Custom RSS feeds in WordPress

Custom RSS feeds in WordPress

I use FeedBurner to track all my feed subscribers, but sometimes I want to provide a different feed to other people (without my feed signature for instance, or using excerpts instead of full feeds). Now when you use FeedBurner’s Feedsmith plugin, this’ll redirect all of your normal feeds to FeedBurner, and that’s a smart thing…

What are “custom taxonomies”?

What are “custom taxonomies”?

WordPress, with version 2.3, introduced the concept of Tags. As described by Wikipedia, a tag is “a non-hierarchical keyword or term assigned to a piece of information”. This meant WordPress had a hierarchical way of classifying information (categories), and a non hierarchical way of classifying information. As far back as in 2006, people were discussing…

*Bing* on national radio

*Bing* on national radio

Yesterday I was interviewed on Dutch national radio program, Radio Online,(Radio 1, for the Dutchies) by Fransico van Jole (@2525) and Peter de Bie, about Microsofts new search engine Bing. My thoughts on it are as a bit harsh in one way, I think it’s not much news, and it’s definitly not “there yet” in…

StudioPress and Yoast kick it off together

StudioPress and Yoast kick it off together

This is quite big news for me, and for OrangeValley Projects, the development side of OrangeValley that we’ve been starting up over the last few months. In short: Brian Gardner, of StudioPress and Revolution fame, and myself, have decided to partner up, to provide better SEO’d themes to StudioPress customers. Brian is the one who…

WordPress MU development, I love it!

WordPress MU development, I love it!

At OrangeValley, we’re currently working on migrating a large Dutch blog network over from it’s own proprietary system to a WordPress Multi User install, one of our more serious WordPress MU development projects. There’s quite a few things about WordPress MU that I like, but what I like most is, well, that’s it’s WordPress :)…

On WPWeekly Episode 48!

On WPWeekly Episode 48!

I was a guest on WPWeekly Episode 48 last saturday, where we discussed a lot of things WordPress, WordPress SEO, etc. It was fun being on with Jeff Chandler and David Peralty, and I think you’ll enjoy the interview, so go listen to it, like, now!

Optimizing WordPress database performance

Optimizing WordPress database performance

I’ve been working with a plugin that was mentioned on the wp-hackers list last week, called debug queries, to optimize the performance on some of my sites, including this one. The plugin was pretty easy to use, and I’ve improved a bit on it. I’ve sent the patch to Frank, who authored the original plugin,…

SEOBook SEO Toolbar

SEOBook SEO Toolbar

A while ago Aaron released his SEO Toolbar for Firefox, and while I’ve been using it I’ve never actually shown it here on my blog, even though it’s become one of my default SEO tools. As this toolbar comes with a slew of features that are probably best described by just showing them, I’ve made…