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Post Password Token updated for WordPress 3.4

The Post Password Token Plugin has been updated for compatibility with WordPress version 3.4 and newer (tested up to 3.5 alpha). In 3.4 the post-password cookie was updated to contain an encrypted value, something that was probably long overdue, and caused the PPT plugin to fail in authenticating the post. All is well now. Update […]

June 20, 2012 | Plugins, WordPress | Comments Off on Post Password Token updated for WordPress 3.4

WordPress TextMate Bundle: Better late than never edition (aka: 3.3)

FINALLY! WordPress 3.3 support is up for the TextMate Bundle. This is pretty much an update to the function definitions to add in new functions that were added in WordPress 3.3. I’ve been out of the WordPress loop for a little while now and I’m not up to speed to what some of the new […]

January 26, 2012 | Plugins, TextMate, WordPress | Comments Off on WordPress TextMate Bundle: Better late than never edition (aka: 3.3)

WordPress Bundle now works with The TextMate 2 Alpha

The WordPress TextMate bundle now works just fine with the TextMate 2 Alpha. It was easier than I thought it would be. It boiled down to some environment variables changing a little bit. No biggie. So, there it is. TextMate 2 Alpha support. If you notice anything weird please open a Support Ticket on GitHub. […]

January 6, 2012 | TextMate, WordPress | 1 comment

TextMate 2 and the WordPress Bundle

We’re all excited to see that TextMate 2 Alpha has been released. It was a long wait but by the looks of the Alpha it appears that the wait wasn’t wasted. There’s plenty to be happy about with the Alpha. I’ve been doing some cursory testing with the WordPress Bundle and so far it appears […]

December 13, 2011 | Plugins, TextMate, WordPress | Comments Off on TextMate 2 and the WordPress Bundle

A few PHP Dev Helper functions

I’ve come to be pretty reliant on a few little dev helper functions that I’ve written that help introspect data in a couple of different output methods. A lot of development, especially development with unfamiliar systems, involves looking at objects and their contents. These helpers are designed to help give consistently formatted output no matter […]

September 27, 2011 | Web Design & Development | 2 comments

New WP Salts command in the WordPress TextMate bundle

I just merged a pull request from Simon Wheatley in to the WordPress TextMate Bundle that adds the command wpsalts to generate the Security Keys for the WP Config file. The command uses the WordPress.org secret-key Service. Very handy. Thanks Simon!

September 14, 2011 | TextMate, WordPress | 1 comment

WordPress TextMate bundle updated for WordPress 3.2

So, WordPress 3.2 has been out for a little while now and I’ve just gotten around to updating the bundle. My apologies, I’ve just been super swamped with a new job in a new city. But that’s some whining for another post. After much fiddling, the updated WordPress TextMate Bundle is here and it has […]

July 11, 2011 | PHP Scripting, TextMate, WordPress | 1 comment

Beware MAMP’s default Caching Settings

MAMP is a wonderful thing. It allows for quick setup of a LAMP stack just about anywhere. This makes it great for testing. However, the folks who manage MAMP are focusing MAMP’s default settings towards production use, not development use. This means that XCache is turned on by default and that means that there is […]

March 14, 2011 | Computers, Web Design & Development | 3 comments

WordPress TextMate Bundle Updated

WordPress 3.1 RC is here, so I figure its time enough to issue an update my [recently neglected, sorry ’bout that, its been busy] WordPress TextMate Bundle. All function definitions have been updated to the 3.1 RC code base. There is a tag for the 3.0 branch as it sat this afternoon. No new features […]

December 27, 2010 | PHP Scripting, Plugins, TextMate, WordPress | 1 comment

WordPress export, import and double serialization.

Ran in to a fun one in the WordPress core today. If your plugin stores post meta and you store that post meta as an array then you’re prone to a bug in the WordPress core that can break your data should someone export their data and reimport it on another WordPress install. Yeah, this […]

August 2, 2010 | Web Design & Development, WordPress | 8 comments

A simple way to limit file downloads to only logged in users in WordPress

So, you’ve used WordPress to build your client’s site and to provide downloads for the site’s users. You’re hiding the links to download content based on the user’s logged in status. Great. But what happens when the logged in user copies the download URL and sends it to his friend? Well, unless you’re filtering the […]

July 1, 2010 | Web Design & Development, WordPress | 40 comments

WordPress TextMate Bundle is ready for WordPress 3.0

Today marks the release of WordPress 3.0 and with this release the WordPress TextMate Bundle is ready for it. The bundle had been updated to support the new features in WordPress 3.0 including, but not limited to: custom post types, featured images, and WordPress MU integration. The menu has been rearranged a little bit and […]

June 17, 2010 | Plugins, TextMate, Web Design & Development | 1 comment

Automatically download Chromium nightly builds

Updated July 7, 2012: Fixed an issue on Lion where moving old version of Chromium to the trash would fail. Also now opens Chromium after the update is complete. Updated June 9, 2011: The nightlies moved again. The script below has been updated for that change. Updated Oct. 28, 2010: Sometime recently the Chromium nightlies […]

May 29, 2010 | Web Design & Development | 5 comments

New Internationalization feature in the WordPress TextMate Bundle

The WordPress TextMate Bundle was just updated to include support for internationalizing strings. Its not terribly obvious how the feature can be used, so I thought that I’d do a quick outline of its features. The goal of adding this support was to make it as seamless as possible to integrate with your coding style. […]

May 21, 2010 | Plugins, Web Design & Development | Comments Off on New Internationalization feature in the WordPress TextMate Bundle

As seen on Bare Bones’ website

Look, ma, we’re famous! Ok, not really. Thanks to the guys (and gals?) over at Bare Bones my WordPress Clippings for BBEdit are now listed on the Official BBEdit Clippings Library page. Now I’ll have to see if I can talk them in to some kind of developer discount as I haven’t had a chance […]

May 7, 2010 | Plugins, Web Design & Development | Comments Off on As seen on Bare Bones’ website

Everything I know about optimizing a WordPress install

I don’t mean to badmouth WordPress when I say this, but if you deploy a WordPress based site without optimizing your install you’re just asking for a slow site. Below is everything I know about optimizing a WordPress installation. It is by no means a list of everything you can do to optimize a server […]

March 31, 2010 | Web Design & Development | 7 comments

WordPress TextMate bundle & BBEdit Clippings updated for WordPress 2.9

I can actually say that I’m timely on this one! The WordPress TextMate Bundle and the WordPress Clippings for BBEdithave been updated for WordPress 2.9 “Carmen”. There wasn’t a lot that changed as far as the bundle is concerned, most of it being about a shift in line numbers of where the functions are located […]

December 21, 2009 | Plugins, Web Design & Development | Comments Off on WordPress TextMate bundle & BBEdit Clippings updated for WordPress 2.9

Quickly View WordPress DB Credentials

Stupid Gippy Trick #2495: The title may sound funny, and the concept a bit weird, but when you’re working on many different client servers, development and production servers, with as many different configurations, keeping track of DB credentials can get a little tiresome and time consuming. Here’s a command line one liner to print the […]

December 18, 2009 | Web Design & Development | Comments Off on Quickly View WordPress DB Credentials

WordPress TextMate Bundle updates

There’s been a few updates to the WordPress TextMate Bundle recently. Function Definitions:Use the keyboard shortcut Command-Shift-H while the cursor is within or highlighting a WordPress function to bring up a tooltip that contains the current function’s usage and path to the file that defines the function. Goto Function: Included is functionality for defining the […]

December 6, 2009 | Web Design & Development | 1 comment

Function definition tool-tips added to the WordPress TextMate Bundle

I’ve added partial function definitions to the WordPress TextMate Bundle. The tool-tips list the function definition as well as the file and line number where the function is defined so that the full function definition can be looked up easily. The function definitions can be brought up by selecting or setting the carat inside the […]

October 3, 2009 | Web Design & Development | Comments Off on Function definition tool-tips added to the WordPress TextMate Bundle

WordPress users: USE A FAVICON!

If you’re using a favicon on your site, then you’re fine. If you’re not: Just recently I noticed that WordPress will do something evil: if you don’t have a favicon.ico on your server WordPress will do a 404 return on the favicon.ico request that’s made by pretty much every modern browser. To say it again, […]

September 18, 2009 | Web Design & Development | 3 comments

WordPress Clippings Bundle for BBEdit

I was having one of those never ending text editor comparison conversations at work the other day and learned that BBEdit has some pretty easy to format Clipping functionality. Since I had pretty much built a generic function parser for yanking the information that I needed out of the WordPress source files for the WordPress […]

July 24, 2009 | PHP Scripting, Web Design & Development | 3 comments

Search and replace directly within MySQL.

MySQL always amazes me with the breadth of functionality that it has. Too often we just use it to push and pull information from the database. So when I hit an occasion where I can so in a single SQL statement that would require a time consuming PHP I get excited.

April 3, 2009 | Web Design & Development | 2 comments

I should redesign

Not by much, but the next iteration will surely be more friendly to the Flickr medium photo size. Right now Medium doesn’t fit, and posting photos as the small size just sucks.

March 15, 2009 | Web Design & Development | Comments Off on I should redesign

Lipsum Plugin for WordPress, Version 2

After a while of using and not using this plugin I decided that it needed an update. The previous version would simply insert paragraphs of lipsum but now the plugin is set up to return a few helpful elements as well.

February 22, 2009 | Plugins, Web Design & Development | Comments Off on Lipsum Plugin for WordPress, Version 2