How to Optimize Your WordPress Blog

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Did you know that each time you save a draft post to your WordPress blog, the mySQL database stores a record of that post? Your WordPress database also contains records of each update you make to published posts, and all those spam comments you thought you were deleting when you clicked the ‘Empty Spam’ button? […]

Price Drop on StudioPress All-Theme Package

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Just a quick note to let you know that the StudioPress folks have dropped the price of their Pro Pack All Themes Package for one week only, starting today. Until Tuesday, you can get all 46 StudioPress child themes, plus every child theme design they make in the future, for only $299.95. That’s a savings […]

WordPress 3.3 Fights with Akismet

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Here’s a heads up about what happens to your Akismet plugin once you install WordPress 3.3 First, ALL comments posted to my blogs were going into spam after I installed WordPress 3.3. Ergo, I wasn’t getting email messages about comments being held in moderation. Thought no one was enjoying my latests posts until I found […]

How to Privately Test Drive a New WordPress Theme

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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

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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

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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 […]