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.

There’s no such thing as a ‘realist’

Here’s what someone is really saying to you when they say they’re a realist. What they’re saying is, your point of view is not grounded in reality. What you believe isn’t real. Meanwhile, their understanding of things is rooted in experience. They see how things really are. They understand the world. They get it. You, you poor, deluded fool, just don’t.

The murders in Bangladesh

Bangladesh has been the scene of some horrific attacks upon free speech lately. Specifically, several bloggers and writers have been hacked to death by religious fundamentalists. In this excellent piece, newspaper publisher and fiction author K. Anis Ahmed explains...

Samhain

Several years ago I did a performance with Don Sedgwick and Mary Knickle for Samhain Night. I read some original poetry, and Mary and Don played and sang. It was a great evening, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Below are the poems I read. They won't make as much sense...

Toronto Reacts to Mike Miller’s Harassment

Over the last two days, lots of people have been talking about what happened to Mike Miller in Toronto, which I blogged about here. I'm really delighted to see that this issue is getting so much attention. There are two pieces I'd especially like to link to: this...

What to do if your WordPress site is hacked

A few months ago, I agreed to take on a WP site that had been put together by someone else a few years earlier and then abandoned. The core files and plugins were all badly outdated. The reason that was dangerous, as I explained to the site owners, was because old...

The Best WordPress Plugins “since the dawn of time”

Well, okay. That’s a lofty claim. The author himself says: I know what you’re thinking. You’ve already seen 15 best WordPress plugins posts this month and you can’t possibly read another one. Trust me, I feel your pain. It seems like every popular website has...

Making WordPress Menus Accessible

I’ve been interested in the concept of universal access in web design for some time, since much of the work I’ve done in education has involved teaching adults with learning challenges. (Actually, the more I teach, the more it seems that people with...

WordPress and Me

I don’t know what people imagine the life of a modern novelist to be like, but the fact is, I’ve got my fingers in a lot of different pies besides writing. Once, I thought that being a professional writer meant never having to do anything other than write....