KillerSites Blog


Customizing the WordPress Text Editor with Quicktags

November 29, 2007

The WordPress text editor comes with a set of buttons that allows you to easily format your post by quickly inserting things like links, images and html list.

wordpress screenshot

Though very useful, I found that I needed a few more buttons … and so I figured out how to do it.

I just released a new video tutorial on how to edit the WordPress text editor:

The Video: Customizing the WordPress Text Editor

I hope you find it useful!


Stefan Mischook

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WordPress Video Tutorial: how to install WordPress

November 23, 2007


For the last couple of years I have been preaching that web designers should learn at least one blog or CMS (content management systems) software so that they can then offer blog/CMS installations and customizations to their clients.


The use of blogs/cms’ is also one of the reasons why I think web designers should learn PHP, given that most blogs are created with PHP these days.

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Introduction to blogging: a business perspective.

October 9, 2007

In the following article, using a question and answer format, I try to answer some of the common questions about how blogs fit within a business.

1. Can you describe your introduction to blogging, how you became interested how has it impacted you personally?

I first heard about blogging in about 2001 and dismissed it as another tool for people who didn’t want to learn HTML. A year or so later, I realized the significance of blogging and blogging software:

… it was going allow for the original vision of the Web to actually materialize, where anyone could easily get a website on the Web.

Blogs and the blog phenomenon, made me rethink my whole approach to web design as a web professional: blogs, CMS and other similar content formatting tools where the future of web design.

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WordPress vs. Drupal and Rebuilding a Website

September 15, 2007

wordpress-logo was started by David Siegal (of ‘Creating Killer Web Sites’ fame) back around 1996. This was effectively the first version of the site.


In 2002-2003, I officially took over and started version 2 of It has gone through a lot of changes over the last 4-5 years that has resulted in a lot of web design related content … too much content to manage with html, php and jsp pages running all over the place!

… It is time for a major shift.

WordPress vs. Drupal and version 3:

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