Tag archives for Wordpress

  1. One Site To Rule Them All

    I’ve spent a good chunk of time this week transitioning AFdN from a standalone WordPress site to be part of the ferguson.pw WordPress Multisite cluster. This is more cool for me than you because I now only have to manage one WordPress installation for everyone, rather than two or more installations. Huzzah! Some lessons learned:…

  2. Countdown Timer v3.0.6

    Sometime in June of 2012 I released version 3.0 of Countdown Timer. Before that, the last major release was version 2.4 in April of 2010. I’ve just been busy with other things1. The other reason was that the program had grown from it’s modest roots as a single 321 sloc2 program to a multiple files…

  3. Milestone for WordPress self-hosted v0.9

    The website I made for Rachel and myself is, of course, run on WordPress. After looking through some themes, I eventually settled on the Forever theme. Forever is a WordPress.com theme, but can be downloaded via SVN from https://wpcom-themes.svn.automattic.com/forever/1 so someone can use it on a self-hosted WordPress installation. Everything was going great, but I…

  4. Using Shortcodes in the_excerpt

    I was working on a project for a client that requested using shortcodes in the_excerpt: From codex.wordpress.org: Displays the excerpt of the current post with [...] at the end, which is not a “read more” link. If you do not provide an explicit excerpt to a post (in the post editor’s optional excerpt field), it…

  5. Servers Moved

    I’ve been moving around some of the technological assets under my control. I completed a Registrar switch in May. I’ve been working the last month to move servers. I’m still with BlueHost because they are great, I just moved to a box with fewer people on it (i.e. less resources to share). I also get…

  6. Quality Plugins and Outstanding Support

    For all the work I put in, it makes it worth it when I get notes like this: From wordpress.org: @fergbrain: Perfect, thanks! Exactly what I was looking for. I appreciate devs like you who create quality plugins backed by outstanding support! Well done. See also from Alex King: It’s Not About Money or Gratitude…

  7. Calculating Downloads

    I recently hit 70,000 downloads on Countdown Plugin, a small plugin I wrote for WordPress about five years ago. Actually, the timer is older than that. I’ve only been using WordPress since my freshman year of college (spring semester circa 2005), before that I had this crazy home brew content management system. Part of that…

  8. Countdown Timer v2.4

    Just over a year ago I released Countdown Timer v2.3.5. I’ve had the fortunate opportunity to participate many great things over the last year, which is probably why there hasn’t been an release since.

    Anyway, I’ve been slaving away at this rel…

  9. Countdown Timer Update is in the Works

    It’s been over a year since I’ve had the chance to update Countdown Timer. However, a couple of weeks ago the stars aligned just so and I started working on a slew of updates. Nothing huge, mostly just updating code in the back end to do things pr…

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