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Change WordPress Theme from Database

Number of Views : 1563I recently had an issue with a theme when updating wordpress.  After the upgrade I was unable to get into the site or the admin.  What I discovered was the Theme was causing the issue.   I needed a way to change the theme outside of …

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WordPress and CDN

Number of Views : 1564High Traffic WordPress Sites A few websites that I maintain get a large volume of traffic.  They are using WordPress as a content management system.  To accommodate this traffic I have been utilizing a combination of a great service CDN and a caching plugin.    A …

WordPress Plugin: wp-topbar

Number of Views : 3733I was in need of a top bar for a WordPress site to communicate news and updates to users.   In doing some research there are a lot of options.  I ended up settling on wp-topbar http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-topbar/ This plugin is really easy to use and has some …

The best 404 error pages

Number of Views : 4572 I love to see a great 404 page when things go wrong.  The twitter fail whale has become a great example of how to make a statement  on an error or 404 page.   It has become an art of both design and communication when you …

Commuting to Work on Bike

Number of Views : 7011I’ve been commuting to work on my bike this last week. It has been great. The car was in the shop so I finally had a reason to commute. I’ve been planning on doing it but never was motivated enough to start the process. This last …