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 plugin (I have had some issues with WP-DBManager configuring properly on a few sites).
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 that it can be saved as a variable, like so: $example = get_example();
There are some functions that only have echo capability, so I wanted to share my work-around with you all.
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 for you. Here’s the code in action →
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 of this site required lots of tricks that convert WordPress into more of a CMS (Content Management System). Read on to learn some of the WordPress customization.