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MN.swf Camp Liveblog

By The Mighty Mo! Design Co. / April 4, 2011 / Comments Off on MN.swf Camp Liveblog

9:35 a.m. I am at MN.swf Camp 2011 and have had some great conversations with many of my old pals, Chuck S., Chuck, P., Mark G., Danny P., Dustin T., and others. I look forward to chatting some more with those folks as the day goes on. It is especially good to see Mark, who…

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Drupal Gardens a WordPress.com Killer?

By The Mighty Mo! Design Co. / January 7, 2011 / Comments Off on Drupal Gardens a WordPress.com Killer?

While I would argue that Drupal’s stand-alone software is inferior to its WordPress counterpart, there is no denying that the themebuilder in DrupalGardens.com is vastly superior to the WordPress.com theming system. In addition to offering forums and some other fancy features for your website out of the box, the Drupal Gardens website creation tool has…

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Simple Games as a Way to Increase Engagement in Online Communities and Classrooms

By The Mighty Mo! Design Co. / December 6, 2010 / Comments Off on Simple Games as a Way to Increase Engagement in Online Communities and Classrooms

I have this idea.  Stupid little things can increase engagement in online communities and classrooms.  Things like “rewards”, “awards”, games, points, and the like. I spent Friday night working on a simple game for BuddyPress that creates a high-score board.  The game simply counts how fast you can click a square 10 times.  It then…

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Alternative to 37 Signals’ Highrise: A WordPress Theme

By / October 11, 2010 /

In case you missed my last post, I believe we can build a simple WordPress theme that rivals 37 Signals’ Highrise application in terms of functionality and ease of use. I got so excited about the prospects of building that theme that I stayed up all night working on it.  It is currently working well,…

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Redirect Users to Notifications Page Upon Login to BuddyPress

By / August 16, 2010 / Comments Off on Redirect Users to Notifications Page Upon Login to BuddyPress

Tonight I spent a good deal of time trying to figure out how to redirect BuddyPress users to their respective “Notifications” pages when they click the login button in the sidebar. My solution was to write a plugin based on BP Redirect to Profile. I merely edited line 35 of the plugin to change it…

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