WordPress slow, optimize your database

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It seemed that one of my blogs was slowing down to a point where it was almost unusable. Trying to save or publish an entry would often lead to a connection timeout and loss of what I’d typed. But, it was only one site. This one, also running WordPress, was slow but not to the… Read more »

Adsense Notifier Firefox Extension

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If you have AdSense on any of your web pages and use Firefox, you owe it to yourself to download the Adsense Notifier from Mincus.com. It adds a box to the status bar optionally showing impressions, clicks, CTR, CPM, and total earnings so that you don’t have to keep logging in to AdSense to check… Read more »

Web Page Layout in Photoshop and ImageReady

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Finally growing tired of the default Kubrick theme on my WordPress blog, I decided it was time to go for a face-lift. Most of the page layouts I’ve done in the past have been done with HTML and CSS, but only enough graphics for the logo and a few small images just to keep it… Read more »

PayPal returning with ?=Return+To+Merchant

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Just a quick post since I had a really tough time finding an answer to a problem I was having. I’m working on an open source eCommerce site where photographers can upload image galleries and have their clients view (and order) them. For now, I’m going to be using PayPal as the payment gateway. It… Read more »

Grey vs. Gray – It matters to Internet Explorer

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I was going round and round trying to figure out why Firefox would correctly show a 1px gray border on an “a” HTML tag where Internet Explorer wouldn’t. Turns out, I had used “grey” instead of “gray”. FF accepted it, IE didn’t. Lesson learned. But I spent hours trying to figure out what was wrong… Read more »

SimpleViewer – Automatic building of the XML file

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For those that have never used SimpleViewer, it’s a free Flash application that makes great portfolio pages. To start, I wanted an easier way to update my gallery. I didn’t like the idea of having to rewrite the page or rebuild the gallery every time I wanted to add a picture. So I wanted to… Read more »

Website Promotion Part IV: Search Engines

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Search engines are going to have to split out into a few different topics. As I was writing this part of this posting I realized that there is way too much info on search engines for a single post, or even a single topic. So I’m going to take what I’ve written and put it… Read more »

Website Promotion Part III: Links

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Links from other sites If you have access to your web server logs the referrer information can be extremely useful in determining what sites link to yours. Many of the referrers will be search engines which we’ll discuss next time, but there will also be links from other sites. For this part of our discussion,… Read more »