The CMS of the day

WordPress dominates the CMS market. A statistic floated by this week, citing over 60% market share. WordPress continues to dominate the content management systems (CMS) market and is currently used by 64.2% of websites that have a CMS, according to data from W3Techs. https://t.co/wBWoIbgQKi#WordPress #cms #websitedevelopment #seo #digitalmarketing pic.twitter.com/lyTpxRfo40 — SearchEngineJournal┬« (@sejournal) July 15, 2022Continue reading “The CMS of the day”

WordPress alternatives

I briefly started talking about WordPress alternative with @persillie the other evening. Downsides of WordPress: It’s slow It’s not easy enough to use for non-techies Adding a shop could be a lot easier She mentioned Squarespace: I like the user interaction of #squarespace – but you need to be a US, Canadian, Irish or britishContinue reading “WordPress alternatives”

Link captions in WordPress

There is a plugin for WordPress that simplifies adding hyperlinks to captions Many thanks to {a.} of Handmade 2.0 for sharing this info. Link captions simplify the attribution of Creative Commons photos shared in the public domain. Before using any photo, check the licensing conditions first. At Flickr, these are listed in the right sidebarContinue reading “Link captions in WordPress”

Auto-upgrading WordPress and the .htaccess file

A pattern I have observed in the past months: A couple of days after auto-upgrading WordPress, access to the WordPress blog is blocked. My non-programmer’s workaround is: Rename the .htaccess file on the WP level. The WordPress blog displays. Login and go to Settings > Permalinks and re-save settings, or copy old .htaccess file contentContinue reading “Auto-upgrading WordPress and the .htaccess file”

WordPress Woes

I am having some problems with the .htaccess file on the WordPress level. I tried regenerating the permalinks. Hope that will help for a while. A couple of days ago there was a lonely s at the end of the file. Amakhala scared. And: I am seeing a lot of “MySQL server has gone away”Continue reading “WordPress Woes”

Chiperoni goes Mobile (kind of)

As part of my ongoing research regarding internet access via low bandwidth connections, I saw App+frica displaying a mobile version at http://appfrica.net/blog/. I installed the same MobilePress plugin and activated it a few minutes ago. Based on the plugin description, it should detect if you’re accessing the website with a mobile device and display aContinue reading “Chiperoni goes Mobile (kind of)”

Broken WordPress Plugin Woes

Message from the admin: For a couple of days, the WordPress installation at Chiperoni was broken. The framework of the website was displaying but all content within a blog post or page had disappeared. I could see the content in the admin view. I finally found the culprit: version 1.01 of a plugin called MarkdownContinue reading “Broken WordPress Plugin Woes”