Set width of embedded media in WordPress 3.5

In WordPress 3.5, there’s no more option to set the width and height of oEmbed-embedded media (Youtube, Vimeo, Flickr, Twitter etc) in the admin interface. The max width is now automatically the width defined in the functions.php of your theme.

WordCamp Stockholm

Thanks to my employer, I got to go to WordCamp Stockholm, which was held yesterday at the Waterfront Congress Centre in the heart of the city. Witnessing the enthusiasm of Swedish WordPress developers and users was inspiring, and we picked up some good plugin and development tips along the way. For those who understand Swedish,… Continue reading WordCamp Stockholm

Essential Sublime Text Plugins for WordPress Development

Despite the recent Coda 2 update, I find myself doing almost all of my web coding in Sublime Text 2, an excellent and extensible editor for Mac, Windows and Linux. Specifically for WordPress development, I’ve found at least three tools worth installing. (If you’re new to Sublime Text, I recommend installing the Sublime Package Control… Continue reading Essential Sublime Text Plugins for WordPress Development

New Job!

On Monday I became the third employee of H1, a small, family owned web agency based in Helsinki, Finland. Aki and his wife Jaana are both very experienced web professionals, and I’m proud to be working with them. Looking forward to an interesting time!

Simplify permalinks for better SEO

The latest WordPress 3.3 includes a fix that removes the performance problems related to using just /%postname%/ as your permalink structure without any prefixing dates/numbers. According to Joost de Valk, using dates in URL’s can result in poor click-through-rate, so I thought I’d go ahead and make the switch. Check out the instructions on Joost’s… Continue reading Simplify permalinks for better SEO