The Japanese R sound

For the past month, I have learning the Japanese language for fun. When I would hear the Japanese R sound through various language learns programs, wouldn’t completely understand how to say the sound. As it turns the Japanese R doesn’t even really exist!

It is a cross between the D and the L sound. The way I understand it, is that L sound is made by placing your tongue behind your top front teeth. The Japanese R sounds is made by placing it higher up on the gums right behind your top front teeth. Below is a video that explains it really well and gives you an execise so you can learn to say the Japanese R sound. Thank you Tofugu!!!

WordPress Custom Homepage Widgets – Thesis

Yesterday was an interesting day. In which I learned how to localize a wordpress widget to single page. The widgets that I wanted to create were for the homepage of a blog. So get the desired effect I used the is_front_page() wordpress function inside of the widget. Also it is important to note that is specifically used on thesis, so if you want to use it with a different theme you have to change out the action hooks. [Read more…]

Membership Software Review for Internet Marketers

Finding the right membership software can be a real pain, so I created a membership software mindmap . Just as a side note most of my experience has been with using Digital Access Pass(DAP) and S2member. Although I have used the premise membership software a little bit.


This is a mindmap for this article, you can download it by clicking on the image.

Why you would want membership software

There are many reasons that people use membership software, although this article will assume that you are an internet marketer using WordPress to make a profit from your website. Facebook is also a membership site, but it is nothing like what we will be building here. [Read more…]

Changing the Color Of Your WordPress Tagline

Yesterday, my good friend Bill called and asked for some help with his WordPress blog. You see, Bill wanted to change the color of his tagline but after a half an hour of frustration decided to give me a call on Skype.

So I informed him that every WordPress theme changes its colors differently, which can be a real pain. So after looking through the WordPress interface for about 5 minutes,  we decided that we would have to go into the code of WordPress. Well not really it, as was just the style page of his WordPress theme. [Read more…]

Thinking About Creating Custom WordPress Theme

Today I was thinking about creating my very own WordPress theme. I think I would be great for learning about the internals of WordPress. Currently I am reading the book Smashing WordPress by Thord Daniel Hedenengreen

While I haven’t gotten to the actually theming part, I learned a great tip which was that I can use Amazon’s S3 service to backup the pictures files in my WordPress install. Also he mentions an automated plugin that can backup the WordPress database and then send you back by email.

Pretty Cool.

Autoresponder PDF Delivery – A Quick And Dirty Solution.


I was helping my friend Chris with one his autoresponder problem. You see Chris runs a WordPress website that helps people make money with organic farming and he wants to give the people that sign-up to his newsletter a PDF document that helps them with organic farming.

The problem is that Chris doesn’t have an autoreponder PDF delivery service such as Amazon’s S3 service to actually deliver the document.

Since Chris uses shared hosting with Hostgator we are going to do is directly serve the file from their file system outside of WordPress. Please note that I have changed the actually names for security reasons.

So here is what we did to provide a quick and dirty solution for Chris PDF problem. [Read more…]