WordPress Archives

  1. WordPress vs. a Roll-Your-Own Blog Engine

    Inspired by Brent’s consideration of an off-the-shelf blog engine, Santiago Valdarrama has written a post outlining the problems he has with off-the-shelf blog engines. What was so interesting to me about this was that a self-hosted WordPress site addresses nearly every one of his concerns. 1) You don’t have to deal with updates to the…

  2. The Race to the Bottom Benefits Platforms (not Developers)

    There’s been a ton of recent conversation in the iOS world about the inability for most indie developers to create sustainable businesses through the iOS app store. In particular, these devs are talking about apps that require larger development efforts – they want to charge more than “impulse purchase” prices for these, and thus want…

  3. Custom Taxonomy as “Post Meta”

    I found this post while sorting through my old drafts and decided to go ahead and publish it rather than trashing it. Hopefully the code samples don’t break too badly in WordPress 3.9. I’ve talked a bit about when to use custom taxonomies and when to use custom fields/post meta (and how they can be…

  4. Colorado Mountain College →

    A pretty cool case study we released last week on creating a WordPress-powered website for Colorado Mountain College.

    This post is part of the thread: Crowd Favorite – an ongoing story on this site. View the thread timeline for more context on this post.

  5. WP Think Tank →

    I will be participating in the WP Think Tank round table discussion next Thursday. The panel group is fantastic – I’m quite looking forward to it.

  6. Crowd Favorite is Hiring

    We’ve got a ton of great stuff going on at Crowd Favorite right now. We are hiring for front and back end web developers, and we just put out a call for junior developers. While our first preference is to continue expanding our offices in Denver, Los Angeles (and Orange County), Las Vegas and Bucharest,…

  7. Is WordPress the Right Tool for the Job?

    I recently got an email that asked: Do you ever question whether WordPress is the correct CMS for something? I am a big WordPress fan too and I’ve solved some really cool content management challenges with it but there are times when I think, this site would probably be faster and more efficient if it…

  8. RAMP v 1.4.4

    We’ve pushed out a few new versions of RAMP recently, addressing: v1.4.4 More obvious error messages when media fails to transfer v1.4.3 and v1.4.2 both address issues with backslashes being removed from content. I’ve written about this issue ad nauseum, but RAMP was originally written before the issue was discovered. If my patches had gone…

  9. Owning Your Online Identity →

    Post at the Crowd Favorite blog

    I’ve put up a post on the Crowd Favorite blog about how I use WordPress and the FavePersonal theme (free!) to own my online identity, while still participating with my friends on Facebook and Twitter.

    I love how I have (on my own site) a history of the social reactions to posts like this. Here’s a more casual example; where the social reactions really add to the overall story.

    I think owning your online identity is hugely important – don’t outsource it to some 3rd-party service. But there’s no reason not to take advantage of the benefits of those services. I want to have my cake and eat it to – and I believe I’m doing just that.

    This post is part of the project: FavePersonal. View the project timeline for more context on this post.