Why Use WordPress

Why use WordPress in a classroom and for production websites?  Well, one reason is that one in four websites is now powered by WordPress. The milestone figure doesn’t represent a fraction of all websites that have a CMS: WordPress now powers 25 percent of the Web. The latest data comes from W3Techs, which measures both…… Continue reading Why Use WordPress

How to convert an entire MySQL database character set and collation to UTF-8?

I found myself in need of upgrading a number of older wordpress sites to change from the old latin1_swedish_ci to UTF-8, both the character set and collation.  I utilized a command line SQL prompt to accomplish this.  Modify the appropriate parameters “test” for your database, and “yourpasswordhere” with your password, ymmv, and have fun. I am…… Continue reading How to convert an entire MySQL database character set and collation to UTF-8?

WordPress 3.3 “Sonny”

Posted on WordPress.org, December 12, 2011 by Matt Mullenweg. Filed under Releases. The latest and greatest version of the WordPress software — 3.3, named “Sonny” in honor of the great jazz saxophonist Sonny Stitt — is immediately available for download or update inside your WordPress dashboard. WordPress has had over 65 million downloads since version…… Continue reading WordPress 3.3 “Sonny”

How To Optimize Your WordPress Database

I am looking at a number of WordPress plugins to optimize my databases.  I did run across the WordPress method of optimizing a database. First backup your database. http://yourdomain.com/wp-admin/maint/repair.php Click on the Repair Database button to have WordPress internally executes two SQL queries on each WordPress database table: CHECK TABLE and REPAIR TABLE Click on…… Continue reading How To Optimize Your WordPress Database

WordPress Programming Visual Cheat Sheet

Thanks to Antonio Lupetti WordPress Visual Cheat Sheet is the new document, of the Visual Cheat Sheet family, that contains a practical reference guide to WordPress 2.8. This cheat sheet (5 pages) contains the full reference guide to WP Template Tags with detailed descriptions and sample code. WordPress-Visual-Cheat-Sheet WordPress 2.8 Visual Cheat Sheet