Tag archive for wordpress

The contents of the Biography Box that the WP Biographia WordPress plugin produces are easily customisable through the plugin’s settings and options. The upcoming new version of the plugin will add to this, allowing almost limitless options for adding to the Biography Box though cunning use of the WordPress filter mechanism. But what if you’re […]

When you release some code you’ve written under one of the many open source licenses that exist today, if you’re lucky then you can expect to get asked for help using that code. Note that I say if you’re lucky. Some people I know view giving help and support as, frankly, a pain; it gets […]

WP Biographia’s always had the ability to suppress the display of the plugin’s Biography Box for all users; unfortunately that’s been accomplished by simply not installing the plugin. But judging from requests on the WordPress forums as well as emails hitting my Inbox, suppressing the display of the Biography Box for some users ranks highest […]

Although I fly a lot these days, I don’t fly on internal routes in the US that much and so flying Virgin America, which has onboard wifi, is still something that brings out the childish geek in me. In homage to a certain Mr. Aaron Cope, once again I am in the sky as I […]

It’s taken a while but after 20 commits on GitHub, 1000 odd lines of PHP code, 40 odd WordPress forum posts and, what to me is a staggering, 1100 odd WordPress downloads, WP Biographia finally hits version 2.0. As I’ve written before, this is very much an ongoing learning process and putting version 2.0 out […]

I continue to be genuinely gobsmacked at the reception that WP Biographia has received since I first released it in August of this year. People are downloading it; people are emailing me about it; people are discussing it and asking for new features on the WordPress forums and since I put the code up on […]

It’s been almost a month since I released the first version of WP Biographia and in that time, according to the stats on the WordPress plugin page, it’s been downloaded 212 times. That’s rather gratifying. Several people have also emailed me to tell me that they’re using the plugin. That’s even more gratifying. But despite […]

In a way, this was all Matt Whatsit‘s fault; he writes very profane and very funny blog posts and reading his recent The Five Stages Of P****d Wife (which you should read if you haven’t already, err, read it) made me laugh, hell, it made me ROFL and LMAO at the same time but it also […]

Regular visitors to the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Internet that is my blog may be aware that I use WordPress as a blogging platform. Those visitors who come here via a browser on a phone may even be aware that WordPress automagically presents a mobile friendly version of the site. This […]

I’ve been using Posterous for a while now, a quick trawl back through the archives shows the first post I wrote via the service was in August 2009, and I’ve been using it ever since. It’s fiendishly simple and works like this :- I write a blog post in my email client and send it to post@posterous.com. […]