Tag Archives: Wordpress

Different Post Formats per Post Type

WordPress has had post formats for a while now, and it’s a really useful feature. However, what if you want to allow different post formats for different post types? Well it’s actually pretty easy, but if you’re unclear on the … Continue reading

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Speaking at WordCamp San Francisco 2011

So it seems I’m speaking at WordCamp SF this year, which is awesome! I’ve attended for the last few years, and it has been instrumental in getting me involved more with the WordPress community and specifically with the development of … 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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How To Make Your Own WordPress Widget

In this article, I’m going to show you how to write a simple plugin that adds a new widget to WordPress. We’ll be using the new WP_Widget class, which is the newest method but means that the widget will only … Continue reading

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WordPress Core vs Canonical Plugins

There has been intense discussion about what should and shouldn’t go into the core of WordPress and what should be in plugins since way before Matt talked about canonical WordPress plugins in his State of the Word, but that mention … Continue reading

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WordCamp San Francisco 2009

As some of you already know, I went to WordCamp San Francisco last weekend. I took the wife (who didn’t attend WordCamp, but did come to the party) and had a great time taking in some of “The City” in … Continue reading

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The Problem with Related Post Plugins

Showing related content to your users is important. I don’t think there’s anyone disputing that (at least not that I’m listening to). The real question is “how?” How can you show your user good related content without adding a ton … Continue reading

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The WordPress has-patch marathon

Xavisys is participating in the WordPress 24 hour has-patch marathon. We’ll update this post as we go, but wanted to encourage others out there to participate as well. Grab a ticket and get started! #8014 has been fixed as part … Continue reading

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Exciting new things in WordPress 2.8?

WordPress 2.8 is slated to be released late this month. Unfortunately, I’ve heard a lot of talk that 2.8 isn’t anything to get excited about. People are saying that it doesn’t have a lot of new features. As a matter … Continue reading

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Becoming a Freelance Web Developer/Designer

It wasn’t all that long ago (although in “web years” it’s been ages) that I was trying to break into web development as a career. Now that I’m more established, people are asking me the same questions I asked others … Continue reading

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