Improving WordPress Media Library (#1) May 14, 2016

I love WordPress. It's an amazingly powerful open-source CMS and it's been my go-to for years. The one drawback I keep running into is how best to utilize its media library. This post is the first in what I hope will be many describing how I enhanced my media library and turned a WordPress install into a powerful photo organizing platform.

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How to *Completely* Uninstall Java from your Mac March 9, 2016

I found instructions on Oracle's Java web site. However, they weren't complete. This post lists all the steps needed to completely remove Java from your Mac.

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Keep WordPress Up-To-Date January 1, 2015

If you have a WordPress install, check that you keep your plugins, themes, and version up-to-date. This post will describe how to check the status of these items and how to update them. When you log in to the admin area of your site (http://yoursitelink/wp-admin), you might see one of these: You can also check […]

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Save your iPhone Photos and Videos July 10, 2014

Occasionally, I am asked to help with getting an iPhone to do “something” with a PC running Windows XP. This can be tricky, since (1) Apple’s iCloud Control Panel doesn’t officially run on XP, and (2) recently Microsoft stopped supporting XP. In answer to that, here’s my first in a series of steps on how […]

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Web Hosting on OS X July 28, 2012

Setting up your own Wordpress installation can be fun and easy, and you can even set it up on your own home computer! When doing so, there are sometimes some very strange errors or screens you'll start to see that you didn't see before... for instance, you'll be asked for FTP information when uploading a plugin or theme, or when you update your version of Wordpress. You also may experience strange URL errors or problems browsing to certain areas. Included in this post is information on those errors and some general suggestions on setting up your own web hosting on your OS X machine.

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Web Sharing in OS X Mountain Lion July 26, 2012

Here's the second in a series of tips on how to get Mountain Lion to work for you. This post discusses the disappearance of "Web Sharing" from the Sharing panel, and what to do in its absence.

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Google Apps Email and Outlook 2007 June 18, 2012

Getting email from Google Apps (using your own domain) has always been a little confusing for me and for my clients. Due to this, I've decided to document the settings and tweaks I make each time I set up a new account. These steps should help in getting you started with email for Outlook 2007.

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New Post Notification April 27, 2012

Here is a snippet of code to add to your site that will allow anyone who is a member of your site to receive an email notification whenever a new post is added. This is not a plugin; you really don't need a plugin to turn this feature on.

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Child Themes! April 26, 2012

Love the TwentyEleven theme that came with your WordPress install? Does it look almost like what you wanted? Did you make changes to that theme, only to have your changes overwritten when WordPress had you update to the latest release?!?! Here's how to avoid that... create a child theme!

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Tricks with CSS April 17, 2012

There are some really great things that can be done with stylesheets these days. For instance, I've been looking for ways to stylize buttons and small graphics, gradient backgrounds, borders, etc. so as to lighten the load on a page. Here is one example of the work I've experimented with.

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