WordPress: how to have different sidebars on static front page

After setting up a Wordpess static front page with its own template the other day, I decided I didn’t want everything in the sidebars to show on that front page. I looked for conditional code to wrap around the items I wanted to hide, but that didn’t seem like the cleanest solution. Then I wondered: …

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Hosting Lessons: Watch for core dumps

If your host runs their own servers, they probably install all the software and perform all the configurations necessary to make that server work well. Hardware is important for reliability and speed, but so is server software. Once upon a time, I upgraded to a new version of WordPress. I did this on several sites …

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WordPress lighter admin drop down menu

I’ve heard about the Admin Drop Down menu plugin for WordPress for a while. I’ve even installed it a couple of times – or tried to. I got error messages, and finally found a comment stating it needed to be updated for WP 2.2. Today I found the Lighter Admin Drop Down menu plugin, which …

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