Since I prefer to keep my DigitalOcean droplets als lean as possible, I never install phpMyAdmin but instead connect using HeidiSQL.
HeidiSQL is a free and open source client, or frontend for MySQL that makes managing your MySQL databases a breeze.
In this post I shall explain how to remotely connect to your DigitalOcean mySQL database with HeidiSQL over an SSH connection. Continue reading
WordPress theme marketplaces where you can buy commercial WordPress themes are rapidly gaining popularity, and must admit that I have bought and used some commercial themes myself. Unfortunately many people are under the impression that these cheap themes are the perfect solution for all their needs. While a $30 might seem good value, this is not necessary the case.
At WordCamp Chicago 2011 Andy Stratton gave a presentation called “Diet Pills, SEO, and Theme Frameworks”. He talked about WordPress themes, frameworks, marketplaces and a lot of related misconceptions, and some of the many problems with commercial themes including SEO, customization, child themes.
So while there are some cases where a commercial $30 theme could work, usually these themes are slow, bloated with unnecessary options and will require a lot of expensive customization.
Yesterday WordPress 3.2 was released after version 3.1 reached the impressive milestone of 15 million downloads. This new WordPress brings a lot of good stuff, but also comes with some changes to the admin interface that need some getting used to.
After reading some comments on twitter about the admin interface I decided to experiment with some style changes and soon found out that for me the most annoying thing was the dark shadow on the left-hand menu bar.
As this is easy enough to fix I created a small plugin that will do this for you and instantly improves the look of your WordPress 3.2 admin interface 🙂
To install it, all you have to do is download the plugin and upload it to your plugins directory. You can also search for ‘remove admin shadow’ in the WordPress dashboard.
Version 1.8.1 of the WordPress Custom Post Widget Plugin has been released. New functionality includes the ability to use the content blocks inside posts.
After the successful launch of our WordPress Custom Post Widget, we are proud to announce our Customize Admin plugin. Continue reading
You need a website. Your business needs a website. Think about it. You may not have a huge staff or a magnificent office building to bring your clients to, but you can have a website just like the big boys.
The Internet has completely leveled the playing field. Continue reading
For BelBoli VanderWijk Consultancy developed a brand new online shop. At www.belboli.nl companies and other customers can order freshly made breads for breakfast, brunch or lunch.
Harry van Wetering of “Entourage” can be found on many home and antique fairs. As he does not have a brick and mortar shop on a fixed location, having a website enables his customers to virtually visit independently of the occurance of any particular event.
For Van Motman & Partners b.v. VanderWijk Consultancy created a sleek and modern looking website. We created the complete house-style of this startup company.
EMET College organizes in-house training and courses for companies and instituitions. The experienced coaches assist in providing support for the enhancement of all company processes.