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Simply put, I <3 Wordpress. It's an awesome blogging platform as well as quite a flexible CMS. This section will contain details of my own plugins, as well as some tips on how to best use the addons that are available.
A new version of Migrate! is now available to download from Github. What does this fix? This is a really small update / bugfix to add support for https:// in the URL checks. All credit goes to bteryk It’s been a while… It’s been far too long! This is one small step towards getting Migrate! [...]
A new version of Migrate! is now available to download from Github. What does this fix? A few people have reported having problems using the Migrate! script with their local setups as it constantly shows an error message saying “Your current URL is not a valid URL” much like this: Migrate! Was originally very strict [...]
If you work with multiple environments (development, staging, production etc) when building WordPress sites, you’ll know that WordPress uses hardcoded absolute URLs in the database for various tasks. There are lots of arguments as to why this is done, and whether it’s the best solution, but for now it remains quite difficult to migrate WordPress between environments.
This morning I woke up to announcements of a security upgrade (3.0.4) for WordPress. It is highly recommended that everyone upgrade their installs.
I set to the task of upgrading this and a couple of other websites I look after. All of my sites are on 3.0, but not all of them have seen an update since. Nevertheless I know that upgrading is usually a one click job, and even if you have a more complex setup with massive plugins or theme frameworks like thematic where the order of updating can be important, it usually goes pretty smoothly.
Have you ever stumbled across the issue where wp_list_pages isn’t spitting out the text you define for link_before and link_after? I came across this some time ago: one minute my lovely pipe bars ‘|’ where there, the next they weren’t. It turns out this is due to the EXTREMELY popular All in One SEO Pack plugin (if you’re not using this you should be!).
The new WordPress 3.0 menu system is pretty powerful and provides some very interesting new options for creating menus in WordPress. Previously, I have always used wp_list_pages and a custom Walker class to provide hierarchical menus based on the page structure, but that’s a topic for another post. This super-short snippet shows you how to add a login / logout link to one of your WordPress menus.