WordPress vs. Blogger vs. Tumblr

Let me preface this review with the fact that I’ve been using WordPress since 2003, so I have a lot of experience with WordPress (self-hosted) and I’m a huge fan of WordPress. But let me dive into the hosted platforms, because they’re different than the self-hosted applications. Let’s look at WordPress.com (Hosted WordPress), Blogger.com, and…

Bulk Page Management in WordPress

WordPress has pretty good bulk editing tools for Posts. But Pages are a different story. There is was a plugin called PageMash that hasn’t been updated in a number of years, which did a really good job of bulk managing. It would let you drag and drop Pages just like you can with the Custom…

WordPress Media Library in Managed Folders

Now there’s an idea I can run with. The ability to natively manage the media library in WordPress in something I’ve wanted for a long time. Sure, there are plugins to do it, like Media Tags, but having this functionality natively would be great. Ipstenu made a comment and suggested the use of tags vs…

Dre Armeda Inks up with WordPress

Dre Armeda, a close friend of mine, recently inked up with a new WordPress tattoo on his arm. He’s not the first to get a WordPress tattoo, John Hawkins also has one. After speaking to Dre about the tattoo, this is what he had to say about it: WordPress has fed my kids, has enabled…

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…

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…

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…