WP-Sweep – You Simply Need To Use It On Your WordPress Install

WP-Sweep - Keep Your WordPress Database Running Smooth

Over the years my WordPress database had become bloated - very bloated. Despite using WP-Optimize to keep the database in check, 12 years of content, many host migrations and export/import cycles had caused my database to balloon to a massive 98.6 MB in size. Needless to say, this caused more than a few issues when… Continue reading WP-Sweep – You Simply Need To Use It On Your WordPress Install

Pay With A Like? Share Before You Can See Content?

I'm always looking for new ways to bring traffic to our network of sites, but the new "Pay With A Like" plugin from WPMU feels socially dishonest to me. The Pay with a Like plugin lets you leverage the power of social currency in order to give access to content or a download. You know… Continue reading Pay With A Like? Share Before You Can See Content?

The Problem With Social Buttons, URL Shorteners And WordPress Networks

There Can Be Only One

I love the network features of WordPress 3. This blog is one of 11 running from a single WordPress install using the multisite feature with domain mapping. While the feature is excellent I do have a concern when it comes to the use of URL shorteners and plugins that create short URLs for posts on… Continue reading The Problem With Social Buttons, URL Shorteners And WordPress Networks

You Get What You Pay For? What Bollocks! Or Why Cash Doesn’t Equal Quality

I'm deliberately not weighing in on the entire Thesis Vs WordPress GPL debate, but while reading some of the commentary on it, I came across this statement made by Dave of "Think Dave". I’d like every single plugin and theme developer to release their work outside the GPL, and charge money for it. This would instantly get… Continue reading You Get What You Pay For? What Bollocks! Or Why Cash Doesn’t Equal Quality

Podcast: Splogging or Blog Pirating (Part 2)

Happy Hour with Mr. Business Golf - Splogging or Blog Pirating 2 As a follow up to our podcasts about the internet and the problems with social networks (Part 1, 2, 3, 4) Scot Duke and I recorded a segment about splogs, how they affect bloggers and how to deal with them. This 14 minute… Continue reading Podcast: Splogging or Blog Pirating (Part 2)

O’Flaherty Episode #09 – Spaten München

Spaten München I'm pissed of at Apple iTunes. Microsoft makes good with Firefox. Facebook may yet grant my wish. You too can own a social network  and my podcasting glass is revealed. My voice decides to disappear mid way through the podcast. Thankfully a drink from my official podcasting glass brings it back and I… Continue reading O’Flaherty Episode #09 – Spaten München