Tag Archives: WordPress

Where Have All The WordPress Plugin Lists Gone?

| Created: February 27th, 2008
WordPress Opinion 18 Comments

When I recently finished the LocalCurrency plugin, I tried adding it to the various WordPress plugin lists that exist and found that several are gone!

I’m not talking about individual lists on people’s blogs listing which WordPress plugins they use.  There are many of these! I’m talking about complete lists or repositories of all WordPress plugins in existence (or as close as possible).

In this post I look at a several WordPress plugin lists which have been removed, are down, or don’t seem to have any people running them. Continue reading

WordPress 2.3 Breaks Articles Plugin – Solution

| Created: November 20th, 2007
WordPress Hacks 17 Comments

After my recent upgrade to WordPress 2.3.1, the Articles plugin by Alex King started showing my Articles under the wrong Categories. Fortunately, there is a solution posted on the WordPress Support site. Continue reading

Feed Autodiscovery Guide

| Created: November 9th, 2007
WordPress Hacks 15 Comments

Most modern browsers can automatically detect feeds offered by websites with feed autodiscovery enabled. This makes it easier to subscribe to these sites. If your blog doesn’t have feed autodiscovery enabled already, you need to set it up. Why make it harder for people to subscribe to your site? Continue reading

WordPress – Colour Selector For Text Boxes in Posts

| Created: June 25th, 2007
WordPress Hacks 11 Comments

In recent posts, I outlined how to create both simple and rounded text boxes within a post. I’ve now created a Colour Selector for both types of text boxes, which allows you to select colours you want, see a preview of the text box, then gives you the code for it. Continue reading

WordPress – Taming The Advanced Editor

| Created: June 21st, 2007
WordPress Hacks 62 Comments

Adding simple HTML code to a post should be easy, but it can lead to major frustrations. Why? Because the Advanced Editor cleans your code for you. Unfortunately, it often changes your code so that it no longer works! Continue reading

WordPress – Rounded Text Boxes in Posts

| Created: June 21st, 2007
WordPress Hacks 47 Comments

In my previous article I explained how to create simple text boxes, using CSS, to highlight certain text in your posts. While this is easy and effective, what I really wanted was to create text boxes with rounded corners. This article covers one technique that allows you to do this. Continue reading

WordPress – Simple CSS Text Boxes In Posts

| Created: June 8th, 2007
WordPress Hacks 61 Comments

In this article, I outline how to create simple text boxes using both inline and external CSS and how to set up a quicktag button so you can use them with the minimum of effort. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to do! Continue reading

WordPress Permalink Customisation – Caution For Beginners

| Created: June 1st, 2007
WordPress Opinion 26 Comments
Editorial Note, 12 August 2011

So, some things have changed since 2007 – I now use the very same permalink structure I warn against below. There are a few reasons for this:

  1. WordPress now deals with permalink structure changes much better these days and will automatically 301 redirect the old URLs for you (in most cases).
  2. Even if WordPress didn’t do it automatically, I’m now comfortable setting up 301 redirect via .htaccess (which is what I do, because I don’t quite trust leaving it to WordPress).
  3. Having the category in the permalink does provide SEO benefits – I don’t care so much about getting the keywords in the URL (you can get that through postname), but I do like the benefits for the site structure (pseudo folders creating a silo structure).

There are still some problems with the /%category%/%postname%/ permalink structure: if you have a lot of pages (more than 50ish), this permalink structure can really slow down your site. Having said that, even this problem is likely to disappear, as it looks like they’ll change the way this works in WordPress 3.3.

This is only my second post since launching www.scratch99.com and I’ve already changed the Permalink structure! In this article, I examine why my original structure:

        /%category%/%postname%/

doesn’t work for me. Continue reading