Day 7: Brand your social links with the page redirect plugin

Making WordPress sites work better isn’t always about doing advanced theme hacks and messing around with PHP and CSS code. In many cases it’s just a matter of finding a new or clever use of a plugin or even a function already built in. On this 7th Day of WordPress we’ll take a look at…

Social Media: Revolution or the End of Objective Reason?

Just because you don’t agree doesn’t mean it must be wrong. The above video, called Social Media Revolution is spreading like wildfire through social media circles and is being used by social media advocates as futher proof that social media is be all and end all of news, marketing and the internet in general. And…

Top 10 rules of Twitter etiquette

This weekend the Vancouver Twitter crowd bore witness to what can only be described as an attempted social suicide live on Twitter. A relatively well followed Twitter personality decided that a late Friday night would be the perfect time to “call another Tweeter out” as a “fake” and take what should have been a personal…

New WordPress-based Site: AnnyChih.com

Two weekends ago my sister-in-law Anny Chih asked for some help sprucing up her WordPress blog. She wanted to apply for The Best Job in the World – the Tourism Queensland online video contest where you post a 1 minute video application to become the island caretaker of the beautiful Hamilton Island in Australia –…

Create a Twitter Box in Your Sidebar – Part II

My Sidebar Twitter box tutorial seems to have struck a chord with WordPress users and it has generated some interesting questions. One of them, from TheNext2ShineBlog posed an interesting problem I decided to look into in more detail: the only thing I would like to change is the time aspect (23 days ago // 4…

Create a Twitter box in your sidebar

UPDATE July 2011 Twitter has made some changes to their Twitter Badge functionality including removing the auto generated legacy code used in this tutorial. Fortunately they have not deactivated the actual function meaning you can copy the code in the examples below, replace my handle (mor10) with yours and you’ll get your tweets just like…