links for 2010-04-30

  • This summer, hundreds of thousands of happy children will beg, plead and, if resourceful enough, blackmail their parents into taking them to Disneyland. And it's little wonder why: To children, Disneyland is the combination of the only three things that matter: cartoons, rides and thinly concealed evil. What's that? You don't typically associate the Happiest Place on Earth with crippling depression, rabies, discrimination and hate crimes? We can fix that!
  • WordPress’ popularity has grown exponentially as of late. This rise in popularity is due in part to WordPress’ custom fields. Custom fields allow you to add little bits of data to posts. They have changed the way people look at WordPress. A couple of years ago, WordPress was a blogging platform — a good one, but a blogging platform nonetheless. Now it’s widely considered to be an excellent simple content management system. How did it evolve so quickly? Custom fields, that’s how. How exactly did these bits of data transform WordPress? The fields could initially include the weather — as the codex points out — the temperature and various other not-particularly-useful things. And that was the story for a while. Then people started to realize that they could use the custom fields to store URLs of images. They could then pull these images to the home page to create magazine-style layouts. These magazine themes, as they became known, evolved, and eventually you were able to pull images autom
  • This is the first article in what will be an ongoing series about WordPress. This article will provide an overview of WordPress and future articles will elaborate further on installation, features, enhancements, using WordPress effectively, and much more. What is WordPress? WordPress is a powerful content management system (or CMS) and blogging platform that originated as a tool designed specifically for blogs. In the last few years, WordPress has been molded into a combination of its original blog system and a visual website editor. Learn more about it at and Wordpress Wordpress has many features that make it one of the best content management systems on the market. Some of the features that make WordPress so great include: thousands of plugins (enhancement modules), tens of thousands of free themes (designs), ease of use – both in publishing new content and editing existing content, and automated upgrades to enhance the platform as it continually evolves
  • We have triple checked with our inside sources in the industry and can thus confirm with 100 percent certainty that our April 1 story on Google opening its own SEO agency is just what the link at the bottom of the piece purports it to be: an April Fools joke.
  • Once upon a time there were two little boys, Apple and Adobe. Back when they were kids, they used to hang out, play kick-the-can, and generally lived in harmony. But one day Apple got sick and Adobe met some new kids and the two drifted apart. Now that they’re all grown up, Apple wouldn’t spare Adobe the steam of his coffee and their interests, though not divergent, are no longer really friendly. Think of it as A Separate Peace but with multi-national conglomerates.
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