Core team has lead to questions, sometimes even disapproval.

The Ultimate Guide To Blog Promotion

In the time it takes you to read this sentence, 3 new blogs will have come into existence. There can be no doubt that the world wide web in general, and social media sites in particular, are becoming more crowded and more competitive every second.  The result?  Standing out from the crowd is getting harder […]

WP Quick Deploy, The Ultimate WordPress Setup Plugin

Many of us tend to install blog after blog and every time have to upload a series of WordPress plugins every time or browse through the plugin installer. A tedious and long task, especially for those of you who love running 60 plugins on every single blog. Vladimir Prelovac, serial plugin developer, has created WP […]

Blogging Pitfalls: How to Avoid Being Dropped By Google

If you take a look at your traffic stats, you’ll likely find that a very large percentage, if not a vast majority, of your new traffic comes from Google. While this can be a great thing as search traffic is some of the best that you can get in terms of targeting, it is also […]

How to: WordPress to Jekyll

Paul Stamatiou has switched his site from WordPress to Jekyll. In this extensive review he features a step-by-step how to switch from WordPress to Jekyll, a new static generator. Paul mentions also some interesting details and reasons why his traffic dwindled and how this had a massive impact on his earnings. What is Jekyll Jekyll […]

Premium WordPress Plugins: Questions To Ask Before Buying

When it comes to installing WordPress premium plugins, there are a few extra questions users should ask beyond the “Is this plugin secure?” or “Can I trust this developer/company?” While there is are greater expectations regarding premium plugins (mainly due to the fact that you’re paying them), not every premium WordPress plugin is worth their […]

How To Deal with the Salutation in an E-mail to a Prospective Client

Why You should Err on the Side of Being Too Formal when Making Contact Dear Jodee, When I’m responding to freelance writing job ads, I don’t always have a contact name for the client. How do I handle the salutation? E-mail is a little different from sending a letter by regular mail. People tend to […]