• How to automatically replace files when updating WordPress

    WordPress is quick and easy to install and update, but the quicker you can make these operations the better, right? If you have shell access to the server where your WordPress copy is installed, it is possible to perform all the operations in Step 1 of the Manual WordPress Update Procedure with the shell script below. It will save you a few minutes, which may seem too little, but is great if you maintain more than one copy of WordPress. That, however, is not the main reason to use a script like this. Its bigger advantage is reducing the possibility of human error by doing things by hand, at the prompt or with the mouse is the same.

  • How to make a "multilingual WordPress" blog without multilingual plugins

    Around October 2010 I migrated from Drupal to WordPress my bilingual websites Stop and Strider. Eighteen months later, WordPress has confirmed to be better than Drupal for my own needs, as far as those two websites are concerned (I still stick to Drupal for other websites). There is, however, one part of those WordPress websites that has just become a big problem for me, and is how to keep them (looking) multilingual.
  • How to create lists of WordPress posts from the command line

    WordPress is a great online publishing system. One of its strengths, as far as I am concerned, is the administration interface, which I find flexible, efficient and easy to use. However, sometimes even that interface isn’t flexible enough. Recently, for example, I needed a quick way to create and insert into another Web page an HTML list of all and only the posts I had published in a certain date range.