Holy Botnet, Batman! How do I change my admin username?

You may have heard about the massive security threat toward Joomla and WordPress sites. (If not WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN???) There are lots of posts around the web on the subject, but not a lot of answers to “well, how do I change my username from admin?” This post answers that question. Answer 1: You don’t… Continue reading Holy Botnet, Batman! How do I change my admin username?

Brian posted a link to Cat Signal on Post Status. It may not be the same thing (yet) as being Dugg but it’s still pretty cool. I still need to write up a post on how and why I wrote the plugin…

Cat Signal: An advocacy plugin for the Internet Defense League : Post Status.

My first course on Pluralsight

It’s happened. And it was much more work than I had originally anticipated. Much listening to (and cringing at) myself talk and trying to edit out all the “uh”s and “um”s (or as many as I could manage). Content wasn’t an issue, it was a matter of organizing the content into a structure and providing… Continue reading My first course on Pluralsight

When I’m too smart for tech support…

This isn’t the first time I’ve contacted web hosting tech support only to find out they couldn’t help me and managed to fix the problem myself. This time the support on the other end was HostGator. To their credit, the rep I talked to seemed to genuinely want to help. However, after 40 minutes it was… Continue reading When I’m too smart for tech support…

The first rule of functions…

The first rule of functions is that they should be small. The second rule of functions is that they should be smaller than that. Functions should not be 100 lines long. Functions should hardly ever be 20 lines long. What Constitutes Clean Code in WordPress? – @tommcfarlin (original quote from Clean Code by Bob Martin)

Search Engine Optimized breadcrumbs

I had a need to build some search engine optimized breadcrumbs for a project I’m working on right now.  I didn’t want to just use Yoast’s breadcrumbs, because I’m using Twitter Bootstrap, and I wanted to make use of the built-in breadcrumbs support, so I did a Google, found something, tweaked it and am using… Continue reading Search Engine Optimized breadcrumbs