Backup Your Entire WordPress Network with VaultPress for Multisite

VaultPress, Automattic’s WordPress backup utility, just announced support for Multisite. VaultPress support, also known as VaultPress Safekeepers, are available between 8am-5pm PST, according to their support page. One thing that is noted in the help section for Multisite is that each site will require its own subscription and registration key. This could be cumbersome for…

2 Tips for Managing Your Content

WordPress uses a Status for posts and pages. Something that is often overlooked, is that there is a Pending Review status. Pending Review and Drafts Using the Draft and Pending Review statuses to help organize content is an easy, built-in way, to manage content. For example, you should use Pending Review as the state for…

Customize All Your Permalinks

WordPress’ permalinks are very useful when trying to create friendly URLs. However, the system is not perfect. The flexibility for changing a permalink for a category or a tag is still very limited. It will let you set the base, but if you wanted to add a .html extension to a page, you can’t. Enter…

Elegant Themes Previews Evolution

UPDATE: Evolution is available now and you can grab it from ElegantThemes.com (demo) Earlier today, Brian announced updates with responsive design. Today, Nick from Elegant Themes, announced the preview of Evolution. There is a clear pattern that responsive design is the next generation of design. Evolution looks to be a clean, image-centric theme, that lets…

StudioPress Moving Towards Responsive Design

Responsive design is not a fan, a trend, or something gimicky. It’s here to stay because it’s a new way of thinking, and designing. We live in a world today, where mobile devices are quickly growing and will soon out-number personal computers. In a world like this, you cannot afford to leave mobile devices with…

TimThumb – Did you get hacked?

A couple days ago, I got an alert from my webhost that they had rebooted my server (I run Storm on Demand by Liquidweb). Their 24/7 monitoring team noticed high memory and CPU usage, and acted quickly to resolve the issue. I had no idea anything was happening, this all happened behind the scenes. So…

WordPress 3.3 Beta 3 Now Available

WordPress 3.3 Beta 3 was announced and is available for download. One of the major things to note for anyone testing, is this: We’ve now updated to jQuery 1.7 in core… So make sure that you’re testing against the correct version of jQuery. Happy bug hunting!

The Next Generation of Headway Themes

Headway 3.0 is set to be released on Black Friday. This new release has some serious improvements over previous versions. The main upgrade? The theme editor. Some folks are even willing to switch to this framework, given this new functionality. One thing I’ve always been disappointed with in WordPress, is the lack of theme usability.…

Akismet Partner Program

Akismet has launched a partner program, also called an affiliate program, to help reward people for recommending their service. The payout structure is quite different than you’d expect out of an affiliate program though. The economics We’ll pay 40% of the expected first year revenue. So if the customer signs up for an annual payment,…

Unlimited Control with Query Posts

WordPress uses queries to run a loop and show specific data. Whether you want to show 100 posts from the year 2009 or 5 posts from the Movie category, or a combination thereof, you need to build a query to do it. Let’s welcome Query Posts to the stage. This plugin adds a widget to…

Politica Child Theme by StudioPress

StudioPress has released its most recent [paid] child theme, Politica. Politica offers 5 different color schemes: brown, charcoal, green, red and teal. Six (6) layout options, custom background, custom header, featured images, fixed width, theme options, and threaded comments. Here is a glimpse at what the post view looks like. The Politica Child Theme runs…

Best WordPress Mobiles Plugins

It’s really hard to say one is better than another, given that each have their own features and different people like different functionality. Here are what I think, are the best WordPress mobile plugins. WPTouch WPTouch gives you plenty of options of what to display when a mobile visitor comes to your site. It however,…

Google+Blogger to Take on WordPress.com

In an article by Sarah Perez on TechCrunch, she reports that Google+ will soon be integrating with Blogger. This is the first of many attacks on blogging services networks like WordPress.com and Tumblr.com. This move by Google comes at no surprise to me. It’s obvious that both WordPress.com and Tumblr.com have a ton of traffic…

Themecredible Launches a WordPress Premium Theme Club

We have another player in the WordPress premium themes space. Themecredible. After 4 years of successfully developing freemium WordPress themes to the ever awesome WordPress community, today marks the launch of our very own WordPress Themes Club which caters to the premium themes market. They are promising World Class Themes, Incredible Customer Support, and Loads…

Best WordPress SEO Plugin

WordPress does a great job of search engine optimization out of the box, even with most themes.  Yoast’s WordPress SEO plugin adds just a little more umpfh that WordPress is missing. WordPress SEO by Yoast Here are a few key highlights of this plugin. Add OpenGraph meta data (for Facebook, Google+ coming soon) Ability to…

Federated Media Teams up with WordPress.com

Announced on Wednesday at the Web 2.0 Summit, Federated Media is partnering with Automattic to offer advertising to its WordPress.com users. Previously, advertising options were only available to publishers that were getting 25,000+ pageviews/mo. It hasn’t been outlined exactly how the new partnership will benefit bloggers and publishers on WordPress.com, but there is a lot…

WordPress 3.3 – Beta 2

WordPress 3.3 Beta 2 is now available. (download) Here are the available changes in Beta 2: Updated the Blue theme Fixed IE7 and RTL support Improved flyout menu styling and fixed several glitches Finished the Pointers implementation Landed the Welcome screen Improved contextual help styling Tweaked the admin bar a little more Fixed a bunch…