Aaron D. Campbell

Owner and lead developer at BlueDog, Aaron has 10+ years of web development experience, it a regular core contributor to the WordPress project, and has released many WordPress plugins.

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WordCamp SF 2010

I know this post is quite delayed, but I wanted to get it out there anyway. Last year I went to WordCamp SF and attended several of the sessions. This year I went to WordCamp SF 2010, but things were … Continue reading

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Google Summer of Code 2010

It’s official (and has been for a few days, I’m a little behind schedule), the 15 students selected to work on WordPress this summer as part of the Google Summer of Code have been announced. The lineup is pretty great. … Continue reading

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The Xavisys WordPress Plugin Framework

A few months ago I was chatting with Joost de Valk and he was talking about a new plugin toolkit that he was making. The basic idea was to make a flexible base that he could use to build on … Continue reading

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Efficient Related Posts 0.3.4 Released

We just released version 0.3.4 of the Efficient Related Posts plugin for WordPress. It uses the new Xavisys Plugin Framwork (I’ll post more info on that soon), which gives it a nice new options page, links to the support forums, … Continue reading

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Twitter Widget Pro 2.1.3 Released

The new Twitter Widget Pro support forum has turned up some great ideas and has helped catch some easily missed bugs. This latest release of Twitter Widget Pro includes a bugfix that removes a duplicate closing tag for the title … Continue reading

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Twitter Widget Pro 2.1.2 Released

There was a small formatting issue introduced in Twitter Widget Pro 2.1.0 where there were no spaces between the tweet and meta data or between the date of the tweet and where the tweet was from (such as “from TweetDeck”). … Continue reading

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Twitter Widget Pro 2.1.1 Released

Recently, a Twitter Widget Pro user (alx) asked on the support forum for a new feature. He wanted to be able to have all the links open in a new window, and that’s a great idea! I just released version … Continue reading

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10 Great WordPress Plugins

One of the greatest things about WordPress is how extensible it is through it’s plugin system. There’s a plugin for almost everything. There are more than 4,400 plugins just in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory and there are plenty more that … Continue reading

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Twitter Widget Pro 2.1.0 Released

I just tagged a new version of Twitter Widget Pro which includes an oft-requested feature, a twitter-widget shortcode. You can now embed a twitter widget into any post or page by simply dropping in a shortcode like to embed a … Continue reading

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CSS Trick: Turning a background image into a clickable link

There is an updated version of this which is better optimized, especially for mobile browsers. Please check out Turning a background image into a clickable link – Take 2 One of the things I most often get asked by people … Continue reading

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