Tag: Wordpress

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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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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WordPress MU Virtual Machine

To get my feet wet, I wanted to test an installation of WordPress MU (multi-user) edition. The installation seems too problematic on a Windows workstation, even when running in an environment such as AppServ , WAMP, XAMPP, or Uniform Server. My preference is XAMPP. I have tested and used all these environments. I originally preferred the Uniform Server as it…

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WordPress Pretty Permalinks on IIS without mod rewrite

Permalinks are the URLs to an individual post, category, page, etc. These links generally take the form of index.php?p=444 (or some number). Pretty Permalinks are the same URLs crafted to make sense to the user. Apache offers this ability, though generally not set by default. IIS through version 6 (Windows 2003) does not offer this. There are ISAPI filters both…

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WordPress Permalinks will not work in a default XAMMP installation

XAMPP is a free and open source cross-platform web server package, comprised of an Apache HTTP Server, a MySQL database, PHP and Perl programming languages. It is easy to install and setup with little configuration. However, the default installation of XAMPP does not enable the permalinks, though the permalinks structure is customizable to create the .htaccess file. With no permalinks,…

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How to reset forgotten WordPress password

WordPress offers a default password recovery method that is available on the login screen. Under the Username and Password box there is a link to Lost your password?. This password recovery method would recover the user password if the user defines a valid and working email address in the user profile. If the e-mail account is not accessible or unknown…

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phpMyVisitSites Open source Analytics

One of my continuing tasks is to search for a free open source web analytic application. There are very few to be found. An application that promises to be very good, is PiWiK. It is still in the very early stages of development and has a lot to be desired. It is, however, the continuing development of it’s predecessor phpMyvisites….

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