Install WordPress 2.6.3

Apparently, a security flaw has been found in the Snoopy library that WordPress uses. This has made the WordPress team put out a new release, WordPress 2.6.3. According to their blog post, you only have to change that class and the file holding the version number, but an astute developer on the WordPress developer mailing…

Switching from plain text to HTML emails

Recently, I switched my WordPress News mailing-list from plain text to HTML. There were a couple of reasons for that: I use a lot of links, and these were breaking up even a simple text layout, and I figured HTML email would increase the readability of the whole thing. With HTML emails, because you’re seeing…

6 Serious Questions for Serious Bloggers

While it’s a hobby for a lot of people, for more and more people, blogging is serious business too. Are you serious about your blog(s) and blogging? Maybe you’re even making a good income out of it? If so, you’d better make sure you can answer yes to all of the following questions: 1. Do…

WordPress Hosting Parties Reviewed

Update: I’ve had a run in with a couple of hosting providers, but I’m now hosted by two different UK2Group labels: VPS.net and WestHost, and so should you be, read more about WordPress hosting here! One of the most important things when you’re starting a new blog is to consider where’ll you host it. This…

10 Checks to the Perfect WordPress theme

I’ve seen it happen so often. People have a great blog, and at some point, they decide they need a new look and feel. They then decide to either buy one or use one of the free themes available at wordpress.org. There’s a couple of things they’ll look at, usually in the order: layout /…

Don’t customize WP, write a plugin!

Scripts and Style wrote a short post about adding a custom XML tag to your Atom feed. Unfortunately, they took the wrong route, and decided to change feed-atom.php, the file that serves up the Atom feed for a blog. This is not at ALL necessary. The right way of doing stuff like this is writing…

More nice plugin news: Customize your community

This will come as no surprise to those subscribed to my WordPress newsletter, but Sugarrae has just released the great Customize Your Community plugin we’ve developed together! This plugin allows you to force the login, register and profile pages of your blog to use your blog’s current theme instead of the WordPress look and feel!

SEO Plugin for WordPress

Just a short note, to let you know that next wednesday, I’ll be releasing an SEO plugin for WordPress. It’s not the life changing best plugin ever, no, it’s a reasonably small thing, that will make your post slugs much cleaner, and do so automatically. Now here’s the funny thing. There’s only one way to…

Improved WordPress Breadcrumbs

I love how open source works. I released an early version of my breadcrumbs plugin, and I got some great feedback from all of you here on the blog and in the blogosphere! For instance, Damon Gudaitis of Life With Beer asked if I could build in support for category parents. I didn’t think about…