Facebook fb_xd_fragment Problem – .htaccess Solution

Sara was trawling through Google Analytics for our sites and noted that a number of posts showed their URL's with an appended "?fb_xd_fragment=" like this: http://sitename.com/postname/index.php?fb_xd_fragment= http://sitename.com/postname/?fb_xd_fragment= This is a known Facebook bug with the "Like button" and one that Facebook probably won't resolve as it has been ongoing for quite a while now. It … Continue reading Facebook fb_xd_fragment Problem – .htaccess Solution

Bad Choice of Words Automattic

WordPress

If you haven't already heard WordPress.com users will soon be able to monetize their blogs as Automattic has formed an advertising partnership with Federated Media which they are pimping as WordAds. No details have been released yet, so I can't say how much of a cut Automattic will take or when the service will actually start running and … Continue reading Bad Choice of Words Automattic

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

How WordPress Could Eliminate The Thesis Problem Without Going To Court

Matt Mullenweg WordPress

Matt Mullenweg doesn't really want to take Chris Pearson to court over his Thesis theme violating the GPL license. I'm sure he'd like to sort it out behind the scenes and without all the drama and FUD that a drawn out court battle could create. Also, I'm sure Chris Pearson doesn't want it to go … Continue reading How WordPress Could Eliminate The Thesis Problem Without Going To Court

Pearson Vs Mullenweg – Personalities And Fear

Chris Pearson

Yesterday I said that I wasn't weighing in on the Thesis vs WordPress, Pearson vs Mullenweg debate over GPL licensing. I didn't want to add my voice to the discussion because while I use WordPress religiously, I had little new to add to the conversation, beyond gut reactions and instincts. This morning, in between trying … Continue reading Pearson Vs Mullenweg – Personalities And Fear

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

O’Flaherty Vidcast #02 – Auntie Akismet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBC7HfFObmY Auntie Akismet! In this screencast I show you how to easily check hundreds of WordPress comment spams for false positives. Links Firefox WordPress Greasemonkey Userscripts.org Akismet Auntie Spam for WordPress Internet Duct Tape Credit Vidcast Theme: Derek K. Miller

O’Flaherty Episode #13 – Hail to the King!

Hail to the King! Alec and I talk about Google, FeedBurner, privacy issues and Bruce Campbell? Links Google Buying FeedBurner is pure evil! Google Google Reader Google AdSense FeedBurner Pheedo Xoops WordPress One.com Army of Darkness Bruce Campbell Credit Podcast Theme: Derek K. Miller Music: "Burn down the Mall" for Blue Valentine on PodsafeAudio.com Audacity Alec Palomo … Continue reading O’Flaherty Episode #13 – Hail to the King!