How to get rid of tags on a default WordPress theme post / category

On many of my sites I use tags only as a way for related posts to be calculated reasonably correctly. For SEO reasons (duplicate content issues) I would rather they don’t show up on the site itself, and certainly not on every post and category... Read More

What to do when jetpack contact-form doesn’t work with Google Apps mail?

Google apps is a great way for people to have all (i.e. most) the functionality of gmail, with the PR savvy of your own domain name e-mail address. Say katinka@marketingspiritual.com (not a working mail adres). However, that may not work well with your... Read More

How to use Thesis Multimedia Box in Thesis 2.*

I have been using Thesis to design my sites for years now. I love the flexibility of Thesis 2, and have now compared it to Genesis as well – and Genesis just doesn’t do what I want it to. However, there is one thing in Thesis 1 that I... Read More

How to change your WordPress admin username without going into the database – WordPress security

The blogging web was roughly awakened to the security issues around running a (self-hosted) WordPress blog last week as a botnet with 90.000 ip adresses at it’s disposal tried to hack all WordPress sites it could find.  Matt Mullenweg has three... Read More

WP Engine WordPress Hosting experiences 2013: my review

When I got into hosting trouble last year, I found help with Anne Corcino at SEO Praxis to carry me over the busy months before Christmas. I told myself that March next year (that was last month) I’d decide on a permanent hosting solution. I had... Read More

Thesis – the best CMS-style WordPress Theme

Lately someone bought Thesis off the affiliate banner on this site. I felt somewhat guilty. After all, it’s been years since I did my Thesis review and I have no idea if Thesis is still the best theme on the block for affiliates.  The new Thesis... Read More

How to speed up your WordPress blog on shared hosting

Yesterday’s post was about how I was forced to find myself a new host and ended up with shared hosting (again). Today’s post is perhaps more useful: the tips I was given from various sources on how to speed up my blogs. There are several... Read More

What I learned about WordPress hosting this week (Hostgator vs VPS.NET)

Hosting is complicated Hosting is not as simple as you think it is WordPress hosting is definitely not as simple as you think it is Wow – that was eloquent, wasn’t it? The reason I’m writing this post is that I think my experiences... Read More

The best table plugin for WordPress

Last year I had the biggest webdesign job in my career (also the last one, as I quit designing websites for new clients just after). I wanted to make the CMS as user friendly as possible and went with WordPress. Two reasons: ease of use – with... Read More

WordPress as a CMS: showing only child pages of page in menu

I’m working on a CMS for a large site: over 700 pages. I am using a horizontal menu for the main navigation, but when people are deep in the hierarchy, it makes sense to show them the children of the page they’re on as well as the parents,... Read More