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Hosting/domain names

My hosting is with Media Temple, who I transferred to from DreamHost in January 2012. I was comfortable with DreamHost after 3½ years with them, but no matter how secure my WP insalls were, they were getting hacked. Media Temple has been great so far and it’s clear that you do get more when you pay a little bit more for your webhosting.

Blogging software

The blog is run on WordPress, the queen of all blogging software. I use lots of WP plugins – including, but not limited to

The design

The current theme is the twentytwelve theme direct from WP.

The header image was created by Jarod.

In the past I have created themes using Artisteer, blog-designing software. It’s great software once you know how to tweak it to your liking (and especially the CSS – it needs a lot of tweaking with each creation). When customising themes I use NotePad++ and XAMPP to run WordPress on my local computer first.

Photos in my posts

I take photos using my Samsung Galaxy Note II (Android mobile phone) and Nikon D200.

I sometimes Photoshop my photos, sometimes with the help of Photoshop Actions by Mulletgod or The Pioneer Woman. I have fallen prey to the lure of Instagram.

Nitty grittys

I use Google Analytics for my stats porn. I’m not very good at making the most of it. I also use statcounter and JetPack for alternative versions of stats. Cause let’s face it, no stat system is perfect.

The moola department

I put Google ads on my most popular posts. It doesn’t make me much $, at most a dollar each month.

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