Posts Tagged:Jetpack

rfp-robotRFP ROBOT: Website Request for Proposal Generator

The time has come for a new website (or website redesign), which means you need to write a website request for proposal or web RFP. A Google search produces a few examples, but they vary wildly and don’t seem to speak really to your goals for developing or redesigning a new website. You need to write a website RFP that will clearly articulate your needs and generate responses from the best website designers and developers out there. But how?

Have no fear, RFP Robot is here. He will walk you through a step-by-step process to help you work through the details of your project and create a PDF formatted website design RFP that will provide the information vendors need to write an accurate bid. RFP Robot will tell you what info you should include, point out pitfalls, and give examples.

Plugins Loaded

There is this fella named John James Jacoby. He’s the lead behind some huge WordPress projects you may have heard of: BuddyPress and bbPress. We use bbPress right here on CSS-Tricks to power the forums. I had some trouble the other day, where editing posts in the forums started behaving weirdly. Not terribly surprising, as we have some custom code written for that to allow Markdown to be used by all forums users for Topics and Replies. I feel like supporting Markdown is pretty important on a site about coding, as it makes posting code wayyyyy easier. Just put inline code in single ` backticks and blocks of code in “code fences” which are triple “` backticks line separated by blank lines on either side. It scares me to death when problems like this happen, because they are well beyond my WordPress development chops. If Markdown just stopped working in…

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2 Years, 9K Posts, and 7M Views Later…

2 years ago, yesterday, I booted up another experimental property to test a number of different hypotheses. I didn’t have any expectations but, like most things, I hoped that the results would be net-positive. A year ago I shared the results from the first 365 days in which I was able to publish over 5,000 blog posts and achieve over 1,000,000 pageviews. What would the next year bring? I’ll cut to the chase and get to the top-level details, right? So, here you go: Lifetime # of Posts Published: 9,070 Lifetime Views: ~7,000,000 Oh yeah. Yikes. Actually, to be fair, I always run at least 2 analytics packages and Google Analytics shows 6.7M while WordPress’ Jetpack shows a little over 7M (achieved just a few days ago!). And, per usual, I want to provide some evidence, so, here you go – the actual screenshots from both analytics systems: Google Analytics: All Time Views…

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Top Posts from 2016

Like many bloggers I’m fascinated by traffic patterns and understanding user / reading behavior. If I were to be even more strategic I would actually do something with a lot of this data but I actually don’t care much about it at this point in time. In fact, I don’t care at all, to be honest. If a particular blog post gets a lot of views then I’m happy and if it gets barely anything then I’m equally happy. Why? Because I write first and foremost for myself. But, for those that are interested, here are the Top 10 Most Viewed Posts of 2016. And, if it makes sense, I’ll provide a bit of context and perhaps explanation with some of these. All of these stats are provided via Jetpack. Most Viewed Posts in 2016: 1: How To: Care for a Little Sad Person Holy shit, did this post bring in the pageviews.…

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Mozilla Releases Firefox 4 Beta 1

They say that good things happen to those who wait, and it seems like we’ve waited long enough: Mozilla has released the first Beta version of Firefox 4. As the world’s second most popular web browser, the release of Firefox 4 (which you can download here) has been widely anticipated for close to a year. It’s release last week marks the first of many beta versions to come (new versions are set to roll out every 2-3 weeks) with the official release at the end of 2010.

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