Tag Archives: WordPress

16+1 lessons I learned from my hacked blog

A few days ago, Stratos’ Sphere was hacked, or “defaced”. I’m guessing that’s what it was, because the attached image was what visitors would see, instead of my blog. This was quite ironic, actually, since I had just attended a security seminar (at work) where the “I’m safe because I’m small” attitude was found to… Read More »

Make your blog super fast with W3 Total Cache plugin

I have recently installed the W3 Total Cache plugin, and it has made a tremendous difference. I have no specific metrics, but the feeling I have is as if it loads at least three times faster!! WOW! What makes the biggest contribution is CDN (content delivery network), which I set up on a subdomain. It… Read More »

How to set up “Your Own URL Shortener” (YOURLS)

Keeping up appearances There was something that annoyed me for some time: whenever I tried to copy-paste an Internet address written in Greek, the copied text would not appear in Greek; it would appear in some weird coding, where non-Latin characters were replaced by the ASCI code equivalent of the characters. That would (a) take… Read More »

WordPress CKEditor with native browser spelling

If you’re using WordPress for blogging, then you should check out the plugin CKEditor for WordPress. There’s a nice demo of what it looks like… Regarding spelling, CKEditor has its own spell checker and also SCAYT. However, some bloggers may prefer to use the browser‘s embedded spell checker. For example, I use the “English &… Read More »

New WordPress major version and new theme!!

I installed the new v.3.0 of WordPress and in was IM-Pressed with the new default theme, “Twenty Ten“… (everyone got “2010″, right?) The default font size (16px) appeared a bit too large at first, but after experimenting (in the theme editor, “style.css”, content font size)… I just went back to the default… very readable… Very… Read More »

HOWTO: WordPress permalinks in Greek or other non-Latin languages

If you’ve had problems with WordPress permalinks in Greek or any other non-Latin language, where text appears as “?????”, here’s the solution! Thank you “Doktoras”, you’re ELVIS!!! It’s in Greek, however, so here’s a rough translation (replace “greek_general_ci” with your language):