Redirect category postname to only postname in WordPress

Previously it was not recommended to use only the /%postname%/ for the WordPress permalink structure because it was too resource intensive. But after the update to WordPress 3.3, I see that WordPress has added this as the default option and obviously many serious wp people recommends this structure as seo friendly!

As we were using this permalink structure /%category%/%postname%/ on our site, it became sometimes difficult to change the post from one category to another after publishing, because the published url got the category fixed with the url. Also in the case of posts with multiple categories the category name was always chosen in alphabetical order in the url, not as the author’s personal preference. I thought lets change our blog posts to this new structure, then it would be easy to maintain/change the categories.


EyedeaLab’s 7th Birthday

Eyedea Lab completed 7 years this week.

It was a colorful journey till date (with lots of ups and downs). Still after seven years, each new job, each new project gives us the same excitement as we felt for our first one. We do our jobs with the same sincerity, honesty, energy and enthusiasm as we did 7 years back. So below these seven colors depict our seven years, just like the rainbow.


How to add official twitter button to wordpress single posts

Today you will learn how to add the asynchronous “official twitter tweet button” to wordpress single post templates. If you do not want to add yet another plugin and want to avoid increasing your wordpress site’s overall pageload, this tutorial is for you. But if you don’t want to mess with the codes, a big NO for you, please don’t read this tutorial. Searching the wordpress plugin database will bring up lots of plugins that supports the official twitter button from which you can choose any according to your convenience.


How to add facebook like-button in tumblr posts with opengraph protocol

Its pretty simple to add the new facebook like button to each of your tumblr posts. Just pay attention and copy and paste the following codes as I progress. You can now also have more control over how your tumblr post snippets look on a Facebook profile’s latest wall updates when someone likes or shares your post, i.e how the image shows up and what is written in the title and description of that post. We will use Facebook’s open graph meta property tags to customise this look according to our choice. You can customise the code more as per your requirement for individual text, photo, audio, video post listings.