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Javascript, Tips

Publish2 JSON Feed Without A Plugin

Need: A way to display the JSON data provided by Publish2 on a WordPress blog. The Catch: I wanted to have multiple instances of the feed from different JSON data feeds on the post. Furthermore, each required unique items from its respective JSON feed and I wanted to style each instance differently.…

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GoDaddy and Increasing Your WordPress Max Upload Size

So I’ve never been crazy about GoDaddy’s hosting service, for a number of different reasons, but today I had an awesome experience with their customer service. A client of mine has a shared hosting account and they wanted to increase the Maximum File Upload size allowed in WordPress. He called GoDaddy and their support provided him with a link which directed him to modify the PHP.INI file through SSH.…

Javascript, Plugins

WordPress Location Search By Zip Code

Last week I completed a Worpress CMS conversion for a site that was running a custom Ruby on Rails CMS. Everything was pretty straightforward, only caveat was that they wanted to be able to search their 12K+ locations by zip code, paginate the results, and also display them as markers on a Google map.…

Javascript, Plugins, Tips

WordPress Calendar Plugin: Display Posts By Date & Category

In my ongoing effort of not re-inventing the wheel, I spent hours upon hours looking through ALL of the available WordPress calendar plugins for a project that I had been working on. My Needs:AJAX (required asynchronous navigation between months) Query posts by category (would be nice if I could select the category) Associate posts with their dates.…

Javascript, Video

Favorite Lightbox For Images and Video

Last year I was working on a project that was utilizing the jQuery Cycle plugin for a slideshow and I was struggling to find a compatible jQuery lightbox script which would play FLV videos hosted on the same server (with a built in media player). Unfortunately, the best one I came across was written in MooTools which would’ve led to conflicts.…

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Displaying YouTube Thumbails in Your WordPress Posts

Since I already wrote the snippet of code to get the thumbnails from the embedded Vimeo video, I thought I might as well do the same for YouTube. It will search through your posts’ content for YouTube embed code and will generate a thumbnail for you. It’s not fancy but it gets the job done.…

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Displaying Vimeo Thumbnails In Your Blog Post or Archive

With WordPress 2.9, you can now embed videos by simply pasting the URL into your blog post and have it create the embed code. I was using Vimeo and wanted to pull the thumbnail associated with the Vimeo video which was embedded in my posts.…

Javascript, Tips

Favorite Internet Explorer 6 PNG Fix

Rarely will you find the words “Favorite” and Internet Explorer 6 in the same sentence…it has been the bane of my existence ever since I began in Web Development. If I had my way I would make it illegal to even run a copy of IE6…not a far stretch considering all the pain and suffering developers have had to endure over the years.…

Plugins

Blogger Image Import – Reloaded

A few months back I was working on a large Blogger to WordPress conversion and had to import thousands of images over to a hosted WordPress installation. The import went smoothly but the images that came over with the posts were still hosted by blogger. Going through all of the posts and uploading all over again was not an option so I quickly searched online for any existing plugins that would allow me to:…

Misc Stuff

First Post!

I’ve procrastinated quite a bit with developing this site, so tonight (on Christmas Eve) I’ve decided to be proactive and get the ball rolling! Now that I’ve got some momentum under me, I think I’ll start working on the site/blog design sometime early next year. Till then, I’ll proudly be sporting the Kubrick theme.…