Category Archives: Everything

Quick fix to get Simple Tags plugin working with WordPress 2.9+

Note: There’s a new version of Simple Tags that works with WP 2.9.1 so no need for this hack anymore. If you’re using the Simple Tags plugin, you might be holding off on upgrading to WordPress 2.9.1 because this plugin is only Compatible up to: 2.8. Well, turns out the plugin does actually seem to [...]

Setting up a Minimal Samba Server in Fedora Core 12

Goal: Minimal FC12 Samba install with low RAM usage, high security, and least amount of configuration. Why? Quickly turn an older machine into a modern Fedora Core 12 file server compatible with linux and windows clients. Less software installed means less setup, less maintenance, less updates, and less chance of human error somewhere along the [...]

My Favorite Web-based Tools of 2009

After having recently wiped out my main workstation’s RAID array [see twitter link] – i wanted to compile a list of softwares/services i had picked up over the course of the year and couldn’t do without. These were going to be the first things i would need to reinstall after restoring everything else from an [...]

Testing Amazon Affiliate plugins for WordPress

There are so many amazon related plugins – as a result, my testing was pretty brief. Some notes: Amazon Associate Filter – nothing happens Amazon Book Picture from ASIN – just creates images from ASIN , uses shortcodes Amazon Carousel(*) – flash, uses shortcodes, cool, lots of options, easy to use Amazon Context Links Ads [...]

Notes on Event and Calendar related WordPress plugins

Tried and tested some plugins over the last few weeks.. here, are my thoughts, brief and in no particular order: Gigs Calendar (v0.4.6) – issues with timestamps posted to the future (but not with filter turned on) – no multi-day events – post created automatically GigPress (v1.4.9) – lots of setting (maybe too many) Events [...]

How to increase the size of a VMware vmdk file formatted as linux lvm

VMware can run many cool operating systems on a single host computer. But, having run the software for an extended amount of time, i eventually always run out of space on my guest OSes. This happened a few times before, but it wasn’t until my VM really froze up on me that i figured it [...]

WordPress Plugin – Notify Admin Only of WP Updates

Update: This plugin is tested and known to be working with WP 2.9.1 ok, with the release of WordPress 2.8.3 – if finally got around to upgrading my Notify Admin Only plugin to work with WP 2.8+ Download Plugin: Notify Admin Only v2.0 in case you’re not sure what this plugin actually does, well, it [...]

WP 2.3 Plugin – Per Post Creative Commons License

This plugin will add the ability to choose different Creative Commons licensing structures for different posts that you publish to your WordPress blog. As far as i could tell, there are currently 2 other CC plugins for WordPress – wpLicense and cc-configurator – however both of them only let you set your license on a [...]

Using Subversion with WordPress – Part 2: Maintaining Vendor Branches and Upgrading WP Core Files

This article assumes you have already read, “Using Subversion with WordPress – Part 1: Creating Vendor Branches and Integrating your Existing Code“. In short, you want to use Subversion to track/maintain local versions of both WordPress code and your own internal project code, side-by-side, all in the same svn repository. In the previously mentioned article [...]

Using Subversion with WordPress – Part 1: Creating Vendor Branches and Integrating your Existing Code

This article assumes that you’ve read the basic svn howto and the more specific one provided on the WP Codex but would like to try or need a setup similar to that described here on a page called: Vendor branches. In short, you want to use Subversion to track/maintain local versions of both WordPress code [...]

Site Upgraded – A little facelift is all

- Finally got around to upgrading from WP 2.0.11 to WP 2.3.1 – This site was in maintenance mode for a good part of the evening due to an incompatibility with WP 2.3.1 and the previous theme used here on Techblog. I spent some time trying to work out the problems but the breakage was [...]

WP 2.3 Plugin – Limit Visibility by Capability

This plugin is pretty simple (yet effective) – so i’ll try and keep things short. You can use this plugin to limit the visibility of your WordPress 2.3 site to only logged in users that have a specific (pre-defined) WP Capability. Any of the standard WP Capabilities can be used, like: read, edit_posts, publish_posts, edit_users, [...]