Posts Tagged: WordPress

Website Security for WordPress and Drupal

This article was originally published exclusively for subscribers to our free weekly newsletter. Contents Introduction Security for WordPress Security for Drupal

News: tips for WordPress site owners and administrators

If you are have a WordPress site but are not especially technically-minded, it can be hard to find straightforward, concise advice about making the best use of your site. For that reason I’m starting a new email newsletter that will contain simple tips about WordPress aimed at site owners. Each week there’ll be new ideas… Read more »

Environmental Graffiti

Environmental Graffiti is a high traffic blog covering serious environmental issues in a light-hearted way. I was asked to implement a new WordPress theme and integrate a number of plugins, to give the site a great new look with more advertising space. The job also involved migrating the site to new hosting and solving a… Read more »

Give your page wings: the WordPress Side Content Plugin

I wrote this plugin to provide similar functionality to the Drupal Side Content module. It makes it easy to have unique sidebar content on any page. Yes, it gives your page wings – or its own widgets, anyway. If you see any PHP errors on activating the plugin then the most likely cause is that… Read more »

Two WordPress blogs on one site, revisited

I wrote my original post about running two blogs on one site a while back, and it’s been one of the most popular articles here, but I’ve never been entirely satisfied with the approach. Maintaining two separate WordPress blogs, even when they share the same installation files, is not really convenient. So when I revamped… Read more »


centrespread is a great site for the discussion of magazines. Site owner Adam Foster asked me to help him by creating a form so visitors can suggest new magazines to be featured. I made a WordPress plugin for him that submits user input to the database. It’s built on top of the widely-used cforms ii… Read more »

sIFR and WordPress: a Pretty Easy Combination

[ Edit 2 December 2008: anyone considering sIFR should also look at typeface.js. I don’t think there’s a WP plugin for it yet but I could be persuaded to write one for a suitable reward. ] [Edit 11 June 2008: this post is somewhat out of date as I’ve now stopped using sIFR on this… Read more »

WordPress Ate My Redirects!

In my previous post about search engine optimisation of WordPress I described how I was using the Permalink Redirect plugin to ensure all the URLs at this site are correctly slash-terminated. Today however I was using rebuilding my Google site map using GSiteCrawler when I was dismayed to notice that all the “wrong” URLs were… Read more »

Search engine optimisation for WordPress

I’ve just given this entire site a makeover. I got fed up with the hybrid site management I’d knocked together when I first set it up and I decided that migrating it fully to WordPress would be the best approach. At the same time I thought this would be a great opportunity to do some… Read more »

Two WordPress blogs, one site

[ Edited 8th June 2008: I’m not doing it this way any more. Read this more recent post for the lowdown. ] It’s a frequently asked question – how do you get multiple blogs from a single installation of WordPress? And the answer is surprisingly simple, if a little technical.