Tag archive for wordpress

A standard WordPress install is incredibly powerful and flexible. For a lot of people, WordPress out of the box plus one of the stock WordPress themes is enough. But the possibilities for customization are endless; you can add plugins and other themes. Sometimes these do just what you want. Sometimes you need to … tweak WordPress.

If you’re an avid Foursquare user you can already display your last checkin, visualised on a map, in the sidebar of your WordPress powered site with the WP Quadratum plugin. Foursquare, checkins and maps … what more could you ask for? Maybe the answer is more maps. Version 1.1 of the WP Quadratum plugin, which […]

If you’ve been running your blog or site on WordPress for any period of time, you may well have come across a message about a deprecated function or argument in your PHP log file or across the top of a page on your site. The message might look something like this … Notice: get_bloginfo was […]

WP Biographia v3.2 got pushed to the WordPress plugin repository this afternoon. In the grand scheme of things it’s not a massive release but it goes a long way to solving some of the most frequently asked questions that arrive in my Inbox and via the plugin’s support forums. As I’ve mentioned a few times […]

Despite having written 5 plugins for WordPress I’ve only just scratched the surface of what it’s possible to make WordPress do. So when I want to make WordPress do something that I’m not sure a) how to do and b) whether it’s even possible or not, I turn to a search engine. More often than […]

There must be a truism somewhere out on the interwebs that goes something like this … if a computer geek finds himself or herself doing a task repeatedly, he or she will invariably find a way to automate this task … and if there isn’t a truism to this effect, then I’ve just written it […]

WP Biographia has grown and matured quite a bit since it was first released. A quick glance through the multiple releases of the code that make up the plugin tells me that in v1.0, the plugin was 761 lines of PHP code and 46 lines of CSS. Now in v3.1, that’s increased to 2944 lines […]

WordPress shortcodes. A great idea. Small snippets of text with a special meaning, enclosed in left and right angle brackets. Put one of these in a WordPress post or page and WordPress automagically expands the shortcode and replaces it with the thing that the shortcode does. WordPress has a built-in set of shortcodes and many […]

It’s a glaringly obvious oversight but a few month’s back I realised that given what I do for a living, there’s something missing from my blog and that something is a map. There’s a whole slew of “where am I” style WordPress plugins out there, but after some careful research I decided that none of […]

It’s taken a while but I just did this … … and after much coding, rewriting, testing and documenting, v3.0 of WP Biographia has finally made it off of the starting blocks. As per usual, you can read the change log here, grab the source here, or download it here. But what I really want to say, […]