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  1. Jul 2019
    1. WordPress Database Switcheroo First, do a MySQL database export of the old database on the old server, create a new blank database on the new server, import the old data either in PHPMyAdmin or mysql directly in the command line. Make sure you have the new database selected, then run some SQL updates and replacement commands on the tables notably, wp_options, wp_posts, wp_postmeta. Use the code as below and swap in your old and new URLs, no trailing slashes. Also if necessary change the table prefix values where applicable (ie wp_ ) UPDATE wp_options SET option_value = replace(option_value, 'http://www.oldurl', 'http://www.newurl') WHERE option_name = 'home' OR option_name = 'siteurl'; UPDATE wp_posts SET guid = replace(guid, 'http://www.oldurl','http://www.newurl'); UPDATE wp_posts SET post_content = replace(post_content, 'http://www.oldurl', 'http://www.newurl'); UPDATE wp_postmeta SET meta_value = replace(meta_value,'http://www.oldurl','http://www.newurl');

      This is really helpful when you're manually cloning a WP site. If you have a Domain of One's Own and you want to move a site from one user's account to another or fork a site into another user's account, this is really helpful.

  2. Jun 2019
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    1. I can reliably predict when features get added and bugs squashed. I may not know that with WordPress.

      These pieces definitely happen on WordPress as well, it's just got an order of magnitude larger of people and infrastructure, so it can sometimes be more difficult to follow.

      Here's the best place to start for it: https://make.wordpress.org/

      You can follow along with most changes at https://core.trac.wordpress.org/

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  6. Feb 2019
    1. But how do we make it happen?

      Larry, I caught your Twitter conversation with Aaron Parecki earlier about IndieWeb. I've added a lot of the open specs he referenced to my own WordPress website with a handful of plugins and would be happy to help you do the same if you like.

      If nothing else, it'll give you some direct experience with how the decentralized nature of how these things work. I'm posting my reply to you own my own site and manually syndicating the reply (since you don't yet support webmention, one of the protocols) which will give at least some idea of how it all works.

      If you're curious about how you could apply it to your own WordPress site, I've collected some research, articles and experiments specific to my experience here: https://boffosocko.com/research/indieweb/

  7. Nov 2018
    1. This reflects a problem in the design process: beginning with custom controls (such as the “switch toggle”), then attempting to make them accessible rather than beginning with standard controls and making a functional interface.
    2. Additionally, some toolbar controls behave differently from others. This contributes to the impression of focus moving arbitrarily, since a user cannot readily predict what will happen on triggering these controls.
    3. Contributing to the challenges of locating and remembering the location of controls, we find  visual design considerations have been given priority over information architecture. The order and logical grouping of the user interface controls should be paramount for all users. Instead controls are grouped in a way which may seem arbitrary. In addition to the lack of a systematic organization of the controls, they are continuously appearing and disappearing.
    4. The accessibility issues in Gutenberg only affect the authoring and editing of content in WordPress.
    5. there is no mechanism for increasing the font size of a paragraph in the existing editor.
    6. random changes of focus (which is likely related to keyboard navigation changes depending on the type of block, whether or not that block has content, and whether you’re navigating forwards from a block or backwards from a block. Without any visual context clues about these controls, the focus would appear to be arbitrarily changed.
    7. Constantly shifting controls are confusing for screen reader users in particular, as they don’t get the visual affordance to know when something is no longer available in the interface. The classic editing experience was linear, contained within a single block. The controls were in a single fixed location on the page. This provides a predictability that is no longer present in the interface.
    8. To this end, the accessibility team proposed a clearly discoverable notice in the WordPress 5.0 release to inform administrators of the risks in allowing Gutenberg for users of assistive technology and provide instructions on installing the Classic Editor plug-in. At this time, that proposal has been closed with the ambiguous note “5.0 will point users to the classic editor plugin if they need it.” It is not clear what this means or how it might be implemented.
    9. we cannot recommend that anybody who has a need for assistive technology allow it to be in use on any sites they need to use at this time.
    10. Retrofitting accessibility is not an effective process. It is costly in terms of time and resources.
    11. These non-native interactions impose a  steep learning curve on users of assistive technology as their normal modes of interaction may not work as expected.
    12. Because the complexity of interaction with Gutenberg is an order of magnitude greater than in the classic editor, we believe that Gutenberg is less accessible than the existing classic editor
  8. Oct 2018
    1. I am giving this one a go as it seems to be the most widely used.

      It is widely used, and I had it for a while myself. I will note that the developer said he was going to deprecate it in favor of some work he'd been doing with another Mastodon/WordPress developer though.

  9. Aug 2018
  10. Jul 2018
    1. Post Kinds consists of a few elements A URL parser that takes an input URL and tries to extract it into structured data Enhancements to the Post Editor to add additional structured data to the post object A Taxonomy that takes that structured data and classifies it and dictates behavior A rendering piece that takes the structured data stored in post meta and displays it using templates that can be overridden in the theme by including them in a subdirectory called kind_views

      This is a great short description from a WordPress developer perspective of what the Post Kinds Plugin does

  11. Jun 2018
    1. I think there is a need to develop a system to track the draft of a manuscript from the beginning to the end of the process.

      If you're drafting in WordPress you can set the number of revisions of your posts to infinite so that you can keep (archive) all of your prior drafts. see: https://codex.wordpress.org/Revisions

  12. Apr 2018
    1. For instance, if someone replies to a post on Twitter, the reply gets sent back here as a comment. However if I reply here to that comment, it doesn’t get sent back to Twitter.

      This is an interesting problem. It also becomes an issue of having the comment reply on the WP site be able to have the Twitter responses to that come back to the original, potentially as a comment with a URL with a fragment.

  13. Mar 2018
  14. Jan 2018
    1. Creating simple bookmarklets on your Android phone with URL Forwarder

      I’d run across this wonder of an app a couple of years back too. I’ve been using it for a while, but to post to my WordPress and WithKnown based websites. WordPress and some of it’s subsidiary plugins utilize URL parameters in such a way that URL Forwarder can be easily configured for them as well.  Details can be found at http://boffosocko.com/2017/01/10/browser-bookmarklets-and-mobile-sharing-with-post-kinds-plugin-for-wordpress/#A%20Post%20Kinds%20%E2%80%9CBookmarklet%E2%80%9D%20for%20Mobile

    1. small niche sites that only a handful of users might use can also be part of the same ecosystem.

      Perhaps this is something that David Shanske could leverage for adding IndieWeb functionality within WordPress?

    1. So, R.I.P. The Blog, 1997-2013. But this isn’t cause for lament. The Stream might be on the wane but still it dominates. All media on the web and in mobile apps has blog DNA in it and will continue to for a long while. Over the past 16 years, the blog format has evolved, had social grafted onto it, and mutated into Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest and those new species have now taken over. No biggie, that’s how technology and culture work.

      I agree. It is not that blog is dead, or that blogging is no longer an activity worth doing outside Facebooking, Instagramming and Tweeting, or that bloggers are no longer exist. I would say that blog, blogging and blogger are expanding. They just exist in different platform (like Facebook and Pinterest), with different method (people who rant on Facebook .. isn't that blogging?) and as different people (Instagrammers, Facebookers, etc).

  15. Nov 2017
    1. institutional demands for enterprise services such as e-mail, student information systems, and the branded website become mission-critical

      In context, these other dimensions of “online presence” in Higher Education take a special meaning. Reminds me of WPcampus. One might have thought that it was about using WordPress to enhance learning. While there are some presentations on leveraging WP as a kind of “Learning Management System”, much of it is about Higher Education as a sector for webwork (-development, -design, etc.).

    1. (At the time, Stephen Downes mocked me for thinking that this was an important aspect of LMS design to consider.)

      An interesting case where Stephen’s tone might have drowned a useful discussion. FWIW, flexible roles and permissions are among the key things in my own personal “spec list” for a tool to use with learners, but it’s rarely possible to have that flexibility without also getting a very messy administration. This is actually one of the reasons people like WordPress.

    1. Link suggestions don’t even have to live in a separate meta box.

      Years ago, link suggestions were pretty high on my wishlist for WP. Did notice early implementations of this feature but haven’t used the improved version. It does sound like the current version is pretty useful and can lead to something interesting. Might also work well with annotations, come to think of it.

    1. Here at Yoast, we are worried about the use of new technology combined with the introduction of big new concepts.
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  18. Jul 2017
    1. How To Install A Free SSL Security Certificate On Your WordPress Website

      On why are there different prices for SSL certificates

    2. How To Add AMP To Your WordPress Website - Accelerated Mobile Pages
  19. Jan 2017
    1. 是的 我非常需要这个插件!!

      现在它看起来好多了! 是因为你们刚刚优化了手机端的CSS吗? 非常感谢~

  20. Oct 2016
    1. H5P makes it easy to create interactive content by providing a range of content types for various needs. Preview and explore these content types below.
  21. Sep 2016
    1. Post Author  A list of all blog authors you can select from to attribute as the post author. This section only shows if you have multiple users with authoring rights in your blog. To view your list of users, see Users tab on the far right.
  22. Aug 2016
    1. Upload the files

      If you are using WampServer locally, copy the Wordpress directory to the www directory of your WampServer installation. To find out where that is, click on the WampServer icon in the system tray (notification area in Windows 7), and then click on the 'www directory' listing in the menu. Once where you know where that is, you can copy and paste it to that location. There are other options, but this is the most convenient to get up and running with WordPress quickly.

  23. May 2016
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    1. Jeremy DeanPosted on January 27, 2016January 28, 2016Categories Getting Started

      As a side-note (pun intended?), to help beautify your web presence a bit, you might notice that your photo doesn't show up in the author position in your 2016 theme on single posts. To fix this, you can (create and) use your WordPress.com username/password to create an account on their sister site Gravatar.com. Uploading your preferred photo on Gravatar and linking it to an email will help to automatically populate your photo in both your site and other wordpress sites across the web. To make it work on your site, just go to your user profile in your wordpress install and use the same email address in your user profile as your gravatar account and the system will port your picture across automatically. If necessary, you can use multiple photos and multiple linked email addresses in your gravatar account to vary your photos.

  25. Jan 2016
    1. Welcome to my domain

      I'm playing on the Domain of One's Own Movement here. DOOO started at University of Mary Washington when Jim Groom and Tim Owen's decided it would be cool (read: necessary) for students and faculty to have their own domains and thus more control over their online identity.

      As usual, I was late on the scene here, but it was a 2016 New Year's resolution of mine to set up my own domain and so here you have it. Jim and Tim now run a start-up of sorts, Reclaim Hosting, helping folks like me get setup with their own domain.

    2. of my own

      Love this style of joke. Something about the way the mind starts a sentence and then realizes it's gone in the wrong direction.

    3. This is my first post on the Web that feels like it’s truly mine

      Part of what the Domain of One's Own movement is all about is not so much having your own registered website, but in general taking more control over your online identity. I say most posts I've made on the Web aren't really my own because most posts have been made on Facebook and Twitter and in other places I have only a limited control over.

      Part of what inspired me to finally register my own domain like this was a Gardner Campbell Tweet of a blog by OG blogger Dave Winer.

    4. And it’s annotatable/annotated!

      You probably already figured that out, but I gotta say, the hypothes.is plugin for WordPress is pretty sweet!

    5. My first post that’s actually mine

      I humbly offer this annotated microblog in the grand tradition of short texts, heavily glossed.

      See, for example, J.G. Ballard's story “Notes Towards a Mental Breakdown,” a single sentence elaborately footnoted, and Jacques Derrida's "“Living On / Border Lines," an essay with a running footnote alongside it addressed to the translator of the text.

  26. Dec 2015
    1. Users publish coursework, build portfolios or tinker with personal projects, for example.

      Useful examples. Could imagine something like Wikity, FedWiki, or other forms of content federation to work through this in a much-needed upgrade from the “Personal Home Pages” of the early Web. Do see some connections to Sandstorm and the new WordPress interface (which, despite being targeted at WordPress.com users, also works on self-hosted WordPress installs). Some of it could also be about the longstanding dream of “keeping our content” in social media. Yes, as in the reverse from Facebook. Multiple solutions exist to do exports and backups. But it can be so much more than that and it’s so much more important in educational contexts.

  27. Nov 2015
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  29. Oct 2014
    1. WordPress, Drupal and many other complete web applications come ready made for deployment.

      Even if cheap, I wonder what the TCO (total cost of ownership is like)