Word Press or 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.


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.


Splitting a long web page or post into several pages (Pagination)

headmaster @ 7:24 pm

Web Page PaginationIn this article I will be looking at some of the leading reasons for using pagination on your site. The act of splitting a long web page or blog post into more than one page is known as pagination. There are several good reasons why you would want to take your page’s content and break it into several pages instead of displaying it all in a single page.


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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.


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.


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.


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.

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