I was first introduced to Wordnik when I watched Erin McKean’s TED Talk, “The joy of lexicography.” (Scroll down to watch the video.) I immediately loved the concept of Wordnik, but they did not have an API with which I could create any useful implementations. Since at least 2010 I have wanted a Wordnik Word […]
I haven’t been satisfied with The Rhetoric’s theme for a long time and have been intending to design/develop my own from scratch. In the past I’ve always selected a well-designed theme and modifying it to meet my needs. To prepare myself for this adventure I read the WordPress Codex sections about theme development. I also […]
Tweeting is nice because it’s terse; I can update my tweeps about what I’m doing, resources I’ve discovered and articles I’ve read between more lengthy and media-rich blog posts (and to publicize those posts). The Twitter Tools plugin is a great way to integrate tweets into a WordPress blog. The most obvious benefit of this […]
WordPress 2.5 won .net magazine‘s Open source application of the year for 2009 (issue 184). WordPress is an awesome blogging platform and CMS. It deserves all the accolades it receives. Version 2.7 is better yet (I upgraded three blogs in the past day). Thanks a bunch, Matt. And congratulations.
Last night I upgraded my blog CMS to WordPress 2.7. It should have been simple; it should have taken less than five minutes. I won’t bore you with the details. The problem was that an index.php file wasn’t replaced by the FTP client which completely broke the site. As a result of the frustrations and […]
Kirsten wants to write more personal and edgy blog posts than are really suited to our family blog, Danley.org, so she asked me to help her set up her own. I had set up a blog for her a year ago but she never even made the initial post. Regardless, I was thrilled at her […]
The Rhetoric uses the WordPress CMS as it’s blogging engine. Until yesterday it was on version 2.1. I’ve intended to upgrade for some time to take advantage of the new features, themes, widgets and overall ease of use. Yesterday was the day. The Rhetoric is now running on WordPress version 2.6.3. I chose the iNove […]