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GD Graphics Library

I was updating my theme with the pretty amazing Twenty Seventeen from WordPress. Attempting to add a site icon it was just… failing. The blue select button in the Media Library would just go grey. When I tried a picture larger than 512×512 pixels I got a step further with the cropping dialogue, but then… Continue reading WordPress There has been an error cropping your image

Never Add Analytics Code to Your WordPress Theme

Mind the Gap Tube Sign by Anne Moniuk | clker.com

Last updated on June 9th, 2018 at 11:32 am

Best practise is to use a plugin to add Analytics code to your website, not the options in your theme.

When you change themes you lose the code and often the first thing you know about it is a gap in your analytics data.

A detailed explanation is at WPTavern Why You Should Never Add Analytics Code to Your WordPress Theme

Don’t self host your website

Gesture 2 by Sanja Gjenero, Zagreb, Croatia

Last updated on March 24th, 2017 at 02:27 am Should you use a free website from Tumblr or WordPress or Wix for the early days of ?your indie film? You should register on those free services to grab your brand name. But I wouldn?t go live with that for anything other than a teaser or… Continue reading Don’t self host your website

Backup your blog

Last updated on July 3rd, 2015 at 08:26 pm Frequently Asked Questions over at WordPress.com has a brilliant piece on backups for bloggers. Several years ago I had to reconstruct?WealthEsteem.org after catastrophic hardware failure. Luckily Google had begun indexing it so I didn?t lose any posts. But rebuilding the comments proved too hard. Matt and… Continue reading Backup your blog