Category Archives: WordPress

Monthly Archives Idea

Charles Stricklin, WordPress Podcast guru, had an interesting idea for arranging monthly WordPress archives, which is basically to make an archives page like this.

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Does Google Discourage the use of WordPress Permalinks?

A recent blog entry by Google’s Search Quality Team members Juliane Stiller and Kaspar Szymanski somewhat confusingly gives the impression that Google does not like WordPress-style permalinks. Does that mean I should avoid rewriting dynamic URLs at all? That’s our recommendation, unless your rewrites are limited to removing unnecessary parameters, or you are very diligent [...]

Who’s Using WordPress 5 Years Later

In honor of WordPress’s fifth birthday, I’ve surveyed about 6000 blogs to see how many are running WordPress. This is the same group that I queried back in January, when I created a spider that harvested the blogs from all of Technorati’s main blogging categories. CMS Count Percentage WordPress 2178 34.3 Unknown 1523 23.98 Blogger [...]

Restoring Your WordPress 2.5 Password in the Database

WordPress 2.5 introduced a much more thorough password-hashing algorithm with PHPass. That is great for security, but I was afraid that it would make restoring your WordPress password in the database almost impossible. You see, prior to 2.5, if you needed to reset your password, you could just hash it using md5 and put it [...]

The Right Way to Use JavaScript in Your WordPress Plugin

Ozh explains how to properly use JavaScript in your WordPress plugins. There are two key parts: Use wp_enqueue_script() to load external libraries and standalone scripts, instead of generating your own script header tags. On admin pages, use the admin_print_scripts-[mypage] action hook to register the code on only your plugin’s page, not every admin page. Both [...]