WordPress Dashboards—1.5 to 3.4

Something prompted me to look up how the WordPress dashboard has evolved over time, so I thought I’d post up a few screenshots. It’s neat to see the UI quantum jumps in 2.5 and 2.7—both happened in 2008, around the time WordPress became a force in my life. That’s serendipity.

Little Known Facts About Publishing with WordPress

WordCamp San Francisco is a classy affair—from live Jazz at lunch to world-class presentations, it never disappoints. You can even attend via live stream, which is not a bad way to see the talks if you can’t travel for whatever reason. Following are the credits, links and videos from my presentation, “Little Known Facts About […]

Autostart MySQL, PHP-FPM, and nginx on OS X Lion

In my last post, I wrote about my adventure setting up a local WordPress OS X nginx MySQL PHP web server on a Mac. You can use launchd to automatically start MySQL, PHP-FPM, and nginx on OS X. Create and install plist files in ~/Library/LaunchAgents to run programs at startup on a per-user basis or […]

WordPress OSX nginx MySQL PHP (WONMP)

This is an overview of my local nginx server setup. If you just want to get up and running quickly, using the built in web server on OS X Lion or even MacPorts or HomeBrew is probably a better idea for you. I’ve installed from source so that I can mess around with all the […]

PHP::Impact Names Most Influential PHP Apps

PHP::Impact recently named sixteen PHP open source applications that have “changed the world” including two of my all-time favorite, much loved, and long used web phenomenons, WordPress and Gallery. Ten years running is a long time for the popular, pragmatic, database-wielding phpMyAdmin to have been in high demand—I had no idea phpMyAdmin had been around […]

Mullenweg Joins Utah Bloggers for Lunch

It was extraordinarily cool to meet WordPress creator and Automattic founder Matt Mullenweg at a Utah WordPress Meetup on Saturday, February 2, 2008. Matt is an all around nice guy who is unassuming and very laid back. Despite his reserved nature, I think he has a million ideas in his head at any given moment. […]

SEOify Your WordPress with Description & Keyword Meta Tags

Ever wonder how to SEOify your WordPress install? Here’s the code I used in my WordPress theme to use custom fields for description and keywords meta tags. The down side to using this method is that you have to modify it for any new customized meta tags you want to use. I really only wanted […]