WordPress NYC: Enterprise Features for Small Businesses Running WordPress

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 […]

Quick and Dirty: Clone Custom Field, Template Linked Files on Movable Type

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 […]

Add a post limit and output format to the WordPress Category Posts plugin v2.0

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 […]

Arbitrarily exclude posts from displaying in WordPress

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 […]

WordPress Collapsible Archive Widget 2.1 BETA with Collapsible Month Lists

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 […]

Targetting Relevance in Long Web Pages with the CSS :target Pseudo-Class

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.