WordPress is a free and open source blogging platform and a content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. It uses a plug-in architecture and a templated display system. WordPress is arguably the most popular blogging system in use on the Web.

Researching a WordPress Related Links Solution

headmaster @ 10:07 pm


WordPress LogoI want to display a list of related links for each post on my blog; this very blog in fact. I also want to be able to add external links to the related links from my site seamlessly. It is unfortunate that WordPress doesn’t have such a feature as a default widget, being that it is something very common across the web nowadays. So I’m going to be installing and trying a variety of available plugins in order to find the features I want. Should I not find exactly what I want I will then resort to rolling my own.

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Solution for: WordPress function have_comments() not working – returns false

headmaster @ 9:36 pm


WordPress LogoThe WordPress function have_comments() is not working. When I perform a var_dump() the function returns false.

This is not a big deal, the solution is simple.

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Useful WordPress Bits

headmaster @ 12:01 am


WordPress DevelopmentThis is where I keep the pieces of code and other WordPress structures I use again and again in my work. Just a quick reference I guess.

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How to Install prettyPhoto JavaScript Lightbox on a WordPress Theme

headmaster @ 1:14 am


WordPress DevelopmentThis tutorial emerged organically after writing the tutorial for Installing prettyPhoto JavaScript Lightbox.

My original intention was to document the steps I had taken in using the script in a regular good ‘ol fashioned site, (meaning non CMS or Blog script). In the process of writing said tutorial I had to show a working sample on this blog. Since this is a WordPress, Pretty Photo had to be made to work with the existing theme. So I did the install and re-wrote the tutorial to address what I did to make it work on this WP blog.

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How to Implement Pagination in WordPress

headmaster @ 10:09 am


WordPress DevelopmentPagination in word press in quick and easy. Two tags to remember:

<!--more-->    <!--nextpage-->

 

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Mass Import of Links (blogroll) on WordPress

headmaster @ 7:07 pm


WordPress DevelopmentI have several dozen links that needed to be added across several (nine) Word Press Installs. Adding them all one at a time was simply not an option due to the time involved in getting the job done. Having worked with Word Press for a while now, I figured the fastest solution was to simply import the mess of links straight into the WP databases.

I didn’t bother to look for plugins or extensions to do the job for the following reason: There was no prepared document with the information at hand.

This meant that no matter what solution I picked it was all going to have to be typed from scratch. Since this was going to be the case I figured that using a SQL document with the prepared inserts would be the most direct manner of handling the job.

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How to customize the blogroll (links) in WordPress 3.3.2

headmaster @ 6:21 pm


WordPress DevelopmentI was looking for a quick way to display images in my blogroll in a way that would make the <li> within the widget draw in a horizontal line (see the red blogroll below) instead of vertically (see blue blogroll). That way the images stack up fitting more than one image link per row.

Take a look at the graphic below to see what I mean.

Double Column BlogrollSingle Column Blogroll

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