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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,…

Interview with Todd Garland of BuySellAds

I’ve recently switched from selling my ads directly to having BuySellAds take care of it, and it’s been an absolutely awesome experience. As a result of that experience, I do not agree with Chris Brogan yet that advertising is completely broken, but it does need a good level of reinvention. So, to introduce you to…

2009 will rock!

First of all, thank you all for being a reader of this blog for the past year, and I wish you all the best for 2009! While last year was in many ways a very successful year, this year promises to be even better. While I’ve got a few ideas of my own for new…

Your homepage: your blogs showcase

When you get to a blog you’ve never visited before, through a search, a listing on a social network site or a link on another blog, what kind of page do you land up on? Usually, it’ll be an article page. You’ll read the article, and decide, based on that article and the other info…

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…

Back in business!

So, I’m back! After twelve days of honeymoon on lovely lovely Rhodes, of which a couple of pics can be found on my Flickr, I’ve decided that yes, I need a better camera. If any of you have good advice on what I should buy as my first SLR, let me know. If you want…

Several plugin updates and a new plugin!

I’ve had a good few days of coding, and updated several plugins today, all for different reasons explained below, and also written a new one, email commenters. Of course I used this chance to update all links in these plugins and in these plugins pages on WordPress.org. Check out what I did!

Sociable WordPress plugin take-over

Several people have noticed, most notably Andy Beard, that the Sociable WordPress plugin is, next to be being a cool plugin, kind of a dead project. I had modified it quite a bit for Mel’s blog, and my own later on, to include Sphinn, Facebook, Mixx, Google Bookmarks, Live and Twitter (the latter inspired by…

Technorati Ping Bookmarklet

Sometimes I don’t want to run my growing set of tools to ping Technorati, but simply want to ping one or a few posts, without having to go to the manual ping form. So I’ve created a small