Although WordPress Snippets was only started last month (June) and I’ve only got round to posting one post, it seemed like a good idea to really take the blog a bit more seriously and purchase a domain.
Thankfully WPSnippets.com was available, and initially I thought it would just be used for the WordPress.com version of the site. However, after weighing up some options, especially after reading Michael Martine‘s excellent Moving from WordPress.com to Self-Hosted WordPress in Plain English, I came to the conclusion that it would be better to go the self-hosted route (as with all my sites) and re-launch WPSnippets.com.
The new site uses a brand new theme called BASE, which was developed by Cobus Bester of FRESH01. I’m looking forward to tweaking it slowly!
I am starting to plan out some of the topics I would like write about for this site, and one area that I would like to focus on is evaluating the different ways one can use to create member-only sections of a site, particularly applicable if you’re using WordPress as a CMS (Content management system)
Other than that, if you have any ideas, please do let use the contact form or just drop a comment in one of the posts to let us know!
A typical first post for any blog. It’s probably a good idea to keep this short and sweet, but as the title of the blog suggests, this ‘site’ will be dedicated to tips and snippets relating to WordPress.
It’s actually quite addictive hanging around on the WordPress Forums (especially the Plugins and Hacks part!) as people ask some very interesting questions there, which often make me stop and think – so is there already a solution?
In some ways, I wish I was fluent in PHP and all that jazz, but perhaps this makes one more dedicated towards searching for a solution, rather than coding something from the ground up.
Anyway, still want to say a big thank you to all the plugin authors (and people on the forums!) for offering such great solutions to problems! 🙂 Hopefully this site will be of some help to others as well.