Well-written WordPress Plugins Have Overrides

Working with WordPress plugins can often be an experiment akin to finding your way in the dark. Many plugins are hastily cobbled together, and more are just badly documented. I recently found myself faced with installing and using a plugin that was intended to send tracking data to an external server. To do so, the […]

Hey Facebook, Where Are All the Sharing Image Choices?

Most publishers who care about maximizing traffic to their websites take advantage of their visitors’ sharing habits on social networks. In its most basic form, sharing takes place when a reader copies the link for a page they liked, and pastes it into a Facebook status update or a tweet on Twitter. Until a month […]

That Pesky Blank Open Graph Image on Your WordPress.com Posts

Recently, we noticed an issue with Facebook sharing of posts from our WordPress.com-hosted site: our posts, when shared on Facebook, would appear in the sharing preview without a thumbnail image – in spite of all the word we’d done in the past to provide not only an image but a choice of images. Alarming at […]

An Inconspicuous Event

It would have been any other day at work: the hungry consensus settled on take-out sushi for lunch, from our local favorite Super Fusion. ┬áThree of us ordered, two of us went to pick up and bring it back; I drove this time and paid for two of them, spotting for the guy back at […]