New Portfolio WordPress Theme For Business

You may have noticed that there is a new look around here. We are now running Valise. Nothing personal against Genesis, we liked it a lot, and would still recommend it. We have our fingers crossed that we have effectively replaced the semantic markup that Genesis provided. So here it…

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WordPress 3.8 Released

This is possibly the best WordPress update ever. WordPress 3.8 (aka "Parker") has a redesigned interface on the admin panel. Pretty much everything is where is used to be, but it is better executed and makes the old one really look old. Open Sans as a typeface really looks good. Nice…

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Comments Evolved for WordPress

There are several commenting options for WordPress: CommentLuv, Disqus, Facebook, Google+, IntenseDebate, Jetpack, Livefyre, and you can even use the (blah) native WordPress commenting system. They all work great, but they are all different online communities, and once you pick one, it's tough to change, because of the risk involved alienating…

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Fresh Spam Comments

Going through comment spam is tedious and mundane, and I dislike it almost as much as I resist setting out to write. No one likes spam, but when my clients complain about getting spam comments I tell them that it is just a sign that you are doing something right,…

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Will Google be evaluating the use of rel=”author” moving forward?

Yes. http://youtu.be/3QlY8ba0jYI The future is things, not strings. As in search strings. Things as in marked up things. Authors can lend authority to publications, it's not just about the domain name. These kind of common sense ideas will hopefully make for a better and more easy to understand web. Love…

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Jetpack, the WordPress Plugin We Love to Hate

First off, WordPress is amazing software. And it's free. That doesn't mean that it's perfect, but I am a big fan. Jetpack has an alluring promise, Content Delivery Network via WordPress.com, fancy tiled images, social sharing options that includes commenting, and several other handy features. Here's the problem: It's slow.…

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WordPress is Better Than Blogger for SEO

Self-hosted WordPress.org install is way better than Blogger. There is no contest between the two sets of features. You can even listen to Matt Cutts just to be sure. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHO_2OMSTP0 He didn't answer is WordPress.com is better than Blogger, probably closer to a toss up, but Blogger does have some pretty intriguing…

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AutoMattic/WordPress Flexes GPL Muscles on Envato Themeforest

In case you hadn't heard, there is a mini-battle brewing between WordPress Foundation & Envato, marketplace for designers and coders, over GPL Licenses for WordPress derivative products.  Jake Caputo is a designer who is caught in the middle of this GPL battle between two of the largest entities in the WordPress "community" and…

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