2013 in Review

2013 in Blogging by WordPress.com

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys have been busy putting together a personalized report detailing how everyone’s blog did in 2013. Here is an excerpt from my report: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 59,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it […]

Web Developers and the Impostor Syndrome

Last September, I had lunch with another WordPress Developer while at WCLA. During our discussion, we touched on an interesting subject. The Impostor Syndrome. I wasn’t aware of the actual term at the time, but the definition seems to fit our discussion. The impostor syndrome, sometimes called impostor phenomenon or fraud syndrome, is a psychological […]

Set WordPress Featured Image as Facebook Thumbnail

If you have a WordPress blog, odds are that you are sharing your posts on Facebook and other social media websites. Some of these sites allow you to include a thumbnail image and description when you or your visitors share posts. For example, when you paste in a URL on Facebook or LinkedIn they will […]

How to include hashtags with Facebook’s share function

A little while back I ran into a problem when trying to allow users to share a page on Facebook. I wanted to include hashtags with Facebook’s share feature in the URL. The page loaded content via AJAX, and appended a fragment identifier (#) and a short string to the URL. When user’s tried to share this […]