Why turning off few clients is beneficial for your business. And ultimately health.
Some clients are a joy to work for, but for the most of us they’re just a few. In the rush to get customers and work, we all have the tendency to accept junk and binding tasks. That ends up in us hating our job. A mistake we do need to avoid. One surely needs to be tough to survive [...more]
WordPress Move, how to fix the Fatal Error on Activation
In our normal routine, it isn’t uncommon to migrate a WordPress site, most of the times from production to its final domain. The plugin WordPress Move (realized and maintained by Mert Yazicioglu) is an useful tool that serves this very purpose. It allows to migrate the whole pack (database, files, plugins, settings) at ease. It’s also good for backing up [...more]
Ultimate WordPress body_class function
I wasn’t happy with the default body_class() function in WordPress. I wanted to assign more classes to the body element in order to target various sections or specific pages across the website, so that to style them appropriately. Filtering the body_class() function is a common practice and I found several resources to help me in the task. I started playing [...more]
Does WordPress fail to upgrade or upload?
I had recently an issue on one of my customers website which puzzled me. I was getting an error while uploading a new media or if I tried to automatically update plugins. I was getting an ungraceful error. Warning: touch() [function.touch]: Unable to create file /home/user/public_html/website/wp-content/tmp/filename.tmp because No such file or directory in /home/user/public_html/website/wp-admin/includes/file.php on line 177 Warning: unlink(/home/user/public_html/website/filename.tmp) [function.unlink]: [...more]
How well Alister Cameron nailed down in 2008 – The future of WordPress Themes
Looking behind, in the past, it’s so intriguing. What big names, involved in the develop of WordPress since the beginning, said of the future? What did they think it was going to happen? Not many of them expressed reliable previsions, I may say (from my comfy chair in the 2012 – admittedly quite unfair). You can read tons of comments [...more]
Infographic – How to train a remote employee?
I had experienced working remotely for agencies and companies. A neat communication is obviously extremely important. Never assume others understood or know already what you’ve never explicitly told them. It sounds obvious but so often we fall short in this! Beside, there are times in which we need to instruct a client, not just a peer, in how to accomplish [...more]
How unfair we often are toward plugins developers
Designing website for, and with WordPress since three years by now, I’ve archived few blocks of code that I’m willing to convert into one or more plugins. I also admit that third parties’ plugins are a determinant component of the final website I end up delivering to my customer. Plugins are an essential part of a WordPress website. An other [...more]
There is not such a thing like a basic website
How many times someone asked you how much would you charge for a basic website? Do you really think they’ve been interested in having a basic website? Who does want such a thing like a basic, anonymous, tasteless design? I answer the question for you. No one. You’re under consideration What they likely wanted to know was your bottom line. [...more]
CSSrefresh, automatically refresh stylesheets as soon as you save
If you’re like me, obsessed with the minimal, meaningless detail specially when it boils down to refine stylesheets, you likely prove mastery over the subtle art of typing and switching from the editor to the browser while pressing the Magic Combo Command + R so fast that even Flash Gordon would be confused watching you. Well, relax. They found a [...more]