I finally did it

Update: I’m now using WordPress again. Ever since I can remember having my own website, for the most part, I have used WordPress. I’ve loved using it and will always recommend it to clients as being the best way for them to publish online. Of course, with me being a web developer I’m always wanting to tinker.…

Thoughts again about an indieweb CMS

Some time ago I wrote an article on planning to build my own CMS. I started to work on it using CodeIgniter as its framework. When I started to get overwhelmed by all of the moving parts I was trying to think about all at once I immediately went over to my current site -…

My IndieWeb Setup

Please note: This is now out of date somewhat This post is an outline of my IndieWeb setup. I describe some of the key plugins I have installed as well as third party services I use. All of which play nicely together for the IndieWeb.Built with WordPressMy personal site is built using WordPress and is…

WordPress as my IndieWeb Foundation

From the very beginning of its creation, WordPress has been all about empowering people to publish online. It now has a huge user base and a community that is always working to update, improve and extend it. That’s not to say that you need WordPress to become Indie, in fact many people use a whole…

WordPress “Must Use” Plugins Directory

The Issue I wanted to build a site with some custom post types, taxonomies and the like. But what if somebody who has used my theme decided to try another theme later on? What guarantee do they have that those custom post types will be recognized by a future theme? None — that’s what. WordPress…

WYSIWYGs will kill us all

So okay, maybe they wont literally kill us all, but you’ve got to admit — they can be pretty damn annoying. At least with ones I have used. I’m not dissing wysiwygs — just what they get used for. Firstly let me just say that I use a wysiwyg editor on my own blog and…

Hello Seagal WordPress Plugin

Every WordPress user knows that a fresh install of WordPress comes with a plugin called ‘Hello Dolly’. Hello Dolly places a random lyric from the song of the same name at the top right of the admin area, changing with each new admin page load. I like the idea but am not really a fan…