Category: Wordpress

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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How to get wp-print to display Nextgen nicely!

There are many great WordPress plugins that every site owner should consider using. Of the plugins, wp-print and Nextgen Gallery will greatly enhance any site. However, wp-print does not display the Nextgen Gallery the way that I would like it to. Instead of displaying the images in a row as displayed on the site, the printable version is a long…

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BigDump for large MySQL Databases

BigDump performs a staggered import of large and very large MySQL dumps similar to those of the phpMyAdmin 2.x dumps into a new or an existing MySQL database. Other reasons for using this script is if in the even access to the server shell is not possible or for what ever the reason the import fails using phpMyAdmin due to…

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Activate cPanel Hotlink Protection and get 403 and 404 errors.

cPanel has become a standard for turning standalone servers into automated hosting platforms. Tasks are replaced by web interfaces and API-based calls. cPanel is designed with multiple levels of administration and provide multiple levels provide security, ease of use, and flexibility for everyone from the server administrator to the email account user. One of cPanel’s features is under the Security…

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GZip files with .htaccess and PHP that works with WordPress

Lately, I have been burning through bandwidth. I had thought that I have enabled all possible tweaks until I discovered that there is an additional work-a-round that will use gzip compression for PHP, CSS, and JS files. While there are more simplified solutions for use, WordPress installations create additional obstacles that this code addresses well. The results may be measured…

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WordPress WP-PostViews plugin to display special characters properly

A useful WordPress plugin is WP-PostViews. This plugin enables the display of number of times a post or page had been viewed. However, it there is an odd behavior when handling special characters. According to one definition, HTML special characters and symbols that cannot be generated in HTML with normal keyboard commands may be produced using HTML entities and/or ISO…

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The purpose of the wp_head code in WordPress

It has been asked by many as to the purpose of the code that is added to the header of many modern WordPress themes. This code is to reside just above the of the header. There is very little detail in the reference to this this code online only it’s usage and placement within WordPress. I recently encountered a theme…

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WP-Table support for the WordPress Plugin Search Unleashed

There are many great WordPress plugins and Search Unleashed is no exception. It serves as a great replacement to the built-in WordPress search engine. Search Unleashed extends the standard search with a full text search across posts, pages, comments, authors, and meta-data. It even offers modules that support other plugins including NextGEN Gallery. The reason anyone should want to upgrade…

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