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WordPress 4.0 just released, at first glance upgrade shows very positive with no concerns

So far, I  know of 17 Wordpress sites that were upgraded to Wordpress 4.0, some have 10 plug-ins and there are a few site with over 30.  Could've been painful. At least it was in the past, coupled with a Magento upgrade, you have to clear your calendar for a couple of days.  Are those…

CollabPress: A simple project management tool inside a free WordPress plug-in

Some people are so enamored with these shiny new project management tools that load so nicely on our smart phones that they forget it should be a transparent part of the project and not a task and part of the process of completing the project.  I'm lucky to be at a place where it's used…

WordPress stuck in maintenance mode?

Sometimes your server will get locked up before completing an update task, activating a new theme, or installing a new plug-in.  What happens is Wordpress temporarily will place your site in "Maintenance Mode".  If you go onto a Wordpress website that shows a page with the message "Briefly unavailable for schedule maintenance.  Check back in…

Too many categories in WordPress? Add a filter in your admin!

It seems like a no-brainer, but it isn't included in Wordpress.  A lot of things Wordpress does, we take for granted, but there are basic things it doesn't do that one wonders "why?!" If you are a publishing blog (imagine that) and you have over 10 categories, you can easily get lost and waste a…

WordPress caching: Accelerating your website reliably with WP Fastest Cache

I've experimented a lot with different Wordpress caching systems and would LOVE to hear from other developers who use Wordpress what caching systems they recommend. Though it has its limitations, out of the box I have had the most luck and have seen the best improvements site wide with the least angst and issues with…