WordPress Wednesdays: Custom Taxonomies

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I recently worked on a project where we needed something sort of like tagging, and sort of like categorizing – but neither really worked as there would be way too many exclude this and only show that stuff involved. I needed a way to classify certain content, have easy access to it, and display it in a manner that be effective and quick. After exhausting all ideas – someone pointed me towards using “Custom Taxonomies” and it was a perfect fit. What is a taxonomy? Simple – a way to group things. Why not use categories and or tags? An… Read More »

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WordPress Wednesdays: Jappler Category/Tag Feeds

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Perhaps you come to this site because you personally know me or like some of the WordPress hints I like, or like my CSS posts, or just like my personal rants (which seem to happen less…hmm I need to get on that!). If you are only interested in some of my posts but not others, you can easily subscribe to just certain “subjects” very easily. For example, lately I have been posting on a certain subject each day. (WordPress Wednesdays, etc). If you are only interested in reading those posts, subscribe to this RSS feed: https://www.jappler.com/blog/archive/tag/wordpress-wednesdays/feed. Perhaps you only want… Read More »

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WordPress Wednesdays: Setting up Default Settings for FTP in WordPress

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Now that you are using WordPress 2.7 or WordPress 2.8 and are updating your plugins when new updates are available using the WordPress admin – you might be tired of entering the same information over and over (FTP host, FTP user, and FTP password). If you want to just have the WordPress admin automatically connect and not prompt you for these items – you can enter the following in your wp-config.php file and you will set from then on to update plugins without having to remember all the info. define(“FTP_HOST”, “jappler.com”); define(“FTP_USER”, “user”); define(“FTP_PASS”, “password”); * Please note that this… Read More »

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WordPress Wednesdays: Take Control of Missed Spam

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Even with Akismet, and http:BL installed to stop spam – I still get the occasional spam comment. Until a few days ago, I simply got frustrated, went into the WordPress admin and then marked them as spam. Then after thinking about this more, I remembered you could actually enter in your own text pattern that WordPress would use to mark comments as spam or block the comment completely. All the spam that was coming through – all had the same text in it (a series of question marks) so I added that into the “Comment BModeration” box to make sure… Read More »

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WordPress Wednesdays: The Power of Self Publishing

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Having a blog or CMS that uses something like WordPress is a great way to easily publish content and is very easy for people who have no understanding of HTML, images or design but this power comes with a double edged sword. On one hand, anyone can quickly upload images, video, and write text…even add some floating elements (picture on the left, picture on the right) without seeing any code. While this is great for most people, when something goes wrong (unclosed HTML tag) this can wreak all kinds of havoc on a site. I often get questions like “why… Read More »

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WordPress Wednesdays: All Posts in a Parent Category

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The need to show all posts in a particular category or that category’s sub categories is very high. There are not too many projects out there that do not require a customized search, a menu, or a listing of some sort where the user wants to include all posts (or exclude) that belong to a parent category. Until recently – there was no real good way to do this. You either had to hard code category names or IDs in an array, or get really creative. I recently started using the following function mentioned in the WordPress Codex that made… Read More »

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