Monday Morning Blues – WordPress Jazz Edition

Since the names are not all listed in the screen grab, I’ll list them here.

4.2 – “Bud” Powell
4.0 – Dinah Washington
3.9 – Jimmy Smith
3.8 – Charlie Parker
3.7 – Count Basie
3.6 – Oscar Peterson
3.5 – Elvin Jones
3.4 – Grant Green
3.3 – Sonny Stitt
3.0 – Thelonious Monk
2.7 – John Coltrane
2.1 – Ella Fitzgerald
1.01 – Miles Davis

Saying Adieu to nRelate? 3 alternate related posts plugins to use

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If you have the nRelate plugin installed, you probably already seen the prompt asking to remove the plugin. According to the blog post, As of 5pm EST today, the nRelate plugin will cease to function.

Looking for alternatives for your internal WordPress related post needs? Here are some to consider.


Related Post for WordPress –  My favorite part is that if you don’t like a related post suggestion, one can go and unlink it and add posts to include.

Yet Another Related Posts Plugin – I like the flexibility in layouts. Vertical, boxes, you choose.

Shareaholic – Social sharing and related posts all in one.

Are there alternate plugins that were not considered? Let us know in the comments.

WordPress & Daylight Savings Time



It’s that most wonderful time of the year.

For the folks that have are a site, don’t forget to go into your “General Settings” and set up your appropriate timezone, else you will be wondering why you posts are posting an hour earlier or later than scheduled.

Declutter Your Inactive WordPress Plugins

One of the main reasons while some WordPress installations go south is due to lack of maintenance. (Shameless plug, check out our WordPress Backup & Maintenance Packages.)

If you have some WordPress plugins that have been inactive for a while (more than a month) unless the plugin is seasonal, the best thing to do is delete them.

By doing this you are not only saving web hosting space, but you are also well as optimizing your WordPress installation.

Just like one goes thru their home and clears out what isn’t in use, shouldn’t you do the same with your WordPress plugins?


The City Boys Allstars

Moved a Jazz Rock band’s website from a HTML site to a WordPress CMS with shopping cart site.

Using for your business blog? Think again.


Are you using a ‘’ site for your business blog?

Or in other words, is your blog’s web address,

You might want to re-think that.

If you have been writing for a while (over a year), you may not have the SEO (search engine optimization) credit that your site deserves.

You can only have that with your own domain name.

Yes,  I know that you can attach your domain to a site.

However, if you need to verify that you are the owner of the domain, it is much more burdensome to do that on a site that’s hosted under a subdomain (which is what is) than on your own self-hosted WordPress site.

Also businesses like to have full control of their domain, including the backend.

So, if you’re blogging for your business and looking to be found and recognized as a resource in your industry, I would recommend looking at web hosts who are WordPress friendly and migrating so that your business can truly become the master of its domain.

Need help migrating from your to a Self-Hosted site? Contact us.

WordPress Jazz Day Playlist

In honor of International Jazz Day, I am paying homage to the Jazz greats who inspire nearly with every new WordPress release with a playlist.

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Click on the image or go to WordPress Jazz Day Playlist.

Since the names are not all listed in the screen grab, I’ll list them here.

3.9 – Jimmy Smith
3.8 – Charlie Parker
3.7 – Count Basie
3.6 – Oscar Peterson
3.5 – Elvin Jones
3.4 – Grant Green
3.3 – Sonny Stitt
3.0 – Thelonious Monk
2.7 – John Coltrane
2.1 – Ella Fitzgerald
1.01 – Miles Davis

How do I make by blog mobile?

This question came from my other site.

“Do you know how to make your site mobile friendly?

My blog looks weird when browsing from my iphone. I’m
trying to find a theme or plugin that might be able to fix this issue.
If you have any suggestions, please share. Appreciate it!”

It depends on what CMS or blogging program your blog is on. If it’s on WordPress, there are themes and plugins that serve this purpose. One plugin that I’ve used in the past is, WPTouch. The thing is, that it will not reflect the theme of the site. You can also look for themes that are “mobile” or “responsive” in the WordPress theme directory.

Winter Olympic Athletes Using WordPress

The time has come, the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXII Olympic Winter Games.

In the spirit of the games, I’ve chosen to highlight the winter olympic athletes that are using WordPress on their official sites.

For the purpose of this post, I am focusing on sites that are using self-hosted WordPress as their CMS platform.

In no particular order:

Jazmine Fenlator, Bobsled

Jazmine Fenlator is a 2014 Winter Olympic Bobsled Pilot. Jazmine is a Jersey Girl with a strong determination to go further.


Aja Evans, Bobsled and Track

Aja Evans won a bronze medal for the women’s two-man bobsled competition with Jamie Greubel as her partner.

Lauryn Williams, Sprinter and Bobsledder
Lauryn Williams, Sprinter and Bobsledder has both Gold and Silver medals from the summer games. She has taken it to the next level as being named a member in the USA bobsledding team.

Jason Brown, Figure Skating

Jason Brown competed in the Team Free skate event. His effort helped Team USA win a bronze medal.

Ted Ligety, Alpine Cross Skier

Ted Ligety won a gold medal in the Alpine Skiing Men’s Giant Slalom Event. Ted has many honors including winning gold in Torino, Italy in 2006.

Did I miss any other Winter Olympians using WordPress? Let me know in the comments.

7 WordPress Plugins to Love


Whether you have just started your self-hosted WordPress site, or you have been using WordPress for a while, there are some things that WordPress can’t operate without, and that’s plugins. Plugins in WordPress extend the functionality of the site. For example, if I wanted to show the latest from my Twitter or Facebook feeds, there  are plugins for that. A few of the plugins I’m going to mention have stood the test of time. Others are new to the scene yet have a great impact on how I build, develop and maintain on WordPress.

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