Wordpress Stuff

YARPP: How To Exclude Posts Or Categories

YARPPThe related posts plugin ‘YARPP’ from Mitcho is a fine piece of work, and worth supporting.

But as with many WordPress plugins, sooner or later you come across something you need to do with it that the author hasn’t considered yet, or had time to add, or been nagged enough to provide ;-)

And so we found ourselves on a project wanting to exclude certain posts from displaying any related posts.… Read More

Your Apache htaccess ‘Order Deny, Allow’ Not Working?

It’s very easy to make mistakes with the htaccess Order directive, so if it’s not working here’s some tips to fix it (for Apache web servers).

If we get the ‘Deny, Allow’ bit the wrong way round it won’t do what we expect – at best it will do nothing, at worst it denies everybody access to our site.… Read More

Convert Your Blog RSS Feed to an Email Newsletter

Let’s face it, RSS feeds are not read by ‘normal’ people.

Real, non-techie people haven’t a clue what RSS is, or how to use Google Reader.

That’s OK if your blog is about geek or tech subjects. But if you’re trying to get regular readers for a site about cross stitch, don’t expect RSS readers to hit even the double figures if all you have is a feed button on your blog.… Read More

How to Add a Photo to a WordPress Profile

Adding a profile picture to WordPress is much easier than you might think.

But it also doesn’t work in anything like the way WordPress normally handles graphics, so confusion is OK.

So Why Add a Profile Picture to WordPress?

Three very good reasons.… Read More

What IS The Hello Dolly WordPress Plugin About?

hello dolly pluginIf you’ve ever installed a WordPress plugin, you’ve seen ‘Hello Dolly’!

What the heck is it doing there? Just what does it do?

And more to the point, why does it insist on installing itself again every time you upgrade WordPress.… Read More

WP-Cache Error & WordPress Login Error?

Are you seeing this error message at the top of every page of your WordPress blog? (The fix is below…)

Warning: sem_get() [function.sem-get]: failed for key 0x152b: Permission denied in /home/username/public_html/wp-content/plugins/wp-cache/wp-cache-phase2.php on line 98

You might also be getting something like this at the foot of every page too:-

Warning: sem_acquire(): supplied argument is not a valid SysV semaphore resource in /home/username/public_html/wp-content/plugins/wp-cache/wp-cache-phase2.php on line 107

You’re not the only one.… Read More