Filtering Output From I Make Plugins

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If you create free WordPress plugins then you almost certainly host them on the official WordPress Plugin Directory. You probably also have a home page for them on your own site. But that means keeping both the readme.txt file and your own site up to date with changes. Hassle…
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How To Add Site Speed For Google Analytics In WordPress

| Created: May 5th, 2011
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Yesterday, Google announced the addition of Site Speed to Google Analytics, which adds a page load time dimension across a range of reports. Great! Lets get it working with our WordPress sites.
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Password Protecting The Wp-admin Folder

| Created: October 3rd, 2008
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I recently listened to the WordPress Podcast – Episode 44. Although it’s a couple of months old now, it was quite interesting and one issue really caught my eye ear: the security related question for Matt Mullenweg at around 1:13:30 of the podcast.

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jQuery To Select Duplicate Posts In WordPress Admin

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I have to wade through masses of user submitted posts and it’s always a pain to try to spot duplicate submissions. I therefore came up with the following jQuery code that identifies duplicates (based on title) and selects all but the first, so I can then delete them. Continue reading

WordPress – Colour Selector For Text Boxes in Posts

| Created: June 25th, 2007
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In recent posts, I outlined how to create both simple and rounded text boxes within a post. I’ve now created a Colour Selector for both types of text boxes, which allows you to select colours you want, see a preview of the text box, then gives you the code for it. Continue reading

Getting BuyMeABeer To Show Only On Selected Posts

| Created: August 18th, 2007
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I have now adopted the Buy Me A Beer plugin, but there was one thing I didn’t like: it is not possible to make it appear on the sidebar for selected posts only. I wanted it on my plugin pages, but not my other posts (I don’t believe in donations for posts). Here I explain how to do this. Continue reading

WordPress – Taming The Advanced Editor

| Created: June 21st, 2007
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Adding simple HTML code to a post should be easy, but it can lead to major frustrations. Why? Because the Advanced Editor cleans your code for you. Unfortunately, it often changes your code so that it no longer works! Continue reading

WordPress – Simple CSS Text Boxes In Posts

| Created: June 8th, 2007
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In this article, I outline how to create simple text boxes using both inline and external CSS and how to set up a quicktag button so you can use them with the minimum of effort. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to do! Continue reading

WordPress – Rounded Text Boxes in Posts

| Created: June 21st, 2007
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In my previous article I explained how to create simple text boxes, using CSS, to highlight certain text in your posts. While this is easy and effective, what I really wanted was to create text boxes with rounded corners. This article covers one technique that allows you to do this. Continue reading

WordPress 2.3 Breaks Articles Plugin – Solution

| Created: November 20th, 2007
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After my recent upgrade to WordPress 2.3.1, the Articles plugin by Alex King started showing my Articles under the wrong Categories. Fortunately, there is a solution posted on the WordPress Support site. Continue reading

WordPress – Most Viewed – Sidebar Widget

| Created: August 20th, 2007
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I use Lester Chan’s WP-PostViews plugin to count how many views each post gets. I recently added a Most Viewed section to my Sidebar. The problem? I use WordPress Widgets and there is no widget for the plugin. Continue reading

Feed Autodiscovery Guide

| Created: November 9th, 2007
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Most modern browsers can automatically detect feeds offered by websites with feed autodiscovery enabled. This makes it easier to subscribe to these sites. If your blog doesn’t have feed autodiscovery enabled already, you need to set it up. Why make it harder for people to subscribe to your site? Continue reading

Subscribe To Comments & Protected Wp-admin Folder

| Created: June 30th, 2009
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Earlier today I received an email from an irate commentator, accusing me of spamming him and threatening to report me. He was receiving emails from my blog, via the Subscribe To Comments plugin, but he thought couldn’t unsubscribe. The cause: my wp-admin folder is password protected.

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