Category: Wordpress

Get Rounded Edges in IE with PIE!

Recently created a WordPress theme where I wanted rounded corners around text boxes, buttons, and forms. Being not too patient with the creation of little corner images to satisfy this requirement within Internet Explorer, I decided to use the -moz-border-radius within the stylesheet. The drawback is that this -moz-border-radius will only work within Mozilla based Internet explorers and not the…

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Resolved: Could Not Backup Website with CPanel

For years the practice had been to backup the website using the Full Backup functionality from within CPanel. It has worked valently until recently. Recent backup attempts would proceed as usual and upon completion send out an email alerting the administrator that the backup had succesfully completed. However, the backup did not successfully complete. The backup was far from complete….

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WordPress: Display Recently Updated Posts with Shortcode

Floating around the Internet is a piece of PHP code that is designed to display recently updated posts/pages in WordPress. For some reason or another, I was unable to get the code to work with the expected results. I attempted to convert the code for use with functions.php and shortcodes with little success. After submitting a request to experts-exchange for…

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Solution to the WordPress Plugin WPTouch Returns a 404 Error when the Category is Empty.

There is an excellent plugin for WordPress called WPTouch. It’s purpose is to format web content to display more appropriately on portable devices such as the iPhone, BlackBerry, and other similar interfaces. It is extremely customizable. One of the nagging issues that I had had with this plugin is that it contains it’s own function for displaying categories. The problem…

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WordPress plugin Simple Tags fix for WordPress 2.9

Simple Tags is broken with the upgrade to WordPress 2.9. Simple Tags offer many advanced tagging features, that include mass tag editing, embedded tagging, auto tags, dynamic tag clouds, and many other feature. There is a “simple” fix to make it work. The author had hardcoded WordPress versions. Here is the original line of code, found in the file simple-tags.php…

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WordPress 2.9 Add Post Image

WordPress 2.9 among other things offer built-in support for post-thumbnails. Although it is available, there are two things to change to the theme. Add the following line to the functions.php file. In many cases, the index.php file will contain the loop. Add the following A great reference: wpengineer.com and ulyssesonline.com

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WordPress Tip: Add modified dates to posts

On more than one occassion, I have read through an article that seamed relevant until I realized that the date of the article maybe years old. In many cases, the authors have made changes to the article, but the reader really isn’t sure about the content of the article because of the age, so they simply pass over the article,…

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WordPress Plugin: Paypal Donate (Version 1.1)

The original WordPress PayPal Donate is a plugin written by Mikhail Esteves in 2006. This plugin allows for the easy inclusion of Paypal Donate buttons in WordPress posts and pages. On the option page the generated donate button code provided by PayPal can be saved to a form and the pre-defined tag may be applied to individual posts or pages….

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