How to Privately Test Drive a New WordPress Theme


I’m finally getting around to upgrading my last few blogs to the Genesis Framework from StudioPress and have decided to spare my readers the ugliness that usually accompanies such a change. In this video I discuss how to use a plugin that allows you to test drive a new WordPress theme in the background, so […]

How to Create a Feed Mashup with Google Reader


Ever wondered how webmasters create feed mashups? If you don’t know what I mean by ‘feed mashup’, take a look the homepage of this blog where it says “Ros’ Other Blog Posts“. You’ll see another example on my personal blog under “Recent on Ros’ Other Blogs“. What you’ll notice is that the most recent posts […]

How to Fix the set_magic_quotes_runtime is deprecated Error


With my latest WordPress upgrade, I once again ran into problems with my Max Banner ads program not functioning properly. Folks would click the ad and see a page full of “set_magic_quotes_runtime is deprecated” text. UGH!! This isn’t an MBA problem, but rather a WordPress problem and easy to fix. Watch the video below to […]

Tag Clouds: Prettier with Plugins


I like placing tag clouds on my blogs’ sidebars or footers. Displaying your blog’s tags in cloud format is an easy way to point your visitors to your most popular topics. The WordPress default tag cloud appearance leaves a little to be desired however, so this article explains how to format prettier tag clouds. In […]

Upgrade to WordPress 3.1 Now


WordPress Version 3.1 was released to the public on February 23, 2011. Highlights include: Internal Linking – click a button for an internal link and it allows you to search for a post or browse a list of existing content and select it for inclusion. Streamlined Writing Interface – new users of WordPress will find […]

WordPress 3.0.3 Update

What is a Blog?

WordPress 3.0.3 was released to the public yesterday (December 8, 2010). This latest release is a security update for all previous versions, which according to WordPress: Fixes issues in the XML-RPC remote publishing interface which under certain circumstances allowed Author- and Contributor-level users to improperly edit, publish or delete posts. If you have users operating […]

WPTwin: Blog Backups and Cloning Made Easy


The following article and video were submitted by Rosalind Gardner’s Academy member, Mark Washburn, who was keen to share what is undoubtedly the best solution to date for complete and easy WordPress backups (including blog, membership software, forum and more…) and WordPress blog cloning. Read Mark’s review of the WPTwin plugin and watch the video […]