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WordPress Custom Headers

June 20, 2009

This post is about adding the custom header functionality to a WordPress theme. If you were looking for existing themes that support custom headers, I suggest you try the WordPress free themes directory. Since version 2.1, WordPress has allowed custom headers to be added to themes. I don’t really have a use for it on […]

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WordPress Image Sizes

June 19, 2009

By default, WordPress has four sizes that you can choose from when displaying your images. They are: Thumbnail (150×150) Medium (300×300) Large (1024×1024) Full Size (Whatever the image dimensions are) That’s great that they give us choices, but what if we want a diffent size? I really wanted my images to be the same width […]

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Custom WordPress Theme

June 19, 2009

This theme is barely usable, but I’m tired of using someone else’s theme, so I figured I’d upload it. I built it on top of my Sanitary WordPress theme this afternoon. It really has no features at all, and I’m not super excited about it, but at least my blog doesn’t look exactly the same […]

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Adding Google Analytics to WordPress

June 18, 2009

Adding Google Analytics to your WordPress blog enables you to see how many people are actually visiting your site. You can also find out where they came from, what they were searching for, what they read, and how long they stayed. There are tons of options when it comes to analytics software, but Google Analytics […]

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Two Weeks

June 16, 2009

It looks like my traffic has more than doubled since the first week! From 5 visitors to 12 isn’t too much to get excited over though. I’ve gotten a little traffic from social media sites like Twitter and StumbleUpon, and the rest is from people typeing “Alex Mansfield” into Google (probably just other people named […]

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The Sanitary WordPress Theme

June 16, 2009

Update: Version 0.3 is now available. I’ve been thinking for quite a while now about creating a blank WordPress theme as a starting point for myself as I develop new sites. I’ve gotten tired of stripping down full themes or reworking some of the other blank themes available. What I wanted was a theme with […]

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WordPress RSS with Feedburner

June 15, 2009

So to be honest, I don’t know the real advantages to using Feedburner to distribute your RSS feeds, but I’m about to find out. Care to learn with me? I’m going to sign up for a Feedburner account, set it up, play around with it, and if I don’t see the benefits, I’ll go do […]

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Fighting Blog Spam with Akismet

June 12, 2009

It’s been about a week and a half since I started this blog and I’m beginning to get spam comments as well as pingbacks from blogs that are just posting the first paragraph of my posts. Since I don’t want to have to moderate each individual comment, especially as the site grows, today I’m going […]

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