Wordpress

Wordpress TinyMCE Advanced, a useful plugin!

Since starting to use Wordpress more and more I've allowed myself to sink deeper into its realms. Well allowed, had to is a much better way of describing it. My general opinion about WP vs other CMS systems (such as Drupal ) is relatively unchanged. But Wordpress does have a more edible surface especially to those with little interest in tech. This however means something...

Active trail in menu, a couple of tips

Web Navigation has evolved tremendously over the past few years. Code standards of different sorts have become very refined whether we talk CSS (Cascading Stylesheets) or other. Most Content Management solutions also allow you to extend navigation in different directions, either by core functionality or by installing additional modules or plugins. Of these there are plenty but it's not always needed. To create a good,...

Wordpress & lay-out: less is more

Web design and content presentation trends have changed a lot over the past 10-20 years. Long gone is tolerance for, and patience with, 100+ lines paragraphs, cluttered pages, word and function density beyond sensible measures. With better tools and platforms previous layout and presentation methods have gotten their renaissance. Use of large fonts, lots of air on the page surface, plenty of space. This was...

How to get rid of bots

... would be THE tip of the year for any homepage owner or site administrator. Especially a method to completely and auto-magically exclude any type of traffic not driven by human interaction. Sadly, getting rid of the bots or agents that probes or scans the WWW every hour, minute, second or millisecond is, literally speaking, impossible. It would be like trying to get rid of...

Tags and tagging in blog

Finally that too is done, well at least for the blog, see no point in tagging static information pages, those are few, will remain few and are easy to find. I didn't build or incorporate tagging and taxonomy into this site from the beginning, simply because a blog wasn't part of the original plan. It wasn't until later I decided to enable the blog, later...

Changes - some thoughts re. Web CMS Design

Over the course of the next few weeks there will be some new changes to this website. Initially I thought about replacing the entire design, make it more modern so to speak. But I've come to the conclusion that all I need is to include some new functions, and (for now at least) keep the design as is. Certain section here may however change a...

Spam, spam and more [bloody] spam

If I have one wish for the future, a perpetual wish for the future, it is that algorithms and agents to detect spam, whether mail, registration bots, servers and scripts, improves faster than the spammers can develop it. Admittedly, a lot has improved, spam is not on a decline but at least with regards to mail filtering things are better, especially if compared to say 10 years ago.

So, what CMS or Web Solution should you choose?

A highly relevant question. Well at least if you're out there looking for a web solution for your company, enterprise or ... just for fun. There are many great solutions available, from general public license or free, to the rather expensive. By the way, CMS means Content Mangement System , and this blog will be about some free/open source based ones. However and this is...