How to Fix NextGEN Gallery 2.0 Conflicts

Looking for a fix for your NextGEN 2.0 problems? You’re not alone! The NextGEN Gallery update from 1x to 2x has been a painful transition for many NextGEN administrators. Many theme and plugin conflicts have been reported with the new Pope based version, and...

How to upgrade to Genesis Framework 2.0

There’s a number of detailed articles that discuss upgrading to Genesis Framework 2.0. However most of them describe so many details and justifications as to “why” you should upgrade, the actual steps to upgrade can be hard to find. This short...

Troubleshooting Mac OS X Hang on Shutdown

My MacBook Pro was not shutting down properly, and it took a fair amount of time to locate the cause of the problem. Google search results for “Mac OS X hangs on shutdown” were abundant, but none of the suggested resolutions fixed the problem my system was...

Upgrading PHP to version 5.2 for WordPress 3.2

One of the new requirements for running WordPress 3.2 is that it now requires PHP version 5.2 or greater. Because of this and the fact that many WordPress installations are still running PHP version 5.1x on CentOS 5, updating WordPress to version 3.2 is quickly...