WordPress Plugin Bloat

Trent brought to light the unintended performance impact of just activating plugins without even using them in your theme. Highslide was one of the plugins he profiled. As our wedding cake blog has grown in traffic we’ve been working to optimize our plugins to reduce overhead. Using Charles Proxy Tool we took a look at

Excluding tags from Posts in WordPress

If you are using the wordpress the_tags function and you want to exclude certain tags from showing up with associated posts you can use the following function in place of the_tags:

Secure WordPress

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Upgrade to 2.3

Here are my notes related to my upgrade of our wedding cake blog to WordPress 2.3: 1. Custom Query String refers to the old wp_categories table. Had to edit line 252 to reflect the new terms table: return (int) $wpdb->get_var("SELECT term_id FROM $wpdb->terms WHERE slug = ‘". $wpdb->escape($category_nicename) ."’"); Note: Looks like Moshu made this

Exclude WordPress Search Results from Search Engines

I’m usually frustrated when an online search returns another set of search results. Back in March, Matt Cutts spoke about this on his blog, and I’ve been meaning to ensure to exclude our cake search results from all search engines. At first I thought about adding an exclusion in my robots.txt, but because the search

Upgraded to WP 2.1

I recently upgraded one of our testing sites to WP 2.1 Here are some of the issues and fixes that I went through: