GoDaddy Webhosting and Other Such Nonsense

Posted May 30th, 2013 in News, Technology, WordPress by Dennis

GoDaddy

I really don’t understand the issue. I really don’t.

It feels as if everyone (and their mother) has an issue with GoDaddy’s services… to the point where it almost feels comical. What the Hell?

So, I spent a small part of my evening talking with GoDaddy’s Customer Service Department… and left feeling rather happy. All I needed to accomplish… was to simply pull a Domain Name (that I had initially setup as being independent) into my own Web Hosting services… and it went off without a hitch. Do You Hear Me? It Went Off With Out A Hitch!

It was easy.

As a web developer, I hear all the complaints regarding GoDaddy. I hear them ALL! Yet, none of them seem to ring true with my own personal experience. None Of Them. None.

I drop-in on the LinkedIn WordPress Groups and invariably someone has asked the question, “Which Web Hosting Provider should I use?”… and the floods come pouring-in about how terrible GoDaddy is and how one should be using WebHostX or WebHostY for one’s Hosting needs. I guess these people don’t particularly care for the CEO antics. To those, I say he’s kind-of-a-dick. Yet, the company hasn’t treated me wrong so far… and I’m quite happy.

How the heck am I supposed to take this? I don’t bring GoDaddy ton’s of cash for my  allegiance. Far from it. I just like what they do. They’ve been responsive, they’ve tried to help no matter how “stupid” I’ve felt my requests had been… They’ve been… very kind.

How can anyone argue with that?

 

WordPress and Screencast.com

Posted November 20th, 2012 in Featured, WordPress by Dennis

I had recently been working with a client whose Video Content had been uploaded to Screencast.com.

Now, I had never worked with ScreenCast video content before… but, like most video “streamers”, there did not appear any real problems with working with such an organization… at least, within the WordPress construct.

Unfortunately, I soon ran into a slew of strange behaviors. Behaviors that I STILL do not quite understand. But, fortunately, I was able to determine the best way of embedding “Screencast.com” video content… laying most of my troubles at rest. :)

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Site5′s NEW Boldy Theme v2.0.2

Posted October 16th, 2012 in Featured, WordPress by Dennis

 

Boldy Theme by Site5

Yes, Site5 has released a new-and-improved version (2.0.2) of the popular WordPress Boldy Theme. :)

Site5 has now begun the honorable prospect of separating their Web Hosting tasks, from their WordPress Theme designing arm of the business… and this type of separation is a good thing. :) Let those that can “host”… host. For those that wish to “design”… then, design. It’s a win-win for many of us.

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WordPress Zen: Tweaking the SimpleFolio Theme is not that “Simple”

Posted April 25th, 2012 in Featured, WordPress by Dennis

NOTE: (10/15/2012) There appears to be an update to Simplefolio (v1.6)on the original Slimmity site. However, the site appears to have been compromised. Until this is fixed, you’ll have to downgrade to v1.5. This is just a precaution.

Smashing Magazine did the WordPress world a real favor by making the Simplefolio Theme v1.5 free for-the-taking.

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Install/Configure your own WordPress Multisite

Posted February 25th, 2012 in WordPress by Dennis

or “How Not to Totally Screw Yourself”

wpms

After all this time since it’s been available, I’ve finally properly installed a WordPress 3.3.1 Multisite. What a learning curve… and not for the squeamish. That’s for sure. :) Continue Reading »

WordPress Zen: Tightening the Wrench on the Equilibrium Theme

Posted September 15th, 2011 in WordPress by Dennis

Equlibrium: WordPress ThemeI’ll admit, I really have a man-crush on themes like Made by On‘s Equilibrium WordPress Theme. They are so open and fresh and so easily readable. With ton’s of white-space, this theme really let’s a LOT of fresh air into the page.

And then… I start to hate it. :(

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Fixing Facebook Status Updates & RSS

Posted July 31st, 2011 in WordPress by Dennis

Facebook has crushed its competition: MySpace & Friendster. Still, Facebook continues to make a mess of its “friendliness” towards its users.

I will not attempt to answer that question, but will do my best to alleviate one of Facebook’s major flaws: Status RSS Feeds.

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