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Category Archives: WordPress

In the Fall of 2003, we converted this entire site over to WordPress, powerful, free blogging website program. Then we took it apart and put it together again to turn WordPress into our own CMS (Content Management System) site.

It is easier than ever to maintain our site and keep it updated. Along the way, we learned a lot and share those lessons about WordPress with you here.

If you need more information about WordPress, visit the WordPress Support Forum and the WordPress Codex, the online manual and documentation.

Nightmare Upgrade of WordPress 2

I apologize in advance for the nightmare conditions of Taking Your Camera on the Road. I’m in the middle of an upgrade from hell with the latest version of WordPress. Every time I turn around, I’m finding more problems. If you spot any problems, errors, or odd things, please let me know so I can […]

Writing I’m Most Proud of in 2005

As a professional writer, writing on a wide variety of topics, I posted this article and list of the my favorite articles that I wrote in 2005 on my other website, Lorelle on WordPress, and I thought I’d share it here. But before I do, I wanted to say that of the writing I’ve done […]

Search WordPress Codex and Forum from the Admin Panels

WARNING: This Plugin is no longer working under WordPress 2+. It is currently not supported, though the author may be contacted if you are interested in taking over support of this Plugin. To search the Codex, visit it directly and use the search function. As one of the many volunteers helping give back to the […]

WordPress Backup Week July 23-30 – Get Backed Up

WordPress is celebrating blog security and protection with WordPress Backup Week July 23-30. WordPress, one of the most popular blogging and website management tools, is sponsoring WordPress Backup Week July 23-30. Step-by-step backup instructions will be available in the online manual, the WordPress Codex, and online in the WordPress Support Forum to help you through […]

Customizing the WordPress Loop for Excerpt Queries

I talk a lot about the powerful features and ability to customize WordPress on our site. One of the behind the scenes power WordPress “tricks”, if you will, featured on our site is found on our site’s front page. It involves some queries that ask several rather uniquely styled questions, and generates what you see […]

WordPress Feed Titles

I’ve been trying to create a list of the various feeds available on my site. I created such a list but when my feed reader scans the page for feeds, it lists every single one with the title of my site. This would be fine, but I wanted the title to reflect the names of […]

WordPress Tips and Tricks – WordPress Plugins

There are a lot of WordPress Plugins I can’t live without. And I love talking about them, because the more I talk about them, the more people will learn about how awesome WordPress plugins are, and maybe, just maybe, the WordPress developers will see how useful they are and put them into the core code. […]

WordPress Tips and Tricks – Template Files, Styles, and Themes

I’ve put together a collection of WordPress tips and tricks, a three part series that looks at the various tips and tricks I discovered while turning over my entire site to the management of WordPress software. In Part One of my WordPress Tips and Tricks Collection, tips and tricks were offered for dealing with the […]

Taking Notes in WordPress

Updated July 7, 2005 I was using a notes plugin which I talk about below, then Chris J. Davis came up with an EVEN BETTER mousetrap for taking notes in WordPress. I love it when competition makes life better for everyone. Chris J. Davis’s WordPress Notepad Plugin takes the concept of “taking notes” in WordPress […]

WordPress Tips and Tricks – Administration Panels

As I developed my WordPress site, I found a lot of tips and tricks along the way. While I’ve written about the more extensive ones, I wanted to share a bunch of the smaller tips to help you with your WordPress site. We start with the WordPress Administration Panel. Administration Panel While the WordPress Administration […]

WordPress Codex Cleanup Week

As part of my ongoing efforts to volunteer within the WordPress Community, to give back a little for the fabulous software program I use, I’ve been working for the past few months to create a “Codex Cleanup Week” from June 18 – June 26. During the entire week there will be plenty to do to […]

Bad Behavior Stats in the WordPress Admin Dashboard

After months with little or no comment spam, I got hit with a bunch. In the newest versions of WordPress, right out of the box, I don’t see the comment spam unless it slides through, and those are very few. I use a plugin by ColdForged called Paged Comments, which allows me to view the […]

Changing the WordPress Quicktag Buttons

I bravely entered the WordPress core programming again and made a few customization changes – nay – improvements. These are for me, but you might learn something from the process of changing your WordPress quicktags javascript file yourself. Quicktags in WordPress are buttons that sit above your editing box in the Write Post panel of […]

WordPress Codex Has a New Look

The WordPress Codex has a new look. Not a complete change, but a good start towards a new and more efficient online manual for WordPress users. Since it’s conception over a year ago, developers wanted to provide a quality documentation site for the anticipated release of WordPress version 1.5. Between the WordPress developers and some […]

Common WordPress Support Questions

In order to learn more about WordPress, I started hanging out in the WordPress Codex and on the WordPress Support Forum. Over time, as I became more familiar with the inner workings of WordPress and read much of the documentation in the WordPress Codex, I started answering a few questions in the Forum. Part of […]