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Using git for WordPress development

2009-11-07

git is a powerful revision control system. It is a distributed system. This means that you can commit, create branches or tags on your local hard drive without any network connection. Read more about git on the project's website, there's also great documentation there. If you write WordPress plugins and … more

Shortcodes, include CSS and JS only on the correct blog pages

2009-10-21

Not too long ago I wanted to add a new plugin to my blog. During various tests I noticed something quite shocking: at least one of the plugins insisted on loading it's CSS and jquery on every page of my blog. A little more testing showed me that many plugins … more

Delete pending WordPress comments

2009-10-11

With this plugin you can easily delete all pending WordPress comments. It's quite useful if you're the victim of a spammer attack. Delete pending comments Downloads at WordPress.org. more

Zero Conf Mail

2009-10-11

It took me quite some time to check a few existing contact forms and I didn' t like any of them. No, I don't want you to load jquery on every page of my blog. I want it localized, pretty please. Oh, and I want this JavaScript onfocus/onblur effect I … more

Canon Powershot A60 on Debian

2009-10-04

Edit: This is a very old (2003) page of mine that needs a new location, and I think this blog is the best place. I bought my camera at the end of april 2003 and after a few minutes of toying around i wanted to connect it to my favorite … more

Typo3, mount points and realurl

2009-09-20

Are you having problems with mount points in Typo3? Do you get errors like Illegal Mount Point found in rootline or The requested page didn't have a proper connection to the tree-root!, especially when you select the Substitute Mount Point (this page) with Mounted page option? Assuming you did read … more

Filesystem with huge files cannot be mounted read-write without CONFIG_LBDAF

2009-09-14

After skipping 2.6.30 and building a new 2.6.31 I suddenly couldn't mount my ext4 drive anymore and got this rather confusing error in dmesg: EXT4-fs (sda1): Filesystem with huge files cannot be mounted read-write without CONFIG_LBDAF But... I don't have any huge files on that disk. Not bigger than some … more

Creating a valid WordPress theme

2009-09-12

Recently, I've been checking out some of the blogs that link back to me because they use one of my plugins. And it seems like a lot of them are using buggy, incorrect templates. It looks like many WordPress theme developers don't read the theme development checklist. Another fine document … more

Change Typo3 template depending on column content

2009-09-05

Let's assume you don't just want to inject some HTML if there is content in a column, but you want to use a completely different layout. This isn't hard to accomplish, see the example: tmp.templateFile = COA tmp.templateFile { 10 = COA 10 { if.isFalse.numRows < styles.content.getRight 10 = FILE … more

Move WordPress Comments

2009-08-31

This plugin adds a small form to every comment on your blog. The form is only added for admins and allows you to move comments to a different page and to fix comment threading. This plugin is not designed for mass-moving of comments, rather for moving single comments from time … more

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