WordPress script not working from the command line

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Spent most of yesterday working on a script that interfaces with WordPress to update posts as it runs. It wasn’t a big part of the script, but it was the part that caused the most frustration. When I was testing locally, I was running the script through a web browser and everything worked perfectly. But… Read more »

Wacom Intuos 5, or how I’m glad I waited

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Last week I was just about to pull the trigger and order the bluetooth Wacom Intuos 4 tablet that I’ve been wanting for a while when I noticed two things. One, the tablet that I had added to my cart at Amazon showed as unavailable. And two, after finding a different vendor that did have… Read more »

Series Tag WordPress Plugin

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Just finished a new WordPress and am now just waiting for the WP plugin people to create the SVN folder for it it’s up and ready for download. It’s called Series Tag and adds a short code that will display a list of all posts with a specific tag. I wrote it because I want to… Read more »

Quick update to Link Footnotes plugin

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Just committed a quick update to my Link Footnotes WordPress plugin. The only addition was a new setting that allows you to set the target attribute for the footnote links created. There are 3 options. Default On If you want footnotes on by default on all of your posts, check the box. If you want… Read more »

Adding WordPress templates to NetBeans

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If you’ve written more than a couple of WordPress plugins odds are good you’ve copied and pasted the plugin sample readme.txt file into your project. Just sat down to start on my 7th plugin and figured there had to be a better way than Googling for the template, opening it, copying, and pasting. NetBeans makes… Read more »

When is the right time to ditch a website?

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Several years ago I registered a domain name, reliti.com, that sounded like one of those cool web 2.0 type domain names. Originally I wanted to create my own content management system, but as I started down that road I decided that I would rather make plugins and themes on top of WordPress instead. That way… Read more »

Pocket Reference for RegEx

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Not that it happens often, but every now and then I actually clean off my desk. It’s one of those things that I sort of know intuitively that I work much better with clean desk. This book on regular expressions, one of the Pocket Guide series by O’Reilly, is one that tends to always be… Read more »

Finally got around to customizing my theme

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It’s been a while since I upgraded to WordPress 3 point whatever and switched over to the default twenty ten theme. Sure, I did a bit of customization. But it was still the base theme, even with the default image across the top. Finally had a chance to do some work on it today and… Read more »

Installing my own WordPress plugins

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Twice today that I’ve needed to install my Auto Future Post WordPress plugin to a blog that didn’t have it yet. A little odd searching for yourself on the WordPress extend library, but it’s pretty easy to find when you know exactly what you’re looking for. And it says something about how easy it is… Read more »

Started a calculator website

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Not real exciting, since there are hundreds out there on the internet. But I started a new website with, well, just two javascript calculators for now. I’ve got more planned, but that’s all that’s there for now. Two reasons for putting up a site, and no, lack of free time was not one of them…. Read more »