nofollow is NOT meant for editorially reviewed links

nofollow is NOT meant for editorially reviewed links

Imagine you’re like me, and you like WordPress so much that you write plugins for it. People start writing about these plugins and they, of course, link to you. You see these pages writing about you show up in your referrer stats and of course you go and have a look at what they’re writing…

Affiliate links? Cloak them!

Affiliate links? Cloak them!

John Chow did a post on how to hide your affiliate links… Of course the only proper way to hide affiliate links is: cloaking them. I’m thinking about building a WordPress plugin for that specific purpose. Anyone know of a proper affiliate link cloaking script?

Running multiple Mint instances? Make updating easier!

Running multiple Mint instances? Make updating easier!

I run three instances of Mint, and if I worked “the normal way” doing one of it’s rather frequent updates would mean having to copy the same files three times. Since I’m lazy, I don’t feel like doing that. What I’ve done is pick one “main” Mint install, and symlink all files in other directories…

Permalink Redirect Plugin for WordPress

Permalink Redirect Plugin for WordPress

And yet another WordPress plugin fell out of my hands. This one checks the current URL against the permalink WordPress has defined for the post, page or category you’re in, and redirects to that permalink if they don’t match. This prevents subcategories from being linked to directly without the main category in the URL, so…

Webdesign survey

Webdesign survey

It’s up again, the annual webdesign survey by A List Apart, I took it, and so should you! (If you don’t like surveys do it for the prizes…)

The meaning of “de Valk”

The meaning of “de Valk”

Another great query found in my 103bees account “what does devalk mean?”. Well, this one is simple. “de Valk” is “the falcon” in Dutch. If you’ve never seen one, this is an example of a peregrine falcon, one of the most beautiful species within this family of birds. A few other nice members of the…

Serving XHTML as application/xhtml+xml

Serving XHTML as application/xhtml+xml

When you’re coding XHTML, you should deliver it as application/xhtml+xml. The problem is however, that once you do that, IE 6 & 7 break horribly… For your pages to render properly in those browsers, you’d need to set the mime type to text/html. Some very bright people have thought this problem in the past and…

Showing subcategories on WordPress category pages

Showing subcategories on WordPress category pages

I wanted to show the subcategories for a given category on it’s category page in the sidebar, but somehow the code for this wasn’t readily available. Basically you need to check whether there are any children, and if there are, list the categories with the current category as a parent or grandparent. The following code…

Optimize your shopping cart in 5 steps

Optimize your shopping cart in 5 steps

A friend of mine was adding a shopping cart to his site, and wanted some advice on how to optimize his shopping cart. I thought: why not give the advice I gave to him to all my readers as well? So here we go, a complete article on shopping cart SEO. Step 1.: Make sure…