herb miller
WordPress plugin specialist

H2GD Part 16.17: excerpts for pages

This post is about “excerpts for pages”. Continue reading

Jetpack Photon image stretch in responsive Artisteer theme

I recently noticed that when Jetpack’s Photon module is activated strange things may start happening in Safari on my iPad. Continue reading

Problem solving – verse 24 – Environment?

Q. Have you ever wondered why your images are broken after cloning your WordPress site’s database and copied the latest folders from wp-content/uploads? Continue reading

Problem Solving – verse 13 – Has it happened before?

2. Question 2 is good and true 
and doesn't cost a dime
"Do you really think it worked 
when you ran it last time?"

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bucket list – post WordCamp London 2015

I attended WordCamp London 2015 from 20th – 22nd March. Prior to the event I wrote my bucket list for things to achieve before I left. Now I have an even longer list of things to do. If you want to help me complete my bucket list, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Abbreviated version: work on www.oik-plugins.com/oik-plugins/oik-clone-clone-your-wordpress-content/ before (nearly) all the others in the list.

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H2GD Part 43: Performance comparison – SiteGround, WP Engine and Tentahost

Analysing the performance of your website(s) can take an inordinate amount of time. It often involves many distractions. But at the end of the day, you have to come to some conclusions, which may involve taking some actions.

I’m not quite at the conclusion stage yet. But I do have some preliminary results on my comparison of different hosting solutions; Tentahost (original choice) versus WP Engine and SiteGround.

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H2GD Part 42: Battling 100% CPU performance issues

I’ve had some performance issues on one of my sites. In this post I discuss some of the solutions to the problems; determining the cause, then applying the pragmatic fix. Continue reading

bucket list – WordCamp London: 20-22 March 2015 (#wcldn)

WordCamp London 2015 ( Twitter hashtag #wcldn ) promises to be a great weekend. Continue reading

WordCamp Birmingham Microsponsor – 7 & 8 Feb 2015

I was proud to be a sponsor of Wordcamp Birmingham 2015.

My micro sponsorship was for oik-plugins. Continue reading

bucket list – WordCamp Birmingham UK 2015 (#wcbrum)

Here is my bucket list of 10 things to do before I leave WordCamp Birmingham UK 2015 ( 7-8 Feb 2015 ) on Sunday afternoon. Continue reading

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Sorry if the input fields are too wide! You can partially blame Jetpack for creating the unwanted CSS and my plugin's use of a table to display the form.

/* table { table-layout: fixed; } */
.textwidget td input[type=text],
.textwidget td input[type=email],
.textwidget td textarea { width: 100%; }