Earlier this week, the WordPress NYC Meetup group hosted me at their space inside the Microsoft Technology Center. I was there to present some of my recent work on “Enterprise Features for Small Businesses Running WordPress.” I had a lot of fun and really appreciated the opportunity to showcase three projects I’ve been working on […]
Movable Type is a pretty frustrating platform to work with because every so often (or, “way too often,” depending on who you ask) a function of the system simply doesn’t do what you’d expect it to do. Such is the case with the “Clone Blog” functionality. Although it dutifully copies most of a website from […]
Tonight I wrote a quick (and idiotic) patch to the very simple WordPress Category Post plugin v2.0. This backwards-compatible patch features: parameter-based post limit to define how many posts the plugin function will print parameter-based format option to output the posts in real <li> elements The wp-category-posts.php patch file is available for download here. To […]
When hacking away at WordPress sites, often times you’ll find yourself in a situation where you need to filter out certain posts from displaying on some pages, such as the home page. There are a lot of ways to do this, but few are perfect. Recently, I had the need to do this and went […]
I went searching for a WordPress widget that enabled me to place a collapsible archive control much like the ones available in Blogger blogs “archives” widget a while back. With a little googling, I found a plugin that did almost exactly what I wanted in Ady Romantika‘s Collapsible Archive Widget. After a few days of […]
By designing and using a meaningful, cruft-free URL scheme you can easily implement a dynamic, scalable, breadcrumb navigation trail on your entire site with minimal fuss, all in about 30 lines of PHP. I kid you not!
Context and relevance are sometimes lost when linking to pages on the web. Basic HTML and good hypertext copywriting habits (like using
title attributes) can help, but not always enough. Here’s a totally new method (I think) to embed what I call relevancy messages into the destination page of a site.
Putting arbitrary PHP variables into Apache’s logs is easy, and incredibly useful.