Archive for the ‘wordpress’ Category

With an increasing number of users migrating to WordPress, moving data from an existing CMS to WordPress has become an essential process in the transition. Although migrating small databases from another CMS can be done in a few hours, large databases can take days or even weeks. In one of my recent endeavors of the [...]

WordPress upgrades is a task most users do on a frequent basis,and most of the time it works flawlessly. But once in a while something goes wrong and WordPress doesn’t behave the way we expect. The most common complaint I see is the following error being thrown during wp-admin login after a WordPress database upgrade. [...]

WordPress is one of the most deployed content management systems around. One of the main reasons is the number of plugins available and the ease with which we can use the system. It is not uncommon to find websites using tens of plugins to accomplish various tasks and functions. Wouldn’t it be nice if you [...]

Changing the domain name or URL of a WordPress site, whether from local server to a live or vice versa, can be a frustrating and time consuming task. One nice script I found helps ease that process considerately. WordPress-Domain-Changer is a simple PHP script that lets you quickly change domains of your WordPress installation. The [...]

It can be surprising how easy it is to overlook security issues in software design. WordPress for example, after all the versions, still displays login error information that can be informative for a potential hacker. Rather than displaying a generic login error message, WordPress admin specifically displays whether a ‘username’ was entered wrong or a [...]

With WordPress installations on the rise, security threats are a common concern for users. Below is a small collection of WordPress plugins that I found adequate for use on most WordPress installations to keep security in check. As always security is not 100% achievable, but the following plugins will help you find any loopholes in [...]

My new article describes how to backup your WordPress database to the Amazon S3 cloud infrastructure using a custom plugin. Along with a small description of S3, the article proceeds to build a small plugin to upload your database to Amazon S3. Read the complete article at Smashing Magazine.

I’ve recently updated the country filter plugin to use the MaxMind database along with the ip2nations database. Country Filter plugin allows you to control the visibility of WordPress elements depending on the users country of origin. You can hide or show certain elements of a page or some sections of a post from users browsing [...]

One of the important reasons for the popularity of WordPress is its plugin architecture, which has enabled thousands of programmers to write additional functionality for WordPress. But the plugins are constrained in silos, unable to be controlled by outside programs ( well this can be advantageous if you consider security). Take the popular WP-Super-Cache plugin. [...]

Pagination is one of the ubiquitous UI elements in website design. Designed in various formats and color combinations, this UI element has remained relatively static with respect to its usability functions. But in my opinion there is a lot more we can squeeze out of this little element. My pet peeve regarding pagination is its [...]


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