Before I start explaining the reasons why we developed Sur.ly, let me briefly tell you how this spam prevention tool works. It’s a new free WP plugin that can make your website or forum non-sensitive to spam attacks by replacing all unwarranted outbound links with safe links to interstitial pages on Sur.ly (hereafter I will clarify why this method to stop spam does matter).
URLs – they are so vitally important and are so much a part of our lives that sometimes we do not even actively think about it anymore. I was reminded how important in a recent post entitled “URL’s Are For People, Not Computers“. With a title like that I’m fairly confident that you know what the article is about, but I thought I’d share my thoughts on that article here nonetheless. Andreas’ main point in the article is that: URLs are user facing and should be considered important UI elements He even backs this statement up with science! (PDF) I’ve […]
It’s the weekend! I hope you all have a great Saturday and an even better Sunday. I have a bunch of new themes to share with you today. There’s also an updated theme and some new plugins as well. You should definitely take a look at these. You can check them out after the jump! Enjoy!
Have you ever had to migrate a blog from one URL to another? Yeah, you and me both – 1,000 times it seems. For those that have the development chops this process is boring and well-worn but for many this is a scary proposition and you end up spending a lot of time on Google to look for solutions. Perhaps if all you’re looking to do is change the Site URL is use this neat generator that’s freely available? Check it out:
We are constantly experimenting internally with our site and the technology that surrounds it so that we might be able to up the user experience and community engagement when possible. This might be major design overhauls (which we hope to do later this year), adding a responsive layout (yes, we have an explanation), or simple tweaks to the existing design to increase overall performance. Today we’re pleased to announce a small but significant user experience update to our overall brand by using a new URL shortener, wpdai.ly – we are using the free service bit.ly to help facilitate this simple […]
Clearly we aren’t using your typical .com or .net or even .org top-level domain. The main reason is quite simple: The others weren’t available. But we think this is to our advantage since the .co extension seems to fit us better. Culturally, more and more organizations are choosing .co to stand for not just company but also for “community” and “collaboration.” We think this fits nicely into what we’re trying to do. Sure, we’re a company as well, but we’re a company of passionate WordPress users. I almost see it as somewhat of a “Band of Brothers” (women welcome too, […]