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 british… Continue 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 sidebar… Continue 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 content… Continue reading Auto-upgrading WordPress and the .htaccess file

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 a… Continue 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 Markdown… Continue reading Broken WordPress Plugin Woes