Posts Tagged ‘wordpress’

Mar 24, 2014

Solution: Error Establishing a Database Connection in WordPress, PHP, MySQL

By Chongchen Saelee

I never seemed to have this problem before and for the past week or two, my website seems to have been hit by the notorious “Error Establishing a Database Connection” problem with WordPress or MySQL databases in general. These are the steps I’ve been taking to remedy the problem: (more…)

Aug 16, 2011

How to set post count limit in WordPress (the proper way)

Done did it wrong before. (more…)

Jun 20, 2010

How to make big money with Google AdSense and WordPress

Yes, in theory, there are very successful bloggers out there. I am not one of them. What successful bloggers, and by successful I mean those making income, have is the time and the capital to start blogging in the first place. You can’t be Joe Sixpack and just sit down and start ranting about beer and pretzels and make shirtloads of money.

Either you work a part-time job, and on those sleepless days off you tickle (more…)

Dec 30, 2009

Customizing The WordPress Layout

Here’s a picture of a pretty lady to distract youse:

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So upon further inspection of the WordPress default template layout, I found it to be incredibly object-oriented in design, which is a good thing. The people behind this content management system (CMS) blog are programmers but at the same time have proven their software can produce very beautiful presentation without looking too mechanical. But that’s not to say mechanical, or minimalistic, is necessarily undesirable (I don’t want to deal with the complexities of the guts).

Basically, the default components of a WordPress blog are:

  • header
  • content
  • sidebar
  • footer

And there’s a high probability that most web pages are designed like this, especially when there is navigation. A WordPress blog then becomes like a library card catalog (yikes, youngin’s won’t remember those) and visitors can easily access entries from past dates. Before CMS existed, most HTML designers were linking pages manually. I’ve found myself doing that to this day and it’s still a pain, especially when I want to post all sorts of junk simultaneously without having to worry about organization.

So far, I’ve been trying to really minimize the layout.