How to add proper pagination as default in WordPress themes

It is time we the people who build WordPress themes cast aside the rotting corpse of Older and Newer posts links and replace it with proper pagination. After all the function is already built into WordPress – in fact it has been for a very, very long time. So, without further ado let me provide you with the code you need to get started and a few tweaks to move your WordPress pagination into the 21st century.

Start with a Theme: Twenty Thirteen – new course on lynda.com

All new and totally free! The new Start with a Theme: Twenty Thirteen course from Morten Rand-Hendriksen and lynda.com is here! Hot off the presses my latest lynda.com course Start with a Theme: Twenty Thirteen walks you through all the features of the new default WordPress theme released earlier this summer. Twenty Thirteen is blog-centric and focusses…

Blogging for Your Business – new course on lynda.com

Tasked with creating a blog for your business and don’t know where to start? Look no further than my new lynda.com course Blogging for Your Business. Whether you are creating a blog for a large company or for your own business this course will help you set up and execute a plan that will make…

WordPress at 10: Time for a fork?

WordPress turns 10 years old this month, around the same time version 3.6 is set to release. This 10 year anniversary should be a time for review, revision, and vision for the future. Should WordPress remain a one-size-fits-all CMS grown out of a blogging platform? Or is it time to rethink the structure of the application and modularize it to meet the demands of different user groups? I say it’s time for a fork.

WordPress Ecommerce: Easy Digital Downloads – new lynda.com course

Hot on the heels of the release of WordPress Ecommerce: Core Concepts and WordPress Ecommerce: WooCommerce comes my third course in the series: WordPress Ecommerce: Easy Digital Downloads.
While WooCommerce is a full fledged ecommerce platform for WordPress, Easy Digital Downloads (or EDD for short) is built to sell digital products and services only. This means a drastically simplified user interface, no shipping options, and easier tax handling. If you want to sell digital products online Easy Digital Downloads is a great place to start.

Judging the App Pitch Vancouver 2013

Every now and again I get asked to participate in interesting events. The App Pitch which takes place in Vancouver on March 13, 2013 is no exception. I will be part of the 6 person panel that will be judging pitches for new Windows 8 apps from developers and students. Up for grabs is a…

Glass, Filter Bubbles, & Lifestreams – connecting the dots

On a server somewhere there is a file with your name on it with more information about you than you have on yourself. The server can predict your every move with impressive accuracy, it knows where you are, where you are going, and who you are interacting with. And at every turn in your life it will use this information to try to influence your decisions and your actions. This is not science fiction nor the future. This is happening today, right now, as you are reading this and considering who to share it with. Tomorrow it will be right in front of your eyes changing your reality. Big Brother could be so lucky…