Archive for the 'WordPress' Category

Making money with Adsense – without annoying your users:

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

Automattic is reaping the rewards for years of hard work. Automattic is the company behind comment spam filter Akismet and, and of course the magnificent open source blogging software started by Matt Mullenweg. But how do they make money from their free blog hosting service?


Ultimate Tag Warrior on WordPress and Windows Live Writer

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

Ultimate Tag Warrior (UTW) is a popular and powerful WordPress plugin to tag your posts*. Windows Livewriter is a great (for once, that’s an understatement!) desktop blogging client tool Microsoft released last month. Here’s how you combine both, by configuring the UTW embedded tags in WLW**: (more…)

WP-ShortStat plugin broken after upgrading to WordPress 2.0.2

Saturday, March 18th, 2006

The visitor statistics plugin Wp-Shortstat stops logging new hits after a WordPress uprade to 2.0.2 (It still works in version WordPress 2.0.0, haven’t checked 2.0.1).  Here’s a fixed version as .txt file (save on your harddisk and omit the .txt).  Some info on the package and the bug: (more…)

Google Adsense and WordPress 2.0: beware of the preview

Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

WordPress 2.0 has a preview feature that can cause Adsense problems: (more…)

Managing draft posts

Sunday, January 29th, 2006

This is a post that should never have been written. “Blogging is brainfarting”, so anything you write is for publication, and there shouldn’t be anything to manage! Why then are there constipated people like me, who end up with more than 70 draft posts, and feel this urge to manage them? (more…)

Google Adsense: easy Section Targeting in WordPress

Friday, August 26th, 2005

If you’re not satisfied with the relevancy of your Adsense Ads (and thus your CTR), try section targeting: inserting a start and end html comment to mark the relevant content sections of your page. (more…)

How I got my Header pic

Friday, July 15th, 2005

Via Kubrickr, the Flickr-based webservice for graphically impaired people (like me).
This is how you do it: (more…)

WordPress plugins: WYSIWYG editor, rss links, recent comments

Saturday, July 2nd, 2005

WordPress is designed in such a way that people can easily download and install plugins (add-ons and modifications). Three plugins I found very useful: (more…)

Create your own WordPress Information Widgets

Tuesday, June 14th, 2005

Adding structure within blog postings can go further than using H1, H2, H3 headings and blockquote tags… You can create and use your own “information widgets”. Here’s an example: the “info box”… (more…)

WordPress 1.2 to 1.5 migration

Monday, March 28th, 2005

Upgrading WP works like a charm following the WordPress wiki’s instructions… For testing, I duplicated an existing installation, to see what it was like…: (more…)