Polyhistoric Man Of The Web

Category: Code

  • Introducing Thirty Ten, my guide to creating a Twenty Ten Child Theme

    WordPress 3.0 is introducing a new theme that is light years ahead of Kubrick (also known as the old WordPress default), that looks so good you won’t even mind running it on a live site. In addition to being a beautiful theme in it’s own right, it’s also easy to build upon and create your […]

  • More Twitter Shortcodes for WordPress

    Building on my WordPress Shortcode How To, here are two more Twitter shortcodes. I’ve also added a new project on google code to track all of my shortcodes. The first new shortcode is for twitter search. It’s logically enough [twitter-search phrase=’#haikufriday’] Like my last twitter shortcode, it caches the results for two minutes. It also […]

  • WordPress External Cron Plugin

    There are plenty of scripts out there that require you to request a page on a daily basis to perform certain tasks. Normally you can accomplish this by setting up a simple cron. And on a good host, that’s easy. But what if your host doesn’t have cron? Well if you run WordPress, you now […]

  • WordPress Shortcodes: A how to by example

    I love the WordPress shortcode api. I’m willing to stand on a roof and scream it. It makes so many aspects of developing a WordPress site so much easier. It allows you to add dynamic information to any post, page, and with a single line text widget. How easy you ask? Let’s look at some […]

  • A Basic Database and Content Backup Script

    I presented an unconference session at the great WordCamp Portland and have cleaned up my backup script for WordPress (and really any db/single uploading/plugin/theme folder program). Comment here if you have any questions about how it works or suggestions for how to improve it. Like WordPress, it’s available under the GPL v2 #! /bin/sh # […]

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