Category Archives: WordPress

Lessn Shortlinks WordPress Plugin

I recently pur­chased the somad.es domain for use with my own URL short­ener. (Van­ity or own­ing my own URLs: you decide.) I decided to use Alan Hogan’s Lessn More, an improved fork of Shaun Inman’s Lessn. I then decided I wanted to inte­grate the short­link into my Word­Press install, but the exist­ing WP Lessn plugin […]

Doing Things the WordPress Way

This past Fri­day marked the sec­ond Win­nipeg Word­Press meetup, and it was fan­tas­tic. It also marked my first time pre­sent­ing on a tech topic, and I thank every­one for let­ting me ram­ble for a while! Len from WPCanada has a great writeup of the event and has high hopes for the future. My pre­sen­ta­tion was […]

Seth Godin Chooses The Erudite

Seth Godin should need no intro­duc­tion to any­one on the web. What might need intro­duc­tion is his new ven­ture called the Domino Project, in which he’s part­ner­ing with Ama­zon to rethink the fatally flawed cur­rent pub­lish­ing model. And, to get it up and run­ning, he’s run­ning Word­Press and a lightly tweaked ver­sion of The Erudite. […]

The Erudite 2.7.7 Released

At long last: a new release of The Eru­dite that isn’t only avail­able on my site, but also on the WordPress.org theme direc­tory. As I pre­vi­ously wrote, this has been a mas­sive pain in the ass due to the new theme require­ments. 2.7.7 intro­duces an option for page com­ments, which are on by default in […]

WordPress.org Theme Requirements Are a Drag

I tweeted a while ago about my mixed feel­ings about the new WordPress.org theme require­ments. They’ve already bit­ten me on the release of The Eru­dite 2.7.4, which was not approved by the theme direc­tory folks for fail­ing to meet a num­ber of require­ments. High stan­dards are a great thing. Over­all I think that the theme […]