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.
Throwback: the most original present ever.

Throwback: the most original present ever.

In April of 2001, I made a trip to the HarperCollins warehouse in Scranton, PA. I was in the midst of a book tour, and since I was in the neighborhood, someone from the warehouse called and asked me if I would come by and say hello. I was to shake a few hands and sign...

Reading Resources for Epic Game

Thanks are due to the Ontario Library Association Steering Committee, who created these reading resources for EPIC GAME, my latest Rapid Reads book for Orca Publishers' Raven imprint. EPIC GAME has earned me my fourth nomination for the OLA's Golden Oak Award. Click...

The gift of meditation

The gift of meditation

Almost thirty years ago, when I was a teenager, a friend gave me a meditation bench. It was collapsible, made of soft pine, and stained chestnut. It probably cost less than five bucks to make, but it's turned out to be one of the most valuable things I've ever owned....

NovaScotiaFood.com

NovaScotiaFood.com, a site I built, has really struck a chord with a lot of folks. I did an interview about it with CKBW (Bridgewater, NS) this morning, and I'll be doing another one early Monday morning on CBC's Information Morning at about 6:25 am. If you haven't...

Q&A with Steven Buechler

Book blogger Steven Buechler was kind enough to do a Q&A with me on his site. I talk about why I wrote The Best Polish Restaurant in Buffalo, my plans to promote it, and a little bit about what I'm working on next. Check it out here.

How to Self-Publish like a Pro, Part 2

Read Part 1 in this series. Read Part 3 in this series. Read Part 4 in this series. Here are nine random tips for those of you who choose to use Kickstarter, or a similar service, to raise money for the self-publication of your book. 1. Ignore the promos. About thirty...

How to Self-Publish like a Pro: Part 1

Read Part 2 in this series. Read Part 3 in this series. Read Part 4 in this series. Self-publishing is not new. It's been around for a very long time. In fact, it's probably at least several minutes older than the professional publishing industry, which only sprang up...

THE BEST POLISH RESTAURANT IN BUFFALO

Two years ago, I decided I was finally going to write a story I’ve been avoiding for most of my life, because I thought it would be too hard to tell. But it’s turned out to be one of the most rewarding experiences of my writing career. This story is based on the life...

Why I love grav3yardgirl

Sometimes I have trouble getting to sleep at night, so I’ve taken to watching things on YouTube that help gear my brain down to a manageable level. This has led to my discovery of the phenomenon of product reviews. There are a lot of people with their own channels,...

Free Resources for Writers

Free Resources for Writers

What kind of free resources for writers can you find on this site? For starters, there's my e-book, Writing for First-Time Novelists. In it, I've tried to distill the knowledge I've gained over the past 30 years of maintaining a regular writing routine into an...

10 Weight Loss and Fitness Tips

10 Weight Loss and Fitness Tips

Recently I joined a group of friends on Facebook whose common goal is to help each other stay fit and eat better. This blog post contains some of the tips I've learned over the past few years, which I finally had an excuse to write down and share. This is really...

When Porcupines Attack

When Porcupines Attack

It was a cold, rainy Nova Scotia afternoon in December, the last day of the 2014 deer season. So far, my luck had been pretty bad. I’d been out only once before, for a four-hour hunt that had resulted in one tick bite, one case of Lyme disease, one nasty staph...

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,...
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...
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...