Friday, October 16, 2009

Facebook share, missing images..??

A problem I've had on a site for quite some time and I didn't have the time to stop and look into such a minor issue. However today, it was truly annoying me so I did what I should have done a very long time ago. I went over the documentation for sharing post on face book again.

It's very simple if you want your images to show with a description you need to include this in your site header.

< meta content=" title " name=" title ">
< meta content=" description " name=" description ">
< link href="thumbnail_image" rel=" image_src ">

I wish I had more time and a team to really get these applications developed ahh, maybe I should put that on my Christmas wish list this year right below clients with bigger budgets or and clients that understand the value of important things like web presence, branding, online advertising, web site development and web site maintenance.

Yes, all I want for Christmas are giant leaps instead of baby steps is that too much to ask...?

Saturday, October 10, 2009

The late "Otis Chandler"

This morning I caught a program on channel 11 about the chandlers publishers of the Los Angeles Times.This was the first time I'd ever heard anything about and their journey to success. I thought the story was absolutely heartbreaking. It seemed as though the late Otis Chandler had been betrayed and he never wanted to lose his position at the company nor did he want the company his family worked so hard to build to be bought by the Tribune company here in Chicago. However, the channel 11 special did seem to make one thing extremely clear the late Otis chandler did not what his undeserving family to control the company either.

After watching the special on channel 11 I turned to google looking for more information about what the late Otis Chandler truly felt. Watching him in the video below I do no see any sadness, regret of disappointed in his face and I don't hear it in his tone. It appears to me that he in fact may have initiated all of this including his firing and ultimately the Tribune Company buying the Los Angeles Times. In this video he does not express any disatisfaction with the Tribune Company quite on the contrary he appears pleased, and hopeful.

I'll have to do some more research about another business man we all should know.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

RSS Feed plugin (fix-rss-feed)

So, I've been having a problem with the rss feed on a site and it's really been getting under my skin. The rss feed is EXTREMELY important because it's used to circulate your content all over the net.I've had this problem on other sites before which was quickly resolved by removing the space at the end of the plugin file.

However doing that didn't work with this site. After I went through over 30 plugins the error was still there so I used a the fix-rss-feed plugin . I've used it before to fix rss errors and it worked. However this time It fixed the rss errors and moments later the site went blank. When you've had this happen to you a few times before it's no need to panic as long as your database is ok and you have a back up of your files all is good.

So, in my frustration I decided to work on the members section of another site until my frustration passed over me or through me. UGH !!Emailed the developer of the plugin yesterday got a reply today. Now, that is how business is done. Yet, someone from right here in Chicago still hasn't gotten back to me about setting up his paysite. Now isn't that something..?

Anywho, I like this plugin it just needs some tweaking. It finds the files that have a problem and it gives you the option of going through each file manuely or using the plugin to fix the files

In this case it listed 365 files with errors from various plugins and I wasn't going to list them here but I've decided to list some of them to help the developers of these plugins to improve their plugins. If I list your plugin and you want me to remove it for whatever reason just let me know.

I'm not here to make war. I love programmers and developers !!

Here are some of the more commonly used plugins found under the

:::Next Gen Gallery :::

:::Open ID :::


:::Super Cache:::

:::Download Manager:::


There were also theme listed !!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Electronic Business Cards

Where shall I begin...?
I'll start by saying electronic business cards are pointless. If you simply want your contact information on the internet getting listed in 50 or more web directories is enough. There is absolutely no need to waste money on a website that no one is going to see because it simply can't be found and when it is found it fails to make a good impression. A five page html website is hardly enough to make a good impression and gain a repeat visitor.

I have to admit I'm the wrong person to talk to about plain html websites because in my opinion they are history and they just "suck" period. They lack the power of a cms and that statement means so many things.

The point of this blog post is very plain and simple. If you identify your self as a coder, a programmer or an internet suave person and you are not familiar with the hottest cms around I won't take you seriously.

May I have your attention please, may I have your attention please..? This is 2009 and we are moving towards a future of social media addicted tech enthusiast ! If you do nothing else for your business this year get familiar with the power of cms. Chances are your graphic designer/web designer is not familiar with cms so it's time to introduce him/her to a webmaster or webmistress that is. Great design can be applied to any website.

How a website looks is of the least importance. The important question is What can your website do..? If it doesn't do anything chances are it's a electronic business card.

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