Top tip: fixing broken dynamic content in WordPress admin dashboard

If you change your self-hosted WordPress install so that it starts using SSL to secure the Admin interface, you may have noticed that some dynamic elements are no longer working, such as the Jetpack site stats graph or the fold out sub-menus on the main menu.  Here’s how to fix it.

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How to double the speed of your WordPress site in 3 easy steps

With the investment of a few hours’ effort, I doubled the speed of this WordPress blog and no coding was needed.  This is great news if you’re a little intimidated by performance tuning.  In this article I’m going to walk you through the steps I took.

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Cookie cookie cookie COOOKIE

I enjoy a good cookie, particularly the slightly squidgy ones with huge chunks of chocolate in.  Sadly, this isn’t about highly-calorific comestibles, but about information this site will store in your browser.

The Register published a rather helpful article on the impending deadline for UK sites to conform to the new EU ePrivacy Directive (a thoroughly riveting read), which prompted me to get with the programme.  You probably saw the notice pop up when you first visited the site.

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New WordPress theme

As you may have gathered, I’ve been tinkering with the look of this site.  Still early days yet and I’ve a bit more tinkering to do, but I think it’s an improvement.

For those who are interested, I’m using Duster by Automattic.

Let me know what you think if you have any comments, positive or negative!

Secure WordPress Admin on Zeus Web Server

This post is a bit off-topic, but if you want to host your own copy of WordPress on Zeus Web Server, you may find the following information saves you a bit of time.  I decided to share this article this article with you once I’d figured out how to avoid the so-called “white screen of death”, i.e. when pop-ups for link or image insertion into posts show up blank.

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