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New work, plus thoughts on WordPress themes

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Since WordPress has been the bulk of our work lately, the three newest additions to our portfolio are WordPress. All three were built on existing themes, which gave me even more of a solid opinion about which themes I enjoy working with, and which are less enjoyable. (more…)

Creative Symbiosis: Designer and Coder Cooperate

Monday, January 11th, 2010

We’ve had a couple of clients lately who have brought their own designs to us, in need of coding and installing with a content management system (namely WordPress).  While we do create designs for some clients, our specialty is really coding and custom programming. So when we find a talented designer, it works out well to cooperate and let each of us concentrate on our specialties. (more…)

WP-Hive: a painless WordPress multi-site manager

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Upgrading and maintaining a WordPress installation has recently become a lot less time-consuming thanks to the automatic upgrade feature for both the main WordPress installation and the plugins. It is ideal, though, if you’re managing multiple installations for multiple clients, that these clients are running off of one installation of WordPress. This makes upgrades and maintenance a lot less painful. (more…)

Adding a Forum to WordPress

Friday, April 17th, 2009

The default comment feature on WordPress is good for generating discussion on topics that you start, but what if your visitors want to create their own topics? A forum is the best format for this type of discussion. I have worked with two different forum softwares for WordPress. One is a project of the WordPress folks (Automattic) called bbPress. And the other is a plugin for WordPress called Simple:Press. (more…)

Amazon S3 for hosting site downloads

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

Girlebooks.com was one of the first sites I set up in WordPress. The site is not only a hobby for me but also a great playground to see what I can do with WordPress. It also is a great site to point prospective clients to when they want to see examples of what we’ve done with WordPress.

The site’s main focus is hosting free ebooks. Since we have our own hosting space for our web development work, I have been using the extra space on that account for Girlebooks. Lately, due the the increasing popularity of the site, Girlebooks has been hogging all of our extra bandwidth and disc space so that we have none left for hosting new clients or upgrading existing accounts. It was either buy more space on our hosting account or seek out an alternative for Girlebooks’ growing needs. (more…)