Longterm Relationships: WordPress Maintenance

Like any longterm relation, my blogging platform, WordPress, requires maintenance. In this post I’m going to cover my WordPress Maintenance experience and make some recommendations to others who use or are considering using a self-hosted WordPress installation. I started my blog in March of 2004 using the Moveable Type self-hosted blogging platform. Six years later (2010) WordPress 3.0 (self-hosted) was… Continue reading

My Favorite WordPress Plugins

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]’ve used WordPress for 4 years now, ever since version 3.0 was released, but I’ve never written about my favorite WordPress plugins; so, this post is way overdue! Even though I actively use a high number of WordPress plugins, 37 plugins, I’ve decided to only write about the 3 plugins I literally use every single time I use WordPress. In… Continue reading

My New Team of Blogging Assistants

Yes, I’ve gotten lazy with blogging and decided to “hire” a team of assistants.  We’ll see how it goes. So, let me introduce you to the team: Zemanta, a plugin I just discovered.  The plugin can interface with your blogging system (which is what I’ve chosen) or your browser. In my MovableType posting window, I have a new column from… Continue reading