WordPress ModGuide

March 8, 2010 | No Comments Yet

DriftwoodCMS.com has a comprehensive compilation of resources called the WordPress ModGuide, which contains just about every tip, trick, hack, code snippet, or plugin to help customize your site.

WordPress is open source and the php code is free for all to use. And use I have giving credit where it is due whenever possible. Here is my gift back to the WordPress community. All of the links on the page are free resources. Spread the knowledge.

All the links can be found on a single page and even includes non WP-specific categories like SEO and social networking. You can also share a resource that isn’t on the list. A must bookmark!

Leave a Comment | Tags: , , , , , , ,

24 days of WordPress during the holidays

December 8, 2009 | No Comments Yet

The lovely folks at WPEngineer have started a WP Advent Calendar—a WordPress-themed countdown of sorts in line with the holiday season. It’s like 24 ways but for WordPress, or perhaps a winter counterpart to Summer of Code.

Here’s something from Day 3:

Imagine that it is possible to break into the blog, or potentially damage the entire web space of the server. I wouldn’t like to pay the invoice of your provider for the damage and surely don’t want to lose my whole website and files. And all this because you wanted to save $59!

If you want to have a special theme, buy it! The theme developer also provide support within the $59, also many developer help with customization, updates and much more. A pretty good deal in my opinion.

So take the advice and rather buy a premium theme than download it for “free” somewhere else. The same applies also for premium Plugins.

What a great way to spend Christmas, if I do say so myself!

Leave a Comment | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Use one WordPress installation on multiple sites

May 12, 2009 | No Comments Yet

Here’s an interesting experiment: how would you like to run a single WordPress installtion of multiple webistes? Duane Storey tried just that and the details are all here.

There are a lot of other reasons why you might want a single WordPress install for multiple blogs. First, if you make backups of each blog’s data from time to time, you might end up with a complete WordPress package for each website you host, even though ultimately 90% of those files are identical (basically only themes, plugins and custom content vary). Second, if you run a hosting server with a PHP caching engine (which most do), it’s likely that the cache keeps track of data using the complete path to the file, which ultimately means the cache effectiveness will decrease proportional to the number of sites (aka WordPress installations). If all the installations on a server shared one common WordPress install, you’d only have to cache that one set of PHP files — effectively you could keep WordPress in a compiled state in memory for all of your sites.

The caching argument sounds very compelling. The key to the setup is having a more flexible wp-config.php file, coupled with some URL remapping. Check out Virtual Multiblog for WordPress for a similar approach.

Sounds complicated? Or exciting?

Leave a Comment | Tags: , , , , , , ,