Thesis

TechPatio Updated to Thesis 1.8 and WordPress 3.0.1

August 29, 2010
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WordPress 3.0 has been out for some time now but I don’t feel comfortable upgrading to a new major version until at least one bug fix has been issued, so when 3.0.1 came out, I was ready to upgrade. Unfortunately I was about to go on vacation so I didn’t have time – but now […]

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Host Your Own Blog Or Google Might Close It

February 16, 2010
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You can get a free blog hosted at one of Google’s services such as Blogspot or Blogger, but be careful if you decide to do so. Not only are you not in complete control of your own blog, you also run the risk of your blog being closed by Google. According to Guardian, Google has […]

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TechPatio Switched Web Host Again: CS New Media

January 30, 2010
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As it turns out, VPS hosting was not for me. Just to recap, here’s the hosting history of TechPatio.com for the past almost 7 months (since TechPatio was first launched): Surftown shared web hosting plan. I’ve been a customer there since 2004 – (a few months). Surftown VPS beta hosting as part of a small […]

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TechPatio Reviewed By Thesis Theme HQ

December 29, 2009
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Somone over at Thesis Theme HQ reviewed TechPatio.com recently and compared the current site design and layout (as of December ’09) to the one I had before switching to the Thesis theme, back in August 2009. She did a really fantastic and lengthy review of my site and I’m really happy to see how much […]

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Thesis 1.6 Has Arrived – SEO Optimized WordPress Theme

October 27, 2009
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I’m using the Thesis theme for my WordPress blogs since August 31st on TechPatio.com and since the beginning of ApplePatio.com too. It’s a great search engine optimized theme with lots of features. Some of the major changes in 1.6 compared to 1.5 are: Design and color options built-in to the theme settings. Automatic dropdown navigation […]

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Why “Comment Reply Notification” Is A Must Have Plugin For Your Blog – Otherwise…

October 20, 2009
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… you could be missing out on some sweet commenting action! Allow me to explain: When it comes to WordPress, there’s usually three kinds of bloggers (more or less): Those with a pretty standard WordPress installation and no “subscribe to comments”-plugin whatsoever. Those with some 3rd party comment-system like Disqus or similar, that handles it […]

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Thesis/WordPress Tip: Featured Posts Script & Exclude From Front Page

September 17, 2009
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Sometimes a featured post can be a good thing, if you have something you’d really want to push and make your readers aware of – like you can see on the following screenshot where I’m “pushing” the first interview I’ve ever done for techpatio.com. That post, as featured, will always appear on top of my […]

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How To: More Targeted AdSense Ads & Thesis Code Example

September 12, 2009
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If you have watched the Matt Cutts video from WordCamp San Francisco 2009 you probably noticed his mentioning of the two following HTML codes: [html] <!–google_ad_section_start–> <!–google_ad_section_end–> [/html] Most people don’t know about those two tags and so they don’t use them. Using them lets you define what part of your website (or blog) should […]

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TechPatio Just Moved To Thesis – The Killer Theme From DIY Themes

August 31, 2009
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It’s finally here, Thesis! I’ve been waiting for weeks to make my switch to Thesis but I decided to just wait a few more days and do it today, so that I would have had around 2 months of blogging before I started using Thesis. Now it will probably be easier to spot any changes […]

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I Luv’ CommentLuv – do you have it on your WordPress blog yet?

August 23, 2009
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Are you a blogger? No! Then go become a blogger and return to this post once you get a blog going. Your future readers and blog commentators will love you for it! Yes! Great, are you using WordPress as your blogging platform then? No! Hmm, okay, I hope you’re happy with your current platform. If […]

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