New Embeds in WordPress 4.4

Embed Your Content in WordPress With the release of the latest version of WordPress 4.4 they have expanded their list of supported embeds. I love embeds such an easy way to show and share content from other platforms. More than ever WordPress can be your central content platform. How to use supported embeds with WordPress […]

Make Google Maps on a WordPress site Mobile Friendly

If it was ever in doubt Google have confirmed the importance of making your website mobile friendly by announcing that being not mobile friendly will directly and adversely affect you Google ranking. If you are in doubt about your site being mobile friendly or even if you are not in doubt test your site here. […]

WordPress 3.4 just released with cool new features

WordPress has released the latest version 3.4 today with some cool new feature including the theme customiser with live viewer that is shown off in this video. As well as this Twitter embeds are made even easier. Copy in the tweet url and WordPress formats as a visible formatted tweet: New pitch being laid at […]

WordPress 3.2 Upgrade Available – Are You Ready?

Released this week WordPress 3.2 is another step forward in usability, functionality and speed for the worlds most popular open source publishing platform Before upgrading you may want to use the WordPress Requirements Plugin as 3.2 changes the minimum requirements for both PHP and MySQL. WordPress 3.2 will require PHP 5.2.4 and MySQL 5.0 It’s […]

Creating Social Badge Widgets for a Hosted Blog

I was recently asked about my small collection of social badges on the top of my blog in the sidebar. These are created by the excellent WordPress plugin SocialGrid: The question related to how to get a similar grid for blogs which are hosted on Although essentially the same software, as I host my […]

WordPress Plugin upgrade failed error finally solved

I have had a many WordPress blogs over the years installed on shared hosting and have had little problem installing and managing them. I used a great auto upgrade plugin before automatic upgrades came to WordPress in version 2.7 (I think). But even with automatic upgrading of versions and plugins, having many blogs, it still […]