Posts Tagged ‘WordPress’

WordPress Update: Upgrade package not available (3.5)

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

I used to upgrade WordPress manually using FTP. I would update a local copy of the website, make sure everything works on my laptop and then upload it to the server. Not that I don’t trust WordPress automatic upgrade but I am paranoid that my custom plugins and changes will break the site. However, starting […]

Happy 10th Anniversary WordPress!

Monday, May 27th, 2013

Today marks the 10th anniversary of WordPress which was first released on May 27th, 2003. WordPress now powers countless number of blogs in the Internet via the community driven project and the hosted solutions at This site has been running on WordPress since the beginning, in 2005. Being sick today, I will not […]

Let Apache Compress Your Website

Saturday, December 24th, 2011

Website speed is one of the most important factor to make people like to visit more. In 2008, I wrote Compressing WordPress Output and this is done by adding one line to index.php The problem with that approach is that when you upgrade WordPress you have to manually add the line into index.php, and the […]

WordPress 3.1 Upgrade

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

I am not going to announce or talk about the release of WordPress 3.1 as I know that most people already know it was released on 23 February 2011. I am also not going to talk about the features. I would like to share problems that I encountered and how to fix them. Well, I […]

WordPress Plugin: Basic Facebook Social Plugins

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Today, I saw that Facebook introduced some new features, and one intriguing feature is called “Facebook Social Plugin“. It would be very interesting to have blog posts to be simply “liked”, and having information displayed about activities and recommendations related to your website. So I decided to take 30 minutes of my break time and […]

Adding More Sidebars to WordPress Themes

Thursday, December 25th, 2008

WordPress keeps being updated but your themes rarely change unless you’re a theme developer. I wanted to add a leaderboard but I was delaying because I am too lazy to add any custom code to my theme. Silly me I forgot that I have already added an extra “sidebar” when I developed the theme for […]

Blogging Frenzy

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

There is an interesting development at my current office where people are starting to create their own, self-hosted WordPress installations. This is a very good culture! And all this thanks to Mr Rizal, the blogging evangelist (or should I say WordPress evangelist?). I hope he’s not just doing this because he’s leaving us soon! Sob, […]

Subscribe To Comments

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

I am a blogger. (What a stupid statement when writing a blog post). Anyway, I just wish everyone could install the Subscribe To Comments plugin so that I will know when they (or anyone for that matter) responds to my comments. Today I have to remember which blog post I posted my comments on and […]

WordPress 2.6 (Tyner)

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

WordPress 2.6 has been released. Go get WordPress 2.6 now!. Or you can also read the development blog for the complete details.

Compressing WordPress Output

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

While toying around with NextGen code so that I can activate my custom image mirror, I saw the output from Firebug. I noticed that my HTML output is not compressed (by the absence of gzip content-encoding). Some Apache servers have this module already enabled (previously mod_gzip a 3rd party module in Apache 1, and now […]

Changing WordPress Permalink While Still Maintaining Accessibility

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

I’ve been wanting to change my permalink structure for a while now but I was afraid to lose pageranks on some of my pages. However since I realize that I have been penalized and none of my page have ranks anymore, I’ll just change it. But there is another issue that you should be worried […]

WordPress 2.5.1

Monday, April 28th, 2008

I was really reluctant to upgrade my WordPress version because I have so many custom plugins to create many widgets. I was just afraid that they might break and I have to spend a lot of time to repair them. My colleague Shahrulazlan has been trying to get me to upgrade my installation for a […]

WordPress 2.3 Plugin Compatibility

Friday, September 28th, 2007

As everyone might have realized by now, WordPress 2.3 has been released. WordPress 2.3 contains many improvements mentioned in the release page, and one of the most critical change is to the database structure where several database has been removed and added. Relations are all different now, so plugin authors: check your plugins! What I […]

WordPress Plugin: Collapsible Archive Widget

Friday, August 10th, 2007

Update: 20 January 2010: This plugin has not been tested with WordPress 2.9 and may break because 2.9 has internal changes. I am still trying to find time. Sorry for the Inconvenience. I have written another simple WordPress plugin that simply display a collapsible archive in the sidebar. You can see it in action in […]

I Want WordPress Red T-Shirt!

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

How cool is this! WordPress Shop is now selling WordPress red t-shirt worldwide. It’s gonna cost about RM100.00 including shipping for Malaysians. For the rest of the world, the t-shirt costs £9.50 and delivery is £4.50 but if you share with friends the delivery cost would be (£4.00 x Quantity) + X where X is […]