Stuff about WordPress

Curated articles from around the web.
On this page you’ll find articles I’ve selected about WordPress, which is my favorite platform for web development and also just one of the coolest things going. I am not the author of any of these pieces. If you see a piece you like, click on the link to be taken to the original article. You will leave this website when you do so, but I try my best not to send you anywhere spammy.
On MAGA Caps and WordCamps

On MAGA Caps and WordCamps

Within WordPress circles, I don’t talk much about politics. I was raised to believe that politics and religion are not polite dinner topics. That belief generally extends to my work-life too. However, sometimes these topics crash into one another at full speed....

Goodbye Featured Themes, For Now

Goodbye Featured Themes, For Now

Yesterday, the featured themes page was quietly removed from the WordPress theme directory . Previously, it was the primary page users would see when visiting the directory. It has now been replaced with the popular themes list. This change is only reflected on the...

How to Set up WordPress Multisite with Subdirectories

(Other stories by RoseHosting.com ) Have you ever considered to run another instance of WordPress in a subdirectory? This installation should help you learn how to run multiple WordPress instances under the same domain or subdomain name. This can be useful in some...

Remote Wipe Plugin Bug Hits 200,000+ WordPress Sites

Security researchers are warning of a new plugin vulnerability which is exposing over 200,000 WordPress sites to the risk of being remotely wiped by an attacker. The problem lies with versions 1.3.4 and above and 1.6.1 and below of the ThemeGrill Demo Importer plugin,...

Should MAGA hats be banned from WordCamps?

Should MAGA hats be banned from WordCamps?

There’s a great thinkpiece by Justin Tadlock over at WP Tavern (read it, dammit!) in response to Aaron Jorbin’s recent post at The Daily Jorbin on whether MAGA hats should be banned from WordCamps.   And, like thinkpieces are meant to do, it’s got me thinkin’. Are...

My lecture on Aristotle’s POETICS

Recently I had the great privilege of delivering a lecture at my alma mater, St. John's College, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, as part of the Dean's Lecture Series. The title of my lecture was "Exploring Aristotle's Poetics through the eyes of a modern novelist." In it, I...

About that article on Lamar Eason

About that article on Lamar Eason

On May 6, Lighthouse Now published an article written by Brittany Wentzell and edited by Charles Mandel and Ed Halverson of CKBW, entitled “Bayview principal bullied and tracked female colleague”. The article contained details from a report issued after an...

The Born Alive Act is another Republican scam

As Donald Trump grows more unhinged every day, retweeting Q-Anon conspiracy theorists and claiming that Democrats are in favor of murdering babies after birth (a despicable and cowardly lie from the liar-in-chief) Rep. Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania is up to his usual...

How to Write a Great Custom Text Ad for Amazon

How to Write a Great Custom Text Ad for Amazon

In the bookstore world, they say if person picks up a book and looks at it, you’re halfway to a sale. In the digital world, if they’ve clicked on your ad, they’re halfway to buying it. So how do you get them to click on your Amazon ad? This post will help you answer that question, and maybe it will boost your success in the dating world at the same time!

10 Tips on Character Development

10 Tips on Character Development

After plot, character development is the most important element of storytelling you need to think about. But writing strong characters is difficult. It’s an art form unto itself, and if you don’t pay enough attention to it, your readers will enjoy their experience much less. But how do you pull this off?

6 Ways to Become a Better Writer

6 Ways to Become a Better Writer

Save yourself lots of time, and reach audiences faster, by following some of the tricks William Kowalski, the award-winning, best-selling author of 14 novels, has used in his lifelong practice of writing.

How to Think of Good Story Ideas

How to Think of Good Story Ideas

It’s common among writers to feel like they need to write or explode… but sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. This post was written to help writers of fiction find some direction as they create their next magnum opus.

How long does it take to write a book?

How long does it take to write a book?

As the author of 14 novels, this is a question I'm asked over and over by hopeful writers: how long does it take you to write a book? I understand why you're asking. You've got that burning itch to tell your story, but you know writing takes a long time, and you're...

10 Steps to Writing and Self-Publishing Your Book

10 Steps to Writing and Self-Publishing Your Book

Introduction I've been writing for well over thirty years, almost twenty of them professionally. When I started writing, back in the early 80s, no one had heard of the internet. Hell, hardly anyone had heard of word processors. I did all my early writing by hand. When...

Smoked Meat

Smoked Meat

An honest accounting of the epic adventures of Noah Rosenstein and William (Bill) Kowalski, who set out to smoke large quantities of meat in the Santa Maria style of barbecuing, and largely succeeded, in the opinions of everyone who got to taste the results.

Free Workshop – Make a Website Using WordPress

Free Workshop – Make a Website Using WordPress

This free workshop is for middle school girls, grades 5-8. In spirit of Women’s Day, the workshop will be color themed purple, the official color of International Women’s Day. Please wear purple if you have it (optional). You can go all out in everything...
Personalisation and WordPress for B2B publishers

Personalisation and WordPress for B2B publishers

Pragmatic releases its first article in a series looking at the usefulness of WordPress. B2B publishing is now largely about digital-first experiences – whether that’s print heritage brands moving over to digital, or natively-digital publications starting...
How to create a chatbot in WordPress

How to create a chatbot in WordPress

Running the website requires plenty of attention and time. Customer queries will often, most of the time, take up some of the significant resources, and you will also be usually seeing the same questions asked always. To free up your time while still offering customer...