If Squarespace is so great, why do you use WordPress?

  A lot of the podcasts I listen to on a regular basis advertise for Squarespace, a website builder that claims to allow anyone to quickly build a fantastic looking website. I was listening to the Nerdist podcast today while, coincidentally enough, working on a WordPress website. As I was listening to host Chris Hardwick … Continue reading “If Squarespace is so great, why do you use WordPress?”

Never buy a full year of WordPress hosting

GoDaddy’s Managed WordPress hosting is a terrible product. One of its most annoying aspects is how slow the backend is. Use GoDaddy’s Managed WordPress hosting and need to make a change, install a plugin or add a widget, you’re going to wait. I decided to see how long it was talking to perform simple tasks. … Continue reading “Never buy a full year of WordPress hosting”

GoDaddy isn’t sure WordPress 4.7 is ‘safe and stable’ yet

When I realized I needed to move my blog’s hosting provider from Site5, I decided I would move it to GoDaddy. I wanted to try the Godaddy Managed WordPress product. I heard an interview on WP Tavern’s WordPress Weekly podcast with Gabriel Mays, head of WordPress products at GoDaddy. I had a bad opinion of … Continue reading “GoDaddy isn’t sure WordPress 4.7 is ‘safe and stable’ yet”

Once again, stay away from Headway Themes

Stay away from Headway Themes. Stay away from Pressmatic. Stay away from anything associated with Vesped.

Stay away from Headway Themes. Stay away from Pressmatic. Stay away from anything associated with Vesped.

2015 Hugo Awards nominees announced

The 2015 Hugo Award¬†nominees were announced yesterday, and the list of nominees is reportedly rife with controversy. I wouldn’t know. I look at the list of finalists for Best Novel, do a quick mental check to see if I’ve read any of them, and then generally move on with my Internet browsing.¬† The list of … Continue reading “2015 Hugo Awards nominees announced”

Do most premium WordPress themes come with a yearly licence fee?

Last week I blogged about my experience with Headway, a premium framework theme builder for WordPress. One of the issues I discussed was how Headway charged a yearly license fee. A customer is required to pay this yearly fee if they want to receive updates, including bug fixes. I didn’t realize this when I originally … Continue reading “Do most premium WordPress themes come with a yearly licence fee?”