George Stephanis’ post on Pressgram Security Concerns and Sarah Gooding’s post on Open Source Alternatives to Pressgram are good reads before you decide to use a service like Pressgram for recreating the Instagram like experience, i.e. filtered photos, to your WordPress site.
I recently had to setup a WordPress site for an accounting professional who wanted his own web presence. The overall scope of the project included registering the domain name, managing the hosting of the site, setting up WordPress, utilizing a custom theme from the theme gallery, and setting up the taxonomy (categories) and folksonomy (tags) for the site. The primary plugins that were used include:
Fluency Admin – to provide a more user friendly admin screen.
Capability Manager – to manage the roles and capabilities for each user of the site.
Contact Form 7 – to manage the custom contact form used on the site.
Good advise from Matt Mullenweg on how to keep WordPress secure, especially in light of all the news regarding a new worm making its way around.
If you’re hosting your own version of WordPress, one-click upgrading, via the dashboard interface is really easy. For everyone else, ask your hosting provider to provide the latest version so you can run the updates accordingly.
Earlier this week I installed the Redirection Plugin for WordPress to handle some broken permalinks caused as a result of changing the URL structure for my domain.
There’s some great information about customizing the plugin at Redirection Plugin and Regexes. For my purposes, I was trying to redirect posts like:
Here are the settings that worked for me:
Source URL: /(\d*)?/(\d*)?/([A-Za-z0-9-]*).html
Target URL: /$1/$2/$3/