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How to Quickly Integrate aMember and WordPressMU

AMember is a membership management application that can be integrated with many popular projects, including WordPress. However, I have found very little support for WPMU in the realm of member management software. I haven’t tried out many of the WordPress plugins, because I’m just not willing to fork over the cash to see if I can hack it enough to make it WPMU compatible. If anyone already has a popular paid plugin (ie Your Members, WP-member…), I’d be happy to take a swing at it.
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9 Reasons Why Thesis Rocks Other WordPress Themes

Update: Thesis no longer rocks

We are no longer Thesis advocates, and in fact strongly dislike it now. Our dislike started with a mass change of the HTML classes and IDs, which was a huge ordeal since the styling settings in the admin settings are just enough to make things more difficult, but not enough to actually make your site look nice. Our dislike continues to grow as we deal with their issues and bad coding as we support Formidable Pro, and they refuse to correct those issues. For example, if you add multiple custom post types, Thesis forces a position in the top menu section and makes other menu items disappear. Awesome Chris, awesome.

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The 5 Best WordPress Add-Ons for Business

I work as a contractor for several companies, one of which has been using a couple of Ruby on Rails web applications. I worked with a small team of developers to write them: a payment site, and the actual product/service site. As time went by, I became the only developer doing the maintenance and building additions and since software applications take so long to be bug free, these two are far from it. After over a year and more than 1000 users, we are scrapping the Rails apps and replacing them with other options.
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Don’t show a WordPress category on posts page

Have you ever used WordPress posts for something other than a blog post? I use them for FAQ pages, but I don’t want the FAQs to show up in the main blog, so I added this into the theme functions.php. It can also be used in a new plugin.

(?? = category id number)

function exclude_category($query) {
  if ( $query->is_home )
    $query->set('cat', '-??');
  return $query;
}
add_filter('pre_get_posts', 'exclude_category');

The minus sign in front of the category id means don’t include.