Polyhistoric Man Of The Web

Category: WordPress

  • PHPXref for WordPress, BuddyPress, bbPress and Thematic: Local and Updated

    I often am working on a variety of WordPress, BuddyPress, and BBPress projects and enjoy working from a lot of not internet connected locations such as trains, buses, parks and the occasional rooftop. As such it’s very handy for me to a local version of PHPXref documents for the current trunk of these products. I’ve […]

  • I’m speaking at WordCamp Chicago

    I’m excited to announce that I’m going to be headed to my childhood home metropolitan area to speak at WordCamp Chicago (and not just because it is happening only a few blocks from Mr. Beef on Orleans) . I’ll be presenting a talk entitled Building Child Themes that will be geared toward helping beginning developers take the […]

  • Dirty Ten, a Twenty Ten Child Theme using Output Buffers

    After making Thirty Ten, my first Twenty Ten Child Theme, Devin Price asked for an example of a child theme that used output buffers.I’m not a big fan of using output buffers in my themes, but it’s a worthwhile trick to have in your bag. There are two main reasons for this: It makes 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 […]

  • Constructing my new theme with Thematic

    EDIT: I’ve switched to a Twenty Ten Child Theme When I heard Ian Stewart’s announcement that he become an Automattician I figured it was a good idea to take a look at Thematic and see what it could do. I’ve mostly built my themes from scratch, but Thematic looked like it could streamline my work […]

  • WordPress 3.0 sneak peak presentation from the Portland WordPress User Group

    Last night I presented at Portland WordPress user group on some of the features and changes coming in WordPress 3.0. In case you weren’t in attendance, my slides are below, and what I went over can be summed up in a couple of points: The changes taking place are going to make things easier for […]

  • 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 […]

  • Portland WordPress User Group Presentation Upcoming

    I’m going to be speaking at the March Portland WordPress User Group Meeting on March 18th at 6:00pm at Webtrends and demonstrating some of the features that are coming up in 3.0. I’m aiming for this to be beneficial for both users and developers. Right now, I plan on covering: What the Multisite features mean to […]

  • Commit: The Story of Writing a WordPress Patch

    Hanging out in the #WordPress irc channel or on the wp-hackers mailing list, a question that comes up from time to time is “How do I get a bug patched”. I recently had a patch committed, so I thought I would detail the process from start to finish to help others get an idea of […]

  • 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 […]

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