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WPMU is out, Virtual Multiblog is in

Apr 23, 2009   //   by Hackadelic   //   Featured, WordPress  //  9 Comments

MultiverseAlea iacta est. The dice has been cast. I’m giving up on WPMU. Definitely. I will be using Virtual Multiblog instead. Definitely.

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WPMU Blues

Apr 19, 2009   //   by Hackadelic   //   Featured, WordPress  //  6 Comments

Noche de luna llena - Full moon nightAfter a couple of days (or hours, effectively) of experimenting with WordPress MU, the insights I gained about it are sobering at best. Here is my preliminary summary about WPMU.

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DIY InfoBoxes – Simple And Consistent

Apr 14, 2009   //   by Hackadelic   //   Featured, WordPress  //  1 Comment

wrong direction?Sometimes you want a message or paragraph in your blog to stand out. Here’s a simple method how to do that easily and consistently throughout your blog.

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Table Of Contents In The Sidebar

Apr 12, 2009   //   by Hackadelic   //   Featured, WordPress  //  19 Comments

table of contentHackadelic TOC Boxes work in the sidebar as well. Out of the box. You can see a live demo on my blog by going to a post’s single view: The TOC box appears at the top of the left sidebar.1 This post here is a good example.

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  1. At least it’s at the top at time of this writing. I may move it in the future to another place, or remove it all together. []

Can You Sell Ideas?

Apr 2, 2009   //   by Hackadelic   //   Blog, Featured  //  5 Comments

Just Full Of IdeasAccording to Paul Graham, this won’t work. If people could sell ideas, there would be a market for ideas. Is there one? Nope! Ergo, ideas – as a trade good – are worthless.

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Simple DIY Tab-Style Navigation Tutorial

Mar 30, 2009   //   by Hackadelic   //   Featured, WordPress  //  11 Comments

Treasure mapThis post discusses the possibilities to easily implement a tab-style navigation bar, like the one found on the plugin pages at wordpress.org. It’s a very basic tutorial most suitable for beginners. Folks experienced in HTML and CSS will find little new here.

In cases when it is used regularly, a tab bar would be implemented by a plugin. But when it’s usage is more an exception than a rule, it may make no sense to descend into hacking. Some really simple HTML and CSS will perfectly do.

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Insights About Insights – And How I Fixed What Its Author Couldn’t

Mar 29, 2009   //   by Hackadelic   //   Featured, WordPress  //  4 Comments

eureka 2Somewhere between its version 0.4 and my WordPress update to 2.7, the Insights plugin stopped working for me. At least, it stopped working on my hosted blog. But it still worked on my local test server.

And when I say “It stopped working”, I really mean it. No matter what search mode I selected, be it “Images”, or “Videos”, or anything, it always showed me search results from my blog only.

Weird stuff indeed…
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Why Desktop Blogging Clients Rock

Mar 18, 2009   //   by Hackadelic   //   Blog, Featured  //  11 Comments

Although you´re far...Way back in a past post , I wrote about my hesitation to implement features that wouldn’t be accessible via desktop blogging clients, which I find preferable to web-based editors.

Here are some of the benefits of a desktop blogging client:

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Stop Wasting SEO Juice – NoFollow Links To Flickr

Mar 10, 2009   //   by Hackadelic   //   Blog, Featured  //  32 Comments

Catchy ColorsThis may not be big news, but I wasn’t really aware of it, and I can imagine there are others who aren’t aware either.

In early 2008, Flickr began NOFOLLOWing hyperlinks in their photo profile pages.

What does that mean?

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To WordPress Or Not To WordPress

Mar 3, 2009   //   by Hackadelic   //   Featured, WordPress  //  12 Comments

Representin´This article is sort-of an antithesis to a post called “Why developers should pick WordPress?“. While that post does make some good points pro WordPress, I’d like to show why it is not the whole story.

The Main Arguments Dissected

The mentioned article summarizes the most common pro WordPress arguments:

  • It has prominent users (even governmental).
  • It is more popular than its competition.
  • It is in high (and growing) demand.
  • It has a large (and cool) community.
  • It is easy to learn.

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