Category: Wordpress

Workaround for WordPress Out of Memory Errors when Upgrading

Because of my internet host and the number of plugins I run on my blog, I get an “out of memory” error in WordPress each time I try to automatically upgrade my wordpress install from the admin pages. Long story short, I run out of available memory because I am using a large amount of …

WordPress Users: Eat your vegetables!

High profile blogger Robert Scoble had his WordPress blog hacked this week by hackers who exploited a documented bug in WordPress and deleted a large number of his posts. The sad reality is that it never should have happened. WordPress knew about the vulnerability and released a system update last month to protect users. However, …

FriendFeed-Facebook deal reaffirms need for a social media safety net

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a big fan of digital lifestreams, a single page overview of your online & offline world. I have my own lifestream that features not only what I’m doing on my blog or other websites, but also ties in what I’m doing offline through pictures & videos. (Check out my lifestream, …

Roll Your Own URL Shortener with WordPress in less than One Hour

With the closing of the tr.im url shortening service yesterday, many users are beginning to worry about what will happen to all of their shortened URLs. The reality of the situation is that many almost every social media service – including twitter, friendfeed, jaiku, indenti.ca, etc, etc – all rely on URL shortening services. (After …

Taking a tumble?

The more I play with my own tumblog, the more I think that — some day soon — my entire site will be a tumblog. (Tumblog? What’s that?) Getting my day-to-day out there alongside my (seemingly) more developed thoughts harkens back to why I started blogging in the first place.

WordPress Category Feeds

I’ve added category feeds in addition to my main blog RSS feed. If you’re interested in doing the same, here’s the code I used in my Sidebar template: <?php wp_list_cats(‘sort_column=name&optioncount=1&feed=RSS&feed_image=icon_url‘); ?> The command shows the Category list alphabetically, along with the archive count, and an image link to the RSS feed. To do the same …