Ghost of WordPress’ past

I came across an almost inevitable comparison post between newer blog publishing platform, Ghost, and WordPress the other day. I like Ghost's emphasis on Markdown and its simplicity. I also know that Nathan Jeffery uses Ghost for his blog and he enjoys using it. You probably guessed that I am a bit WordPress user and have…

Blog migration, destruction and recovery in 873 easy steps

This is a story of momentary triumph, devastation and recovery. It was a collaborative effort but the real hero is Nathan Jeffery who you can read more about at the end of this post (so please keep reading). I had two sites a few days ago which I decided to merge into one. The one…

Reconstruction in progress

Update (2014-10-28): The site has been restored. You can read all about what happened in this post. I managed to kill my site (again) over the weekend. You'll notice that there are a couple recent posts and then the posts go all the way back to 2011. That represents efforts over the weekend to restore…

Is reorganising WordPress categories and posts a recipe for disaster?

I have far too many categories for this blog and I want to consolidate a number of them, remove others. I started doing this a while ago and wound up changing the publication dates for a number of old posts which started appearing as most recent posts. It was a mess. Is there a way…

Best plugin for URL redirects in WordPress?

I'd like to redirect urls in a WordPress site and I could use recommendations for good plugins or methods of doing this effectively and cleanly. What I'd like to do is redirect something like: http://acmesite.com/pathA/page.html to: http://acmesite.com/pathB/page.html What I want to do is change a top level menu item on the site without breaking all…

Can WordPress do this?

Web•Tech•Law's site currently runs on Squarespace which is a remarkable platform. My site is coming up for renewal this month and I'm deciding whether to renew my subscription or move my site to another platform. WordPress came to mind first even though I tend to think of it as a blog system (legacy thinking, I…

My WordPress blog and Google+ – BFFs

I have a newfound appreciation for my far too neglected WordPress blog. I noticed I could connect my blog to my Google+ profile a couple months ago (so I did). What I have only begun to appreciate is how deeply my blog integrates into Google+. One thing I appreciate more and more is how I…
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