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June 27, 2014

WordPress: setting the language on individual pages

WordPress by default has only one language setting. Setting up a full blown multi-language site might be overkill. Here is how you can get the correct language on each blog post and on each page.

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May 30, 2014

How to find & favourite “Most Recent” on Facebook’s mobile app

For some reason only known to Facebook, they are constantly trying to force “Top Stories” on people. Many people, myself included, like to see a feed of updates as they happen – the “Most Recent” feed. On the latest versions of the Facebook app for mobile (Spring 2014 at the time of writing) the main feed on the app is always “Top Stories”.

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September 25, 2013

Google Plus location sharing privacy settings

I’ve always been a fan of Google Latitude. It was really quite useful in a number of situations to see the exact location of friends and family. Google recently shut Latitude down and replaced the functionality with location in Google Plus.

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July 16, 2013

Disable comments and pingbacks on old posts in WordPress

It’s pretty straight forward to turn off pingbacks and comments in WordPress. It’s just a checkbox under “settings” and “discussion”… but what’s not obvious from that setting is that it only applies to new posts created after you made the change.

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March 11, 2013

Increase the amount of site speed data in Google Analytics

Out of the box, Google Analytics only records the navigation timing information for about 1% of page views.

Unless you’ve got a relatively big and busy site that generates over 10,000 “hits” to Google Analytics per day, then you will want to increase that sample rate and record as much page load speed information as possible into GA.

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February 5, 2013

Moving from Posterous to WordPress

Posterous is dying. Twitter bought it in 2012 and left it in maintenance mode. So, it was time to move UX Podcast from there to a self-hosted WordPress site.

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