Auto-Optimize WordPress Database without a Plugin

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These horses are somehow not cool. Speeding up your blog is. I am working on a WordPress project that has a pretty heavy database, and I want to be able to auto-optimize the WordPress database. Even though they are integrating this functionality into WordPress 3.0, I want it now, and without having to use a […]

Save Coding Time by Creating Special-Case Categories in WordPress

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When you would use excluded categories: When using WordPress as more of a content management system (CMS) than a blogging platform, there are many things that you need control over. One of them is special-case categories. Frequently asked questions Testimonials Case studies Press releases When you have a category of posts that you don’t want […]

Get Adjacent Images – More WordPress Functions

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WordPress, just get the adjacent image links. I’ll tell you what to do with them! WordPress is normally great about providing functions that have a return and an echo version.  In WordPress, if a function has the prefix get_, then it does not echo (print it into the content), but rather returns the result so […]

WordPress Digg Shortcode Function – As Seen on WordPress.com

When moving from WordPress.com, my Digg shortcodes broke. I wanted a simple way to transition my Digg chicklets to a WordPress.org installation. I created a function that does nothing special, except for reproducing the Digg shortcode functionality on WordPress.com. All you need to do is enter [digg=http://digg.com/path_to_story_on_digg], and it will create a Digg This chicklet […]

Nofollow SEO for your WordPress Functions

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While working on a recent website, I became frustrated by the lack of nofollow support in many WordPress functions.  Make that, most WordPress functions. There are a few WP functions that I wanted to add nofollow to, so here’s a list and a download link:

SteveSpangler.com Web Design Launched

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Visit Katz Web Design-developed SteveSpangler.com As announced in August, Steve Spangler chose Katz Web Design to develop their blog. Their previous blog was aging and didn’t provide the functionality they needed. I was provided with a design by Blake Sumrall (at Steve Spangler, Inc.) and was tasked with converting it to a website. The development […]