Posts by Joost de Valk archive - page 40


Quick WP Tip: Conditional Thickbox loading

14 October 2009 by Joost de Valk » - 29 Comments

Another quick tip to help you optimize your site: sometimes you want to load one or more images in a post in a nice Thickbox or Lightbox. But in most cases, you don’t need to load these scripts, wouldn’t it be cool if you could load these scripts only when you want them to load? »

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WordPress Debug Theme

14 October 2009 by Joost de Valk » - 49 Comments

Warning: major geekery ahead! Sometimes you need to see what’s wrong with a WordPress install, and you need to see it fast. I’ve had a set of hacks around for a while to do that, but finally started combining it into a WordPress Debug Theme. This theme is quite simple for now, as it only »

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Upgrading issues with WordPress MU

13 October 2009 by Joost de Valk » - 14 Comments

I was upgrading a WordPress MU site we work on and came across an annoying issue: core update wouldn’t work the way it’s supposed to. I got the following error: After a bit of Googling I found a thread in the WordPress forums that contained a gem of a fix: In the file /wp-admin/includes/class-wp-upgrader.php change »

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VideoPress: Web Video, WordPress Style

9 October 2009 by Joost de Valk » - 48 Comments

If you’re looking for our Video SEO plugin, click that link… If you weren’t, you should check it out. It works with VideoPress videos too! This morning I was pleasantly surprised to find a new advertiser had signed on to my blog. The guys at Automattic have placed an ad for VideoPress, and I had »

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Quick WP Tip: pagination classes

6 October 2009 by Joost de Valk » - 17 Comments

One of my colleagues was working on a site for a client of ours, and needed to apply styling to the previous and next post link. As in most of our sites we use Lester Chan‘s excellent wp-pagenavi plugin so I dove into that to check how I could style it. Turns out Lester is »

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Searching without result

1 October 2009 by Joost de Valk » - 25 Comments

Justin Cutroni wrote a great post a while back on Tracking Zero Result Searches in Google Analytics. Tracking zero result searches on your website (corporate site, e-commerce website or your blog) is vital to get a glimpse of what your visitors are looking for but can’t find on your website. Beneath you will find more »

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ThinkVisibility

27 August 2009 by Joost de Valk » - 15 Comments

In about 2 weeks (on september 12th) I’ll be keynoting the ThinkVisibility conference in Leeds, talking about WordPress, blogging, SEO, online marketing and more. If you’re in the area, or even if you’re not, ThinkVisibility looks like an awesome conference, with speakers and panelists like Judith Lewis, Patrick Altoft, Chris Garrett, to name but a »

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Multilingual and Multi Domain Sites in WordPress

17 July 2009 by Joost de Valk » - 51 Comments

One of the things we’re doing more and more of recently is building multilingual, multi domain corporate sites in WordPress. Doing that used to be a fair amount of work, but we’ve been able to make it a lot simpler lately. We start the process with a simple WordPress MU install, to which we then »

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Analytics360° – Google Analytics in your Dashboard

15 July 2009 by Joost de Valk » - 87 Comments

I’ve been doing some changes to how the WordPress newsletter gets sent out recently, and one of those changes was because I have switched to using MailChimp. I was getting sick of Aweber after some issues, and when the folks from MailChimp decided to advertise on my blog I contacted them. So now, MailChimp is »

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Remove Smilies, once and for all

13 July 2009 by Joost de Valk » - 7 Comments

One of the most annoying features ever in WordPress is the “feature” to convert smilies into images of smileys, MSN style. Where lots of stuff like this is dismissed these days as “plugin territory”, this annoying feature has been in WP since 0.71… Anyway, sometimes you’ll want to disable this feature from within your theme, »

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