Pardon our dust –or– Netninja on Thesis

As you can tell by the ubiq­ui­tous ‘90s-era non­trans­par­ent ani­mated shov­eler graphic at right, has been under con­struc­tion this week­end. Everything looks fine now, but this is a warn­ing that there may still be some loose cov­er­plates hid­ing spark­ing wires. You see — today, I installed the Thesis theme engine for WordPress. What does this mean? … Continue read­ing Pardon our dust –or– Netninja on Thesis

The psychology of WordPress upgrades & plugins

WordCamp Portland was last month. Although WordPress 2.8 has made upgrad­ing one-click easy, there was a lot of shared sen­ti­ment about upgrades and plu­g­ins. These beliefs boil down into two groups and are sum­ma­rized with the fol­low­ing state­ments: “I don’t run WordPress with any plu­g­ins what­so­ever because an upgrade to the core of WordPress could break … Continue read­ing The psy­chol­ogy of WordPress upgrades & plu­g­ins