The best and most complete WordPress Plugin development tutorial I’ve found. It will take a while to get through all these – I recommend playing them at 1.5x speed, but you’ll know pretty much everything about WordPress plugin development when you’re done. How to build a WordPress Plugin Your browser does not support iframes. In…
Virtual Host Configuration for WordPress on my Mac
I mainly post this so I don’t forget, but someone else might find it useful. I always forget how to configuration the virtual host on my local Apache so that WordPress will run right. (I don’t like to use MAMP – don’t ask why). Note that ‘jbasdf’ is my username. Use your username in place…
Change your WordPress Gallery Settings
I’m a big WordPress fan. They make really great stuff. I was really excited when the gallery feature came out several versions ago. It worked fine until I needed to change the image sizes for a post that I’m working on. It might just be me but finding the right way to change the images…
WordPress on Mac OSX 10.6
I do a little WordPress work on my site using my Mac. After upgrading to Snow Leopard I started getting errors like this: Warning: strtotime(): It is not safe to rely on the system’s timezone settings. You are required to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those…
Configure Your wp-config.php for Database Access on Mac OSX 10.6
I ran into another problem trying to get my database to work on 10.6. The trick is to properly set DB_HOST: /** MySQL hostname */ define(‘DB_HOST’, ‘127.0.0.1:3306’); </pre> For a complete tutorial on how to setup WordPress on Mac OSX 10.6 see http://wordpress.org/support/topic/306878?replies=6.
China Doesn’t Like WordPress.com
I was just following Windley on Twitter. He is in China and was unable to view Scoble’s blog. Scoble’s response – China blocks all of WordPress.com. Ouch.
Buddy Press Activity
There is a lot of buzz on the BuddyPress mailing list now that there is a list. What is interesting and cool is that the group is interested in using standards like OAuth, Microformats and OpenID. This is great news. I think one of the great strengths of WordPress has been its hackability. It is…
There’s real information on the BuddyPress site today. I am so excited. This is one of the first steps towards easy to create, distributed social networks. Hopefully it is as easy to extend as WordPress.
Journal Writing Sucks, Blogging is Cool
The LDS cultural has encouraged personal history and journal writing since its inception. Ever since then the vast majority of the members have ignored this council and the overall level of guilt among the LDS faithful has continued to rise as each successive generation followed the example of the previous. Technology now provides some relief…
This Clears Things Up a Bit
I’m not sure if anyone has seen David Wiley’s blog today, but I think his efforts help to illustrate the idea of distributing the social network. Take a look at it. It might change, so look soon. Does it look familiar?