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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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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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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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January 13, 2012

Exclude categories from home page and RSS in Pagelines

For The Beantin Index that I launched earlier this week, there are posts that contain ratings and then there are blog posts. The main focus of the site are the ratings, so I didn’t want blog posts appearing on the home page, and I wanted two separate RSS feeds.

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September 6, 2010

Solutions for embedding EmoVotes on any website

EmoVotes are where you “rate” content by selecting your emotional response – such as happy, angry, curious and indifferent. This way of voting and rating content in my experience gives a more honest response than such mechanisms as star ratings and thumbs up/down.

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August 26, 2010

How to stop WordPress comment spam when using Disqus

I’ve had Disqus installed since day one on this blog. No spam whatsoever in Disqus. Lovely and Quiet. To my surprise, comments posted via bots and scripts kept on coming in.

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