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WordPress Gallery with Categories

Posted by on Jan 2, 2012 in Articles, How-To | 1 comment

Recently I needed to recreate a specific gallery format in WordPress. There are probably better ways to go about it, such as custom post types, but I needed something quick and easy. The main gallery page needed to have a list of “categories” that were represented by images. I used a WordPress Page that consisted of: [gallery size="full" link="custom_url"] Each “category” was an image that linked to a WordPress Page. On the category pages, for each gallery item, there needed to be a caption on top of the image, the image with no link, and a...

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Please use print stylesheets (or something)!

Posted by on Oct 20, 2011 in Articles, Miscellaneous | 0 comments

Tonight I’ve been trying to print off articles on releasing themes to the public. I’ve been to about 8 or 9 sites. One had a link to print the site using printfriendly (a good option). Only one other used a print stylesheet. Some of these places even sell WordPress themes. Yet their content is unreadable when printed due to elements overlapping each other and such. And thanks, but I don’t really want to waste paper printing your comment form and all your menu items. I’m really glad printerfriendly.com is there to make any web page printable. But it’s still...

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WordPress and Ajax

Posted by on Jul 2, 2011 in Articles, Book Reviews | 0 comments

I bought WordPress & Ajax by Ronald Huereca awhile ago and finally got around to reading it. When I bought it, it wasn’t available in print, like it is now (WordPress & Ajax print version on Amazon). I had a really hard time getting myself to actually read an ebook on my computer, but I recently bought a nook color and can now read all my ebooks more pleasantly. But back to the book. I was excited when I found this book because I wanted to add ajax functionality to my to-do list plugin, but didn’t really understand how. This book shows you exactly how to do it and you...

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Professional WordPress Plugin Development Book Review

Posted by on May 9, 2011 in Articles, Book Reviews | 0 comments

If you develop WordPress plugins, you need to read Professional WordPress Plugin Development by Brad Williams, Ozh Richard, and Justin Tadlock. I first read this book around the beginning of April. I learned a lot of new things. And then promptly forgot it all. So yesterday and today I went through the book again and took notes. This book is around 500 pages and covers pretty much any topic you could wish for. I made sure to pay special attention to the security section since that is probably the most important feature of plugin development. I found things that I want to do to improve my...

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My Top WordPress Plugins

Posted by on Apr 13, 2011 in Articles, Miscellaneous | 0 comments

There are many top ten lists of WordPress plugins out there. They all seem to contain the same thing, with one or two variations. Contact Form 7, Google XML Sitemaps, All-in-one SEO, etc. They are great plugins and I use them as well, but I really love when they list a lesser known plugin that ends up being useful to me. These are some of the other plugins I use. Cleverness To-Do List Plugin: Yep, my own plugin. I install it on every one of my sites and I adopted it after it was abandoned because I found it so useful. Greg’s High Performance SEO: This is the SEO plugin that I prefer to...

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Updated BuddyPress User Roles Code

Posted by on Jan 27, 2011 in Articles, How-To | 14 comments

My post on adding user types to WordPress and Buddypress has been very popular. This code will soon be available as a plugin. I’ve updated the code so it’s cleaner and easier to implement. This code also works with or without allowing users to add new sites. This only works for BuddyPress running on the multisite version of WordPress. If you’re using the regular version, someone else has a plugin available for that: WP Roles at Registration. It works for BuddyPress (but not the multisite version). Instructions Set up your custom WordPress roles using Capability Manager or a...

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