Updated to WordPress 3.7.1… Haven’t blogged in a long long while. Need to update the WordPress iOS app and get up to date on the integration there…
Category Archives: General
WordPress local dev tips: DB & plugins « Mark on WordPress: Running a WordPress site on your local machine is a great way to do development. I’ve taken advantage of this to do development while on flights (and yes, I realize that in about 5 years it’s going to seem positively quaint that there used to be flights without Internet access).
WordPress 3.2 Beta
Love the new full screen editor… So refreshing to create content on a blank screen…
Also now using the new Twenty Eleven theme on this blog. Not so sure about that. The giant header image doesn’t really do it for me.
Read more about the beta features here.
links for 2011-02-09
A lot of people have been debating back and forth lately about post formats and custom post formats. This discussion also gets all confused with post types, and custom taxonomies, and categories, and tags… It’s time for some clarity. Mark had a really good post on the topic, but I think this needs to be explored in more detail.
Custom Post Types: These were poorly named. Think: Custom Content Types. That is, non-post content. Examples: employees, products, attachments, menu items, pages, pets. If you want it to show up in your site’s main RSS feed, then it’s probably not a custom post type.
In general, taxonomies are used to arrange, classify and group things. By default, Taxonomies in WordPress are tags and categories that WordPress is using for the posts. Apart from these two, WordPress makes it possible for theme developers to create their own taxonomies which are created within the functions.php theme file. This is what we are going to cover today. We will learn how to work with Custom WordPress taxonomies.
Finally, WordPress version 3 gives us fully hierarchical custom taxonomies. Notice how the hierarchical nature allows us to simplify the Operating System taxonomy, for instance, by pushing all the different Windows variants under a “Windows” parent classification. This will allow visitors to see all posts classified with any Windows operating system, or allow them to be more specific and see only posts classified with Windows XP, for instance.
In this guide, we’ll go through the process of creating and using your own custom post type. More specifically, we will create an "Event" post type for your special events and dates, sort of like a calendar.
A custom taxonomy is exactly what it sounds like — a custom way to relate disparate content together. Custom taxonomies can be applied to custom post types or to regular pages and posts.
links for 2011-02-05
This bash script will let you replicate a WordPress MU blog environment from live installation into a sandbox, altering and rewriting wp-config.php and database entries to make sure URLs work the right way.
ProFounder Launches To Help Small Businesses Crowdsource Fundraising
ProFounder Launches To Help Small Businesses Crowdsource Fundraising: “ProFounder, which has been in private beta for the past year, offers entrepreneurs two ways to raise money on the site: through a private fundraising round, and/or a public fundraising round. The private fundraising rounds allow entrepreneurs to share a percentage of their revenues with investors (their friends, family, and community) over time. Essentially, this type of fundraising round is an offering of securities, and ProFounder helps facilitate compliance with state and federal laws related to this offering.
Public fundraising rounds allow entrepreneurs to share a percentage of revenues with both investors (anyone can participate – friends, family, community, and general public too) as well as a nonprofit organization. For both public and private fundraising rounds, ProFounder has a limit of $1 million raised.”
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OverSite – Wireframe Software and Interaction Design Tools for Software and Web Designers and DevelopersEasily the most advanced wireframe software, OverSite™, lets you quickly define the hierarchy of your website or application. Create sections and subsections, then fill them with pages and screens. Rearrange your structure with OverSite's easy drag-and-drop interface.
Once you've done all that, OverSite will automatically generate a graphical map of your site or application. Any changes you make to your structure will instantly be reflected in the graphical map. Of course, you can control the look—fonts, colors, sizes, spacing, etc—of the map. OverSite then allows you to print the map, or export it to any number of graphic formats.
Fake is a new browser for Mac OS X that makes web automation simple. Fake allows you to drag discrete browser Actions into a graphical Workflow that can be run again and again without human interaction. The Fake Workflows you create can be saved, reopened, and shared.
links for 2010-07-14
iThemes Builder is a powerful, flexible, easy-to-use WordPress theme designed to allow you to quickly build websites and blogs with WordPress. With Builder’s innovative Layout Engine, you can build almost any layout you’d like within minutes. Then bling out your site with graphics and styling.
Squarespace takes funding according to Gigaom
Via Gigaom – Squarespace Gets $38M to Compete With WordPress and Six Apart: Squarespace, a hosted content service that competes with companies such as WordPress (see disclosure below) has closed a $38-million financing round from two leading technology VCs — Accel Partners and Index Ventures — that will give the seven-year-old company a significant warchest and some substantial backing in the battle for digital-publishing market share.
…the idea that a major media entity can be published using the same tools that bloggers use (the site is based on Moveable Type from Six Apart), and that blog software can be a competitor for the expensive and time-consuming content-management systems that are used by many traditional media outlets — some of which use WordPress and other tools to publish their blogs, but few of which have moved to using such tools for their entire websites.
Wishing them success. I’ve never used the tool but its users are enthusiastic.
links for 2010-07-13
The premier network for reaching creative, web and design professionals, The Deck serves up approximately one-hundred million ad impressions each month and is uniquely configured to connect the right marketers to a targeted, influential audience.
links for 2010-07-05
A list of the "Top 10 Domainer Blogs"
links for 2010-06-17
Developer’s Corner: Useful MU Helper Functions for WPMU and BuddyPress – WordPress MU and BuddyPress plugins, themes, support, tips and how to'sMU-Helpers was created to be an evolving library of functions that will help to make life easier for developers. It’s still under active development. You can take a peek at its code and get involved in contributing to the project at github.com, where it’s currently being hosted. This is one plugin you’re going to want to follow as contributors add more useful functions that will save you time.
links for 2010-06-04
The 14 Deadly Sins of MindSpring on steroids…
links for 2010-05-18
WP Access All Areas exists for the sole purpose to get administrative access to a wordpress blog by uploading a PHP file via FTP. It’s there to handle this task quick and with ease.