Yearly Archives: 2012
A WordPress plugin can choose to be great instead of big, and it seems obvious to me that people always want to use an efficient plugin that is somewhat feature-limited, rather than a plugin that does a lot of things, but also uses a lot of resources along the way.
In the previous article in this Small Giants series, I have introduced five plugins that are very useful, but lack awareness. This time,... more
Guys, another major release of BWP GXS is now available! The biggest change made since 1.1.6 is the ability to build a Google News sitemap that can be submitted to Google News without hassle :D.
All you have to do is click on the newly added tab (News sitemap), enable the module, choose some news categories as well as their genres and you're ready to go. Your news sitemap can also be used... more
After reading Small Giants: Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big written by Bo Burlingham I have come up with the idea of writing about small plugins that can greatly improve functionality for your blog. If you think a great plugin needs to be huge, you are definitely wrong and you should go see the book I have mentioned right away.
Small Giants will be a series of posts on BetterWP.net... more
As a WordPress end-users, you might never care about the term "Memory Usage" until you encounter a fatal error that keeps your site from working normally.
Memory Usage (in WordPress's case) is used to refer to how much CPU memory your PHP scripts (plugins, themes, and WordPress core files) consume when they get parsed. WordPress's core files (Twenty Ten theme installed) consumes about 13MB of memory (on some hosts with added modules or features, this number can be even higher, for example, the number is 16 instead of 13 for my website)... more
As an end-user, you might find WordPress ridiculously slow sometimes, not because WordPress itself is slow, but rather the way you're using WordPress is not optimized. That's why speeding up WordPress is a topic that can never get old. Mashable talked about it more than a year ago, Noupe has recently published an article about it, and even a design magazine blog has done the same thing.
All articles found on the Internet... more