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How To: Restore the Old Lifehacker & Gawker Layouts

With their new website design, Lifehacker lost me as a reader.  And I wasn’t alone—the readership of lifehacker.com dropped almost 40% since the redesign. The localized versions of Gawker Media sites (Lifehacker included) have maintained their old design, but unfortunately, the RSS feed linked from ca.lifehacker.com (Canadian Lifehacker) is the same as the one at lifehacker.com. […]

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Problems With Large Menus (16+ Items) in WP 3.0

Some users of WordPress 3.0+ have a problem saving menus with more than 16 items. No error is displayed, but some menu items are missing when the menu is saved. If this is happening to you, your web server may have the Suhosin Hardening-Patch or Suhosin Extension for PHP installed. Suhosin is an advanced protection […]

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A Different Kind of URL Shortener

Short URLs are here to stay and some people aren’t too happy about it. While shortened URLs have some benefits, they have their problems too: If a URL shortening service stops working (or is shut down, like vb.ly), the redirects are lost (commonly referred to as “link rot”). Cloaking a link’s destination using short URLs […]

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