A great guide to GPL for WordPress developers

Richard Best has a terrific guide to GPL for WordPress developers along the lines of the famously simple “human readable” Creative Commons license explanations on his site, WP and Legal Stuff, in his post titled “A human readable summary of the GPL”. He actually has two versions, both of which are worth taking a look…

Your life as a creativity donor

I watched a really interesting interview this morning that got me thinking about yet another reason why it really is better to own your own little node on the Web and use that as your primary sharing platform. https://twitter.com/pauljacobson/status/580407554725048322 One of the ideas that came up during Leo Laporte’s discussion with Damon Wayans (yes, that…

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…

Blogging 2.0 – when your blog becomes your social hub

I started thinking about blogs in a social context. Blogs like this one have become personal hubs where we share our ideas, passions and more.

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