At the beginning of 2011, I began hosting my websites on Site5. I have been singing their praises and recommending everyone I know to them. Today iThemes publicly announced their endorsement of Site5 hosting (and how terrible Hostgator is too). I’m really excited about the development because iThemes is a major WordPress plugins and themes vendor, so their endorsement confirms my feelings about Site5. Also, the CEOs of both companies have been communicating directly which will hopefully result in even better WordPress compatibility with Site5. Check out the announcement post, Site5 has a 6-month free trial (!) for the iThemes community.
Sep 7, 2012
Go to ePanel/custom-functions.php and remove:
require_once(TEMPLATEPATH . '/epanel/shortcodes/shortcodes.php');
However I recommend that you don’t use ElegantThemes. Sure they’re cheap, but they don’t offer Automatic Updates which makes their themes pretty insecure and vulnerable to hackers.
Jun 18, 2012
My Instagram yesterday got a lot of likes and apparently people are really interested to do this, so here’s a quick tutorial how.
This tutorial will show you how to post *selected* Instagram photos to your WordPress blog, automatically. All you need to do is to tag your Instagram with a hashtag for it to work.
The key to doing this is a service called ifttt, which is short for “if this then that”. Basically you tell it to watch for a trigger (if this) and do something in response (then that). See the quick one-page guide on their site. Tip: ifttt is pronounced like ‘lift’ without the ‘l’. Continue Reading
Feb 25, 2012
The folks over at WP Pro Business are running an insane giveaway of WordPress-based online business products. Some of the stuff up for grabs include..
Gravity Forms licenses
Wishlist Member licenses
and more! The total value of the giveaway is over $9,000! Like I said – insane.
Head on over and enter the giveaway now.
Jun 22, 2011
Occasionally you may need to display featured images in sizes other than WordPress’ default thumbnail, medium and large sizes. That’s quite easily solved with the
the_post_thumbnail() functions. Unfortunately, there are still 2 problems to be solved:
- Some posts may not have images at all, or the author forgets to attach a featured image
- Previous posts don’t have featured images
Here’s a solution that 1) resizes the featured image to the right size, 2) uses the first image in the post if a featured image is not set and 3) falls back to a default image if none of the above are true. Continue Reading
May 14, 2011
Apr 26, 2011
I recently got an email from a reader who wanted to know how I implemented my footer widget areas, and seen some similar requests in the Headway forums. With Headway, you can flip your widget areas horizontally to make a widgetized footer but it works best when you only have 3-4 widgets in them. I wanted to have more flexibility and so I injected 3 widget areas into my footer.
I didn’t have time for a full tutorial but hopefully you’ll find these code snippets useful: