Sometime this summer I will be shuttering the Business Blog, my WordPress website that I've used to provide tips, tricks, and tools to business researchers across the planet since 2004. This has been a tough decision, but I am excited about exploring other methods to create and deliver my instructional content. Here I address the highlights and challenges of using WordPress as a library research guide.
WordPress 4.1 was released today, and I've just now upgraded. The automagic distraction-free writing is pretty cool and there appear to be a few more neat things on the wp-admin, dashboard, and publishing side. The new 2015 theme, however, at first glance doesn't really get me too excited. The idea behind the theme is to... Continue Reading →
This week we had a soft launch for our new internal WordPress blog, running on the P2 theme. I'm hoping it will be a better way to get our local knowledge out of our inboxes and on the web so that all public service workers, even students, will have access to the same information. An... Continue Reading →
Automattic, the company that owns WordPress.com, is an interesting study in organizational culture, hierarchy, and work. The Year Without Pants, a book I'm currently reading and learning a lot from, shows the inner workings of this very different (and very cool) company. In the book's pages, I picked up on the WordPress creed, which can... Continue Reading →
In his book, Trust Agents, Chris Brogan describes how people can become experts by sharing their answers on the web with more people. I believe librarians should be doing this as often as they can in order to showcase their expertise, and it's something I try to do whenever practical. Brogan describes the process as... Continue Reading →
The article "Is there Life After Email? Yes, and it's Amazing." states that most business email is sent to either "cover your ass" or to "show off". I'm guilty of striving for excellence in both areas. In the CYA statement, the author says that "Email is broadcast to entire divisions simply to ensure no one... Continue Reading →
Upon upgrading to WordPress 2.8, everything looked like it ran okay. When I tried to log in, I had got an error the prohibited me from entering my WordPress Dashbord. The error I got was: Fatal error: Call to a member function on a non-object in <path to my blog>/wp-includes/theme.php on line 387... Continue Reading →