It’s Still a Bloody Column, Here Are 9 Things About WordPress

Summer went fast, didn’t it? I wish I could tell you that I’ve been taking it easy, only getting out of the water to go write another chapter or two on the next big thing. Sadly that was not the case. All my chocolate bunnies melted, so I had to do work on the Farmer’s, err, farm. Luckily I tricked him into signing me up for another 10 columns, so my bunny diet can now be sustained by writing obscenities instead.

By the way, this is indeed still a bloody column. I won’t be giving you the 15 best plugins to make your site run more sluggishly, nor will I do a step by step tutorial complete with pictures on how to attach a bloody picture to a crappy post.

What? Am I making fun of someone again, stepping on toes? Maybe…

I do however want you guys to read these things, and since this site is all about the lists I figured I’d give it a go. So here are 9 things about WordPress:

  1. WordPress is open source.
  2. WordPress is a blogging publishing platform.
  3. WordPress is a CMS, no matter what some guys think.
  4. WordPress is available in other languages in English.
  5. WordPress sites can be updated from various apps.
  6. WordPress is spelled just that, not WordPress folks.
  7. WordPress can be extended with plugins.
  8. WordPress can look almost any way you like thanks to themes.
  9. WordPress gets really repetitive, as a word, when you do a list like this.

There you go, some quality linkbait for you!

I’ve got something new for your though, in these columns. At the end of each column I figured I’d give you a piece of advice. I call it “This Week’s Piece of WordPress Advice”, because this column is weekly and thus you’ll get the WordPress advice on a weekly basis. I’m really happy with this, as I’m sure you’ve gathered by now.

So here we go!

This Week’s Piece of WordPress Advice
Don’t upload images in the exact size you intend to use on your site. If you do, and you end up changing theme to something that can feature larger images, then your current image will look too small. If you have uploaded a larger original than you needed, and then embedded one of the sizes set under Settings > Media, then you can use a plugin like Regenerate Thumbnails to get the correct sizes for your new theme of choice. In short, if you can fit an image of 600 pixels width, then upload something larger, in case you should be able to fit larger images later.

Photo by David McDermott (CC)

Comments (5)

    • There’s an evil script running amok on WPMU.org that makes WordPress spell correctly all the time. That made it extra funny for yours truly, at least.

      “WordPress is spelled just that, not WordPress folks”

      Wonder if I can abuse WordPress in the comments?

      WordPRESS
      wordPress
      WORDpress

      Exciting stuff!

  1. Good tip!

    I am rebuilding a website for a client that set up their original website at 750px wide. All their images are only 450px wide.

    Now that I am rebuilding it to 1200 wide the images are all too small and have to be redone again from scratch!

    A lot of work when it could have been sized correctly in the first instance.

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