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[2 Jul 2010 | 3 Comments | ]
Converting the WordPress Arthemia Theme to HTML5

The other day I converted the current WordPress theme of this site from XHTML Transitional 1.0 to HTML5. It was fairly easy so here’s what I did.
An XHTML 1.0 transitional website was a great place to start. I used the trusty w3c validator located at http://validator.w3.com.
First thing was to get the Doctype fixed up: I changed
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN” “http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd”>
to
<!DOCTYPE html>
and bingo, we’re recognized as HTML5 instead of XHTML. Not compliant yet though. I removed the profile attribute from my head tag as so:
<head profile=”http://gmpg.org/xfn/11″> which wasn’t …

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[10 May 2009 | 35 Comments | ]
How to Add JCarousel Lite to WordPress

A number of folks have asked for detailed step-by-step instructions so here’s how I added a nice Carousel to the Arthemia theme running under WordPress. I use the free version of the Arthemia theme which doesn’t have a carousel out of the box. It’s easy to add one though and of course these instructions apply regardless of the theme you’re using so here goes.
I’ll assume you have WordPress installed, doesn’t matter which version.
Depending on the theme you use, the pages you’ll need to edit are located in a folder under …

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[4 Mar 2009 | 4 Comments | ]
Improving Performance #1: Hyper Cache vs Super Cache 2

WordPress is nice but it’s a bit of a hog CPU-wise. Jeff Atwood has a nice piece on this entitled “Behold WordPress, Destroyer of CPUs“.
We have a big set of releases coming up at work and I’ve become a bit obsessed with performance. We’re not using WordPress but I figured performance improvement, just like anything, starts at home. So ever since installing WordPress with this Arthemia theme I’ve been tweaking to try to get the most out of it.
I’m measuring performance using Fiddler 2, starting with clear browser, …

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[17 Feb 2009 | 8 Comments | ]
How I Tweaked WordPress

WordPress is pretty nice out of the box but there’s a few things you’ll want to do on top of the base install. I’ve been tweaking WordPress 2.7 since the day I installed it. It’s humming just as I like now and I figured I’d share the few things I changed.

I started with wordpess 2.5 which was my host’s default installation. I immediately upgraded to 2.7. This was as simple as ftp’ing some files across and running a database script.
I migrated my old data, which was in SQL Server into …