Roll Your Own Dropbox with BitTorrent Sync on Amazon EC2

Note: BitTorrent Sync is now Resilio. I have no idea if this tutorial still works with Resilio. File sync is awesome. Without the ability to get at my files on all my computers (4, currently), I don’t know how I would function. That said, I’m not super-fired-up about Dropbox’s security and privacy practices (or Google […]

Set Up Domain Mapping When Your WordPress Multisite Network is on a Subdomain or in a Subdirectory

If you set up a WordPress Multisite Network on a server with other websites on it (for example, Lawyerist Sites is hosted on the Lawyerist server, so there are a number of directories on the server. If your network is set up similarly, you will probably get frustrated trying to set up domain mapping according […]

Build Your Own WordPress Dashboard Widget for Any RSS Feed

It’s easy to add your own dashboard widget to WordPress, and one of the easiest to widgets to add is one that displays recent updates from any RSS feed. I put together the above widget for a project I am working on so we can promote Lawyerist posts to users. Here’s what goes into the […]

Make Polldaddy Comment Ratings Work with Thesis

The Polldaddy Polls & Ratings WordPress plugin is an easy way to enable readers to rate comments, either on a 5-star scale, or “Nero”-style thumbs up or down. However, it won’t work for adding ratings to comments if you use Thesis. Fortunately, it is an easy fix. Just go to Plugins > Editor, then select […]

Numbered Page Navigation for WordPress with Thesis 1.8

I wanted to share my code for numbered page navigation in Thesis. I started with a┬ánumbered pages tutorial that no longer exists, but wound up modifying it to add smart first/last and prev/next buttons. You can see it in action on Caveat Emptor, Lawyerist, and Bitter Lawyer. Here is what to plug into your custom.css […]