Goodbye Wordpress, Hello Ghost

How I switched off Wordpress and migrated my Blog to Ghost Platform...

December 19, 2015 · 3 min · Alexander Holbreich

Docker image for Ghost blog

Use my Docker image for Ghost Blog or create your own...

December 17, 2015 · 3 min · Alexander Holbreich

Switching from Livefyre to DISQUS

Why i switched from Livefyre to DISQUS comments...

April 14, 2014 · 1 min · Alexander Holbreich

Upgrading to Livefyre 3.52

In my last post I’ve introduced WordPress Plugin from Livefyre. Now here is the latest version of it. The latest version seems to bring all the features I mentioned there. Summary Pro I like new buttons I like rich editing. I like additional linkedIn integration I do like automatical picture rendering from flickr. I like new drop down menu with: “Edit profil, Admin.., logout” Contra I dislike that now is taken longer to be rendered for the first time....

September 14, 2012 · 1 min · Alexander Holbreich

Switching commenting system to Livefyre

As you might have already noticed, i switched my commenting system to livefyre.com. If I got it right it’s relatively new but it seems to better for my needs than well established Disqus commenting system. Disqus gained popularity in last two or three years and I tried Disqus some time ago too but didn’t like its Wordpress Plugin. Especially i haven’t liked the poor java Script implementation. Comment section could not be crawled by google (maybe it’s got better now)....

September 11, 2012 · 2 min · Alexander Holbreich

102 Post so far

I noticed that my last post was a 101 post on this blog which is a good occasion to do some self-evaluation. I started to write here in January 2007 it’s nearly 4 years ago. You see I’m not a very productive blogger. Nevertheless, I wrote some interesting things which have attracted some people or comments. I’ve learned pretty much and I tried different themes. I think in the future I will write more and more technical stuff....

November 23, 2010 · 2 min · Alexander Holbreich

DIGG Effect is worth it?

Eric Enge has wrote very good article about success on digg. Some of the details he presents are maybe not true anymore because DIGG evolves and changes internal algorithms. However, some facts are really interesting. As he says, stories that were able to reach the DIGG home page receive an average of 129 links, and more than 10,000 visitors in an hour. Some stories have brought even more than 1,000 links and 100,000 visitors....

March 10, 2008 · 2 min · Alexander Holbreich

HeadSpace - Meta-Information Plug-in

If you keep on bloggin' you sure want that people read it. In that case early or later you will be interested in SEO basics. Site Meta-information One of the important aspects of is properly made page for the search engine optimization point of view. I don’t want to cover all these points in this article, if interested, you can read Wordpress SEO - The Beginners Guide by Joost de Valk, which is good introduction in the theme....

February 14, 2008 · 3 min · Alexander Holbreich

Category vs Tag

Since Wordpress official introduced tags, there is a question what to do with categories? I think that tags are very flexible and also somehow naturally to use, you don’t have to think very carefully which should be taken, and which was used before, you just tag it with firs you get in mind. Tagging or labeling is something natural to humans. Everybody has normally meanings about things in his near environment, we used to label every thing, even then when we don’t really understand them....

February 2, 2008 · 3 min · Alexander Holbreich

Subdomains vs. Subdirectories

I’m not SEO guru, but that topic lies naturally in my interest because I’m admin of several websites. I noticed that one on of my friends[^1] loves to use the sub domains for his projects. It is wisely semantically, but is not so in every his project is i think :). The Question here is how “Google & Friends” :) treats sub-domains and how it treats sub-directories? In best case you get the answer from Google at selves....

January 24, 2008 · 3 min · Alexander Holbreich