The newbie on the WPMU Dev team with a bent for hacking WordPress, content management and online media.

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How To Stop Your WordPress Intranet Becoming An Unmanageable Mess

Given its popularity, it’s only natural that organizations should look to WordPress as a potential intranet solution.

It’s far too easy, however, to get carried away and load up a site with every plugin imaginable and end up with an unmanageable mess.

So how you can avoid disaster and ensure that your WordPress intranet is fit for purpose, is solving your organization’s problems and is not going to have co-workers muttering about you over the water cooler?

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How To Add A New Yorker Style Header To Your WordPress Site

The New Yorker does it and so does The New York Times, so perhaps it’s just a Big Apple thing.

But changing and then fixing the page header as the reader scrolls up seems like an entirely sensible approach to not only maintaining branding but also to providing consistent and easy access to the primary navigation.

In this post, I’ll show you how to do the same with your WordPress site, even if you don’t live in New York.

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Creating A Mobile App For Your WordPress Site: A DIY Guide

You’ve probably thought before about how good it would be to create a mobile app for your WordPress site. The advantage of having that icon on a home screen, a single tap to engagement, perhaps just the kudos of being able to say “of course we have an app”.

But you checked out the options and they are either too complicated or too expensive and so the thought got reluctantly tossed into the “too hard” basket.

Well, go rummage in that basket and retrieve that thought because here’s a DIY approach that will allow you, for little cost, to create that basic app.

PhoneGap Build + WordPress = Mobile App

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6 Steps To Optimizing Your WordPress Site For Mobile Devices

It’s tempting to think that catering for your mobile audience is as simple as installing a responsive theme.

Even if your theme does look good on a mobile device (and there’s plenty that do), there’s still plenty more you can, in fact, should, do to optimize your mobile visitors’ experience.

Here’s 6 steps to delivering the perfect mobile WordPress experience.

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Roadmap, Features, to Keep WordPress Awesome

WordPress has been at the forefront of publishing disruption by bringing smart, easy, capable, industrial-strength publishing to anyone and everyone. That’s why we love it.

But if WordPress is to keep its mantle as the “people’s champion” then it has to respond as publishing and publishers’ needs evolve and the issue with the upcoming 4.0 major release (like many before it) is that there’s precious few signs of what might lie ahead.

Where is the roadmap? What features or capabilities could future WordPress releases include? How will WordPress maintain its position as the world’s favourite online publishing tool?

A long straight highway with a WordPress logo at the end.

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Free WordPress Themes Are Stunning, Awesome, Impressive, So Why Buy One?

Blogs such as this one are about one thing: creating an audience to sell to. And to do that you need posts that get traffic.

The analytics for the first six months of 2014 for this blog throw up some interesting results, interesting dilemmas and a key question.

Are those that write about WordPress driving the free mentality of WordPress users by continuously telling readers how great, awesome, super, impressive and stunning free is?

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